eReserves is a service provided by the Webster University Library which allows faculty the option of placing reserve items on the web, and can serve as a central access point for course readings.
With eReserves, faculty have the opportunity to create a customizable home page for their course material. The system accepts and displays files in a variety formats, and can be used in conjunction with WorldClassRoom.
Advantages of using eReserves include:
- Storage of materials. As long as there is space on the server, your files will be stored for you.
- Archiving of course pages. Course pages and their corresponding files are archived at the end of the term and can be retrieved for future classes.
Potential uses of eReserves:
- Create an interactive syllabus. You can set up folders to correspond with each week of your course and link to the documents, lecture notes, Web sites, etc. that students will need to complete their assignments.
- Create a supplementary readings file on a topic. Place documents, Web sites, and other resources in a folder for each major topic covered in the course.
- Create a customized list of Library databases. Link to databases of importance to your students' research needs.
- Link to eBooks related to your course. We have a growing collection of full-text academic eBooks in all subject areas. These eBooks can supplement your students' textbooks at no extra cost to the student (because only one user at a time may access eBooks, we do not recommend their use as the sole textbook for a course).
Instructions for enabling student access
- Students just need to know that your materials can be found on eReserves under your name and that "password" will be required for access.
- Students will need to have Adobe Reader, Powerpoint or Powerpoint Viewer, Word or Word Viewer installed on their computers depending on what types of files you have posted.
Instructions for student access to eReserves
- Your instructor will give you the password for the eReserves course page.
- Find an eReserves course will show you how to search for your course.
- You will need to have Adobe Reader, Powerpoint or Powerpoint Viewer, Word or Word Viewer or other plug-ins installed on your computers depending on what types of files your instructor as posted.