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ALL TEXTBOOK AND REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE THRU OUR ONLINE STORE.
Orders received after 2pm Thursday will begin to be processed on the following Monday.

Direct Digital Access Program

Fall 2021 Opt-Out Deadlines (Scroll down to see opt-out instructions)

Start Date Length of Class Opt out Date
8/25/2021 2 weeks or less (1-14 days) 8/24/2021
  15 days to 13 weeks (15-89 days) 8/27/2021
  14 weeks or more (90 or more days) 8/31/2021
     
8/26/2021 2 weeks or less (1-14 days) 8/25/2021
15 days to 13 weeks (15-89 days) 8/28/2021
  14 weeks or more (90 or more days) 9/1/2021
     
8/27/2021 2 weeks or less (1-14 days) 8/26/2021
  15 days to 13 weeks (15-89 days) 8/29/2021
  14 weeks or more (90 or more days) 9/2/2021
     
8/28/2021 2 weeks or less (1-14 days) 8/27/2021
  15 days to 13 weeks (15-89 days) 8/30/2021
  14 weeks or more (90 or more days) 9/3/2021
     
8/29/2021 2 weeks or less (1-14 days) 8/28/2021
  15 days to 13 weeks (15-89 days) 8/31/2021
  14 weeks or more (90 or more days) 9/4/2021
     
8/30/2021 2 weeks or less (1-14 days) 8/29/2021
  15 days to 13 weeks (15-89 days) 9/1/2021
  14 weeks or more (90 or more days) 9/5/2021
     
8/31/2021 2 weeks or less (1-14 days) 8/30/2021
  15 days to 13 weeks (15-89 days) 9/2/2021
  14 weeks or more (90 or more days) 9/6/2021
     
     

Student Instructions for Accessing RedShelf Direct Digital Access Course Content

Coded Courseware:

1.    Click on the RedShelf link within your course in D2L
2.    After clicking the RedShelf link, you will be brought to your "My Courses" page on RedShelf's platform.



3.    Click on the green "View Course Materials" button associated with your specific course.
4.    Click the green "Acquire Code" button.

5.    Your access code will appear.


6.    Copy the code.
7.    Use the publisher link provided by your instructor to paste and redeem your access code.
8.    After redeeming your code on the publisher's website, you will have access to the required material for your course.

Codeless Courseware:

You will only need to click the RedShelf link for codeless courseware classes if you wish to opt-out of Direct Digital Access for the course.  To access your course content with codeless courseware, you need to use the publisher link that your instructor has provided.  No access codes are needed or required.

Instructions for Opting Out:

If you do wish to opt-out, follow these steps:

1.    Click on the RedShelf link within your course in D2L.

2.    After clicking the RedShelf link, you will be brought to your "My Courses" page on RedShelf's platform.

3.    Click on the green "View Course Materials" button associated with your specific course.

4.    Scroll down on the page until you see the gray button that reads "I want to opt out of access to all required materials for this course."

5.  Click that gray button to initiate the opt-out process.

 

Contact Information

Technical Support
solve.redshelf.com

Disability Support Services
www.csmd.edu/disabilityservices

General Student Inquiries
textbooks@csmd.edu

Direct Digital Access Frequently Asked Questions

What is Direct Digital Access?

The Direct Digital Access program is a new textbook model in collaboration with top publishers that seeks to provide timely course materials to students at the lowest possible price. All students in a class buy into the content, lowering the cost for everyone. All students in that class also get access to the content one week prior to the start of their course.

How much does Direct Digital Access cost?

The price varies depending upon the course materials chosen by the instructor, but most are priced at an average of 30% - 60% off the cost of a printed text.

How do I get my textbook or access code?

Once myLearning is open for the semester, you will have access to your course materials automatically. In your course in myLearning, go to the content area and click on the Ebook module. Click that link to go to the page for your course materials, and follow the instructions on that page. You do not need to purchase anything in the CSM College Store or online; your course materials will automatically be available to you in myLearning.

Clicking on the link in myLearning took me to an access code for a website. Now what do I do?

See the instructions above for coded courseware.

What does it mean to opt-out?

The Direct Digital Access program at CSM automatically provides you with your books or course materials through a link in myLearning, but it is optional to participate. If you do not want to keep the course materials provided through Direct Digital Access, you may choose to decline this service (opt out) and purchase your materials in another way. You must opt out by the opt-out deadline listed in our communications with you. If you opt out by the deadline, access to the online content will be turned off and a refund will be issued to your student account. Keep in mind that it is rarely possible to find the same materials at a lower price.

How do I opt out?

To opt out, log into RedShelf, go to the My Courses page, and select your course. At the bottom of the page, click the grey “I want to opt out of access to all required materials for this course” button. If you opt out by the deadline, your student account be credited.

I opted out by mistake. Can I opt back in?

Yes! If it’s before the deadline date we’ve communicated, you can opt back in by going to the RedShelf site again. If it’s after the deadline, just email us at textbooks@csmd.edu to request that your access be reinstated. Include your student id number, Course (e.g. ‘ENG 1010), and section number.

I dropped the course. Can I get a refund for the course materials provided through Direct Digital Access?

If you drop the course before the opt-out deadline, you will automatically be opted out, and we will credit your student account.

I forgot to opt out and missed the deadline. Can I get a refund now?

Refunds will not be issued after the opt-out deadline.

How do I get help if I’m having trouble with access to a publisher learning platform (publisher websites outside of RedShelf or myLearning)?

Publisher contact information can be found on our technical support page.