ILLiad for D2L

The UWM Libraries decided to discontinue supporting E-Reserve in 2014 in its traditional form, but the interlibrary loan office will be assisting you by obtaining the articles and book chapters you need to post in D2L for your classes. Note that traditional, media and audio reserve will remain unchanged. The following FAQ may be helpful for users to understand how this process will work.

What, exactly, do I have to do under this system?

You may scan your own readings or request articles and book chapters through ILLiad. The ILL staff will find what you need, scan it, and deliver the PDF file to your ILLiad account. You should make requests for all your materials through this method, even if you have the book or journal issue in hand which has the chapter or article you desire. The ILL staff will be able to locate the item in our stacks, or from another source, and have the scan made for you. This will be quicker than if you brought in the book or journal to the ILL office, and allows you to always retain possession of your materials.

Within the ILLiad request form, use the field which indicates the item is to be posted in D2L. The ILL staff will give priority to requests for materials for your courses and you should receive most of the files quickly. Each request must be made separately through ILLiad; the ILL staff will not be able to work off of lists. Once the files are delivered to your ILLiad account, you may upload them to your D2L course or use them as you wish.

Can I place photocopies on Reserve in lieu of posting readings in D2L?

No. The Media and Reserve Library discontinued circulating photocopied materials (also known as ‘pamphlet items’).

I have not used D2L to post readings before. Who can help me?

The UWM Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) has extensive information about D2L on their website and can offer both instructional sessions as well as one-on-one assistance for the novice user.


Copyright Guidelines

The UWM Libraries support and conform to the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, specifically the Section 107 Fair Use guidelines regarding making copies of copyrighted materials available for classroom use. There are four factors used to determine if the nature of the use of a copyrighted work is considered fair use. These factors are:

  1. The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes
  2. The nature of the copyrighted work
  3. The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole
  4. The effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work