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.
- Click Content on your course navigation bar.
- Go to the module in which you want to add a link to ARES (or create a new module if needed.)
- Click the Add Existing Activities button (A), then select External Learning Tools from the dropdown menu (B). The Add Activity window will open.
- Click E-Reserves. The window will close, and the E-Reserves link will appear as a topic in the module.
- Click the E-Reserves link. The E-Reserves page will open within your D2L course site.
- 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.)
- 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.)