Day One Access

 

Day One Access is a program that provides students access to their course materials in digital format on the first day of class. Students are able to pay for the lower-priced materials with scholarships, financial aid, and grant money as well as out-of-pocket funds. All students have equal access and equal opportunity to succeed, beginning on the first day of class.

What features of the program are beneficial to students?

  • Course materials are provided in digital format
  • Materials are accessed through the LMS (Moodle or Canvas)
  • Materials are provided at a reduced price to every student
  • Materials are available on the first day of class
  • Students can utilize funds from scholarships, grants and financial aid
  • Materials are accessible on multiple devices (iPhone, laptop, etc.)

Courses using Direct Access for SPRING 2022:

What is Day One Access?

The Day One Access program is a new textbook model in collaboration with top publishers that converts books into digital content. All students in Day One Access classes get access to the content on the first day of class, and the model allows for a lower price to all students.  Studies show that more students who use Day One Access programs succeed in their classes. GTCC’s DAYONE ACCESS program meets the Dept. of Education’s guidance to provide the lowest possible price available in the marketplace and allows students to opt-out if they choose.   

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Interactive or Adaptive Learning Platform? 

Interactive Learning Platforms are much more than just e-books. They are interactive software platforms developed to provide an enhanced learning experience beyond reading the text. They may include multi-media video and audio presentations and animation, and adaptive quizzes and homework sets, which link directly to the related section of text when incorrect answers are given. They also allow for various levels of customization by the instructor, peer-to-peer sharing of notes, and the creation of digital flashcards you can use with smartphone apps. 

How much does Day One Access cost? 

The price varies depending upon the course materials chosen by the instructor, but most Day One Access prices are lower than the cost to access the material direct through the publisher and are usually the lowest price in the marketplace.

Do I need an access code? How will I get my access code?

DayONE Access course materials that require an access code from the publisher will be provided to via a link on that courses Moodle page on the first day of class. You will need to purchase your  DayONE Access materials in-person or online at the campus store (https://www.gtcc.edu/student-life/campus-stores.php) or you will lose access to the materials 8 days from the start of classes. Students will receive email reminders first week of classes.

What does it mean to opt-in?

If you wish to participate in DayONE Access, you have 8 days from the first day of class to opt-in to the program to continue access by purchasing a subscription online or at a campus store. Don’t worry if you wait past the 8 days we can always get your access back once you pay. If you chose not to opt-in, your access will be removed and you have no obligation to purchase anything from the campus store. You may use print materials purchased elsewhere instead of the eText in the DayONE access program or an access code for courseware.

Will students be able to purchase a printed version of the e-text?

Some titles are available in a printed format.  The campus store is sometimes limited on how many of these we are allowed to order.  This varies from publisher to publisher.  Some digital products do not have a print version at all. These print upgrades are optional and may be purchased by students participating in the DayONE Access program at the campus stores.

Can students access their materials early, before the first day of class?

If the materials are strictly an eText they will not be available until the Moodle site can be accessed on the first day of class.  This is also the case with Inquizitive Courseware by Norton.  If your course uses a Pearson access code and you have the link provided by the instructor then you can log into the courseware using the 14-day trial.  This does mean you will have to switch from the 14-day trial to your individual code when you access it on the first day of class on your courses Moodle page.