In 2013, The WKU Store and the Biology Department entered into an agreement with a major publisher to provide digital course materials automatically to any student enrolled in specific courses. Since that time, we have expanded this program across disciplines and publishers focusing on lowering costs to students and ensuring effortless access to materials. We named the program that developed from these efforts “Day One Access”.
HOW THIS PROGRAM WORKS
We partner with publishers to provide instructors lower cost options for materials to adopt in their courses. Once instructors chose the products in our program, we update our course listings to reflect that students enrolled in relevant courses will be billed automatically, and we provide instructors with suggested information to include in their syllabi. After the Add/Drop period ends for a semester, we pull enrollment and bill students to their University Account.
HOW TO AVOID BEING BILLED
You may choose to opt-out of charges from courses enrolled in our Day One Access program by completing the form linked below. Please be aware that by contract, the materials provided in our program are billed at below direct-to-publisher prices for the comparable product that they may provide. If you opt-out of Day One Access for any or all of your courses, you may not be able to access all required materials necessary to complete your coursework, and you will be responsible for obtaining those materials.
To opt-out of one or more Day One Access courses, please complete the form found here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR UPCOMING SEMESTERS
Fall 2017 Opt-Out Deadline: August 29, 2017
Fall 2017 Opt-Out Deadline (2nd B-Term): October 11, 2017
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY COURSE IS ENROLLED IN DAY ONE ACCESS?
COURSES ENROLLED IN DAY ONE ACCESS WILL HAVE AT LEAST THREE IDENTIFIERS. THEY ARE:
A note should appear for the course stating “THIS COURSE PARTICIPATES IN OUR DAY ONE ACCESS PROGRAM, SAVING YOU MONEY. YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR ACCESS TO COURSE MATERIALS AUTOMATICALLY AFTER ADD/DROP” (or something very similar).
The required material(s) for which you will be billed will have “DAY ONE ACCESS” in its title and will be listed as “FEE”.
An item titled “THIS COURSE PARTICIPATES IN OUR DAY ONE ACCESS PROGRAM” listed as “INFORMATION”.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT I WILL PAY FOR COURSE MATERIALS IN DAY ONE ACCESS?
The course adoption listed for your course as “FEE” or with “DAY ONE ACCESS” in its title will be billed to you (New).
You may find individual course listings here (http://wku.verbacompare.com/)
HOW DO I ACCESS MY REQUIRED MATERIALS?
While a few options delivery methods exist across our program, in general, your materials should be available in Blackboard. Your instructor should be able to provide specific details for accessing materials in his or her course.
HOW DO I PAY FOR MY MATERIALS?
We bill all materials for this program to your University Account, which may be paid utilizing the same method(s) by which you paid Tuition and Fees. Options for payment may be found in TopNet under the Student Services tab by selecting “Pay Tuition and Fees.”
WHERE CAN I FIND A TOTAL OF MY CHARGES?
When we bill your University Account, a total of all charges from our store may be found in TopNet under the Student Services tab by selecting “View Account Summary”. Any charge from our store appears as Detail Code “3500” labelled “The WKU Store Purchases”.
WILL MY SCHOLARSHIP COVER THE OPTIONAL PRINT COPY LISTED FOR MY DAY ONE ACCESS COURSE?
Different scholarships follow different guidelines for what they allow to be billed. Even if your scholarship will not directly cover the cost of these materials, you may charge these items to your University Account, and your scholarship may cover charges found here.
CAN I OPT BACK INTO DAY ONE ACCESS FOR MY COURSE(S)?
During the Add/Drop period you may cancel your opt-out by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org with your Name, WKU ID, the course, and a statement that you would like to opt back in.