Access Publisher Courseware As a Student

Access Publisher Courseware As a Student

VitalSource enables access to courseware through single sign-on (SSO) and offers a flexible opt-in/opt-out process for Inclusive Access (IA). 

Follow the steps below to access and manage your courseware.

  1. Access your institution's Learning Management System (LMS). For this example, we will use Canvas, but the process is similar for Moodle, D2L, and others. The exact wording may vary, so don't be afraid to look around.

  2. Navigate to your course, then find and click on your course materials.


  1. You will then load the dashboard for your course materials.


  2. Next, you will be prompted to opt in to access your materials immediately. You will be able to opt out (or back in) until the date listed. If for some reason you opt out and the listed date passes, a Buy Now button will appear, where you can purchase the courseware from your bookstore.


  1. Click on the Launch Courseware button to access your courseware. 


Note: You may see a Read Now button if you have a courseware and etextbook bundle for your course. Click Read Now to launch the title in Bookshelf. 



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