RedShelf Course Materials
CSU-Global courses offer e-books through RedShelf. This allows you the ability to access your course material from the first day of class, avoiding the hassle of waiting for a physical textbook to ship. RedShelf books often cost half (or less) of the purchased textbook.
One way to determine whether your course uses e-content is by looking at the CSU-Global booklist. The booklist will indicate that charges are automatically applied to your CSU-Global ledger card if you do not opt-out of the e-book option, as seen below:
Once you have access to your course, you can view the e-content by going to your weekly module and clicking on Course eBook
From there, you will be taken into the RedShelf platform and can access your course material by clicking on "View Course Materials":
Your are not required to use the e-book through RedShelf, and can opt-out during the first seven (7) days of the term. To opt-out, you will first click the 'View Course Materials' link and will then see a grey button - "I want to opt out of access to all required material for this course".
Your access to the e-book will be good for 180 days. You will have the ability to print portions of the e-book (up to 20% of the content) and you can save 10% of the content to your computer! Finally, if you decide you want to purchase the entire book, you can request a printed copy of the book for an additional charge. In this instance, you will be required to pay for the entire book separately and will purchase that directly from Redshelf