Inclusive Access & Equitable Access:
An elegant solution to complex challenges.
From affordability and quality concerns to operational and financial strains, institutions of higher learning face unprecedented, complex challenges.
In searching for the best path forward, leaders at thousands of institutions are finding that automatically providing affordable digital course materials to every student (through delivery models known as Inclusive Access and Equitable Access) is an elegant way to help address those challenges. And that RedShelf is the digital partner to help them do it.
Complex Challenges. Elegant Solution.
Access & Equity
Lower cost of attendance (up to 80% less than print); guaranteed first-day access for all; built-in accessibility for students with disabilities; ability to read online or offline
Uninterrupted learning whether on-campus or remote; a single point of access to all required materials via the LMS
Built-in study tools (e.g. flashcards, study guide builders), plus option to embed assignments, quizzes, and more
90+% average sell-through, keeping critical textbook revenue on campus
Reduced physical inventory burden and risk; streamlined administrative processes; turnkey system integrations
Leveraging & Protecting Data
Student usage and performance analytics to identify at-risk students and inform teaching; real-time sales performance data; unmatched security and privacy standards
How it Works:
Digital course materials delivered automatically to all students, right through the LMS
Cost included in tuition or added to student accounts
Always priced below competitive market rates, and with an option to opt-out
Secondary print option for those who opt-out of digital
Two pricing structure options:
Inclusive Access (IA): variable pricing per student, based on materials required
Equitable Access (EA): flat fee regardless of materials required
Unmatched affordability and convenience
leads to high student sell-through (participation) rates
Why It Works:
IA & EA models create a virtuous cycle of improved affordability and convenience for students, and greater financial sustainability for schools and publishers. It’s a win-win-win.
provides incentive for publishers to offer lowest possible prices
translates to higher net revenues for publishers and schools
Digital Provided Automatically
Digital Offered in Bookstore
Unlimited Inventory, Immediate Availability
Reduced Physical Inventory Burden
Built-In Accessibility for Students With Disabilities
User Analytics & Insights
More Engaging Than Print
More Affordable Than Print
Maximum Affordability (lowest possible price)
Maximum Convenience (no shopping, LMS access)
Maximum Revenue (typically 90+% participation)
Maximum Equity (first-day access for every student)
How it Compares:
Simply offering digital materials as a purchase option through your campus store or website has undeniable benefits. But automatically providing those materials through Inclusive Access or Equitable Access amplifies the impact even further.