Course Reserves: Submit via Blackboard

Using Blackboard to submit reserve items will automatically place them in the appropriate reserves processing queue. If you have not already done so, you will need to request a Blackboard page for your current course via the Faculty Center before submitting or reactivating reserve items this way.

Reactivate (clone) reserve items via Blackboard

If you will be using all or many of the same reserve items from a previous course, you can reactivate them in Blackboard:

  1. Once your current course’s Blackboard page has been created, log in at blackboard.cornell.edu using your Cornell NetID, and find your course in the "My Courses"” list.
  2. On the course page, choose "Course Reserves" from the left-side menu.
  3. Click "Add Requests", then scroll down to the "Previous Courses" table and click on the course whose items you would like to reactivate.
  4. On the next page, select the specific items you would like to re-use, then click the "Import Items" button at the bottom of the page.
  5. If you see your items listed under "Your Requests", they have been cloned successfully and will now be processed by reserves staff.

Add new reserve items via Blackboard

To add new items to your course:

  1. Once your current course’s Blackboard page has been created, log in at blackboard.cornell.edu using your Cornell NetID, and find your course in the "My Courses" list.
  2. On the course page, choose "Course Reserves" from the left-side menu.
  3. Click "Add Requests", then using the item icons below, choose the type of item you would like to place on reserve (you can hover over each icon to see a more detailed description).
  4. Fill out the form, choose your course or courses from the table below, and click "Submit Item."”
  5. If you see your item listed under "Your Requests", it has been submitted successfully and will now be processed by reserves staff at the library you have selected.

NOTE: As an advanced option, you can add multiple reserve items at once by clicking the "Import Items" icon, then pasting an RIS-formatted text file created using a citation manager such as EndNote or Zotero.

Edit or delete reserve items via Blackboard

  1. On your course’s Blackboard page, choose "Course Reserves" from the left-side menu.
  2. Under "Your Requests", the current processing status of each item is shown in a column to the right.
  3. If an item has the status "Awaiting Reserves Processing", you can edit or delete it by clicking on the item, then choosing "Edit this item" or "Delete this item" on the page that follows. If you wish to edit an item that is marked with a status other than "Awaiting Reserves Processing", you will need to contact reserves staff for assistance.