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About eTextbook

eTextbooks are the electronic versions of the textbooks for students and instructors. As a downloadable resource, it enables students to learn anytime, anywhere even when there is no network connectivity. The eTextbook allows access using multiple devices (i.e. desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone) and across various operating systems (i.e. iOS, Android, Windows & Mac)

implementation of eTextbook

Welcome to the new semester. We are excited to announce our eTextbook implementation to make learning more engaging and enjoyable experience at SUSS.

With the prevalent of smart phone and the increasing number of adult learners reading from their mobile devices, it is imperative to leverage on technology to make learning more accessible. eTextbook is one of the many initiatives that SUSS is working towards making learning more flexible. In addition, eTextbook is developed with engaging interactive features and better technology to help you to monitor your own learning.

If you have further query please refer to the LS Support Community

SmartBook user guide

  • To download COR161 SmartBook user guide: Click here
  • To download BUS365 SmartBook user guide: Click here

Features of the app

Highlighting

It is useful for you to highlight important concepts or information for easy retrieval.

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Notes Taking

This function allows you to summarise or write your own reflection of the different sections in the eTextbook.

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Search

This allows you to search for information using keywords found in your eTextbook for your assignment or to do research.

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Copy Text

This allows you to easily copy sections of your eTextbook that you might need in your note-taking or assignment preparation.

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Share

This is useful when you want to share notes or questions with your classmates or instructors.

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Download VitalSource Bookshelf ®

View eTextbooks

  • eTextbooks are available in Learning Management System. To view the eTextbooks, a free application called VitalSource Bookshelf is required.
  • eTextbooks are accessible through Learning Management System (Canvas):

    Please ensure that you have installed the required version of VitalSource Bookshelf ® to view eTextbooks.

    1. Proceed to the L Group of your course (e.g. ACC333_JUL17_L01).
    2. Click "iBookStore" from the left menu.