Inclusive Access is a course materials delivery program. It packages content with the course to give each student the opportunity to access the right materials at the most affordable price from day one.
Inclusive Access might be known by a different name depending on your school:
- Access Granted
- Access Now
- All Access
- All Inclusive
- Auto Access
- Course Materials Fee Program
- Day One Direct Access (D1DA)
- Digital Access
- Direct Access
- Direct Digital
- First Access
- First Day Access
- Immediate Access
- Instant Access
- Interactive Digital Access Program (IDAP)
- Textbook Price Reduction Pilot Program
Inclusive Access is not free, but your bookstore negotiated a unique deal with the publisher so it's the lowest cost you'll find anywhere! Your bookstore will have the most up-to-date and accurate information about pricing since it is a unique situation between the school and the publisher, and RedShelf doesn't have information to share for each individual course. The bookstore will be your best resource for that info.
How does Inclusive Access Work?
Inclusive Access makes the material accessible on your account on or before the first day of class. Again, depending on your school and course, there are different ways to go about maintaining, obtaining, or declining this access:
OPT-OUT: If your course is "opt-out Inclusive Access," that means you've started the term "opted in" for access and would need to "OPT OUT" if you got the materials elsewhere and don't want them through this program. You have a trial period of free access prior to the add/drop deadline - after the deadline, you will be charged for access to the materials for the duration of the term unless you opt out.
OPT-IN: If your course is "opt-in Inclusive Access," that means you've started the term "opted out" - you'll have to go to your LMS or your school's RedShelf website to "OPT IN" for access to the materials. You will not have access and will not be charged unless you decide to opt in. You have the option to opt in until your course's add/drop deadline.
NO-OPT: If you don't have an option to opt in or opt out, that means you're opted in by default, and your school bookstore - not RedShelf - is the gatekeeper for opt outs. You'd need to contact them for information about a potential opt-out.
Please note your "opted in" or "opted out" status becomes permanent when the add/drop deadline passes. Your school bookstore or bursar's office handles final billing, so they can answer questions about a potential late opt-out for any extenuating circumstances.
We've also got more detailed walkthroughs of how to access your Inclusive materials and how to opt out on a few of the more popular Learning Management Systems:
Please don't hesitate to let us know if you have questions - Inclusive Access-related or otherwise!