The University of Utah Campus Store is launching an innovative new course materials program that instantly provides accessible, interactive digital course materials/textbooks; while also drastically reducing the cost to students. In short, we have enhanced our textbook model to instantaneous access to the course materials while also drastically improving affordability. And you don’t have to change your textbook requirement or course instruction. The goal of this program is to reduce the cost of course materials by up to 80% for students while also improving educational success through day-one access.
How it works:
An email will go out to students prior to the first day of class with information on what Inclusive Access is and instructions on how to access their digital course materials; for the courses that utilize this program. So, if you chose to enhance your course with Inclusive Access we will assist in notifying the students of the change in instruction and savings. Students are then able to access the content through Canvas on the first day of class. The first two weeks of access to the digital content are complimentary for students to utilize and explore. After the first two weeks, in order to retain access, they simply do nothing; a charge will have been conveniently billed to their tuition account.
If the student decides they don’t want the instant access to the course materials they will have the option to OPT OUT and will be refunded accordingly. Students still need to pay for the course materials cost along with their tuition, but once they OPT OUT during the first two weeks of class they will receive a full refund of the course material cost. They will then be responsible for obtaining their own course material/textbook for that course.
Why it works:
We provide instant access to the course materials for the entire class on the first day and roll the
substantially reduced cost into tuition for that course. Students will have access to the course
instantly, no waiting for a book online or being out-of-stock and getting behind in class. Sounds
win-win. Plus, they will save up to 80% on the price of the textbook. And again, you don’t have to
your textbook requirement or course instruction.
Here are instructional pages related to implementing your Inclusive Access materials through VitalSource Verba Collect.
Refer to this list of frequently asked questions. If you are still experiencing issues, you can open a ticket here and we will be in contact with you.