What are eReserves?
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- The eReserve system provides 24/7 access via the web to course materials required in support of the UNCG curriculum.
- Access to these materials is through Blackboard at UNCG and is limited to the students, faculty and staff of UNCG.
- eReserve documents are stored in Adobe PDF (portable document format) format.
- Access to these documents is available through a web browser
- Viewing and printing ereserve documents requires the use of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader
- It is intended that all ereserves will be viewed and printed for personal use only
- Photocopied documents submitted for ereserve must meet the criteria contained in the Guidelines for Photocopies for Reserves and eReserves
- Photocopies will be scanned in black and white mode, binary color format, at 200 dots per inch. When printed these documents look exactly like the original photocopies. They cannot be edited or reformatted for print by the user. Viewed electronically they look different from the original photocopies due to screen resolution settings. To enhance electronic viewing, enlarge the print size.
- To save paper and processing time, we are now using a book scanner to produce eReserves for most items for which photocopies are not provided. This change means that we will no longer be able to provide instructors with print copies of these readings.
The Reserve Staff adds pdf files to the Blackboard eReserves folders of courses. Instructors do not have access to add or delete items from these folders. The eReserve tab appears in courses after the reserve staff adds it. Additionally, courses must be enabled. If your course is not enabled, we will do the following based upon your preference as indicated on your reserve list: 1. Activate the course as requested on the form. 2. Not activate the course as requested on the form; you will activate the course. 3. Activate the course if the semester has already begun.
Caution! If copying Blackboard course materials from previous semesters, do so before making your eReserve requests to us. If the previous semester course had eReserves, you must remove the link manually. If you do not, your new requests will not show up in your new course. For help with this task, please contact your Instructional Technology Consultant as Reserves staff does not have the ability to perform this task for you.