At Stratford University, we strive to ensure students get the most out of their educational experience. In order to minimize the effort students have to put in to acquire their textbooks, Stratford University has implemented a Textbook acquisition and distribution program providing complimentary textbooks for students at Stratford University*.
Our Academic team is committed to removing any barriers for students and ensure academic success. One of the initiatives the team is working on is moving towards primarily using Digital Resources and e-Books. This allows the University to ensure timely access to these resources and also simplify the distribution process. Students benefit from instant access to their eTextbooks, which they can read anytime online or offline.
For some of the courses requiring e-books, students who prefer a print textbook instead can purchase one. The eTextbooks are complimentary, and print textbooks will cost the difference between the eTextbook price and the new print book price. For example, if an eTextbook costs $75 and the print textbook costs $100, students will pay $25 plus shipping for a print textbook. Tuition will remain unchanged.
The distribution process of Textbooks varies for different formats (electronic Vs print). While majority of the materials are acquired via EdMap, some course materials maybe directly acquired from OpenSource sources. All such links will be embedded in your course content within Moodle and will not require you to process/confirm the Textbook orders.
Read the FAQs section for specific details.
Please see Stratford University Master Textbook List here
Print Only: Print only textbook orders require students to go through the validation process through the Bookstore. Print Only orders start processing 2 weeks prior to the start of the term.
Print on Demand Solutions: Print on Demand solutions require students to validate the book orders. Students receive a complimentary e-Book and have an option of receiving a supplemental print copy at a reduced cost. POD orders start processing 1 week prior to the start of the term.
E-book Only: e-Book only orders do not require validation from students. Once the order is processed, students will receive an email from VitalSource with the order confirmation. Students can instantly access their e-Books via VitalSource. E-Book only orders start processing 1 week prior to the start of the term.
Currently, students receive separate credentials for VitalSource and Bookstore account.
Bookstore: The Stratford University bookstore now supports Single Sign On. Please use your Stratford Network Credentials (the same username and password as your Moodle account) to access the Bookstore. If you need assistance with your Stratford account, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
E-Books via VitalSource Bookshelf: Look for an email in your Stratford email account from VitalSource with the information. If you need help with your VitalSource account, please contact EdMap http://www.myedmap.com/Storefront/HelpDesk/SFDVS
Print Only and Print On Demand Solutions: Please follow the directions in this PDF
E-book Only Texts via VitalSource: Courses that require E-Book only format of textbooks do not require validation by the student. Once the Textbook order is processed, the student will receive an email in their Stratford email account from VitalSource with the order confirmation and instructions for accessing the e-Book
Visit the EdMap Helpdesk page to access the Tutorials http://www.myedmap.com/Storefront/HelpDesk/SFDVS
Contact EdMap directly to resolve any shopping cart and order processing issues. The representatives are available via email and phone to assist with any issues.
You can also find helpful tutorials and current contact details of EdMap helpdesk here: http://www.myedmap.com/Storefront/HelpDesk/SFDVS
Please reach out to email@example.com for any such inquiries. Most inquiries are responded to within 24 hours.
Please note that you will not see the e-book orders until one week prior to the start of the term. Orders for books involving print versions are processed 2-3 weeks prior to the start of the term, while e-book orders are processed one week prior to the start and require no validation/action by students.
Instructors have the option of obtaining a desk copy of the book along with supplemental teaching resources (quizzes, test banks etc.) directly from the publishers at no cost. Each publisher may have a different process and options available for instructors. Please reach out directly to the publishers to request the desk copy. If the publisher requires additional information from Stratford University, please reach out to the librarian at your campus to assist with the request.
Note regarding courses requiring an e-Book:Instructors may also request desk copies (samples) directly from VitalSource by visiting the following URL: https://www.vitalsource.com/educators
Review the course syllabus to find out:
Username and Password: Use your Stratford Network Credentials to login (the same username and password as your Stratford email and Moodle)
Once you login, navigate to Template Library: Course Level: Click on the School to expand the course list.
Click on the small gear icon for the selected course and select the option ‘Manage Content’. This will bring up the master template for the course.
Having issues accessing a syllabus? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org