Previously, Distance Education ordered textbooks from the bookstore for all courses it sectioned.
For Fall 2017, your department must order textbooks from the bookstore for online courses in the same manner it does for on-campus courses by June 1st, 2017.
Question: Was the Bookstore consulted about this process?
Answer: Yes, the Bookstore played an important role in confirming the process for ordering textbooks for online courses can be processed in the same manner as on-campus course textbook orders.
Question: Who orders the textbooks for our online courses?
Answer: This can vary by department. However, please consider that the textbook must be ordered many months prior to the start of the course.
Question: How do we know which textbook to order?
Answer: In January of this year, a 'Course Report' for each of your department's online courses was sent to the Department Head; this report contains a note about course textbooks. The bookstore also maintains a record of books that were previously ordered for each course.
Question: How do we order textbooks for online courses?
Answer: The process is the same as for on-campus courses. Orders can be placed with the Bookstore through their online, or paper, system.
Question: Can we change the textbook for a course?
Answer: Online courses take a significant amount of time and resources to create. Discussions about textbook changes, or revision, should be started the year prior to being implemented. For support with textbook changes, and other updates to you courses, please complete and return the Flexible Teaching Support form.
Question: Where do we go for help with ordering course textbooks?
Answer: Please visit the university Bookstore at University Bookstore Textbook Adoption for assistance.