Center for Technology Enhanced Learning

Embedding ARES Course Reserve within Blackboard

ARES Course Reserve is a great resource for faculty who teach in blended and online courses. Typically, instructors only provide a link to ARES, which takes students out of Blackboard. This month's Tech Tip explains how to embed your ARES Course Reserve material directly into your Blackboard course.

  1. From the course control panel, expand Customization and select Tool Availability

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  2. Find the tool Ares Course Reserves and check the box under the Available column

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  3. Click the Submit button to enable the tool
  4. From the course menu, click on the “+” symbol in the upper left corner and select Tool Link

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  5. In the Name field, enter the proper electronic reserve course name
  6. From the Type drop-down selection, select Ares Course Reserves
  7. Check the box beside Available to Users and click Submit

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  8. The tool link will be created and placed at the bottom of the course menu

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Materials that can be placed on ARES electronic reserves: book chapters, articles, exemplar papers, sample quizzes/exams, lecture notes, syllabi, manuscripts, links to full-text online content in the Libraries’ databases or on the web. Also, certain library owned media (audio and video materials) can be made available for on-demand digital streaming.

You can submit your own photocopies for scanning at the library circulation desk. Any photocopies submitted must include the title and copyright page information of either the book from which it was copied or the journal from which the article is found. Materials will be returned at the end of the semester.

Please submit all E-Reserve requests at least 3 weeks prior the start of the semester (in which the material will be used). Copyright guidelines for article and book chapter requests are as follows:

• Article: no more than two articles from a single issue of a periodical or journal can be posted
• Book Chapters: no more than two chapters from a single work or 15% from the book (whichever is less)
• Streaming Content: full length (Library owned) copyrighted media can be made available for streaming for up to 1 week.

For additional information and E-Reserve request forms: http://usm.maine.edu/library/reserves

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