Your students' introduction to Inclusive Access is critical to the success of your program. If you include the right information and time your communication well, your students will understand the IA program, trust that they’re getting a fair price for their course materials, and know what to expect in terms of pricing, access, and future communication from your store. It’s also a great opportunity to give the instructors in the program a shout-out for saving their students money on their materials.
Timing: Send to students several days before the LMS opens for the term.
Welcome to the Inclusive Access program, Example University Bookstore’s digital course materials delivery service. This program provides you access to online course materials - like textbooks and publisher courseware - at lower prices than you would otherwise purchase in the bookstore or on a publisher’s website. This semester, one or more of your professors has chosen to participate in the program so you can get your required course materials at the lowest possible price.
So what does this mean for you? It means that when [LMS] opens for the [Term] term, you will immediately have access to your online course materials for a free trial period through Example University’s add/drop deadline! Don’t worry - you will receive more emails from Example U Bookstore a few days before classes begin with detailed information to guide you through the process of accessing your materials, and we will be available to answer any questions you may have.
After the free access period, your bursar account will be charged the exclusive Example U Bookstore discounted price. If you decide you do not want to purchase the materials through Inclusive Access, you will have the ability to opt out of the Inclusive Access program through a link in [LMS]. As long as you opt out by [Opt-out Deadline Date], your bursar account will not be charged.
To view pricing for your [Term] course(s) participating in the Inclusive Access program, please go to eubookstore.com/textbooks, and click the "Shop Textbooks" button to log in and view your course materials. Courses participating in Inclusive Access will have a note to this effect as well as the price that will be charged to your bursar account. More information about Inclusive Access is available at eubookstore.com/ia.
We can’t wait to see you back on campus!
The Example University Bookstore Inclusive Access Team