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Adding ARES to your course site in D2L

ARES is the system that the DePaul University Library uses to manage e-reserves for courses. ARES is managed by the library, and full information for using the system can be found in its ARES Course Reserves for Faculty guide.

You can add a link to ARES in your D2L course site. When students click it, your course's e-reserves account will open within your D2L course - students will not need to go to the library's website and log in again. You can also activate your course's e-reserves and add, remove, or edit your e-reserves materials within your D2L course site. 

While this guide focuses on adding an ARES link as a topic in your course's Content area, you can also add a link to ARES by following steps 3-5 anywhere you can compose text in D2L. See the HTML Editor guide for more information.
  1. Click Content on your course navigation bar.
  2. Go to the module in which you want to add a link to ARES (or create a new module if needed.)
  3. Click the Add Existing Activities button (A), then select External Learning Tools from the dropdown menu (B). The Add Activity window will open.

  4. Click E-Reserves. The window will close, and the E-Reserves link will appear as a topic in the module.

  5. Click the E-Reserves link. The E-Reserves page will open within your D2L course site.

  6. Select the appropriate term for your course on the Current Semester dropdown menu. (DO NOT select the "Current Semester" option, as it does not correspond with an actual DePaul term.)
  7. Click the Create Course button. Your course's e-reserves account will now be active, and you can add materials to it. (See the ARES Course Reserves for Faculty guide for more information.)


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