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AutoAccess: UMKC Digital Content Solution

autoAccess - UMKC Digital Content Solution

AutoAccess is a collaborative program between UMKC Bookstore, faculty and publishers that provides required materials automatically when a student enrolls in the course--at a reduced cost.

AutoAccess offers:

  • Day 1 access to critical learning resources through LMS (e.g., Blackboard)
  • Robust interactive digital content
  • Reduced costs to the students compared to current print/digital options
  • Increased student engagement
  • No hassle with access codes
Student saves year to date

Student Savings with AutoAccess:

$2.2 million

Enrollment year to date

AutoAccess Enrollment to date:

over 30,000

How Does AutoAccess Work?

  • Faculty work with the publisher rep and UMKC Bookstore to coordinate course materials and cost savings.
  • Faculty receive instructions to set up their course within the LMS to ensure access to digital materials.
  • UMKC Bookstore communicates the program to enrolled students via in-store and online marketing.
  • Students login to LMS and access their course materials on the first day of class.
  • UMKC Bookstore charges student accounts on the official add/drop date for the cost of course materials.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are the benefits of AutoAccess?
The AutoAccess solution is a collaboration between the publisher, UMKC Bookstore and the professor to provide the required materials automatically when a student enrolls in the course. It is designed to not only improve access to course materials but also to reduce the cost to students.
Who do I contact if I am interested in the program?
You can contact UMKC Bookstore Academic Resources Department to get started. We will review your current adoption and partner with our publisher contacts to determine availability and pricing.
What is required to get the course set up in Blackboard?
We will provide information on how to set up your course to ensure full use of all the materials available.
How are my students charged?
All students enrolled in these classes are automatically billed for the course materials.
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