Launch Users and Features

Launch provides a central resource for students and instructors to access all of the VitalSource resources adopted for their school’s Inclusive Access program.

Users

Students can update their opt-out decisions and open their digital content from VitalSource Launch. Instructors can view their digital content and access additional resources of interest, like the VitalSource Instructor Dashboard.

Key Features

  • Users accessing VitalSource Launch from their LMS will benefit from:
  • A seamless login experience
  • A centralized location for students to manage their opt-out decisions and for instructors to access their adopted digital materials via single sign-on to Bookshelf®
  • Easy access to course materials

Student Experience

The first time a student launches one of their digital materials, they will see a sign-on page. They can choose to create or log in to a VitalSource Bookshelf account, or continue to their digital material without registering for an account.

Students will only see this screen the very first time they launch. After that, we’ll remember their decision and take them straight to Bookshelf.

Instructor Experience

The first time an instructor launches one of their digital materials, they will see an informational message about their complimentary digital materials and a sign-on page where they will need to create an account. Instructors also have a tab for our Instructor Portal where they can easily access other VitalSource applications, like our Instructor Dashboard.

Instructors will only see this screen the very first time they launch. After that, we’ll remember their decision to take them straight to Bookshelf.

How to Access

Launch is accessible from your LMS. The configuration for the VitalSource LTI External Tool is quick and easy. You will work with the VitalSource Customer Success team to obtain your consumer key and secret. The team will also work with your bookstore to collect your digital adoptions and associate them with your courses. This allows you to use a generic link for all classes without adding a step for instructors to adopt the digital materials they have already chosen for their classes.

Integration with VitalSource Product Suite

Launch integrates with your LMS via our standard LTI integration capability. From Launch, VitalSource will SSO users directly into their Bookshelf accounts.

Training and Support

Your Customer Success Manager will help you determine the best user experience for your institution. The CSM will provide demos and training to make sure you feel comfortable with the integration and steps for both instructors and students.

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