Course Resource Lists for Faculty

Course Resource Lists Information for Faculty
 

What is Course Resource Lists?

Course Resource Lists is an update to the Library's course reserve system that integrates with your Blackboard course site. It is the most effective way for faculty and instructors to utilize the library's online and print resources in your class while also enabling you to integrate resources from anywhere on the web. 


COVID-19 Update: At present library's print resources and reserves are not available. We are working to identify electronic alternatives. We encourage faculty to review the library's online videos, books, articles and other resources at this time. Please contact your librarian for more information.


How to Submit Your Resource List

  1. Login to Blackboard and add the 'Library Resource List' Toollink to your course menu.
  2. Launch it and design your course resource list using our system or simply attach a word document of your list to send to the library.
  3. If you're teaching the same course again, just use the rollover option to reuse a list that has been created before.

For more details review the guides below or contact us. 

Connect Your Blackboard Site to Course Resource Lists

To get started instructors need to enable the Library Resource List tool link in Blackboard.

  1. This will enable you to create and submit your reading list to the library.
  2. This ensures that students can open their reading list from within your Blackboard course site.

Please download the Quick Connect Guide or review the short video below on how to connect.

Submit Your Reading List From Blackboard

Once you've added the Library Resource List tool link in your Blackboard course site, you can submit your reading list to the library to process.

For instructions please watch the short videos below or refer to our 10 Steps Guide

Create your Course Resource List

 

Submit your Course Resource List to the library for processing and publishing

 

Rollover: Reusing a Previous Course Resource List

You can re-use or “roll over” a course reading list that you’ve used in a previous term. You can edit the reading lists after they are rolled over.

Download the Roll Over guide

  1. Login to your new Blackboard course site when it is available.
  2. Add the Library Resource Link Tool Link and Launch it.
  3. When Prompted, select “Roll over reading lists from an existing course” from the reading lists options.
  4. Select the course you want to roll over.
  5. Update the Reading list name and leave the other default settings as they are and select “Roll Over”.

FAQs and Important Facts

  • Visit our comprehensive FAQ Page for answers to more FAQs
  • Once your list is published your students can click the tool-link you added to your course site menu to access their resource list.
  • Cross Listed Courses: If your course is cross listed, please wait until your Blackboard course sites are consolidated to submit your list.If you are not consolidating courses, you will need to ask us to duplicate your list for each course.
  • If you are not consolidating course sites, you will need to add the tool link to both courses.
  • Instructors can also login, access and edit their resource list in our system independantly of Blackboard. So if Blackboard is down, or you don't have your course site yet, you can still work on your resource list.
  • Students will also be able to access their resource list in Blackboard and through Course Resource Lists on the library websites. However, some materials may be restricted for copyright reasons. 

Not Using Blackboard

If your course doesn't use Blackboard, you can still submit your resource lists to the library. The Leddy Library team will create your course resource list which will be available through our website.

What Kind of Resources can be Placed on My Reading List?

  • Online resources such as eBooks, articles and streaming Video and more.
  • Physical items in our collection or personal items that faculty or departments drop off.
  • If the matierals you'd like to use are under copyright and not covered by our licensed resources, please add a library note in your reading list indicating that you require fair dealing analysis or copyright clearance for those materials. 
    • Fair Dealing: In some cases the library will digitize materials such as book chapters or journal articles within the bounds of fair dealing.
    • Copyright Clearance: If a digitization requests exceeds the fair dealing guidelines we will seek copyright clearance. Please review our copyright guidelines.
  • We may in some cases be able to purchase high demand print and electronic resources.

Guides and Resources


We're here to help

Phone 519-253-3000 Ext. 3402
Email courseresources@uwindsor.ca