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5 Ways to SAVE Your Students Time

Posted by Joe Clarkin on Feb 19, 2015 3:00:00 AM
Topics: Higher Ed, K-12, Time Saving Solutions

There are countless things your students would rather do then spend a lot of time and effort ordering the books they need. Your online bookstore already makes this process easy, but why not make it even easier with one of these options?


Auto Order:

By bundling course material costs with tuition, Auto Order ensures students will have the right books before classes begin, without having to place their own orders. This is a popular choice with private sector schools and universities.


Shop by Schedule:

5ways-v2-FastPassShop by Schedule simplifies the ordering process for students. After logging into their Online Bookstore, students will immediately see a pre-populated list of all the course materials associated with their schedule. Not only does this allow your students to spend less time ordering, but is also helps to ensure they receive the right books.



5ways-v2-RegistrarLinksCourseLinks makes the ordering process easier for students by using basic scripting to link them directly to their course listing within your Online Bookstore so they can easily find and purchase their course materials. The flexibility of CourseLinks allows you to integrate it within the registration process, your online syllabus or anywhere in between.



Make your Online Bookstore the one-stop shopping destination for your students! With Marketplace, they won't have to scour the internet trying to find a good deal — and the added convenience means that they may be more likely to purchase all of their course materials at once, increasing the likelihood that they'll also buy more items from your store.


Blackboard Store:

Is your school a Blackboard School? When you put your store into Blackboard Learn, you'll bring convenience to a whole new level for your students, with their classes and course materials all in one place.



Contact your Account Manager for more information or to get started with these services!

About Joe Clarkin

Joe Clarkin is a former copywriter at MBS. When he’s not working or studying, you’re most likely to find him reading a book or watching a game.

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