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Making Electronic Reserves Available in TITANium

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Titianium logoWith the cancellation of Blackboard scheduled for June, the Library would like to remind instructors that they can continue to make supplementary materials available to their students electronically by linking to articles and uploading PDFs or other electronic documents using the university’s new learning-management system (TITANium). These procedures replace the methods used for adding “electronic reserves” to Blackboard courses and are regularly taught in the TITANium workshops offered by the Faculty Development Center. They may also be reviewed in this video tutorialAdding Content Part 1.

These instructions are also posted on the Library’s website and in our faculty guide. They are summarized below for quick reference.

How do I link to an article in the Library’s databases?

A persistent link to an article can be made available directly to your students under the content section of TITANium. We recommend linking to articles in the Library’s databases whenever possible to ensure quicker access for your students and to maintain copyright compliance.

How to add a persistent link to TITANium:

(From the Topic Outline page, turn on editing.)

  1. Use the “Add a Resource” drop down menu
  2. Drop down to URL
  3. Name and describe the URL
  4. Paste the URL into the “Content” section
  5. Click on SAVE AND DISPLAY

If you do not have a persistent link, you can create one with Citation Finder.

  1. Find the article by clicking on FIND JOURNALS on the Library’s homepage
  3. Enter the information, click GO
  4. Select your article and click on MORE OPTIONS
  6. Use drop down menu to format citation and click GO
  7. Copy and paste the link into TITANium

How do I upload electronic files?

Most electronic documents can be uploaded directly to TITANium and made available to your students under the content section. If you have a print article that you wish to convert to a PDF file, the Academic Technology Center can provide hands-on assistance in creating versions compliant with ADA 508 standards.

(From the Topic Outline page, turn on editing.)

  1. Use the “Add a resource” drop down menu
  2. Drop down to FILE or FOLDER
  3. Name and describe the file or folder
  4. Click ADD under content
  5. Click UPLOAD A FILE, CHOOSE FILE and browse PC for saved file, then click UPLOAD THIS FILE

New procedures for managing print/physical course reserves will be announced at a later date, but this service will continue without interruption during the transition to TITANium.

This post was originally authored by Matthew Van Norman, former head of Circulation Services.


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