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Course Reserves: ERes to Canvas Transition FAQ

ERes to Canvas Transition FAQ

After careful consideration, the UW Libraries has determined that Canvas is a viable alternative to ERes and therefore will not renew its contract with Docutek, our ERes vendor. The ERes system will expire expired June 30, 2015.

What services will Campus Library Reserves continue to provide after June 30, 2015?

  • Scanning services
  • Physical Reserves (e.g., books, DVDs, CDs)
  • Stable off-campus links to licensed UW-restricted journal articles.
  • Copyright guidance

How many chapters from a single book may I use?

  • Scanning one chapter of a book or one article from a journal issue for an online course reading is generally considered a fair use.
  • See Course Reserves Information for Faculty for additional copyright information.

How do I submit a request for scanning?

Why did the UW Libraries discontinue ERes?

  • Canvas creates a more seamless experience for students by integrating readings into a single point of access to course materials.
  • Findings from our pilot with UW Bothell students and faculty showed that when readings are provided in Canvas, faculty and students prefer Canvas as the platform for hosting course materials.
  • The ERes system was becoming an increasingly expensive system to maintain.

How can I retrieve my course materials from ERes before June 30, 2015?

  • Contact Campus Library Reserves at to request your files. Reserves staff will send files to you for your Canvas page. Please allow up to four weeks for processing.

Will I have access to the ERes system after June 30, 2015?

  • No. Access to the ERes system and course reserve pages will not be available after June 30, 2015. If you missed the deadline, contact Campus Library Reserves at

I don't know how to use Canvas. Where can I get help?

I need help uploading my ERes files to Canvas. Where can I get help?

  • Contact Campus Library Reserves, UWB LT, or Cascadia eLearning.

Campus Library Reserves

Campus Library Reserves Staff UWB/CC Campus Library, LB-311  
Mary Yutani, Reserves Supervisor Campus Library Subject Librarians
Bryce Figueroa, Reserves Lead 425.352.3650 Campus Library Hours
  Office Hours: M - F 8am - 5pm  



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