Important Reminders to Faculty about Course Readings

Ares replacing eReserve folder in Blackboard after August 31, 2012

After August 31, 2012, links to the eReserve folder in Blackboard will be disabled. If you have not yet switched to Ares and still have content in eReserve folders, please notify reserve@ryerson.ca as early as possible for Library staff to assist with migration. 

2) One-Stop Course Readings ( Custom Course Manuals, E-Reserves and Print Reserves)

In April 2012, the Library and the Campus Bookstore started a collaborative pilot project – the One-stop Course Reading Service – to improve the course reading request process and better serve faculty and students. The One-stop Course Reading Service now routes course readings through the Library. This service will check copyright status of course readings and clear permission for course materials each term. The deadline for submissions for the Fall term is August 15, 2012.

If you have any further questions, please contact reserve@ryerson.ca

New and Improved Course Readings (e-reserve)

In September 2011, the Library will launch its new electronic course readings service, Ares, which will replace the old BlackBoard e-reserve system.  This service, which fully integrates electronic readings in Blackboard, provides many benefits to both students and faculty.

As an instructor you will be able to:

  • Create your own course readings
  • Check the status of request for course readings
  • View student usage of each reading

As a student you will be able to:

  • Organize readings by tagging them and creating hotlists
  • Receive email notifications when new readings are added to your courses

For more information about the Library’s Reserve Services is available on the Library’s website.

How to Use the New e-reserve Service

The Library has created a series of videos, online instructions and organized workshops to help you with using the new e-reserve service.

Visit the Library’s Reserve Services pages for more information on the new Ares system and other Course Readings services.