List/Course status = No list by choice
There are many courses that, for a variety of reasons, intentionally do not have reading lists. The fact that this is deliberate is not immediately obvious though, and confusion can arise when people expect there to be a list connected to the course.
Students might wonder if they are doing something wrong, librarians might have to keep separate spreadsheets to note which ones are supposed to be empty and instructors might be confused when asked to make lists in their LMS.
For these courses, there should be some way to identify that the absence of any lists is by design and not by accident. Instead of there being a binary choice (Either there is a list or there isn't), you should have a third option: No list for this course.
It would be good if this was a setting in Alma that could be checked at the course level, and/or something the instructor could choose through the LMS integration. This function should also be reflected in Analytics, so that institutions can easily see which courses have, should have and should not have reading lists.
Peta Hopkins commented
It would be helpful for librarians to not keep following up with educators if they have already made a decision that there will be no resource list for a course.
And to prevent a "Create List Reminder" letter from being sent.
From the LTI link the educator when presented with the create list page could have an option to check a box to say there will be no resource list.
AdminMiriam (Leganto BA, Ex Libris) commented
We are looking into this idea but want to better understand the use case. Why this functionality is required? Where is it effect Leganto?