Kresge Learning Support Services handles all aspects of course materials production and distribution. Course materials are delivered digitally via Canvas from the Study.net platform. Students have the option to purchase a printed version (TEXTPAK™) for an additional fee.
Submission details are emailed to all faculty and support staff 4-6 weeks in advance of the course material submission deadline. The email includes a checklist with deadlines for the term.
Course materials go on sale to students approximately two weeks before the term begins and are delivered digitally
through a Study.net course site
Overview of the Course Materials submission and distribution process
Course Materials Policy (revised June 2017)
This policy covers the service provided, format of digital and optional printed course materials, and distinguishes the difference between Required Standard (READINGS) Materials (cases and articles) and Required Special Participatory (PARTICIPATORY) Materials (simulations, online tutorials, negotiation exercises).
Recommended text to include on your syllabus if using Required Special Course Materials
Cases and Teaching Notes
Most case vendors offer educators access to preview cases and teaching notes. Some require registration on their website for educator access. Contact us for assistance in finding cases, simulations or other curriculum material relevant to your course needs.
Popular case vendors:
Course Reserves Submission
Course Reserves are managed by University Reserves located within Askwith Media Library in the Shapiro Library building. Place your request for University Library owned materials by web form, email, or phone (734-764-7491).
For items you own and are placing on reserve, drop off in-person at the Reserves Office - 1154 first floor Shapiro. Your items will be given call numbers that the students need to reference when checking out the materials.
Students check out reserve items in Room 2002 in the Askwith Media Library, second floor Shapiro. For contact information, see the services contact pages
DVDs for Instructional Use
Instructional DVDs are available from the Askwith Media Library located in the Shapiro Undergraduate Library.
Assignment and Exam Pick Up & Review
This service provides secure distribution or review of assignments and exams at the Kresge Library Distribution Desk.
Submit materials to your Faculty Support Coordinator's office. Staff will ensure that any special instructions are followed and prep for delivery to the Kresge Library. Allow a minimum of 24 hours after submission for processing before notifying students.
Please review our Assignment and Exam Pickup and Review Policy for additional details.
This service provides two distribution options:
- Assignment/Exam Pick Up: Allows students to pick up an assignment/exam without using class time. A photo ID is shown to the staff member and the assignment/exam is permanently returned to the student.
- Assignment/Exam Review: Allows students a short period of time to review an assignment without using class time. A photo ID is shown to the staff member and assignment/exam is provided to the student to review in a secured, supervised manner (around 15 minutes or less). Students are not allowed to copy or remove the exam/assignment from the viewing area.
The Kresge Learning Support Team provides copyright clearance for course materials and answers general questions about copyright.
The University of Michigan Copyright Office provides guidance on issues related to copyright for the University of Michigan community, including information on fair use and publishing.
The Ross Canvas Team is available to assist with technical and design questions related to Canvas. Contact RossCanvas@umich.edu for assistance.
Kresge Librarians are available to present Library resource sessions specific to a department or course. Custom Kresge Guides are available to support your students' projects. Contact Sally Ziph for more information.