Audience: Franklin University Students using eTextbooks 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 eTextbook 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 eTextbook
Please see topic 2 of the following article: https://support.bluequill.com/hc/en-us/articles/228503107-E-Textbooks-With-Courseware-and-VitalSource
eTextbooks Compared to eTextbooks with Courseware
There are 2 categories of eTextbooks used at Franklin University. Often within a course, both kinds are just referred to as eTextbooks. However, a more accurate description lies below:
Traditional eTextbooks: Traditional eTextbooks are a digital copy of reading materials that are either required or recommended for the course.
Many traditional eTextbook are offered through VitalSource
eTextbooks with Courseware: What is sometimes referred to as an eTextbook is actually an eTextbook with Courseware. eTextbooks 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 eTextbook with Courseware (reading material and assignments) are completed outside of BlueQuill in the eTextbook platform.
Many eTextbooks with Courseware are offered through the Pearson and McGraw-Hill platforms.
Opting Out of eTextbooks
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 eTextbook or an eTextbook with Courseware, you will be responsible for purchasing the necessary access or materials required to complete the coursework. Opting out of an eTextbook with Courseware means you opt out of access to both the reading material and the adjoined assignments offered in the eTextbook platform. Please see the section above for a description of eTextbooks and a description of eTextbooks with Courseware.
Current Courses with eTextbooks
To see a list of courses that have eTextbooks, please look through the following page: https://www.franklin.edu/current-students/academic-resources/ebooks