What are course proxies?
Proxies are individuals who have the ability to submit, edit, and delete reserve items for the course, such as:
- Teaching assistants
- Instructional designers
- Departmental staff
- DRES accomodations staff
Only the primary instructor for the course can set someone up as a proxy. (The primary instructor is usually the first name listed in the class schedule found on the my.illinois website.)
Individuals must have logged into the reserves system before they can be added as a proxy. (If the individual has not yet logged in, the system will say: "firstname.lastname@example.org is an invalid username.")
Unless the primary instructor sets up individuals as proxies, only the primary instructor and students enrolled through the campus enrollment system will have access to the e-reserves for the course.
Course proxies only have the ability to submit, edit, and delete reserve items for an individual course, while full proxies have these abilities for all of the granting instructor's courses. Therefore, we strongly recommend using course proxy in most circumstances.
In some cases, individuals may need to have their accounts updated by CMS before proxy will work. If the instructor can see the individual as a proxy for the course, but the proxy individual cannot see the course, please email us at email@example.com or phone us at 244-3773 during normal business hoursand ask for B.A. or Gil to update your account.
Under no circumstances should individuals who are in the role of student be added as course proxy.
- If an individual is auditing the course, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to add them as a student manually.
- If an individual who is enrolled as a student is not seeing the readings, please call us and we'll be happy to troubleshoot the issue with you.
Making someone a course proxy
When you log in to the e-reserves system, choose the course you want to make someone proxy for:
Once on the course screen, click on "Course Proxy Users" in the "Instructor Course Tools" menu:
On the next screen, type the full email address of the individual you would like to give proxy access in to the text box:
Then click "Add Proxy User."