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To add a link for Electronic Reserves to your Blackboard class, follow the instructions below.


  1. Log in to Blackboard either through MyUAlbany or through directly at and select the course to which you wish to add access to Electronic Reserves (see image below)
  2. Set Edit Mode to “ON” (see image below)
  3. Select the “+” button (Add Menu Item) on the left-side course menu (see image below)
  4. Select Tool Link (see image below)
  5. In the dialog box enter “Electronic Reserves” in the Name field (see image below)
  6. Select Ares Course Reserves from the Type pulldown menu (see image below)
  7. Select the checkbox Available to Users to make the tool visible to students (see image below)
  8. Click the Submit button to close the dialog box and add the Electronic Reserves tool link button to the course menu of your Blackboard course.
  9. You must click your new Electronic Reserves tool link to activate your Electronic Reserves course for you and your students to use. (see image below)

Additional information

Important Note: Make sure your Blackboard course is available to your students (see this separate wiki article)

Need more help? Contact the ITS Service Desk.