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How to Add Online Media Reserves

Requesting items for your course is a two step process.

First request items to be reserved and uploaded to your course by clicking the Add Reserve Items from your course in ELMS.

Second, add Streaming Media to ELMS by creating a new module (alternatively, you can skip to the adding Library Streaming Reserves to an existing module section):

  1. Log in to ELMS

ELMS login

  1. Click on the "Courses" tab and select your course from the resulting menu

Courses tab in ELMS

  1. Select the "Modules" tab on the left navigation menu

Modules tab

  1. Click on the "+ Module" button on the right navigation menu.

Add Module

  1. Enter "Library Streaming Reserves" as the name of the module, and select "Add Module" button

name the module and add module


Next: How to add the "Library Streaming Reserves" external tool to the existing module:

  1. Click the + button to add new content

plus button to add external tool

  1. Select "External Tool" from the drop down box in the in the pop up that appears. The pop up will then provide a list of items.  Select "Library Streaming Reserves" from the list, and then "Add item".

Select external tool

NOTE: Make sure NOT to check the "Load in a new tab" box, as this will cause the tool not to work, and the films will be inaccessible within your ELMS course.

Do not check the load in a new tab box

  1. Click on your new module to open it. This will notify our staff that your class has this module in it. You must do this for us to "see" your class.

Click the module for activation

  1. Then just make sure to publish it. You must do this for students to see the items.

publish the items for students to see

Now Library Streaming Reserves has been activated for your class, and should be accessible under "modules". 

To learn more about Course Reserves, please view our Information for Instructors page.