Whether we are faculty, higher ed administrators, college publishers, digital platform providers, or campus bookstores, ultimately our success is dependent on student success. We've seen the positive impact affordable and readily accessible course materials has on academic achievement, and that the high cost of course materials presents real barriers to academic achievement.
Our solution? Connect students with discounted eTextbooks, custom, published content and other digital course materials through integrations across campus systems, also known as RedShelf Inclusive. Our inclusive access program equips up to 100% of students and faculty with required materials before the start of classes and provides intuitive teaching and learning tools to help drive student success in the classroom.
Need a reason to go inclusive? We'll give you four.
We work with leading industry publishers to offer discounted course materials in multiple durations that are “below competitive market rates” as required by the U.S. Department of Education. The result? Students save money; campus stores become the central hub for digital content delivery and gain up to 100% sell-through. In fact, schools using RedShelf's inclusive program during Fall 2016 saved an average of 39% off the standard digital price and 64% off the new print price of textbooks.
We are compliant with ADA and Section 508, giving all students access to digital content that suits their learning needs. Our website and eReader have information that's clearly readable and easy to navigate. Additionally, we created an Accessible Reader intended specifically for users who require enhanced accessibility functionality.
Schools can leverage the RedShelf catalog to provide access to all content, to every student, on any device. Our platform integrates directly with the campus Learning Management System (LMS) or a store branded 'My Shelf,' allowing for single sign-on access and direct linking to additional content.
Navigation, tools and our reading experience are optimized to focus on students needs. Our study tools, including the ability to create and annotate flashcards, highlight content in multiple colors, and create personalized student guides, promote interaction with the content. Faculty benefits from the collaboration feature which encourages professor and student interaction through sharing of notes and annotations in group sessions.
Analytics allow faculty and institutions to analytics student performance versus eBooks usage metrics at the individual, section, course, and institutional level. Usage data includes reading time, pages read, and annotations at the chapter and page level, helping faculty and administrators identify at-risk students.
Ready to get started? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll connect you with a dedicated account representative.