1. Activating ARES in Brightspace  
  2. Adding an ARES Reserves link in Modules 

Ares is Carleton’s library reserve management system that allows students (and instructors) to access reserved material through a single access point. Ares also supports copyright compliance. Instructors can submit a list of course reading materialto the Library Reserves (library_reserves@carleton.ca) and it will be available to students registered in their course through D2L Brightspace. 

Activating ARES in Brightspace  

This section contains step-by-step instructions on how to create a link to Ares in your course. 

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne  credentials. 
  2. On the Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
      • Click on the course tile under the My Courses widget.
      • Click the Course Selector Grid  and select the course from the drop-down menu. If you are enrolled in more than 20 courses, you can search for the course name using the search bar.
  3. In the navbar, click Tools.
  4. In the drop-down menu, select ARES Reserves. This will bring you to a new page. 
  5. Click Choose a semester and select the semester in which you would like to add ARES 
  6. Click Create Course. ARES will automatically open.
    NOTE: You can type the word ARES on the pop-up search box to locate it. Once you see the ARES Reserves link, click it.
  7. ARES is now visible to students registered in the course. Reserve materials will be ready once the library has posted them. 

Adding an ARES Reserves link in Modules 

It is also possible to add additional links to Ares within a module or several modules in a course. 

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials. 
  2. On the Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
      • Click on the course tile under the My Courses widget.
      • Click the Course Selector Grid  and select the course from the drop-down menu. If you are enrolled in more than 20 courses, you can search for the course name using the search bar.
  3. In the navbar, click Content.
  4. Click on the module where you want to add the ARES link. 
  5. Click the Existing Activities button. 
  6. From the options, click External Learning Tools. This will take you to an Add Activity pop-up window. 
  7. Select ARES Reserves and the link will appear in your module.
    NOTE:You can type the word ARES on the pop-up search box to locate it. Once you see the ARES Reserves link, click it.
  8. Repeat this action in additional modules, as needed.  

For more information on ARES, please follow the links below (they will take you to the MacOdrum Library): 

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