Major textbook publishers are providing a number of resources to faculty in support of academic continuity. Please forward additional information and links to Instructional Technology or the UMBC Bookstore.
VitalSource Helps offers free access to an expansive library of ebooks to students at disrupted semester-calendar schools. Students will get up to 7 FREE ebooks until Memorial Day weekend.
- Frequently Asked Questions for Instructors & Students
- Email template to modify and share with impacted students
- Webinar recording:
For U.S. colleges impacted by COVID-19, Cengage is offering students free access to all their digital platforms and 14,000 ebooks through Cengage Unlimited, for the remainder of spring semester. For more information, please reach out to your local representative or submit your email address here.
- Moving Online Resources & Help for Faculty
- Register for webinars: Move Your Course Online and Engage Students
- Webinar recording: Stop-Gap Strategies to Quickly Transition Courses to Online
Platforms: MindTap, WebAssign
Your textbook representative can provide information and resources about assigning online textbook readings, using online assignments to replace in-class activities, assigning virtual lab activities, and finding additional resources.
If your students are using printed textbooks from any publisher, Pearson can provide them free digital materials through the end of this term to accelerate your switch to online. They are also offering free webinars and best practices to help you make a strong transition.
Platforms: MyLab, Mastering, Revel
Instructors and their students without an adopted online learning solution can receive free access to Wiley courseware and dedicated support from our Customer Success Teams for the remaining Spring 2020 term.
- Faculty request for access to WileyPLUS or Knewton Alta by completing this request form.
- Faculty request for zyBooks access can apply through the Request a Demo button.
Platforms: WileyPLUS, zyBooks