Electronic reserves, or e-reserves, are course reserve readings that are made accessible electronically, either by linking to existing digital versions of the content or by scanning print materials and making them accessible as PDF files. The service is used for posting materials such as assigned readings, book/e-book chapters, syllabi, and solutions to problems. Items are accessed through a secure, password-protected link embedded within an instructor's Canvas course.
As you move your class online, keep in mind that sometimes copyright law does not allow books or documents to be distributed widely without a proper license. This means that if you upload documents, book chapters, or eBooks that are not licensed under Creative Commons licenses, you may not be doing it legally. Using the library’s e-reserve system can help you keep your class materials in copyright compliance by:
1. Keeping track of copyright licenses you may have purchased
2. Limiting the distribution of your documents through password protection
3. Providing proper copyright notices on all distributed materials
4. Allowing for simultaneous use
5. E-reserves integrate with Canvas and allows you to track how often the resource is being used
Enter your first and last name as it appears to your students in Canvas.
Please use your Fullerton College email address.
The name of your course as it appears in the current Fullerton College Class Schedule. Example: ENGL 222 F.
Course Name (optional)
Could be used to provide more information about the course. Example: American Literature from the Civil War to the Present.
Search for your name, or create a new entry if this is your first time using the FC e-reserves.system. Enter your first and last name as it appears to your students in Canvas.
Select the semester where you will be using the submitted item.
Any additional information about the course can be entered here.
This should be left blank. You will create a password for the item in the next section
Enter the number of students enrolled in your course.
This is what you wish to call the item. A convention we have used in the past is the primary author's last name followed by the first several words of the article title or book chapter, separated by a hyphen.
This is optional. Could be used to provide a description of the item, additional information about the item, or other instructions.
Create a password for the item that you will be submitting (or requesting to be scanned). Please use a combination of letters and numbers/special characters.
If your item is a web page or other online document instead of a file, paste the URL into this field (i.e., you will not use both a URL and an attached file). If the URL is from an article database or e-book collection, please consult with FC librarians for the proper URL format to ensure that your students will be able to access the online material.
File Attachment (optional)
Choose a file from your local computer to upload it. At this time, you can only upload one file at a time. PDF is the preferred file type.
Additional Info / Instructions (optional)
Use this field to inform the Library which chapter(s) of a print book you would like scanned, or any other pertinent information.
If you wish to organize items in folders, add a folder using this dropdown (once a folder has been added, it will be available for subsequently added items in this course). If you do not wish to use folders, leave this at the default: "Do not assign..."
Start Visibility and End Visibility (optional)
Items inherit the course's visibility dates; if for some reason you want an item to only appear during a portion of the course dates, enter those custom dates here.
Select the type of content you are linking to or uploading. Additional fields will appear based on your selection. Please fill out all fields to the best of your ability.