Accessing Course Materials in Blackboard
Access to electronic reserves is limited to people affiliated with each course. They can be accessed via the Blackboard tools menu on the left side of the screen. Each instructor has labeled it according to their electronic reserve course. Simply click on the link to access the reserve readings.
If off campus, it may be necessary to authenticate after clicking on a link to a document. Use your NCard ID number and password in order to access the readings.
Creating an Electronic Reserve Content Area
The procedure for linking electronic reserves has changed. Each course must be attached to a specific course(s) and can only be accessed through My.UNL (Blackboard).
Once library staff have created the electronic reserves page, course instructors need to create a content area in the Blackboard tools bar to directly link their electronic reserves. To start this process, please use the following tutorial. Each course, including cross-listed courses, will need a content area created in Blackboard. Teacher Assistants enrolled in the course are allowed to create content areas.
If you need help or have problems when creating a content area please, contact Tara Lavy.
Sometimes an entire class will need access to certain materials, either belonging to the Libraries or to the teacher of the class. The UNL Libraries Reserves service provides a means by which faculty may request that these materials be available to their students in an electronic format (electronic reserve) or as physical copy placed in a special reserve collection available at the circulation desk of each library.
Items placed on electronic reserve (in an electronic format) are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the course’s Blackboard page, and access is restricted to course affiliates – students and instructors.
Students may check out course reserves from the circulation desk for a limited time, ranging from 2 hours to 7 days depending on the instructors preference. This allows other students in the class a chance to use the material. To determine if these items are checked out, use the Libraries Online Catalog to search by Instructor or Course.
Course Reserves Contacts