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.
- 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?
You will access all most required electronic textbooks and materials through Moodle, in the DragonACCESS eReader tool typically found in the “Start Here” section of your course.
If your course uses a third-party lab like Pearson MyLab, Cengage MindTap or McGraw-Hill Connect, you will continue to access their text the way they always have through that tool in Moodle.
Some books may only be available as a physical textbook which can be picked up in the bookstore beginning one week before classes begin.
A few resources may require a different method or website to access them. Your instructor will be able to help you in these cases.
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, you must complete the Shipping Form for free shipping as soon as possible before each semester. Free shipping is only available to remote students. If you live in Seneca County, please make arrangements to pick up your books at the bookstore.
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. To consider opting out for Spring 2023, students should schedule an appointment by visiting the DragonACCESS Appointment Scheduler.
The period to opt out for Spring 2023 is November 7 through December 9. If you add a class or enroll after December 9, you will have additional time to opt back in or opt out of DragonACCESS.
In the meantime, feel free to email or Google Chat firstname.lastname@example.org 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 a DragonACCESS advisor during the opt-out period. The only way to opt out of the program is to meet with a DragonACCESS advisor.
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