Reuse a List

Log into your Canvas course site. Access the tool by selecting Library Reserves from the Canvas course navigation menu.

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1. Choose Roll over from the splash page.

 

2. Type in the course name or course code in the field Select the course to which to roll over this list and select a course from the results, making sure to pick the correct semester.

3. Use the default settings that appear in the next window. Select Roll Over.

4. Select OK to confirm that you are rolling over the list to the correct course and Close.

 

5. Edit Reading list name by selecting the Edit button. Delete "Rolled Over" text appended to end of list name, update text to current semester and year, and Save.

Create a New List

Log into your Canvas course site. Access the tool by selecting Library Reserves from the Canvas course navigation menu.

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If you are teaching a course for the first time you will not have prior reserves to reuse and will need to create a new list.

1. Choose Create It from the splash page.

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2. A title for the list is automatically assigned and includes the semester and year of the current course.  Click Create.

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3.Select a template for your list. Templates provide organizational structure for your list.

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4. Now you are ready to add items to your list.

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Add List Editors

Teaching staff, including TAs and TFs, enrolled in your Canvas class site will automatically be enrolled as editors for your lists. To add other people as editors for your lists, use the Collaborators function in the reserves tool. There are two options: adding Collaborators and adding Owners. Reading list Owners can edit lists and add other Collaborators and Owners. A Collaborator can only edit the list.

1. Log into your Canvas course site. Access the tool by selecting Library Reserves from the Canvas course navigation menu.

2. On the right pane of the reading list view is the Collaborators area which lists instructors for this course. Select the Collaborators button and then select the Manage collaborators button.

3. Under Invite new collaborators enter name or email address of new Collaborators in the text box and select the Send Invitation button.

4. New people added to the list are added as a Collaborator by default. To change a person's role from a Collaborator (Can edit list) to an Owner (Can manage list), select the Manage Collaborators button.

 

5. Select the button for the collaborator whose permissions you wish to change and select Allow collaborator to manage list to make that person a list Owner. Select the remove name from list button ("x" icon) to delete a Collaborator.

Send a List to the Library

The library will not process a reading list until you send it to the library.

1. To send all items to the library in one action click Send List.
2. To send just one item to the library, select more actions using the options menu (ellipses icon) to the right of the item and select Send to Library.

Publish a List

The status of your list is Unpublished until you make it available to the students in your course.

1.Select more actions using the options menu (ellipses icon) found at the top right of the list and select Publish.

2.Under Publish list select Course students and Confirm.

3. The list is now Published and visible to students in your course.