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Redshelf/UCLA Course Reader Solutions


UCLA Course Reader Solutions (RedShelf) is a publisher LTI integrated with Bruin Learn. This integration allows you to incorporate your own original content or materials from various sources, such as articles, book sections, images, graphs, maps, open-source documents, and quizzes. UCLA Custom Course Readers are available in either print format or digital ebook format which includes audio, video, and hyperlinks. Both formats are sold in the UCLA Store and online.

Primary Benefits 

For Instructors and TAs

  • Assign portions of reading content, tailored to instruction, so students don’t need to purchase an entire book
  • Complete document clean-up, proofing, editing, and digitizing
  • Copyright clearance
  • Faculty royalties
  • Wide variety of finishing options for print versions
  • Digital storage of your master copy
  • Reproduction of out-of-print titles
  • Complimentary desk & library copies

For Students

  • Highlight text and take notes
  • Define unfamiliar words quickly and easily
  • Have text read aloud and select the narration voice and pace
  • Generate citations (APA, MLA, and Chicago-Style) instantly and effortlessly
  • Create flashcards from the content
  • Free on-campus pick up and delivery of materials


The UCLA Course Reader Solutions/Redshelf is available campus-wide. 

For more information about using custom course readers, please contact the ASUCLA Bookstore at

Additional Resources for Instructors

Additional Resources for Students



LTI Scope

LTI Scope Definitions

  • Campuswide - LTI tools are available in any Bruin Learn course.
  • Sub-account - LTI tools have limited availability. These are often requested and funded by specific divisions, departments, or courses. These LTIs can be found by filtering via Status =  "Available at a Cost."
LTI Status

LTI Status Definitions

  • Requested - Requested tools are in the earliest phases for inclusion in Bruin Learn. This phase includes learning more about the functionality, supplier, costs, support options, existing campus or UC licensing agreements, etc.
  • In Review - The LTI tool is undergoing review by multiple stakeholders, including software advisory workgroups, security, accessibility, funding, data use and privacy, and UCLA Purchasing.
  • On Hold - The LTI tool process is on hiatus for any number of reasons, including: remediation of accessibility, security, data use and privacy concerns; identifying available funding sources; negotiations with the supplier; re-consideration of the original need, etc.
  • Approved - The LTI tool process has been approved and preparation for installation is underway. Prior to availability, post-approval work may include resolving technical integration issues, developing training, etc. 
  • Available - The LTI tool process is installed and available for general use in Bruin Learn.
  • Available at a cost - The LTI tool has been reviewed and approved and is available for purchase by units requiring the functionality the tool provides.
  • Contact ASUCLA Bookstore - Publisher-related LTI tools are obtained through the ASUCLA Bookstore.