As part of a pilot program to explore ways to help students with the high cost of textbooks, the UB Libraries are providing students in the following five classes with access to the electronic version of their textbook via Courseload:
|Course Name||Textbook Name||Access|
|CSE 191, Discrete Structures, Xin (Roger) He||Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications by Rosen||UBLearns|
|EE 202, Circuit Analysis I, Ed Furlani||Engineering Circuit Analysis by Hayt, Kemmerly and Durbin||UBLearns|
|MGM 301, Principles of Marketing, Alan Dick||Marketing by Kerin, Hartley, and Rudelius||UBLearns|
|UGC 111, World Civilizations I, Jennifer Gaynor||Traditions & Encounters, Volume 1 by Bentley and Ziegler||UBLearns|
|UGC 112, World Civilizations II, Nancy Anderson||Traditions & Encounters, Volume 2 by Bentley and Ziegler||UBLearns|
Accessing your e-Textbook via UBLearns
Couseload e-textbooks are available right from your UBLearns course site (no separate ID/PW required).
- Log in to UBLearns 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.
Using your e-textbook on the Courseload platform
Courseload is intuitive and easy to use. Here are some resources to help you get the most out of your e-textbook.
- Guide to E-Textbooks powered by Courseload (PDF)
- Help Videos
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q. Can I print my e-textbook?
- Yes. You can print up to 50 pages at a time. You can print more than 30 pages overall, but 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, 2013.
NOTE: You must save your notes by downloading or printing them before January 4, 2013, otherwise your notes will be lost. See the Courseload 2.0 Documentation (PDF) guide for details on downloading and printing notes.
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 device (laptop computer, desktop, tablet, etc) that can run a standard web browser can be used to read your e-textbook. More specifically, any 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 go to a specific page without paging through all preceding pages to get there?
- Begin to drag the “scrubber” at the bottom of the Courseload screen, a popover will appear. Simply type in the page number you wish to move to.
Q. When I make a highlight with a note, how do I remove the note without deleting the highlight as well?
- This is not yet possible in Courseload 2, but is schedule for a future release of the software.
Q. Are Courseload e-textbooks accessible?
- If you have a disability and may require an accessible format version of an e-textbook, please contact the Accessibility Resources office. The office is located at 25 Capen Hall and the telephone number is (716) 645-2608. Requests for accessible format textbooks may take up to six weeks to process. Please contact Accessibility Resources early in the semester to coordinate the accommodations you may need.
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
Last Update: 9 January, 2013