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Direct Access is a program that provides students access to their course materials in digital format on the first day of class. The lower priced materials are then charged to student accounts (once opted-in) with the ability to apply scholarships, financial aid, and grant money to cover the cost. All students have equal access and equal opportunity to succeed, beginning on the first day of class.

Direct Access Program has two main goals:                

·         Reducing the cost of course materials

·         Improving educational outcomes for students

What features of the program are beneficial to students?
·         Course materials are provided in digital format
·         Materials are accessed through the LMS (Blackboard)
·         Materials are provided for the entire class at a reduced price
·         Available on the first day of class
·         Utilize funds from scholarships, grants and financial aid
·         Charged to student’s account (after opting-in)
·         Accessible on multiple devices (iPhone, laptop, etc.)

Courses using Direct Access for Fall 2018:

- CJC 111          - CJC 160          - EDU 145          - EDU 280         
- CJC 112          - CJC 162          - EDU 146          - EDU 281
- CJC 113          - CJC 163          - EDU 153          - EDU 282
- CJC 114          - CJC 212          - EDU 157          - EDU 289
- CJC 115          - CJC 213          - EDU 163          - PSY 150
- CJC 120          - CJC 214          - EDU 216          
- CJC 121          - CJC 241          - EDU 234          
- CJC 131          - CJC 244          - EDU 235          
- CJC 141          - EDU 118          - EDU 245
- CJC 144          - EDU 131          - EDU 258
- CJC 151          - EDU 144          - EDU 259

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Direct Access?

The Direct Access program is a new textbook model in collaboration with top publishers that converts books into digital content. All students in a class buy into the content, lowering the cost for everyone. All students in that class also get access to the content on the first day, and won't be billed for it until after the drop/add date.


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.


How much does Direct Access cost?

The price varies depending upon the course materials chosen by the instructor, but most Direct Access prices are lower than the cost to access the material direct through the publisher, and average 50% to 70% off the cost of the printed text.


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

Direct 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).

What does it mean to opt-in?

If you wish to participate in Direct Access, you have until the add/drop day (usually the first 10 days of class) to opt-in to the program. If you chose not to opt-in, your access will be removed and you have no obligation to purchase anything.