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Inclusive Access

The Inclusive Access Program (I/A) is a new textbook model in collaboration with top publishers that provides textbooks in a digital content. The cost of the textbook/digital content is included as an additional course charge on your schedule and fee statement. You will have access to the textbook/digital content on the first day of class. The digital content also may include Interactive-learning platforms.

What is an Interactive or Adaptive Learning Platform?

Interactive Learning Platforms are much more than just e-books. They are interactive software platforms developed to provide an enhanced learning experience beyond reading the text. They may include multi-media video and audio presentations and animation, and adaptive quizzes and homework sets, which link directly to the related section of text when incorrect answers are given. They also allow for various levels of customization by the instructor, peer-to-peer sharing of notes, and the creation of digital flashcards you can use with smartphone apps.

Do I need an access code? How will I get my access code?

Inclusive Access Course materials will not require an access code. Content will automatically be placed on the course and will be accessible when you sign into your course though the Learning Management System (Blackboard).

How much does Inclusive Access cost?

The price varies depending upon the course materials chosen by the instructor, but most Inclusive Access prices are lower than the cost to access the materials directly through the publisher or bookstore, and average more than 50% off the cost of printed text.

Find the cost for your class with the Inclusive Access fee schedule.

How do I pay for my access?

A course materials charge will be assessed when you register for the course and posted to your account. It will become part of your bill from Business Services. No need to stand in line to purchase a book at the bookstore!

I do not have all the money to pay for the course charge at the time my tuition is due. Can I make payments on the additional charge?

Yes. Since the additional charge is part of your tuition bill, the charge may be included as part of your tuition payment plan.

Will financial aid funds pay for my digital course materials?

Yes, if you do not opt-out by the deadline.

Will VA Post 9/11 (Ch. 33) funds pay for the digital course materials?

No. Just as with your other books and course materials, you are responsible for paying the digital materials charge. This fee cannot be directly billed to the VA since it is an optional charge. If you receive a book stipend or housing allowance (BAH), you may use those funds to cover the cost of the materials. 

Will my exemption/waiver apply to the digital course materials?

No, you are responsible for paying the digital materials charge.

How do I opt-out of the course charge and what does that mean?

If you do not want to participate in Inclusive Access, you have until the official day of record (census date) to opt out of the program.

To opt out:

  1. Login to WebAdvisor
  2. Find and select Digital Course Materials Opting In/Out under the Business Services heading
  3. Select the correct term and check the Opt OUT box next to the available section
  4. Click submit

After clicking submit, the tuition adjustment will automatically be reflected on your tuition bill.

I opted-out by mistake and realized that I still need my access. Can I opt back in?

Yes.

To opt in:

  1. Login to WebAdvisor
  2. Find and select Digital Course Materials Opting In/Out under the Business Services heading
  3. Select the correct term and uncheck the Opt OUT box next to the available section
  4. Click submit

After clicking submit, your access will be active and the charge will be added back to your tuition bill.

This must be done by the official day of record (census date) for the course. This step is also necessary to opt back in if the course was previously dropped for any reason.

Can I purchase a paperback version of the digital text?

In most cases, yes. Discounted copies of the paper textbook will be available for purchase in the campus bookstore if you're in an Inclusive Access course.

I dropped the course. Do I still need to opt-out?

No, you will automatically be removed from the course and access to the materials. Refunds will be issued for the course materials if the drop occurs on or before the official day of record (census date).

Whom should I contact if I am having trouble with access to the online content?

Call Tech 24/7 at 817-515-8324.

Updated October 23, 2017