Features of the eTextbook

Navigate and Search

This video will show tips on how to use Bookshelf, the process of reading, studying, and interacting with your eTextbook. Search function inside of your eTextbook allows you to search for information using keywords found in your eTextbook for your assignment or to do research.

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Highlights and Notes

It is useful for you to highlight important concepts or information for easy retrieval. While notes taking function allows you to summarise or write your own reflection of the different sections in the eTextbook.

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

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Copy and Paste Content

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

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How to Access eTextbooks

eTextbooks are accessible through the Canvas Learning Management System.

  1. Simply log into your dashboard and proceed to the L Group of your course (e.g. ACC333_JUL17_L01).
  2. Select "iBookStore" from the left menu.
  3. To view the eTextbooks, a free application called VitalSource Bookshelf® is required. If you have not installed the app, click on the links below to download the relevant version for your device.