First Day Access

Who is using First Day Access?
Click the icon below to see how First Day Access impacts you

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What is the First Day Access program? 

The First Day Access program is a new textbook model in collaboration with top publishers that converts books into digital content. All students enrolled in a class buy into the content, lowering the cost for everyone. Over 700,000 digital titles available.

Benefits of First Day Access:

  • A One-Stop Solution

All students enrolled in that class acquire an access link for their digital content when the instructor opens the class on Blackboard. Students do not need to purchase any additional codes. Materials are available on the first day of class.

  • A Consistent User Experience Across Devices

The unique cloud-based platform ensures users receive the same full-feature experience on any device with no need to download and continually update apps or purchase special reading devices.

  • Negotiated Pricing

Prices vary depending upon the course materials chosen by the instructor. The USI Campus Store and the instructor have worked together to ensure this is the lowest cost way to receive the course materials. Prices are negotiated and vary depending upon the course materials chosen by the instructor, but are lower than competitive market rates.

  • First Day Access to Course Material

First Day Access program information will be emailed from First Day Access to your USI email account prior to the start of class. You will be able to access the content through Blackboard when your instructor opens Blackboard for your course. For more instruction on accessing First Day Access materials, please click the "Students" icon above.

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