VitalSource is committed to day-one success for faculty and students. In an earlier post we wrote about how to set your course up to facilitate this success (and hosted a webinar on the same topic). Today, we go a step further in making your course setup even easier using our Inclusive Access program.
Inclusive Access is a popular content delivery mechanism that VitalSource has supported for more than 10 years that gives your students access to all their digital materials on day one at a reduced rate. Right now, if you have an Inclusive Access program through VitalSource, we work with your campus Bookstore to ensure all adopted books are available in your learning management system (LMS) of “how do I get my content into my specific course shell?”
This process is now easier than ever. As an instructor, within your LMS, link to Vitalsource, search for your book via title, author, or ISBN and click “adopt.” Your title has now been added to your course with one click! If you do nothing else, enrolled students will have access to their textbook day one of class.
Now that we have freed up your time, VitalSource has added some tools to supersize your course. After clicking the “adopt” button, there is the option to create an assignment around the book content to deliver your students a customized learning experience. Use our easy assignment creation tool to pick and choose sections from the textbook to create a reading assignment that reflects exactly what you teach in class. Learning isn’t always linear, assignments don’t have to be either.
We know that before day one, professors and instructors put in a mountain of work into every course taught. Setting up courses and adding links to your LMS shouldn’t be a headache or an additional roadblock as you move towards ensuring your students success. With our Inclusive Access programs and integrations, we aleve those headaches and remove those roadblocks, allowing you to focus on what’s important: teaching your students.
Blog post written by James Rissler and Rainna Erikson.