Explore and identify the digital textbook or lab system that fits your curriculum. We would suggest starting with VitalSource or RedShelf, vendors that are integrated with the UIC bookstore and Blackboard.
VitalSource Bookshelf offers students access to their course materials on any laptop, tablet, or smartphone device with the VitalSource Bookshelf app.
Consult with the UIC bookstore to ensure the purchasing process and optimal cost to students is available. You will need to enter the textbook selection for your course section in the campus Verba Collect system, which will be advertised to your students. Your students will see your textbook selection in Blackboard under Tools > Academic Digital Resources.
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- Easy navigation and search
- Notes and highlights
- Sharing of annotations
- Text-to-speech capability
- Offline capability on Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android devices
Vitalsource offers accessibility features that allows users to easily navigate and read the Vitalsource web interface. The web interface supports screen readers for all available creator and viewer interfaces. The web interface also support keyboard access, allowing you to use the tab key to access all available functions. All sessions fully support adding and displaying captions. For additional information on Vitalsource’s accessibility features, please visit Vitalsource’s Accessibility Conformance Report (WCAG Edition).