It appears that your browser does not support JavaScript, or you have it disabled. This site is best viewed with JavaScript enabled. If JavaScript or cookies are disabled in your browser, please enable them and then reload this page.
Skip to main content


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?

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 before classes begin with instructions on how to access their digital course materials content. Access the content is available on the first day of class.
  • In order to retain access, students must remain opted-in. This requires students to take no action and a charge for the inclusive access materials is automatically billed to the student’s university account.
  • If students choose to opt out, they can do so easily by accessing their Inclusive Access Portal before the opt-out deadline. Access 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.

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Inclusive Access

 

  • Why can't I access my inclusive materials in Blackboard?
    There are a few reasons you might have trouble finding our getting access through Blackboard:
    1. Your instructor has not yet loaded the inclusive access materials into blackboard.
    2. You have registered for the class within the last 2 business days.
    3. Your instructor may have specific instructions for accessing the materials.
  •  

  • Why can't I add my inclusive access title to my shopping cart?
    Inclusive access is billed separately from your other course materials. Your inclusive access title will be automatically billed to your university account. Do not purchase the title directly from the publisher or you may be billed twice for the same course material.

 

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 us at (701)-231-9478 or send email to ndsu.bookstore@ndsu.edu

 

Privacy and Disclaimer
I.1.B