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..
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
Not all courses require print books or e-Books. The format of the book may vary from course to course (refer to the Master Booklist for the Term to identify the book formats). Below is a quick overview of each format and what to expect:
Print Only - Print only textbook orders require students to order the book through the Online Bookstore. Print Only items are available for students to begin ordering approximately 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the term.
Print Ancillary - Print Ancillary orders requires the student to order the item through the Online Bookstore. An access card with a registration code will be sent to the student through the postal service. Print Ancillary items are available for students to begin ordering approximately 2 weeks prior the beginning of the term.
Electronic Ancillary – Electronic Ancillary orders requires the student to order the item through the Online Bookstore approximately 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the term. The student will receive an EMAIL in their Stratford email account with a registration code within 24 to 48 hours after your order is placed. Your instructor will have details on how to use the registration code.
Electronic Ancillary – Electronic Ancillary orders requires the student to order the item through the Online Bookstore. The student will receive an EMAIL in their Stratford email account with a registration code. Your instructor will have details on how to use the registration code. Electronic Ancillary registration codes are available for students to begin ordering 1 week prior the beginning of the term.
E-book Only - E-Book only formats do not require students to order the item through the Online Bookstore. Rather, the item will be automatically placed in your VitalSource account. Students will receive an email from the online bookstore with the order confirmation in their Stratford email. Students can instantly access their e-Books via VitalSource. E-book only formats will appear in your VitalSource account 1 week prior to the start of the term.
Currently, students receive separate credentials for VitalSource and EdMap Bookstore account.
Bookstore: The Stratford University bookstore 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 email@example.com
E-Books via VitalSource Bookshelf: The first time you order an ebook format, a VitalSource account will be automatically created for you. Please do not create your own VitsalSource account. Look for an email in your Stratford email account from VitalSource with initial password and link 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 the E-Book Only format of textbooks do not require students to order the item through the online bookstore. Rather E-book Only orders are automatically processed and placed into your VitalSource account. 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
Once your e-book is loaded directly into your VitalSource account, you can easily access the book through your Moodle class section. Simply login to Moodle and click on the class section. Look for the following link:
Once you click on the link you will be taken directly into your e-book.
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 complete the CONTACT US ABOUT TEXTBOOK form below for any such inquiries. Most inquiries are responded to within 24 hours.
Orders for books involving print versions, ancillary cards, and registration codes are available to order 2 weeks prior to the start of the term. Ebook only formats are automatically loaded into your VitalSource account 1 week prior to the start of the term and require no bookstore order 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