Library Research + Course Reserves + Canvas = Library Course Pages
Students will now have quick access to research help, e-books, scholarly articles, databases, and faculty curated electronic and physical reserves. Instructors will have the convenience of library expertise, research guides, and reserves in Canvas.
What are Library Course Pages?
Library Course Pages are the integration of two learning tools in Canvas:
- UMD librarians use Research Guides to curate resources for disciplines, majors, and courses. There are currently 200 Guides available. Librarians can work with instructors to create content specific for a class, assignment, or discipline.
- Course Reserves provides access to course materials selected by the instructor. Physical books, media items, kits, PDFs, and library licensed electronic resources can all be placed on course reserves. This is an optional service.
What do I need to do to use Library Course Pages?
Library Course Page links will appear in the left hand navigation of all Canvas course.
Research Guides will be automatically loaded into all Canvas Courses for Fall 2019. Each course instance will be linked to a general guide for the discipline, field, or major. Instructors can request a course specific Research Guide by setting up a consultation with their subject librarian.
Existing Course Reserves content will be automatically migrated to Library Course Pages.The process for submitting materials for course reserves has not changed; Course Reserves web site for more information about placing physical and electronic reserves.
What is the implementation timeline?
- Winter 2019: Pilot Courses launched
- March 2019: Communication begins to faculty & staff about Library Course Pages
- April 2019: Pilot Group Survey and Feedback
- Summer: Interface and research guide content development
- Fall 2019: Full implementation, assessment & improvement phase
Can I schedule a demonstration of Library Course Pages?
- A visual presentation of Library Course Pages is available at this link.
- Instructors can contact their subject librarian for an overview of Library Course Pages, or,
- Contact Adam Brisk, Online Learning Librarian, at 218-726-6603, [email protected]
- Learn more about Course Reserves should contact Cassandra Prange, Reserves Coordinator, to setup a consultation,or,
- visit the Faculty Course Reserves page.
- Interested in more resources? Find more at our link for online learning support at the Kathryn A. Martin Library