Blackboard and Course Reserves for Students

Information for Faculty about Blackboard and Reserves is available here.

Blackboard for Students

Blackboard is the Course Management System used at Emory. It is a vehicle for document distribution (including syllabi, assignments, and E-reserves), communication, submitting finished work, and personal portfolio storage. The URL for Blackboard at Emory is OPUS (Emory's registration system) automatically enrolls you in a Blackboard course for all courses for which you are registered, as long as the professor has made it available in Blackboard.

After logging in, you can check your personal information on Blackboard by clicking your name at the top right and choosing the silhouette icon. The "Help" tab links to general Blackboard support at Emory and will lead you to several Blackboard tutorials.

The Pitts Theology Library provides local support for the use of Blackboard by faculty, students, and staff at the Candler School of Theology. If you need help, contact Candler Blackboard Support by email at, by phone at 404.727.1218, or on the web. For list of frequently asked questions about Blackboard at Candler, click here.

Reserves for Students

ReservesDirect is a reserves management system created by Emory University Libraries. Not all faculty use reserves in any form or ReservesDirect. However, most electronic reserves (journal articles or sections from books) will likely be found on the ReservesDirect site.

Log in using your net ID and password. Once logged in, your courses with reserves will appear. Click on the hyperlink to enter a course and view the reserve list.

Book reserves for Candler School of Theology courses are located in the back of the Durham Reading Room, shelved under the requesting professor's name. They are only available for check out one hour before closing and are due back to the library one hour after opening the next day. Fines for reserve items accrue at $1.00 per hour.

If you have questions or concerns regarding book or electronic reserves or using ReservesDirect, please contact Jenny Vitti, reserves specialist at Pitts Theology Library: 404.727.5535,