Inclusive Access Course Materials: Information for Instructors

VitalSource Inclusive Access Course Materials

Instructors who have adopted VitalSource Inclusive Access course materials from the bookstore will find a link to these materials in their Canvas course.  

Course Modules

In the course modules look for the module called "Inclusive Access Materials."  

Inclusive Access module link in Canvas

When students click on the link in this module (usually called VitalSource Bookshelf") they will be provided access to the course materials you selected.

Inclusive Access materials page in VitalSource portal  

If the module link is missing or accidentally deleted from your Canvas course you can easily restore it by following the steps below:

  1. Create a new module named "Inclusive Access Materials"
  2. Click on the "Add an Item" plus sign in the module and select the external tool type from the drop-down menu
  3. Scroll through the list of external tool options and select the VitalSource Bookshelf option
  4. The URL and page name fields should automatically populate
  5. Confirm that the "Load in a new tab" box is checked
  6. Click the blue "Add Item" button
  7. Publish the new module and VitalSource Bookshelf link

Optional: Course Navigation Link

Inclusive Access navigaion item in CanvasThere is also an optional course navigation link called "Inclusive Access" (disabled by default) that you can make available to your students by following these steps:

  1. Click on course settings in the left navigation
  2. Choose the Navigation tab at the top
  3. Locate the navigation item called "Inclusive Access" from the disabled items at the bottom of the page
  4. Drag this item up to the top (active) navigation items, or click on the more options icon (three vertical dots) and choose "enable"
  5. Save your changes at the bottom of the Settings page
  6. The Inclusive Access navigation link should now be available in the left course navigation



Both the module link and the course navigation link provide the same access to the course material.  Inclusive Access links should be available approximately 2 weeks before the beginning of the semester.


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Tue 7/19/22 9:23 PM
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