Digital Course Materials
Technology solutions that promote affordable, digital content like ebooks and courseware for students. Please visit the Affordable Learning page for more information about our collaborative initiative with University Libraries and the Office of Instructional Innovation.
Inclusive Access gives students enrolled in participating courses access to their digital content on the first day of class at a significantly lower price than printed materials.
- Low-cost course content available on day one of your class.
- Easy opt-out process.
- Digital content is accessible and supports highlighting, copy/paste, printing, note sharing and annotations.
- VitalSource reader content is available offline through downloadable mobile and desktop apps.
- Some content is interactive.
- Participating publishers include McGraw Hill, Cengage, Pearson, MacMillan, Norton, Sage, Human Kinetics, and Wiley.
- View a list of current courses and associated digital content costs.
How to Opt Out
Students who wish to opt out, must do so before the last day to remove (drop) a class. This date can be found on the Registrar's official academic calendar.
How to Access your Digital Course Materials
Inclusive Access digital content is provided via Blackboard Learn.
Open Educational Resources
Helps instructors discover, author and adopt Open Educational Resources or other low-cost course materials.
- Extensive library of Open Educational Resources and low-cost course materials.
- Faculty can publish their own content using the Top Hat marketplace.
- Learn more about using Open Educational Resources.
- Current faculty, administrative staff and students.
How to Request
- No request needed. If a course offers Digital Course Materials, information will be included in the Textbooks and Materials section of its description in Course Offerings.
- To participate in the Digital Content: Inclusive Access program, please contact the IT Service Desk.