To begin, you must have a Chalk site for your course. To request a site, go to chalk.uchicago.edu. Under "Chalk Site Requests", select "Request a Course Site" and complete the brief form. If you need further assistance, please visit the Chalk information page or contact Chalk support staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once your course site is established, log into Chalk using your CNetID. Under "My Courses", select the course that you are teaching. If you do not see your course listed, contact Chalk support staff at email@example.com.
Once in your course, select the "Library Reserves" in the left menu bar. This will open the course reserves module.
You can now begin to submit and manage your course reserve items. Go to the “Instructor Class Tools” option in the menu on the left side of the screen and select "Add Reserve Items".
You can add new reserve items or you may import items from previous course reserve lists.
To add a new item to reserves, select the icon representing the type of material you would like to include in your reserve list (article, chapter, or book/CD/DVD). If you do not see the type of reserve item that you need for your course, please contact Library Course Reserves.
Complete the brief form, providing the bibliographic information about each item. Enter as much information as you can, following the instructions (required information is noted by * in the record).
Items uploaded or linked from online resources are immediately available for your students. Reserve items provided by the Library (such as books) will take longer as they require processing by staff.
If you have taught a course before, you can upload items from previous reserve lists.
Select the course which holds the items you would like to place on reserve.
Check each item that you would like to import to your new course and change the availability dates. Click "Import" to add them to your current course's reserve list.
Once you have submitted your reserve items, they will display in a list within your account. You can check the processing status of items in your list, making any changes as needed.
You can also register for e-mail notices through the Library Course Reserves Management system. An e-mail will be sent to you whenever your course reserves are updated by you, your TAs, or Library reserves staff. Your students can also sign up for this feature so they can learn when reserve items are available.