Audience: Franklin University Students using e-textbooks for their BlueQuill courses.
Disclaimer: The results and functionality of the following article only apply to audience listed above.
This articles serves as an overview to Franklin University's e-textbook initiative. Many of the subjects below contain links to other articles about this subject.
Please see topic 1 of the following article: https://support.bluequill.com/hc/en-us/articles/228503107-E-Textbooks-With-Courseware-and-VitalSource
Accessing Your E-Textbook
Please see topic 2 of the following article: https://support.bluequill.com/hc/en-us/articles/228503107-E-Textbooks-With-Courseware-and-VitalSource
E-Textbooks Compared to E-Textbooks with Courseware
There are 2 categories of e-textbooks used at Franklin University. Often within a course, both kinds are just referred to as e-textbooks. However, a more accurate description lies below:
Traditional E-Textbooks: Traditional e-textbooks are a digital copy of reading materials that are either required or recommended for the course.
Many traditional e-textbook are offered through VitalSource.
E-Textbooks with Courseware: What is sometimes referred to as an e-textbook is actually an e-textbook with Courseware. E-Textbooks with Courseware have 2 purposes; reading material and assignments. Assignments as part of the Courseware may be homework, practice work, labs, study guides, training materials, quizzes, or more. However both portions of the e-textbook with Courseware (reading material and assignments) are completed outside of BlueQuill, and are both part of the same e-textbook platform.
Many e-textbooks with Courseware are offered through the Pearson and McGraw-Hill platforms.
Opting Out of E-Textbooks
Important information exist in the video at the top of the following article: https://support.bluequill.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003729628-Opting-Out-Of-E-Textbooks
Important: If you opt out of the from using an e-textbook or an e-textbook with Courseware, you will be responsible for purchasing the necessary access and materials required to complete the coursework. Opting out of an e-textbook with Courseware means you opt out of access to both the reading material and the adjoined assignments offered in the e-textbook platform. Please see the section above for a description of e-textbooks and a description of e-textbooks with Courseware.
Current Courses with E-Textbooks
To see a list of courses that have e-textbooks, please look through the following page: https://www.franklin.edu/current-students/academic-resources/ebooks