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How to Add Streaming Reserves

How to Add Streaming 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
    • Skip to Step 6: to add Library Streaming Reserves to an existing module section

1. Log in to ELMS

ELMS login

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

courses menu

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

Modules menu highlighted on left

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

Modules with plus sign

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

Add module button

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

6. Click the + button to add new content

Plus button

7. Select "External Tool" from the drop down box 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 load in new tab

8. 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 LSR so we can see the course

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

Check that it is published

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 Place Course Materials on Reserve page.

If you have any concerns about the quality of materials on reserve please reach out to us at and we are happy to help!

Contact Course Reserves Staff at your library branch
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