Ares Course Reserves
Used by faculty/staff to upload course materials into a repository, vetted by Library staff for copyright compliance. Includes assignments, audiovisual items, documents, and books. Students access these resources through their BlackBoard course.
All reserve requests submitted must compy with the JIBC's Fair Dealing Policy and Copyright Compliance Policy.
Getting started ...
- Log into your course with Blackboard 9, the JIBC eLearning software.
- Select a course from the list and review the course details located at the top of the page.
- Click Add Reserve Items under Instructor Course Tools located on the left hand side column.
- Choose one of forms that best applies to your material and fill in as much information as possible.
- Select the method in which the material will be supplied.
- Click Submit Item.
- Repeat for all reserve requests.
- Ares will displays status information for each individual request as they are processed by library staff.
- Once they are processed, a message will indicate that the reading is available to your students, either as a link in Ares or as a short-term loan in the library.
- Cross-list your readings with another course you're teaching.
- Create tags for easy organization of your readings, for example "week 1", week 2", etc.
- Choose either Instructor tags or Personal tags. Instructor tags are visible for students in your course and personal tags are for your own use and and not visible to students.
- Sort the order in which you wish the students to view the resources.
- Click and drag the resource "box" to rearrange the items in a specified order, or sort by one of the methods in the drop down box.
- Click Save Order.
- Students cannot override this order. They can choose to sort by their work by different methods, but cannot save the sort.
- Click on Reserve Item Usage to view which readings on your courses are being used and how much.
- Automatically notify students by e-mail (if they signed up for notifications) when Reserve items become available.
- Recommend to your students to sign up for notifications.
For additional information, please visit our Ares Course Reserves Subject Guide.
Last updated March 29, 2017