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Student Services

We want you to take an active role in enjoying your experience here at SouthArk, and the best way to do so
is by taking full advantage of all the great resources we have to offer! Free campus events, student organizations,
leadership development and much more!

Inclusive Access Program

Inclusive Access Program

  • Inclusive Access is a method of providing access to digital course content for interactive courseware platforms or eBooks adopted in place of printed text
  • Inclusive Access programs reduce course material costs (60-80% less than traditional print text prices) and ensures access on the first day of class for every student

The Process

  • Instructor indicates interest in participating in Inclusive Access by notifying the bookstore
  • Campus Store selects pre-negotiated IA pricing from over 800,000 VitalSource titles, or negotiates discounted pricing with publishers, and confirms participation with the Instructor/Department
  • Inclusive Access Program automatically OPTS-IN all enrolled Students

One (1) week before class starts

  • Campus Store sends email to Students with Inclusive Access information, title, pricing, and OPT-OUT instructions
  • On the first day of class Students have 10 days free access in Blackboard
  • Before Census day Students may OPT-OUT via email, Blackboard, by visiting or calling the Campus Store
  • After Census Day, Inclusive Access Program course materials are billed to the Student Account
  • Students who drop the course before Census day are automatically opted out and will not be billed

Benefits to Faculty

  • No restraint on academic freedom, Faculty choose the content
  • Students can begin online homework assignments on first day of class
  • Integrates into Blackboard for single sign-on access
  • Learning Analytics available in Blackboard to monitor student engagement

Benefits to Students

  • Cost 60%-80% less than printed textbooks
  • On the first day of class, Students have 10 days FREE access to IA course materials and can complete online homework assignments
  • Increased interaction with course content leading to greater success in the course
  • Deferred, discounted pricing, charged directly to Student Accounts

VitalSource Partnership

VitalSource Bookshelf the world’s number one digital content platform available on any device at 7,000+ institutions provided more than 20 million digital textbooks with over 2.4 billion pages read last year. 


VitalSource Support for Students and Faculty:

  • Support for eBooks is available 24/7/365 via text, chat, phone, and email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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