Course Materials - Tools for Instructors
Course Materials during COVID-19 Pandemic
Library staff can help you identify library materials, or alternative sources of course material that is both online, and no-cost or low-cost to students.
Alternatives to print textbooks include:
- Open Educational Resources: we can search for open online textbooks, and provide you with a list of high quality options that are free to use and share.
- Ebooks and other online resources that are already in our collection: including ebooks, reference sources and articles in online databases. Most of these have no limits on the number of users that can access them.
- Purchase materials on demand: if we do not currently own an ebook version, we can investigate purchasing titles for our collection.
Reading List Instructions for Instructors
Create your online reading list with the Library’s Course Materials & Reading List Service to:
- Engage your students in an online environment.
- Integrate your list in eClass.
- Add resources easily and quickly using the Bookmark Tool.
- Confirm online access through review by library staff.
- Access data on your reading list usage.
Would you like to see what a list could look like? Here is an example.
Get Yourself Set Up
Complete the registration form one business day before you are ready to create your list. Follow the next six steps after receiving your invitation email.
- Step 1. Look for the invitation email to the reading list service. The link in your email will direct you to the online Reading Lists system, where you can log in and accept the invitation.
- Step 2. Sign into the Course Materials & Reading List Service and create your Profile. (Video)
- Step 3. Add the Bookmark Tool (Video)
- Step 4. Learn how to add items (Video)
- Step 5. Create a Reading List (Video)
- Step 6A. Add to eClass (Whole List) (Video)
- Step 6B. Add to eClass (Sections) (Video)
The List Name should be written as follows:
Course Code, Section, Course Name
e.g. SOC 301 B1-LEC: Sociology of Gender
The “Hierarchy” is used to connect the list to a course code (e.g. SOC 301). Can’t find it? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can add it at a later time or we will do it for you when the list is published.
TIP: Our staff recommends creating the outline of your list first and then bookmark items using the Bookmark Tool, adding them directly into your list.
Once you have created your list, make sure you click the “Publish” button which notifies the library, so they can review your list to ensure your items are available through the library.
A series of videos explaining UAlberta Library's Online Reading List service and how it integrates with eClass.
Create your own links to online library resources, such as journal articles and book chapters.
Librarians can advise about assigning online library resources, such as ebooks, articles, and streaming film and music.
Find the librarian for your subject area here.