eFollett: Searching Course Materials
Customers can find course materials in different ways; ISBN Search, or by Division, Department, Course, Section, or by Shop by Student ID. Based on the online store configuration, different options display.
Online customers see the same print and digital options displayed on the shelf tag when shopping on eFollett. See the eFollett: Digital topic for digital textbook specifics.
The ISBN number is a unique identifier for every course material.
ISBN Search is available at the top of every screen.
The screen shot at the right shows the result of an ISBN search.
ISBN search results have the following characteristics:
- Specific to the campus store website
- Not term-specific
- Display stock status
- Display price
- Display condition
- Display all available formats for an ISBN, including digital
Note: To search across the Follett network, use the Order Management System (OMS).
Division, Department, Course, Section Order (DDCS)
Most course materials are shelved in DDCS order in the campus store. eFollett is organized similarly. There are three options that display depending on your campus integrations.
The options are:
- Option 1: Shop by Course
- Option 2: Shop by Course + CRN [depending on store configuration could be listed as Section# or Course ID]
- Option 3: Shop by Course + CRN [depending on store configuration could be listed as Section# or Course ID]+ Student ID (ConnectOnce - limited number of stores)
To find course materials in DDCS order.
Bookstore Website uTextbooks
Shop by Course + CRN [or depending on store configuration could be listed as Section# or Course ID] is based on online store configuration.
CRN search is an existing method used to find textbooks at some locations. A store can be setup with CRN search at term level or store level. The label can be configured to any name (section #, course ID, etc.).
(ConnectOnce integration - limited number of stores) - Shop by Course + CRN [depending on store configuration could be listed as Section# or Course ID]+ Student ID.
A store can be setup with CRN search at term level or store level. The label can be configured to any name (section #, course ID, etc.).The customer is presented with the following screen for Shop by Student ID.
Stores can still be configured for Shop by Course, the customer must select Enter Courses to view that option.
Course Materials Results Page (CMRP)
The course materials results page displays once the customer has entered their DDCS information. The CMRP lists all adopted course materials for the selected course(s)/section(s).
The following information is included on this page:
- Number of required materials
- DDCS information
- ISBN Edition, Author, Publisher, and Format
- Availability and Pricing for: Rent, Buy, Used, Digital, and New
The customer can also add an additional course by selecting Find Another Course.
Course Material Notification
This feature notifies customers when their course materials are available online.
How it works
While the store is waiting to receive an adoption, or in the process of entering an adoption, a link displays on the Course Materials Results page of the course section that lets students opt in with their email address to be notified when the course materials are available.
Once the adoption is finalized and there is at least one course material condition available for purchase online, the student receives an email. The notification email contains a link to the Course Materials Results page for the course they requested to be notified.
This feature is available on the Course Materials Results page. Key benefits of this feature are to provide a better shopping experience for our customers and to help save the sale.
|Note: Email opt-in remains unchecked for FMS Canada.|
|For more information, review the Course Materials Notification Frequently Asked Questions found in the footer of all FMS sites under Textbooks uTextbooks FAQ.|