Integrating Course Reserves as a Service in the LMS at UBC

Joseph, Paul (2013) Integrating Course Reserves as a Service in the LMS at UBC. In: Access Conference 2013, September 23-26, 2013, St. John's, NL. (Unpublished)

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The UBC Library, in partnership with UBC’s Information Technology Services and Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, has implemented a collaborative campus-wide course reserves service solely in the context of Blackboard, integrating with several key campus systems. The service is currently managed using the Ares application by Atlas Systems, and receives course and enrolment data in real-time via an enterprise message bus and restricts access to reserves in all courses and sections based on enrolment. The presentation will begin with background on the teaching and learning context at UBC — changes to the university’s copyright environment, the decision to implement Blackboard, and the need for UBC Library to provide an electronic course reserves service. It will touch on the decision to select Ares as a starting point and to provide access to it solely in the context of Blackboard. The presentation will then highlight the implementation of the system, focusing on three key data integrations for the provision of the service — integrated enrolment and library data, user access to the LMS integrated with the delivery of contextual library services, and the integration of the Summon API to expedite the instructor requesting process and to expose the library’s collections to faculty and students. The presentation will end looking to the near future at some exciting new developments for the course reserve service at UBC followed by a demonstration of the service, providing details on the integration of the different systems as well as insights into the development process, challenges, complexities and concomitant benefits.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Item ID: 6022
Department(s): Memorial University Libraries > Access Conference 2013
Date: 25 September 2013
Date Type: Completion

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