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Add, edit, and remove e-reserves course metadata

Editing course information

There are two ways to view and edit a course's information, including its general settings, subject associations, editors, and metadata:

  1. Under the Courses tab, click on the Edit Course Information () icon in the Actions column.
  2. While editing a course's content, click on the  Edit Course Info button.

Clicking the Edit Course Information icon in the Actions column

Clicking the Edit Course Info button while editing a course page 

General tab

Under the General tab of the Add/Edit Course window, you can customize the course's details and restrictions.

  1. Edit the course's number or other identifier in the Course Number field.
  2. Edit the course's name or title in the Course Name field.
  3. Change an instructor for the course from the Instructor dropdown. If the instructor has not yet been added, you can add a new one by selecting the Add New Instructor option.
  4. From the Term dropdown, select the corresponding term for the course. If you would like to make this course visible year round, then you can leave this field empty.
  5. Optionally, you can add or edit a brief description of the course in the Description field.
  6. Optionally, you can add or edit a password in the Password field to restrict access to the course. In order to view the course page, users will have to enter the password you provide.
    • Want to remove a password restriction? Delete the text from the Password‚Äč field and leave it empty.
  7. From the LibAuth Authentication Configuration, you can choose to require users to authenticate before they can view the course. This option can only be used if your LibApps admin has added one or more configurations to LibAuth.
  8. Optionally, you can add or edit any enrollment information in the Enrollment field.

Options under the General tab 

Subject Associations tab

Under the Subject Associations tab, you can add or remove subject categories assigned to the course. These associations will allow your users to find/sort your courses by subject on the E-Reserves homepage. 

  • Click on the dropdown menu to view the list of available categories.
  • Click on the checkbox next to each category to add or remove it from the course.
  • You can assign multiple subject categories to a single course.

Options under the Subject Associations tab

Editors tab

Under the Editors tab, you can add or remove users assigned as editors for the course. 

  • Similar to guide editors, this will allow you to collaborate with other users on a particular course.
  • Editors can customize the course page, as well as add, edit, and organize items in the course.
  • You can assign multiple users as editors for a single the course.

Options under the Editors tab

Metadata tab

When using the LibApps Automagic LTI Tool, e-reserves courses are matched to courses based upon their metadata. You can add, edit, or delete the course's metadata under the Metadata tab.

  1. The Metadata tab will list all metadata currently assigned to the course. To make changes, click on any underlined Name or Value.
  2. Although not required for the LibApps LTI Tool, click on the Public checkbox to toggle whether each metadata record will be included in the public course page's HTML code.
    • When enabled, you will see the metadata appear as a <meta> tag in the course page's <head> element.
  3. To add a new metadata record, look for the Add Record row:
    • Start by clicking on the "Empty" value in the Name column and enter a name for the new record.
    • Once you've saved the name, you'll see "Empty" appear in the Value column. Click on it to add a value to the new record.
    • Toggle the Public checkbox for the new record to show or hide it from the public page.
  4. To remove a metadata record, click on the Delete button in the Actions column.
    • Please note: deleting a metadata record could prevent the course from being matched using the Automagic LTI Tool.
    • This is permanent and cannot be undone, so be careful!

Options under the Metadata tab 

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