Course Materials Submission and Distribution

Course materials submission and distribution process details are emailed to all faculty and support staff 4-6 weeks in advance of the course material submission deadline. The email includes a "Course Preparation" 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 course site.

Overview of Course Material Submission Process:

  • Fill out the Course Materials Request Form - provide Kresge Learning Support Staff with all of the relevant details for course site set up. This form is REQUIRED for all courses. Submit one form per class.
  • Include a Table of Contents/citation page - Cite all items to be included in the course materials. Identify materials being used for the first time, and provide specific copyright details if known.
  • Digitally submit materials - Email properly formated PDF files (clean/readable, no dark edges and preferably non-paginaged*) of your materials to, or share files via Dropbox or M+. If files are not available, submit hard copies to the Kresge Learning Support Team (Debie Gurkin, Fred Jablonski, Emily Schlaack, or Halley Todd) or email us for a pick up from your office. *Course materials will be automatically paginated on the course site and on the optional printed Textpaks.
  • Include any additional materials or instructions - Include cases, simulations or any other special requests that need to be coordinated in the cost with your materials submission. Identify if they will need to be distributed in the course site or as a hard copy handout. Include the date needed by or when used in the course.
  • Items typically processed as a no cost packet, such as lecture notes, can be included on the course site at no charge to students or you may opt to use CTools or Canvas.

Email the Kresge Learning Support Team if you will not be able to meet the deadline date or have any questions.

Overview of Course Materials Processing and Distribution:

  • After submission, Kresge Learning Services and create the course site, clear copyright permission, and set the price.
  • The Kresge Learning Support Team sets up your access to the course site and provides you with a printed TEXTPAK if requested. A printed TEXTPAK is NOT made available on course reserves.
  • The Kresge Learning Support Team sends you an email asking you to review and approve the course site. Add to your email Contacts to insure you see this message in your inbox.
  • After you approve the course site, Kresge staff posts an announcement on your CTools or Canvas site with information on purchasing course materials. This message appears approximately 2 weeks before classes begin.
  • Students purchase access to the course site to view all digital content, including the ability to print and download content.
  • Students may opt to purchase a printed TEXTPAK. The TEXTPAK print format is standardized - card stock front and back covers on white 3-hole punch paper. TEXTPAK cannot be purchased in lieu of digital course materials.
  • University of Michigan Printing Services prints the TEXTPAK orders and delivers them to the Kresge Annex for student pick up. The printed TEXTPAK includes only those materials that are printable. I t does not include material links, website or spreadsheet files.

Email the Kresge Learning Support Team if you will not be able to meet the deadline date or have any questions.

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