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Instructional Materials for Faculty

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Faculty, find out how Instructional Materials Services and Plans (IMSP) can help support your classroom instruction.

Instructional Materials Services and Plans (IMSP) is a collaborative effort by many UCSD organizations. IMSP's goal is to make it easier for faculty — and the staff and TAs who support them — to find instructional support resources.

Course reserves

Note: You must request services 4 weeks before the quarter begins. Your requested materials will be reviewed for compliance with copyright laws.

UC San Diego Library's Course Reserves provides print and digital reservation services free of charge.

  • To get started, see the UCSD Library's reserve information for faculty.
  • This service lets you:
    • Place books on reserve at circulation desks.
    • Post articles and other course materials electronically.
    • Reserve high-quality music files that can be made available 24 hours a day.
    • Reserve and post digital images.
  • Arrange for an array of media services including individual and group viewing with analog and digital options

    For more details, visit the Course Reserves website.

Course web pages

General campus: Canvas, a learning management system, is available through Educational Technology Services (ETS). Canvas includes:

  • Communication tools
  • Online assessments
  • Password-protected space for course handouts
  • Secure grade posting
School of Medicine: Medical Education Technology (MedEDTech) provides:
  • Instructional Web support
  • Core course websites
  • Tutorials and learning modules
  • Medical student contact lists

Printing and duplicating

Imprints provides printing, duplicating, scanning, and offers instructional services:
  • Course packet, syllabus, and exam printing
  • Large-format printing
  • Mail merge
  • Document capture
  • CD/ DVD duplicating
  • Binding
  • Free pickup and delivery (on campus)

Call (858) 534-3020 or visit one of 2 campus locations.

Textbook services

Textbook services are supplied through several UCSD organizations to assist your students.