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Q. Faculty: Add Items to Course Reserve

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Answered By: Matthew Reidsma
Last Updated: Sep 06, 2017     Views: 169

You can also assign a proxy, such as a teaching assistant or departmental coordinator, to help you add items to your Course Reserve.

1. Log in to Course Reserve

Visit and log in with your GVSU username and password.

2. Choose a course

Courses are listed one per row

If you haven't yet created the course, you can add a new class or copy a class from a previous semester. If you want an item to be on reserve for multiple courses, you'll need to add the item to each course.

3. Click "Add Reserve Items"

If you have a lot of items, you may need to move past the existing items to find the button

You can use the blue button at the bottom of the Reserve Items list, or select it from the "Class Tools" menu.

4. Fill out the citation

Make sure to uncheck the "article of book chapter" box if you are adding a book or video

You can add digital or physical items to your Course Reserve. The more information you give, the better. We need at least the author and title.

5. Tell us where to find a copy

Choose the radio button that corresponds with how you will provide the reserve item

You can upload a file, supply a URL if the item is online, or offer to bring in your own copy. If the library already owns a copy, let us know.

6. Click "Save."

Course Reserve staff will process your items. During peak times (especially before each semester) this might take a few days to a week before the item will be available to your students.

Need help? Feel free to get in touch with Course Reserve staff at