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Integrate Success With Outstanding Simplified Solutions

Posted by Liz Schulte on Feb 22, 2018 5:30:00 AM
Topics: digital content, shop by schedule, inclusive access, Integrations

Course materials are an essential part of learning. Whether or not students have their materials can affect their overall experience in the class and with the school. A student without the required text will fall behind and cause extra work for their instructors. Integrations provide school as a way to simplify distribution and help ensure every student has the necessary materials.

Integrate Success With Outstanding Simplified SolutionsWhat are integrations?

Integrations are the behind-the-scenes cooperative processes that increase sell-through rates and simplify the way students buy and access their course materials. By decreasing the number of necessary steps students have to go through, they receive the convenient and seamless results they expect.

Popular MBS Direct integrations

  • Digital Content Shelf
    With this integration, purchased eBooks and access codes are available with a single sign-on. The Digital Content Shelf can be embedded into your school’s LMS, providing students easy access to all of their purchased course materials in one location.
  • Direct Success
    Direct Success is MBS Direct’s inclusive access model. Schools know the true cost of course materials upfront. They decide the types of materials they want to offer — print, used, rental or digital — and how students will incur the cost. The school can use course materials as a revenue stream, or simply cover costs and offer students greater financial relief. MBS Direct develops solutions to fit the needs of our partner schools, providing services that decrease administrative workloads while ensuring students are prepared for class.
  • Shop by Schedule
    Shop by Schedule simplifies the ordering process for students. After logging into their Online Bookstore, students see a pre-populated list of all the course materials associated with their schedule. Not only does this allow students to spend less time ordering, but also ensures they receive the correct books.
  • CourseLinks
    CourseLinks makes the ordering process easier for students by using basic scripting to link directly to their course listing within your Online Bookstore so they can easily find and purchase their course materials. CourseLinks allows you to integrate within the registration process, your online syllabus or anywhere in between.

To learn about any of these free integrations or others that are available, contact your MBS Direct account manager or write to

Take the quiz to find out if your school is ready for an Online Bookstore! 

About Liz Schulte

Liz Schulte is an author and business owner with a background in customer service, marketing and higher education development.

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