Acquaint yourself with the basics of creating and submitting your Course Reserves reading list via Canvas. The following quick guides explain how to begin a new list from scratch or “re-use” a list from a previous term of class.
This guide contains everything you should need to begin your reading list and associate it with your course, create reading list sections, and add citations. It also explains how to tag citations to request extended loan periods, indicate if you’ll be supplying personal copies and how you’d like the library to deal with them at the end of the term, as well as how to add individuals so that they can create or manage this reading list for you.
This guide explains best practices and steps for exporting a previous list or sections of a previous list and then importing that information into a reading list for a different course within Canvas. It doesn’t contain information regarding tags, creating new reading list sections, etc. since that information is included in the other quick start guide as well as other locations online.
View our FAQs for quick tips for using the Course Reserves system.
For those who prefer, the following instructional videos are available. It’s important to note that the majority of the videos are provided by ExLibris, the vendor which produces the Course Reserves plug-in and are not customized specifically to the UC Davis Canvas interface. In those cases where it was necessary to customize these videos, library staff have done so. This video series is designed to allow users to watch as many or as few videos as needed.
Please note: While videos are reviewed periodically, the vendor issues monthly upgrades to the Course Reserves system. Therefore, some videos may not reflect current release updates. Please notify library staff at firstname.lastname@example.org if you believe a video should be reviewed for content; please be certain to include the video number or name.