Improved Online Course Reserve to support teaching and learning for Fall 2020

Library staff have implemented a new online course reserve system to support this fall’s diversity of teaching modalities and need for digital-only reserve materials. The system provides easy access on any device to text and audio visual course resources (including library e-content, web-content and faculty-uploaded material) through Moodle, a direct link in a syllabus, or the library reserve page.


Course reserve resource lists are already being prepared for faculty who have submitted requests — you just need to enable the link in Moodle or provide a link to students

Faculty can place materials on reserve throughout the semester, so we encourage you to take advantage of this new system.  Either submit a course reserve request form or be an early adopter and create a list yourself.  

To learn more, attend a workshop on Thursday, Aug 20 at 2:00 pm
Password: Leganto20

The system is designed to be user-friendly — let us know what you think.

Contact or your library liaison with any questions.  


Powerful new course reserve features that can benefit you and your students

  • Organize resource lists by week or topic and add due dates and notes
  • Drag and drop library materials directly onto lists
  • Easily add material from library databases and other websites
  • Upload files
  • Reuse lists for future courses
  • Create non-course lists
  • Collaborate with colleagues on lists 
  • Use analytics to track which resources have been most used by students
  • Allow teaching assistants to add resources 
  • Enable discussion

Especially for students

  • Access online course resources in one place from any device
  • Track due dates and resources completed
  • Keep private notes on materials
  • Suggest readings to instructors and comment on readings
  • Create resource lists of their own
  • Potentially save money by using more library provided resources vs. purchasing textbooks  

Click here for a video introduction with accompanying slides.