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Course Materials

Most of the eTextbooks for courses are located on the VitalSource eTextbook platform, but there are some that may be embedded within the course. FlatWorld Knowledge,  Bridgepoint (Thuze) Education, and OpenStax College are some of the  types of embedded eTextbooks. 

 

If the eTextbook is not located on VitalSource it may be embedded right in the course. Follow the steps below to look for the embedded eTextbook or other embedded required materials. 

1. Check the Menu to see if the eTextbook is directly linked. 

 

2. Next check the Syllabus in the course in the Required Text and Resources section to see if it is linked. 

 

3. If there is no link in the Syllabus check the Course Materials folder located in the course main menu.

 

4. The eTextbook may have linked chapters ready to read in each Module.

How can I use highlighting and note taking in these eTextbooks?

The embedded eTextbooks are usually PDF files. There are slight differences in the way you save and/or print the  Bridgepoint (Thuze) Education, FlatWorld Knowledge, and Openstax College eTextbooks

Bridgepoint (Thuze) Education

Follow these steps to downloadsave and/or print the chapters for the Bridgepoint (Thuze) Education eTextbooks:

Click on the Chapters to open the drop down menu and click on PDF.

 

From here click on the chapter link.

 

The chapter will open in a new online window. Click the arrow (top right) or the print icon

 

If you clicked the download arrow the chapter will open in the Adobe Acrobat Reader. In the icons at the top, you will see Highlight Text (highlighter icon) or the Sticky Note (note bubble icon next to highlighter). You can highlight and take notes. When you are finished click on File>Save As> to save the marked-up version to your computer. 

 

 FlatWorld Knowledge 

Follow these steps to download the FlatWorld Knowledge chapters (the location of the eTextbook may be in any of the locations listed above). 

Click on the chapter link. 

 

The chapter will open in a new window. Use the download arrow and/or print icons. If you download it will open in the Adobe Acrobat Reader

 

 

OpenStax College eTextbooks are usually linked in the Course Menu above the Modules and opens the entire book in PDF file format. 

 

Select the down arrow to download the PDF file to your computer or mobile device. 

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The Adobe Acrobat reader should open when the download is complete. Now you have the eTextbook downloaded to your device and can take notes and highlight for studying. 

If you clicked the download arrow the chapter will open in the Adobe Acrobat Reader. In the icons at the top, you will see Highlight Text (highlighter icon) or the Sticky Note (note bubble icon next to highlighter). You can highlight and take notes. When you are finished click on File>Save As> to save the marked-up version to your computer.  

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