As we all know, it’s important to report accurate course materials requirements and pricing to students as early as possible. Your own inventory management system and website are the best places to post that information as soon as you have a confirmed Inclusive Access adoption. Below are two pieces of wording you can use to make sure students shopping early know what the Inclusive Access program is, how they will be charged for the course materials, and how much they will pay for the materials.
Create a dummy ISBN for each IA item. In the Title field of the dummy ISBN, insert the following:
DEPT 1234 - (INCLUSIVE ACCESS) DIGITAL MATERIAL DELIVERED VIA (LMS). NO ACTION REQUIRED. YOUR BURSAR ACCOUNT WILL BE BILLED $55.00 FOR MATERIALS
Attach each IA item to its course.
Add this note in Course Notes (or whatever field will display on the store’s website):
YOUR INSTRUCTOR IS TAKING PART IN THE (INCLUSIVE ACCESS) PROGRAM FOR THE [TERM] SEMESTER TO HELP SAVE STUDENTS MONEY. ALL STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE COURSE WILL HAVE IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO THE DIGITAL MATERIALS DURING (SCHOOL NAME)'S COURSE ADD/DROP PERIOD. IF YOU WANT TO PURCHASE THE MATERIALS IN ANOTHER MANNER, YOU MAY OPT-OUT OF THE PROGRAM VIA (LMS). ALL STUDENTS WHO KEEP THE DIGITAL MATERIALS (THAT IS, THOSE WHO DO NOT OPT OUT) WILL HAVE THE DISCOUNTED COURSE MATERIALS CHARGE OF $55.00 BILLED TO THEIR BURSAR ACCOUNT.