NDSCS Inclusive Access
Inclusive Access is a method of providing access to digital course content when instructors are using interactive courseware platforms or e-books in place of printed text. The program allows our campus to reduce student course materials costs in comparison to traditional print text and ensures that every student has easy access to the content by the first day of class.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get my course materials through the Inclusive Access Program?
Your IA course materials are delivered via your student email or Blackboard. Access begins the first day of class. Some courses require a code for access. Check your student email for the messages from the "NDSCS Bookstore" or with subject line "Inclusive Access Course Material Information". Your code will be near the bottom of the email. Didn't get an email? Search your inbox for "Inclusive Access", "NDSCS Bookstore", or "@verbasoftware.com". If you can't locate the email, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How much does Inclusive Access cost?
The price varies depending upon the platform and content chosen by the instructor, but Inclusive Access prices are lower than the cost of purchasing access direct from the publisher, and average 50% to 70% below the cost of a new, printed text.
What does it mean to opt-out?
Opt outs are only accepted through the posted deadline for each semester. At the student's request to opt out, the NDSCS Bookstore will issue a refund to their student account. Access to the digital course materials will be revoked at that time, and students will be responsible for finding the required course materials by other means. Students who opt out are not able to purchase a loose-leaf version of the digital course materials (offered with some titles) instead of using the digital copy.
I opted out by mistake and realized that I still need my access. Can I opt back in?
Yes! Go to your IA student portal to view current access status and opt out/in buttons for each course or contact the Bookstore at email@example.com.
I dropped the course. Do I still need to opt out?
Students who drop the course during the normal drop period for the course will automatically be "opted out" and will not be billed. After the drop period, refunds will be applied per the college's tuition cancellation policy.
I added the class late. Can I still opt in?
If you add the course after the opt out deadline for the term, please email the Bookstore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who should I contact if I am having trouble with access to the online content?
The Bookstore in conjunction with faculty coordinate the setup with the appropriate course materials vendor. We recommend that you contact your instructor if need assistance to access the content. If you have specific questions related to your billing, then contact the Bookstore.
I have further questions that were not addressed. Who do I contact?
If your question was not answered in this FAQ, please email the Bookstore at email@example.com.
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