Looking for a cost effective alternative to traditional books? We can help!eBookseBooks are a great option if you're looking to reduce costs and enhance accessibility. Digital options are accessible from smartphones and tablets in addition to computers, and many feature interactive content and notetaking.A few things to consider: There are restrictions on printing eBooks, so if you need a physical copy this might not be the best option for you. eBooks often have tiered pricing for the length of access, they typically range from 90 days to lifetime access. eBooks must be purchased directly from the vendor at this time which means you'll need to use a credit/debit card rather than your student account. Our primary partners for eBooks are Redshelf and Vitalsource. These vendors work with our Course Materials Team to ensure you are purchasing the right text for your course. They also provide support to students who are new to accessing digital materials.After you order the ebook you’ll receive an email (within an hour of placing the order) from firstname.lastname@example.org containing the access code you’ll need to copy and paste to gain access, it can be filtered as spam so check that folder as well. From there any time you’d like to access the materials you simply navigate back to wwu.redshelf.comand log in.Inclusive AccessThe main difference between Inclusive Access (IA) and eBooks is the integration of course materials in to the institution's Learning Management System (LMS), in WWU's case the LMS is Canvas. There are some real benefits to IA including modules, activities, pre-tests, and the convenience of all of these resources being accessible within the LMS.How it works: The Bookstore works with Faculty to identify desired learning outcomes and suitable content. The Bookstore then works with a publisher and our campus IT to integrate materials in to the LMS. Inclusive access materials will be provided digitally via Canvas. You will have access to a digital book and courseware. These materials have a cost associated with them which will be charged to your student account.
Trial access is available through the add/drop date each quarter.If you would like to opt out of having the digital materials please follow the prompts after logging into your Canvas course to opt out. You must opt out by the add/drop date, otherwise your student account will be charged. Once you opt-out, you will no longer have access to the links in Canvas.Charges to student accounts occur 5-7 business days after the add/drop date. The optional discounted loose leaf is only available to those students who remain opted in after this date.