What can I put on course reserve for my students?

  • Course reserves can be Open Access, licensed library materials, or material owned by the USask Library, or instructor copies already in our physical course reserves collection.
  • Course reserves may be any electronic item licensed by the University of Saskatchewan Library, including e-books, e-articles, music, and films.
  • Course reserves may be scanned print items. The Library can make electronic copies of articles from print journals, as well as portions of a print book, including musical scores. Scanned items are subject to fair dealing guidelines.
  • All course reserve items must comply with all applicable copyright policies and laws.

How long will it take for my request to be processed?

We hope to have a course reserve request completed within 3 to 5 business days. This timeline may be extended depending on amount of processing required (copying print items, copyright clearance, digitization of items, etc.).

Where do course reserves live?

  • For the time being, course reserves are only found in two online locations: Canvas and Blackboard
  • In Canvas, course reserves are placed in your course in a module titled Library Course Reserves. The requested items will be links or PDFs.
  • In Blackboard, course reserves are placed in your course under Course Materials in a folder titled Library Course Reserves.

What can I do with my course reserves once they are in Canvas?

  • Course reserves are placed in a module in your Canvas course titled "Library Course Reserves"
  • Course owners and editors are able to: 
    • Change the name of the module
    • Add or remove items from the module
    • Re-order items within the module
    • Move items to different modules within the course
  • Course owners and editors may also add "Prerequisites" and "Requirements" to the module. More information about prerequisites and requirements may be found a the link below. 
  • For instructions on how to do any of these activities in Canvas, please see the Library's Canvas integrations guide: https://libguides.usask.ca/canvas/coursereserves/edit

What can I do with my course reserves once they are in Blackboard?

  • Course reserves items in place in Course Materials in your Blackboard course may be re-orderded or moved to other locations with your Blackboard course.
  • For instructions on how to do any of these activities in Canvas, please see the Library's Canvas integrations guide: https://libguides.usask.ca/canvas/coursereserves/blackboard

Get Help

  • For books that are only available in print, instructors can work with their librarian to determine alternate resources that would meet the desired learning outcomes. Contact information for your liaison librarian may be found here: https://library.usask.ca/contact.php#Librarians
  • For all other inquiries, please reach out to our course reserve specialists with any questions: course.reserves@usask.ca