Electronic Reserves in Canvas

Electronic Reserves Resources

Canvas Resources

FAQ

What constitutes an Electronic Reserve or ‘eReserve’?

  • Online journals articles or eBooks owned by the UW Libraries. Faculty can link to these as course readings. Faculty do not need to review these items for copyright compliance. Please note that some online resources have a limited number of concurrent users. If you have questions about specific online journals or eBooks, contact your subject librarian.

  • Scanned copies of print journals or book chapters owned by the UW Libraries. Faculty can request these through their ILL account. These are subject to copyright compliance. The UW Libraries have a Step-by-Step Guide to Copyright Compliance on our website and you are always free to ask copyright question by contacting Reserve staff at tacres@uw.edu.

  • Scanned copies of material not owned by the the UW Libraries. Professors can host any readings they choose in their Canvas page, but unless they are in the public domain those readings are subject to copyright compliance and royalties are generally required. Our Step-by-Step Guide to Copyright Compliance includes information about getting permission from copyright owners. If you have any questions, contact Reserve staff at tacres@uw.edu.
     

How will my Reserves be put in my Canvas page?

  • Faculty will be responsible for uploading their files to their Canvas pages.

  • UW Tacoma Academic Technologies has created a guide help you upload your readings to your Canvas page.

  • Faculty who still need help  after viewing the help documentation can contact Academic Technologies - athelp@uw.edu.

Will the Libraries still help with questions I have about posting copyrighted materials?

Why did UW Libraries discontinue ERes?

  • Findings from a UW Bothell pilot indicate nearly all students and faculty prefer Canvas as the platform for hosting course materials.

  • Canvas creates a more seamless experience for students by integrating readings into a single point of access to course materials.

  • ERes is an outdated system that was becoming an increasingly expensive to maintain.