What is includED?
In the includED program, students access all of their course materials within the Blackboard environment. The eBook and digital resources that are typically accessed with an “access code” are now deeply integrated into the course through Blackboard. This benefits students by offering the convenience of paying for course materials with tuition and fees, by eliminating the wait time in bookstore lines, and most importantly, it increases student success by ensuring that all students are prepared the first day of class. Some 3rd parties do not pay IncludED fees, such as GIBill® benefits and Virginia Prepaid 529 plans, and waivers. In these cases, students are responsible for paying the IncludED fee.
Accessing your Course Materials
On the first day of your class, please log into your course in Blackboard. You will find information about includED and how to access your digital resources. You will also receive an e-mail informing you which courses are includED.
Optional: Low-Cost Print Copy of Textbook
Don’t worry if digital is not the answer for you, you can purchase a low-cost print of your digital textbook. This is in addition to the regular includED fee. The Low-Cost Print plus the includED fee is still less expensive than purchasing the regular textbook from the Follett bookstore.
How do I know if my course is part of the includED program?
- You will see includED messaging in the course description on the course schedule.
- You will receive an e-mail notification listing your includED courses.
- When you go to the Follett Bookstore, you will see includED messaging.
- You will see the IncludED fees listed in your balance.
You may opt-out of the includED program via the link found in your student email, but you will be responsible for obtaining the required material on your own, which could result in higher course material fees. The bookstore can assist with the opt-out process and answer any questions you may have regarding this program.
FAC Bookstore (540) 891 – 3002
LGC Bookstore (540) 423 – 9129