Inclusive Access Information
Inclusive Access Information
Q: What is Inclusive Access?
Inclusive Access at NWTC is a partnership between NWTC and the publisher to deliver the digital courseware required for your course so you can access the right materials at the most affordable price on the first day of class.
Q: How do I get my required course materials through the Inclusive Access Program?
The required digital course materials will be accessible via BlackBoard on or just prior to the first day of class. The fee for the materials is included as part of the ‘Digital Material Access Fee’ on your tuition statement. The optional purchase of a print version of the textbook is available through the NWTC Bookstore.
Q: How much does Inclusive Access cost?
Just like textbooks, prices vary dependent upon the product and the content that is being delivered. Click here to view a list of courses that are using Inclusive Access delivery to see the ‘Digital Materials Access Fee’ for each course.
Q: Will the printed copy of the book replace the digital content delivered in Inclusive Access?
It will not – all of the courses that are using the Inclusive Access content delivery method at NWTC are utilizing ‘courseware’ where you will be submitting your required assignments. The low cost printed copy is available as a supplement for those students who feel it will enhance their learning experience.
Q: Won’t I need a printed copy of the book to read my assignments?
The courseware being used for your class includes an eBook – so you are set with all of your materials from the first day of class!
Q: Where do I find the link for my materials in my Blackboard shell?
Typically, your link will be under ‘Course Materials’ in Blackboard. If you are unable to find it there, please reach out to your instructor for help finding the link.
Q: What does it mean to ‘opt-out’?
When you opt-out of Inclusive Access, you are telling us that you do not wish to purchase your materials through NWTC’s Inclusive Access program. If you choose to opt-out, you will need to purchase the required digital course materials elsewhere.
Q: How long do I have to ‘opt-out’?
You have one week from the first day of class to opt out.
Q: How do I opt out?
Log into Blackboard and navigate to the course using Inclusive Access and choose to opt out. Click here to view a video on how to opt out.
Q: I didn’t mean to opt out, can I opt back in?
You may opt back in as long as it is before the opt out deadline. You follow the same steps as opting out (video here) except you choose to ‘Opt-in’.
Q: Do I get an immediate refund when I opt out?
When you opt out, the Bookstore will request that a credit be applied to your account. The requests are compiled and submitted to Student Finance on a weekly basis. Student Finance processes the credit and, if there is a balance owed to the college, the credit is applied to that balance. If there is no balance owed to the college, a refund will be issued to you via the preference you have set up with Student Finance.
Q: I dropped the course, do I still need to opt out?
Students who drop the course will automatically be ‘opted-out’.
Q: I still have some questions. Who do I contact?
Contact the NWTC Bookstore Team by clicking here to email us. Please include the following information so we may better assist you:
- Name of Course
- Class Number
- Description of problem