Inclusive access is a distribution method for digital course materials coordinated in partnership between publishers, university bookstores, and instructors in which all the students registered for a class are automatically provided access to the assigned book or interactive material through their university’s learning management system (LMS) at the beginning of the academic term.
The cost of the course material is included in students’ tuition charges, and students may choose to opt out of the program during their regular add/drop period. Cognella partners with third-party providers, including VitalSource and RedShelf, to provide instructors and institutions with a seamless delivery experience. This program also supports campuses and bookstores by providing negotiated pricing solutions for their student populations and including stores in the brokering process.
Inclusive access is sometimes referred to by other names. A few examples are day one access, first day access, digital direct access, equitable access, and all students acquire.