Inclusive Access Program
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Inclusive Access?
The Inclusive Access Program is a course materials delivery system which provides access to the latest online technology for materials chosen by our faculty. Prices are far below the cost of traditional printed textbooks breaking the cycle of spiraling student costs. By providing a single access source, Inclusive Access turns each class roster into a buying group, with the purchasing power to demand better pricing in exchange for enrollment volume.
How does the program work?
Everyone in your class will have access to the digital course materials on the first day of class by logging into your Canvas account and selecting your course. Your instructor will place a link on Canvas to access your course materials through RedShelf. The link for your course materials are available typically on the courses link on the left hand navigation. You will then be able to access the Adaptive Learning product (such as CONNECT, WebAssign, Revel, MyLabs, Mindtap, etc.) or eBook, through the link in Canvas and by using the code provided through the RedShelf link. If you do not find the link, please contact your instructor. You can also find a video on where to find your materials on Canvas by clicking on the videos below.
PLEASE DO NOT USE A FREE COURTESY CODE PROVIDED BY A PUBLISHER. This will lead to a prompt for you to pay the publisher directly. The Inclusive Access price has been negotiated to be the best possible price, and you will pay more if you purchase directly through the publisher.
What are the benefits of Inclusive Access?
Inclusive Access provides all students with an equal opportunity to get ahead in class. By having early access to the materials, students can be better prepared for their course. The trial period before the Census date, allows students to preview their materials without committing to purchase and eliminates the stress of searching for the most affordable prices for those materials. The specially discounted prices in the Inclusive Access are exclusive to the program and are not available through any other party. Furthermore, because the Bookstore is operated by Delta College, its proceeds are returned to the Campus. Your participation in Inclusive Access will benefit San Joaquin Delta College as a whole.
How much does Inclusive Access cost?
The price varies depending upon the platform and content used by each individual instructor. The Delta College Bookstore negotiates with individual publishers based on total students enrolled in an instructors class(es) to obtain the lowest possible price for our students.
How do I pay for my Inclusive Access?
Students have until the Census date to pay for their access. Payment should be made on the Bookstore website, select "TEXTBOOKS", "Order Books", and then select your class. Complete the checkout process as normal. This is the same process as purchasing standard textbooks/codes. In order to remain in the program, students have until the Census date to pay/purchase the Inclusive Access material. If you do not wish to participate in the program, your access will simply be deactivated after the Census date for your class.
How can I access my materials/code?
Your materials are available via a link placed in your course's Canvas, typically on the courses link on the left hand navigation. Your instructor should be able to tell you exactly where the link was placed. If your class is using a code, the code will be placed in Canvas and be available to you on the first day of class.
How do I know if my class is using Inclusive Access?
When you select your class on the Bookstore’s website, it will have the Inclusive Access logo, "(IA)" as part of the title, and will be marked as "DIGITAL ACCESS (IA)".
What if I drop my class before the Census date?
If you dropped your class before the census date and you have not paid for your courseware, your materials will be deactivated. If you have paid for your materials, you are eligible for a full refund by contacting the Bookstore ([email protected]). If you add a class that is also using Inclusive Access, you will see the material in your Canvas and need to proceed to the Bookstore website to purchase them before the Census date.
Retaking a course that is participating in Inclusive Access. Do I have to pay again?
For a majority of the courses, access is only valid for 180 days (one semester). If you are retaking a course with 180 day access, you will need to pay for the access again. You may contact us at [email protected] to confirm if you will need to pay for the materials again.
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