Coming Soon: Library Course Pages

Apr 25, 2019

Library Research + Course Reserves + Canvas = Library Course Pages

The Kathryn A. Martin Library is happy to announce the Fall 2019 launch of our Library Course Pages service, an integration of Library Research Guides, and Course Reserves with Canvas. 

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?