Top 3 Tips for Faculty Finalizing Course Readings for Fall

Posted on: August 4, 2023

1. Look for free and accessible media:

As you decide what readings, videos, and other media to assign for your courses this semester, consider the many online options that are accessible to your students through JMU Libraries. 

Consider these free resources when linking content in your courses:

Questions? Ask the Library!

2. Shorten check-out periods for high-demand items:

For physical and digital materials that are in high demand, you can place a shorter check-out time through Course Reserves. Just log in here with your JMU eID and submit your course reserves information. You may also email requests to

3. Try “Course Reading List” in Canvas:

This is a tool designed to help you share course readings with students in an easy-to-access list. You can use the tool to build reading lists that include Course Reserves, books, e-journal articles, ebooks, streaming video or audio, websites, physical materials, and more. Check out this handy guide to get started. Contact with questions about the Course Reading List feature or anything related to Course Reserves.

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