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Course Resources @ AUT

A guide to Course Resources for students and lecturers.

What is Course Resources?

Course Resources is an online reading list system, which lecturers use to make readings/ resources available to share with their students.

For Students, lists can be found via the Course Resources tab in your Canvas courses, or by searching Course Resources for your course code, course name, or lecturer's name. This means you have:‚Äč

  • Easy access to course-specific resources all in one place
  • The ability to annotate and organise resource lists to help you make the most of your study time

You can find more information about using Course Resources in the Students tab of this guide.

For Lecturers, the system allows you to create and maintain course reading lists for students, and request scans that the Library processes for OCR and copyright compliance. The system also offers:

  • Streamlined compilation of course resource lists ‘as you go’
  • Tools to help you maximise the value of resource lists for students
  • Assured copyright compliance and automated copyright reporting

You can find more information about using Course Resources in the Academics tab of this guide.


At the end of 2014, Universities New Zealand renewed their copyright licence with CLNZ (Copyright Licensing New Zealand). In addition to previous requirements, CLNZ required universities to implement software to facilitate e-reporting on the use of copyrighted material pursuant to the Licence.

AUT carefully chose a system (Talis Aspire) that has proven to work well, along with the Universities of Auckland, Victoria (Wellington) and Waikato. Since then, the Library has been supporting lecturers to systematically transfer all readings to Talis Aspire (also known as Course Resources at AUT) to enable better remote access to Library resources.

In 2018, AUT's updated Copyright Policy made it a requirement for all Faculties and staff to put any copyrighted material shared with students through Course Resources.


If you have further questions about Course Resources, please contact your Liaison Librarian