Bookstore Launches New Textbook Ordering System for Faculty

December 14, 2020 | News, UToday
By Staff



The University of Toledo, in partnership with the Barnes & Noble University of Toledo Bookstore, is providing a new source for University faculty to research, adopt and share insights about textbooks and course materials.

The Adoption & Insights Portal (AIP) goes live beginning Jan. 1 and replaces the FacultyEnlight site for textbook orders, which will no longer be available as of Dec. 31.

Integrated into the University’s single sign-in technology using UTAD credentials, the AIP platform is designed to ensure that 100% of UToledo faculty and department administrators submit course materials and that students receive the correct materials at the most affordable price.

“We hope that this new portal will make it easier for our faculty to make their book selections for courses and to research multiple options when considering a new book choice,” said UToledo Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Karen Bjorkman.

Faculty can access the AIP portal from myUT under the Faculty & Advisor tab, under the Academic Resources channel, before the Bookstore link labeled Textbook Adoptions. The second access point is under the Employee tab, under the Academic Resources channel before the Bookstore link also labeled Textbook Adoptions.

Faculty who have already submitted their spring 2021 book do not need to do anything, your orders will automatically roll-over into the new AIP system. Anyone who has not submitted a spring 2021 textbook/course material order prior to Dec. 31, will need to use the new AIP portal using the instructions outlined above. All book orders for summer 2021 and beyond will be submitted using the AIP portal.

Colleen Strayer, general manager of the Barnes & Noble University of Toledo Bookstore, noted the importance of textbook affordability.

“Faculty understand the significance of the cost of selected materials for their students,” she said. “By utilizing this new portal for order submissions, faculty will be able to see and compare options in multiple price ranges including no-cost materials.”

Other benefits of AIP, Strayer said, include a “one-click” readoption feature for course materials from a previous semester, and the ability to research new materials and compare estimated student prices and available formats.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact either Angela Paprocki, chief of staff to the provost, at 419-530-2655 or angela.paprocki@utoledo.edu, or Strayer at 419-530-2516 or sm573@bncollege.com.

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