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Inclusive Access

Inclusive Access is a method of providing access to digital course content when instructors are using interactive courseware platforms or e-books in place of printed text. The program allows our campus to reduce student course materials costs in comparison to traditional print text, and ensures that every student has easy access to the content by the first day of class. In short, we have upgraded our course materials model to combine affordability and ease of access with 21st-century educational tools.

Two Main Goals of Inclusive Access

  • Reduce the overall cost of course materials.
  • Provide access to products which improve educational outcomes for students.
The Process Is Simple
  • When an instructor decides to include use of an interactive courseware platform in their curriculum, discount pricing is negotiated by the Inclusive Access program.
  • Access is provided automatically for every student in the roster on the first day of class.
  • Students are able to access the content prior to add/drop period with no initial payment, during which time they can opt out if they choose.
  • Students who remain in will have the access charge billed to their student account.
  • Students who drop the course are automatically opted out and are not billed.
Benefits to Students
  • 30%-50% lower than equivalent pricing for printed textbooks.
  • Deferred student billing direct to student account.
  • Course materials available day one with no waiting in line for heavy books.
  • Increased interaction with course content leading to greater success in the course

Frequently Asked Questions

How it Works

How does the program work?

Students’ course materials will be accessed from inside the course shell on day one of
your class. Students have the opportunity to opt-out or opt back in during the drop-add
period. Their student account will be charged for the course materials. Students can save 30-50% on required course materials through this program.

Who is participating in Inclusive Access?

Faculty can choose to participate in Inclusive Access for all or some of their courses.
Participating in the Access program ensures that students will have all required course
materials on day one of class, for a percentage of the original cost.

How often are materials supplied?

Required materials are supplied at the beginning of each term. The materials will be
accessible on, or before, the first day of class. Students should continue to check their
school email (from noreply@follett.com) before the start of each term.

How do I get my required course materials?

Once you register for your courses, the bookstore will get everything ready for your Inclusive Access courses! You will receive confirmation emails sharing details to access digital materials in the learning management system.

How do I know if I am included in an Access program?

At the point of registration, your course will be marked as ‘Access’. You will also receive
an email notification 30-days prior to class start.

How do faculty adopt content?

Faculty will continue to adopt content by contacting the bookstore. Any updates to the adoption procedure will be emailed to the faculty.
Program Benefits and Costs

What are the benefits to me?

There are many benefits to students, including:

  • 30-50% lower than equivalent pricing for course materials.
  • Deferred student billing direct to student accounts.
  • Course materials available online on day one with no waiting in line with heavy
  • Digital platforms offer key features such as: highlighting, flash cards & note-
    sharing, leading to greater success in the course.
  • Reduced stress related to finding and purchasing the correct course materials.

How much does Inclusive Access Cost? Will I save money?

Yes! The price varies depending upon the content chosen by the instructor. But Inclusive Access prices are lower than the cost of purchasing access direct from the publisher, and an average of 30-50% below the cost of a new material.

How do I pay for my material(s)?

The access charge will be billed directly to your student account after the opt-out deadline or add in other billing method.
Included Materials

What type of materials will I receive?

Digital materials are available in Inclusive Access programs and can be eBook or
courseware materials.

How long do I have access to my digital materials?

Digital materials can be accessed for a minimum of 180 days (about 6 months) and may
be available for longer periods based on the material adopted and the publisher’s terms.

Are recommended course materials included in the Access

Only materials identified by the professor as “required” are included. All “recommended”
materials will be available for purchase separately at the bookstore.

Is Inclusive Access required or can I opt-out of the program?

While all students are automatically enrolled in the Access program, you may choose to
opt-out and find/purchase your course materials independently.

How do I opt-out/do I need to opt-out each term?

All students are automatically enrolled in Inclusive Access. However, you may opt-out of the program during specified opt-out periods (the opt-out deadline) at the start of each term and you are then responsible for finding and purchasing their required course materials independently. Your school may provide the opt-out link in the following ways:

  • Separate page on the website to opt-out.
  • Opt-out link provided on the LMS.
  • Opt-out link received via an email to the student’s school email address.

For all other questions, contact your campus store at inclusiveaccess@cfcc.edu or 910-362-7379 for information on how to opt out.

What are the opt-out dates for this academic year?

Students may opt-out of the program until the 75% refund date.

What if I opted-out by mistake or changed my mind?

If the opt-out period has not ended, you can opt back in by going to the opt-out portal
and choosing “Opt-In”. You can login to the opt-out portal by clicking an opt-out link
provided by the school or by checking your school email address for the link to the opt-
out portal.
Adding/Dropping/Incomplete Courses

What if I add or drop a course?

If you add or drop a course, that information is automatically transmitted to the

  • Added courses: Within 24 hours of adding a course, you will receive an email at your school email address with details to access your digital materials and/or materials are provisioned directly into the LMS.
  • Dropped courses: For courses dropped prior to the last day to drop/add/opt-out deadline, access to electronic or digital materials will be automatically disabled.

What if I get an incomplete grade in a course and need additional time to access course materials?

For digital material, the length of access is dependent on those specific materials. You
should contact the bookstore for more information.

I have questions that were not answered in these FAQs. Where can I get more information?

Any additional questions, please contact your campus store team at inclusiveaccess@cfcc.edu or 910-362-7379 .
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