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DIGITAL TEXTBOOKS

Digital textbooks give you the same content as the physical printed edition, but the cost is less and there's no heavy book to carry around. Simply purchase your digital edition activation access code online HERE or stop by the NDSU Bookstore Textbook Department to purchase your activation access card.

Benefits of digital textbooks:

  • Less expensive than the print version
  • No waiting, accessible immediately
  • Uses free reader software
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Travels with your laptop

Features and capabilities of digital textbooks:

  • Printing (limited in some cases)
  • Highlighting
  • Page marking
  • Note taking
  • Keyword Search
  • Read-out-loud audio

*Product can not be returned after activation code has been activated.


   


What is Inclusive Access?

The NDSU Bookstore and academic publishers are offering students and faculty the most up-to-date delivery of eBooks and adaptive learning platforms. The partnerships will reduce costs up to 70% off the price of a new print textbook. Additionally, specific program features such as interactive online assignments, multimedia presentations, virtual tutoring, dynamic study and self-assessment tools give students everything they need to study well and succeed!

For Students

  • Students are sent an email two weeks before classes begin with instructions on how to access their digital course materials content. They’re able to access the content on the first day of class.
  • Students enjoy free access to the content up to the add/drop day set by campus.
  • After the free trial period, in order to retain access, students simply do nothing; a charge is conveniently billed to the student’s university account.
  • If students choose to opt out, they can do so easily by emailing brent.seewaldmarquar@ndsu.edu before the end of the free access period, it is then turned off and no charge is assessed.
  • A low cost print option may be available for those who do not opt out.

For specific information about your Inclusive Access title, enter your information at the Inclusive Access Portal

For Faculty

  • Academic freedom to choose when to use the program and control over what modules that are activated for student use.
  • Your students will all have access to the material on the first day of class.
  • Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, Inclusive Access allows professors to facilitate learning beyond the classroom. With interactive online assignments, multimedia presentations, virtual tutoring, dynamic study and self-assessment tools, professors can now have the most advanced educational tools available at their disposal.
  • As the program grows faculty and student feedback with learning outcomes will be available.

What are Open Educational Resources?

NDSU instructors have the option to create a customized, open educational resources (OER) digital textbook and offer low-cost printed copies of the book to their students through the NDSU Bookstore.

For Students

  • Your professor will adopt an open educational resource that is a digital copy.
  • They will then provide a link through the bookstore website or black board.
  • Copy this link to your bookmarks and download the digital material free.
  • If you would like a low cost print copy they are available for purchase at the NDSU Bookstore see the course material department for details.

For Faculty

  • The NDSU Bookstore has partnered with OpenStax to provide you and your students free downloadable digital textbooks.
  • These textbooks are peer reviewed and the entire contents of free digital textbooks are available online.
  • Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, Inclusive Access allows professors to facilitate learning beyond the classroom. With interactive online assignments, multimedia presentations, virtual tutoring, dynamic study and self-assessment tools, professors can now have the most advanced educational tools available at their disposal.
  • Review a book or chapters and see the quality for yourself at https://openstax.org/higher-ed.
  • We can also provide a low cost print copy for your students.
  • Contact the bookstore to adopt a title for your next term.



For more information about digital course materials, please contact Brent Seewald-Marquardt at (701)-231-8015 or send email to brent.seewaldmarquar@ndsu.edu

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