Digital Textbook Access

Money on your mind?

There are a lot of things to consider when you calculate how much your Laurier degree will cost. That is why Laurier has been exploring new ways to improve access to learning materials, reduce costs of content and enhance your academic achievement.

Through Digital Textbook Access, you will receive the required learning materials for your course in a digital, rather than print, format on the first day of class at a significant cost savings. 

How Digital Textbook Access got started

In September 2015, Laurier launched its inaugural pilot program for five courses spanning both the Waterloo and Brantford campuses. Since these pilots were a success, seven new courses were offered in the winter term. Since the 2015-2016 academic year, over 4500 students and 18 faculty members have participated in this program, and have provided great feedback. Some of the feedback from students included:

  • Enjoyed the lower cost of the eText
  • Ease of transport
  • Specific features of the eText
  • Search function
  • Ability to “cut and paste”
  • Ability for professor to “push” highlights/annotations to the students
Testimonials

Dr. Noam Miller, Assistant Professor, Psychology (Waterloo Campus)

Student: Gabrielle Cardinal


How it works?

There are a number of advantages to using an eText:

  • Anytime, anywhere access
  • “Listen” to your eText using Text-to-Speech capabilities
  • Your eText is available to you on the first day of class. Since it has been included in your material fees there is no waiting for student loans to purchase the book
  • Lowest available price from the publisher
  • You have the ability to load your eText on up to 4 of your personal devices. 
  • Forever access through your personal devices
  • The ability to print your eText if you prefer hard copies (you have to claim/download your eText in order to print..see instructions below)

Be sure to download your Digital Textbook, which is the required resource for your course. Follow these easy steps:

1. Go to your course in MyLearningSpace

2. Go to the Content Area

3. Select the Digital Text Access

4. Create your Texidium account and start using your required resources!

5. Be sure to download the app so you can access offline and printing features


Get started

For assistance with the Texidium eReader, your Texidium account, or assistance with accessing your eTexts please visit the online Texidium help centre located at: http://texidium.com/help-page/. You will find FAQ's, helpful tutorial tip sheets and videos

http://texidium.com/wp-content/uploads/Installing-the-Texidium-eReader-for-Windows.pdf

For additional support, please contact us by filling out our contact form
http://texidium.com/texidium-help-centre/ or by phone 1-877-335-1186 (toll free) or 1-613-518-6567.

Frequently Asked Questions

 
What is Digital Textbook Access?
 
Are digital textbooks cheaper?
 
Why is Laurier moving into this direction?
 
How do I access my digital textbook?
 
When will I have access to my digital textbook?
 
How do I use the features of the eReader?
 
How do I pay for my access?
 
What does it mean to opt out?
 
Will I automatically be enrolled?
 

Should you require further information, please contact:

Mary Andraza at mandraza@wlu.ca
Mike Zybala at mzybala@wlu.ca

 

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