DragonACCESS ensures that all students have access to their textbooks before the first day of class.
For a flat per-credit fee (of only $35), all your textbooks will be ready for you in Moodle, or in some cases, waiting for pickup at the bookstore. This convenient program removes the guessing games related to the cost of books, makes financial planning much easier, and helps you focus on your learning.
What is DragonACCESS?
DragonACCESS is a program that ensures that all students have access to their textbooks before the first day of class. For students, DragonACCESS is:
- Convenient – Course materials are available before your class starts. Sign up for courses and your materials will be waiting for you in Moodle.
- Cost effective – You’ll benefit from consistent, preferred pricing through Follett. For only $35 per credit hour, there are no guessing games around the cost of books, making financial planning much easier.
- Empowering – With automatic access to your textbooks, you can focus on learning and be confident in your academic success.
How will students access their books?
Students will access all required electronic textbooks and materials through Moodle, in the Brytewave/Redshelf eReader tool in the first section of your course in Moodle.
If your course uses a third party service like Pearson MyLab, Cengage MindTap or McGraw-Hill Connect, students will continue to access their text the way they always have.
When will students have access to their books?
Electronic textbooks and materials will be accessible as soon as students are added to Moodle. This typically occurs the Friday before classes start.
What if the course requires a hard copy text?
In some cases, a hard copy text may be required. These physical textbooks are included in the program and will be available for pick-up from the bookstore, starting the week before classes. If an online course requires a physical text, it will be shipped to students prior to the start of class.
What if a student has a special accommodation and requires a physical book?
Students who need a physical book because of a special accommodation should submit an accommodation request as quickly as possible, preferably by Friday of the first week of classes to the Disability Services Coordinator. Once the accommodation is approved, the Office of Disability Services will contact the DragonACCESS Coordinator to order a physical textbook.
If you need to register with the Office of Disability Services, more information is available on their website below.
Do students get to keep the book?
No. Other than the APA Publication Manual (7th Edition), which is theirs to keep, students must return all physical texts to the bookstore after the semester. Access to electronic texts will also end after the semester.
Can students opt out? How?
Though in most cases it is not recommended, students can opt out of any semester by scheduling an appointment with a DragonACCESS Advisor. An email with more information about the opt-out process will be sent prior to the semester.
In the meantime, feel free to email or Google Chat email@example.com with questions.
What happens if I opt out?
DragonACCESS is an exciting new service that removes the hassle of finding and purchasing textbooks and ensures that you have immediate and convenient access to all of your textbooks. However, if you have questions or feel that this program is not right for you, you should consult with the DragonACCESS advisor during the opt-out period.
If you are still not sure about the program, you may deduct the DragonACCESS charge from your August 1 payment with no penalty. However, this does not mean you have opted out. You still must consult with the DragonACCESS advisor during the opt-out period to formally decline the service. At that time, the advisor will discuss details and options with you.
Once you complete the opt-out process, your account will be adjusted, any refunds will be issued, and you will be on your own to acquire your textbooks and materials.
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