Leganto - digital reading lists

Leganto is a tool for easily creating, editing and publishing digital reading lists. Integration with Blackboard and the library's search service (Oria) makes finding reading lists and available subject resources easier for both subject teachers and students.

Norsk versjon: Digitale pensumlister

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Course coordinators and students must be logged in to Blackboard to use Leganto.

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What is Leganto?

Leganto is an online tool for students, lecturers and librarians, that is connected to Blackboard and the search service Oria. Most university libraries in Norway now use this tool to create, publish and share digital reading lists.

By using Leganto you can:

  • Work with only one version of the reading list, changes will be updated automatically elsewhere.
  • Get direct access to full-text articles and information about the books on the library shelves.
  • Add direct links to articles and digital resources.
  • Automatically format display styles and individual elements in the references.
  • Collaborate on creating the reading lists.
  • Get a better overview of the students' use of the reading lists and communicate with them.
  • Facilitate simple and more orderly communication between all parties involved.

See what lecturers and students think about Leganto in the video below:

Thumbnail image with link to video about Leganto on YouTube

Use Leganto

Get started

  1. Log in to Blackboard
  2. Add Leganto tool link (see video tutorial below)
  3. Create the reading list
  4. Send reading lists to the library for quality assurance and publication

Video tutorials

User manual

The manual contains a detailed review of functionality and possibilities with Leganto:

User manual for Leganto digital reading lists (pdf).

Find reading lists

Several courses at NTNU already use Leganto and have published their reading lists.

Overview of published reading lists in Leganto


A digital reading list does not replace a compendium. If you need a compendium, follow the guidelines for ordering a compendium.


The University Library has local contacts with knowledge of Leganto at all libraries. Contact your local libray. You can also get in touch via NTNU Help.

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