Adaptive Digital Technology

The Direct Digital Access program is a new textbook model in collaboration with top publishers that convert books into digital content, usually with a Learning Management System that can be integrated into Canvas for adaptive learning. All students in class buy into the content by the add/drop date to keep course material access throughout the quarter.

The Process to sign-up is Simple


Students are sent an email on the first day of class with access instructions for their course so the course material is accessible on day one. 


Students have until the add/drop date to opt-in to the program. 

How it works for FACULTY:

  • Express interest in the program.
  • Bookstore will work with faculty member and publisher to verify use of availability as an adaptive learning solution for the text selected.
  • Negotiates a lower price than print for students.
  • Distributes digital content to students on or before first day of class.

How it works for STUDENTS:

  • Access to content distributed via email or in Canvas.
  • Student pays for access by opting-in before a certain cutoff period.
  • In most cases, a print upgrade option will be available for students at a discount after add/drop in the Bookstore.

Benefits of using DDA:

  • Reduce price of course material for all students. 
  • Day one access to course content.
  • Most current information provided to students. 
  • Adaptive and interactive content beyond eBook included. 
  • Academic freedom for faculty members to select content. 
  • Content available to students beyond the classroom.

Spring 2018 participating courses:

  • BUS 10 Garbe
  • BUS 10 Bennett
  • BUS 90 Karia
  • CHEM 12 Miller
  • CHEM 12 Gray
  • CIS 22A various ***click for instructions.
  • ECON 1 Malek
  • ECON 1 Seshadri
  • ECON 1 Singh
  • ECON 2 Malek
  • ECON 2 Singh
  • ECON 2 Thomas
  • HUMA 10 various
  • PSYC 1 Ramskov
  • PSYC 4 Hurkmans
  • PSYC 8 Avera
  • PSYC 14 Avera
  • PSYC/SOC 15 Healy


  • What is Direct Digital Access (DDA)?

  •  How much DDA cost?

  •  How will I get my access code?

  •  How do I pay for my access?

  •  What does it mean to "opt-in"?

  •  I did not opt-in by the add/drop date, my access was removed and I need access. Can I still opt back in?

Questions? Inquire at, or Miguel Pacheco, Bookstore Coordinator at

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