Course cartridges are premade materials produced by professional authors, editors, and publishers that you can download and add to a course.
They offer complete sets of teaching tools provided by academic publishers. In one central location, you can find relevant, publisher-created materials. After the materials are downloaded to a course, you are free to customize the content by adding and deleting materials to correlate with specific topics covered in the classroom.
Course cartridges can serve as supplements to existing online courses or provide an excellent start for faculty who are just beginning to develop online teaching strategies. You can benefit greatly from the ease of use, variety, and professional quality of the materials available on course cartridges.
To use course cartridges in a course, download them from the site listed in the following download instructions and install using a download key obtained from the publisher.
Without a download key, you cannot add course cartridge content.
Cartridges may be designated as copy-protected or open access.
Content in copy-protected cartridges is not included when exporting or copying a course. Only one copy-protected cartridge may exist in a course.
Multiple open access cartridges may be added to a course, including a course that already contains a copy-protected cartridge.
You can freely copy, export, and import open access cartridge content added to a course.
No restrictions exist for open access cartridge content during import, export, archive, restore or copy operations. This content is treated like any other content in a course.
Copy-protected cartridge content has the following limitations when being archived, restored, exported, imported, or copied:
Content from only one copy-protected cartridge may be copied into a course.
Without a download key, you cannot import course cartridge content.
Without a download key, you cannot download course cartridge content.
If you are unable to help a student with a course cartridge question, ask the student to contact the cartridge publisher directly. The campus bookstore or department in charge of ordering textbooks at your institution may be able to help the student contact the publisher.