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Add Content to Your Course with One Click

Posted by Rainna Erikson on November 15, 2017

Add Content to Your Course with One ClickVitalSource 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?”

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Accessibility in higher ed requires all hands on-deck

Posted by Rick Johnson on November 09, 2017

This post appeared in its entirety in eCampus News.

Accessibility in higher ed requires all hands on-deckThe accessibility of learning content is undergoing a dramatic change right now. This change is being built upon existing standards that key parts of the industry are implementing, as well as new standards. All the changes that are happening are, for the first time, enabling the ability for institutions, instructors and learners to adopt and access accessible content, that is the exact same content, at the same time, on the same platforms as any other user.

Vendors must ensure that the content they provide is available where and when users need it, and that the platform and the content are created in a way that they will work together to ensure accessibility.

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The value of Bookshelf: A student perspective

Posted by Alex Terry on October 31, 2017

The value of Bookshelf: A student perspectiveAs an undergrad, I went to a public university and, like most students, heavily relied on textbooks to complete and be successful in my studies. Early in my academic career, I found VitalSource as a source for my textbooks – in a digital format – and my study habits were forever changed.

I am now in my master’s program and I use VitalSource Bookshelf every day. I log in to VitalSource on my Mac, open OneNote, put each program side-by-side on my screen and use the integration between the two programs to take notes on the chapter at hand.

There are so many good things about Bookshelf, but there are two main features that I love the most.

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Understand Student Engagement with the Instructor Dashboard

Posted by Daniel Green on October 24, 2017

Understand Student Engagement with the Instructor DashboardAt VitalSource, we believe in a simple formula for student success: relevant content plus great instruction plus quality student engagement equals student success. We know your institution is already positioned to deliver effective instruction and your instructional designers ensure the best content is available to students, but do you know whether your students are engaging with the course materials in a meaningful way?

As the market leader in managing digital programs, we’re helping institutions ensure every student in every course has their materials on the first day of class at the best price possible. Instead of wondering whether students are keeping pace with early instruction, instructors can have confidence that students have the materials they need to fully engage from day one.

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To strengthen offerings to campus stores, Hayes joins VitalSource

Posted by Mike Hale, Ph.D. on October 20, 2017

Kathleen Hayes - Director of Institutional Partnerships, VitalSourceIt is an exciting time at VitalSource as Kathleen Hayes, a 25-year ed-tech veteran, has joined us as our new Director of Institutional Partnerships. Kathleen will lead our U.S. and Canadian higher-education efforts, for both VitalSource and Verba, to grow Inclusive Access and to accelerate affordability and the digital revolution in course materials. Kathleen has built a career driving affordability in course materials, coming from zyBooks, helping to improve learning through digital learning solutions, and prior to that, Verba, where she focused her efforts on providing tools for colleges stores to grow affordability initiatives.

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