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Course Reserves and Syllabus Service

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The COVID-19 situation has required everyone to adapt quickly to the challenges of remote work, but it also provides a unique opportunity to inquire, innovate, and improve how we support our students.

About the syllabus service

The Course Reserves and Syllabus Service makes online resources available to students to support the curriculum.

While physical resources are not available at this time, the University of Toronto Libraries provides access to millions of electronic resources including e-books, e-journals, and streaming video. Our Syllabus Service provides easy access to these resources for your students, respecting the University of Toronto's licensing agreements with publishers and vendors, Canadian copyright laws, and the University's Copyright Fair Dealing Guidelines (November 2012).

The UTM Library will:

  • Review your course reading list for copyright fair dealing provisions
  • Enhance your syllabus with stable links to licensed and open access online resources
  • Scan materials and create accessible files ready for posting on Quercus or a similar password-protected course management system

Timelines & required information

Please submit your syllabus as soon as possible — at least one month before the beginning of your course is preferred — to ensure that your syllabus is ready for students in a timely manner. Your submission should contain the following information:

  • Course name, course code, semester, number of students in course
  • Instructor’s name and contact information
  • For each reading:
    • Full bibliographic citation, including publication year and pagination
    • Whether the reading needs to be scanned or has already been scanned