Library Online Course Reserves (LOCR) for Canvas

The Library Online Course Reserves (LOCR) is UBC's application for requesting and managing course reserves. Instructors use the application to request a list of course materials, and enrolled students receive access to those materials.

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Getting started How do I get started?

If you have already selected your course reserves using LOCR via the "Library" tab in Connect, you will not have to set up your course reserves again.

You can make LOCR accessible in Canvas through the side bar, or you can link directly to it in a module.

Add LOCR to the side bar:

  • Log in to your Canvas course.
  • Go to 'Settings.'
  • Select the 'Navigation' tab
  • Scroll down until you find 'LOCR.'
  • Click the gear, and select 'Enable.'

Add LOCR to a module:

  • Log in to your Canvas course.
  • Go to 'Modules.'
  • Press the 'Add item' button on a module.
  • Select 'External Tool' from the drop-down menu.
  • Select 'LOCR' and then add item.

For more detailed instructions on how to use LOCR, see the Library's guide to using course reserves with LOCR.

What tools can I use with this?

Access to LOCR for instructors is provided inside Canvas.


Available support What support is available?

LOCR is a tool developed within UBC Library. Support is provided by the Learning Technology Hub and department library branches.


Frequently asked questions FAQ

The UBC Library website maintains a Troubleshooting and FAQ section as part of their guide to using course reserves.


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