Course Materials

Faculty course materials can be made available to students through several different means, each of which is detailed below.

Blackboard Learn Course Sites

Blackboard Learn is a platform for online engagement between students and instructors. Instructors can post course materials, assignments, discussion forums, and more on their Blackboard site for students to access. Instructors may also post grades on assignments via Blackboard, although this is not a substitute for submitting official grades at the end of the term. Learn more about setting up Blackboard here.

BU Barnes & Noble

BU B&N Bookstore | 910 Commonwealth Ave | 617-236-7440 |

Course books and packets can be ordered through the BU B&N Bookstore website or through the Faculty Link. Faculty should contact the bookstore before each semester to ensure sufficient materials have arrived.

Library Reserves

Pickering Educational Resource Library (PERL)

Librarian: Daniel Benedetti |3-3735 |

Mugar Library | 771 Comm Ave.

Instructors may create their own three-ring binder of readings and place it on reserve in a library for students to read on-site or to photocopy. In order to place materials on reserve, instructors must fill out a Reserve Request Form, which can be found here. Should the materials in question be housed at another library, such as the Mugar Library, instructors can indicate on the form that the materials be housed instead at the PERL. Forms can be completed and submitted online or in print, in which case they should be delivered to a librarian upon completion. Forms may take several days to process.

Instructors can direct students to course reserves by providing them with a link to the appropriate library, ideally PERL, where they can choose the link for “Course Reserves”. Students can search for materials by the instructor’s name or by the course number.

Each Department Chair can provide further information and assistance with Library Reserves.

Online Library Materials

Many resources can be found online. BU has access to many online journals, eBooks, and search databases. To access these resources and encourage students to utilize them, visit this website.