As part of a pilot program, the UB Libraries are providing students in the following five courses with access to the electronic version of their textbook:
|Course Name||Textbook Name||Access|
|CHE 214: Analytical Chemistry, Dr. Luis Colon||Quantitative Chemical Analysis (8th) by Daniel C. Harris||UBLearns|
|COM 337: Communication Theory, Darrin Griffin||A First Look at Communication Theory (8th) by Em Griffin||UBLearns|
|CSE 191: Discrete Structures, Dr. Kenneth Regan||Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications (7th) by Kenneth Rosen||UBLearns|
|MGM 301: Principles of Marketing, Dr. Alan Dick||Marketing (11th) by Kerin, Hartley, and Rudelius||UBLearns|
|PSY 250: Scientific Inquiry in Psychology, Dr. James Sawusch||Methods in Behavioral Research (11th) by Cozby and Bates||UBLearns|
Accessing your e-Textbook via UBLearns
Students access their e-textbook via UBLearns – simply click on the e-Textbook link right from your course’s UBlearns course site (no separate ID/PW is required). More details:
- Log in to UBLearns as you normally would with your UBITName and password.
- Click on your class name.
- Click on the e-Textbook link in the left column.
- Click on the name of your e-textbook.
- Your e-textbook will open in a new window or tab on the Courseload platform.
Courseload is the name of the e-textbook provider. Courseload is intuitive and easy to use, but here are some resources to help you get the most out of your e-textbook.
- See Courseload Help for more assistance.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q. Can I print my e-textbook?
- Yes. You can print as much as you want, but only 50 pages at a time. That is, you must initiate a new print request by clicking the “Print” button for each set of 50 pages. Use the Print button just below the title of the e-textbook.
- NOTE: You must not share these printed materials with others, and you are obligated to destroy these materials upon the expiration of your access rights.
Q. How long will I have access to the e-textbook?
- Access to your e-textbooks terminates on January 4, 2014.
- NOTE: You must save your notes by downloading or printing them before January 4, 2014, otherwise your notes will be lost. See the guide for details on downloading and printing notes.
Q. Can I read my e-textbook offline?
- Yes. Courseload offline is available only through the Google Chrome browser. To download Chrome go to: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95346. See Courseload’s “Downloading Resources to Read Offline” (http://courseload.mindtouch.us/020_For_Students/040_Downloading_Resources_to_Read_Offline) help page for full details.
Q. Will Courseload remember where I stopped reading my e-textbook?
- Yes. Whenever you open Courseload, it will go to the last page on which you stopped. It will also remember your last page no matter which device you read the materials on.
Q. What are Courseload’s hours of availability?
- Courseload is available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the possible exception of 5AM – 6AM daily for maintenance. Courseload will notify the Support Center if maintenance beyond that time is necessary.
Q. What are the minimum systems requirements necessary to use Courseload?
- Any computer or device with an active Internet connection that can support Internet Explorer 9 or later or Firefox 4 or later, Safari 4 or later, or Google Chrome 11 or later. (Courseload may work with other browsers, but they have not been thoroughly tested.)
- NOTE: be sure to enable cookies and allow pop-ups.
Q. How do I give feedback on e-textbooks?
- Your feedback and input are important to us – you can help us ensure that e-textbooks at UB continue to evolve and meet your needs. Please send feedback to:
Electronic Resources Librarian
716-645-7703 | email@example.com
Need More Assistance Using Your e-Textbook?
- Stop by the UB Libraries Reference Desk in Lockwood Library.
Last Update: 15 August, 2013