All Virginia Tech instructors can use EReserve if they have the following three items:
Step 1: Log in to VTO.
Step 2: Add or remove items from your course.
An overview of the process with screen shots is available so you can see how EReserve works in detail.
Electronic Reserve is Web access to materials traditionally available at the library's Reserve Desk. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, EReserve provides a central place for access to instructors' online course materials. (The Reserve Reading List Database is an online list of materials available only at the Reserve Desk and only in hard copy.)
Everyone who is a part of the university has access to E-Reserve. From on campus (e.g., in the library or a computer lab) or with VTNet98, the computer's Internet (IP) address is recognized as being appropriate to access VT-only resources. Campus computer labs have Internet connections and software (e.g,. Web browser, such as Netscape, and Acrobat Reader) to access, read, print, and download Virginia Tech online course materials. If you live away from campus and choose not to use the VTNet98 software, you can still access EReserve materials--your e-mail PID and password verify that you are approved for access to VT-only resources. (See detailed instructions.)
VT Courseware is a document server that faculty and other instructors can use to store online courses or supplemental class materials. In addition, the courseware server will mirror existing course sites, provide searches for course materials stored on the courseware server, support class chats, and restrict access to materials as needed. The courseware service is not intended, however, to replace filebox.
VT Courseware Features
The courseware server is powered by an RS/6000 server located in the VT Computing Center. This Apache-based web service features advanced Java servlet technology and a graphical site management tool with a modern, intuitive interface. Accounts and directory information are stored in a relational database (postgres) for improved flexibility. If you have a web site for your class, the courseware server could be used to backup documents on your site, to better ensure uninterrupted service to students, especially important during midterms, finals, and server outtages.
The courseware server was integrated into the new Virginia Tech Intranet website which debuted late August, 1998.
For more detailed information about VT Courseware, see the DIS-Information Newsletter, No. 3 (summer 1998).
VT Courseware Account Request Form
adapted from http://www.vt.edu/vt97/publish/filebox.html (Aug. 12, 1998)
created: 09/23/97 PMH; updated: Sept. 17, 1998 (GMc)