Ares Course Reserves

Ares Course Reserves

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Introduction

The ISU Library’s Course Reserves service works with instructors to make required course materials available for current classes. Instructors use the Ares Course Reserves integration to create course lists of these materials in Canvas and can be accessed by students 24/7. Users will need to visit the Parks Library Main Desk or Design Reading Room Circulation Desk to access any “hard copy” reserve materials (books, DVDs, etc.).

Features

  • easy, 24/7 access to online course materials
  • no fee to students
  • access to electronic articles and books, videos, and audio files

Getting Started

All access to Course Reserves materials occurs within Canvas. Log in to Canvas, then take one of the actions listed below.

Instructor Resources

Enabling Course Reserves in a Canvas course

  1. Open your Canvas course.
  2. Follow the steps in the ‘How do I manage Course Navigation links?‘ guide to enable the link for the Course Reserves.
  3. Click Save.

Requesting Course Materials in a Canvas course

  1. Open your course.
  2. Click on the Course Reserves link in the left-hand navigation.
  3. Follow the steps in the ‘Beginning Course Reserves‘ guide to start the request.
  4. Request new reserve items or import a list from a previous semester.

Referencing your Course Materials in a Canvas course

  1. Open your Canvas course.
  2. Follow the ‘Steps to Batch Tag‘ or use ‘Single Item Tagging‘ to organize materials. Once tagged, items can be filtered to only show ones with a particular tag. Or follow the steps for ‘Using Saved Lists‘ to categorize your materials.
  3. Direct students to the specific tag or saved list when appropriate.

View the ISU Library’s Course Reserves guide for more information.


Syllabus Statement

Add the statement below to the required technologies section of your syllabus.

This course will use Course Reserves for some of your required readings. Visit the Course Reserves learning tool guide to view the terms of service, privacy policy, accessibility statement, and steps for getting started with the ISU Library’s Course Reserves system.

Student Resources

Accessing Reserved Course Materials in a Canvas course

  1. Click on the Course Reserves link in your course navigation in Canvas.
  2. Locate the specific item, tag, or saved list assigned by your instructor.

View the ISU Library’s Course Reserves guide for more information.

Online Documentation

Licensing

Course Reserves materials are made available through Canvas and can only be accessed using a university IP address or Net-ID. ISU Library will pay any reasonable publisher’s fees, making reading materials available to students for free.

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