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Library Course Pages

Library Course Pages interface in Canvas Learning Management System

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

Students have quick access to research help, ebooks, scholarly articles, databases, and faculty curated electronic and physical reserves. Instructors will have the convenience of library expertise, research guides, and the ability to manage their 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 as well as course required e-books purchased through UMD's Course Content Support Initiative. Types of materials that can be added to Course Reserves include:
    • Physical books,
    • Media items,
    • Kits,
    • PDFs,
    • Library licensed electronic resources 

What do I need to do to use Library Course Pages?

Library Course Page link will appear in the left hand navigation menu of all Canvas course sites.

Research Guides began appearing in all Canvas course sites in Fall 2019. Most course research guides are 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. You can learn more about Library Research Guides and online learning by contacting Adam Brisk, Online Learning Librarian, at 218-726-6603, or at atbrisk@d.umn.edu.

If you have material on course reserves there is no need for you to do anything. Your existing course reserves content will be available via the Library Course Pages link in Canvas. Beginning in Spring 2020, instructors will have the ability to create their own course reserves list of library-owned materials, edit their existing lists, or upload their personal content. Copyright and fair use laws do apply.

If you prefer for library staff to manage your course reserves list the process for requesting materials be placed on course reserves has not changed. If you would like more information about Course Reserves, or more information about placing physical and electronic reserves requests please visit our website.

Learn more about Course Reserves through consultation with Course Reserves Specialist Cassandra Prange at cprange@d.umn.edu or visit the Faculty Course Reserves page.

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