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The UCCS Bookstore is consistently working on improving the way students receive their materials and how faculty relays that information to us. Our partner in processing adoptions, is Akademos. Course material adoptions are required by law to be posted.

Here is a quick link to enter in your course adoptions!

Textbook/Course Materials Deadlines

UCCS requires faculty to inform the UCCS Campus Store of all their course materials requirements including OER and "no requirement" by the following approximate due dates each term:

Important Adoption Deadline Dates

Fall '24 TermSpring TermSummer '24 Term
April 15thOctober 18thMarch 13th

Please note: These are hard deadlines, as to give enough time to secure copies of materials.

What is TAAP?

Begining in the fall 2023 term we will be offering a new program called TAAP: Textbook Affordability and Access Program

This new program is with our new partners Akademos. You can access the Akademos portal here.

Here is a helpful tutorial on how to enter in adoptions in the TAAP Portal: Akademos Adoption Tutorial

What options do I have?

The choice is up to you, physical, digital, or OER. TAAP is format agnostic.

    • Physical Books - A true classic, however with some publishers like Pearson Education ending their printed textbooks this option is becoming more and more difficult for some titles.

    • Digital - titles that allow students to get the material via Canvas and able to access instantly.

    • OER - Open Educational Resources, are a great way to provide free materials to students.

    How do I get an Instructors Copy?

    You will have to contact the publisher directly to get an instructor's copy of a title. If you use digital materials you will have access to the material through Canvas.

What Do I need to do?

Get your adoption in ASAP. As you can see the deadlines are early. If materals are not entered they will not be part of TAAP.
If using digital material make sure you have the VitalSource Tool enabled on your course Canvas page. Here are the steps to do this if needed:

How To Enable VitalSource Tool.

Can Students TAAP Out of the program?

Yes. Students can choose to TAAP out if they like, though we strongly encourage everyone to take advantage of this program because it offers discounted course materials with the benefit of students being ready for their classes on the first day. To TAAP out, students visit the website and log in with their university account. From there, they will see an option to TAAP out. Please note, students will be responsible for obtaining their course materials on their own if they decide to TAAP out. UCCS will not have required course materials for sale at The UCCS Campus Store. *Students who TAAP out of TAAP will have the option to order some or all course materials from the website with standard payment options (credit card, debit card, ApplePay, GooglePay, and PayPal).

Where should I send students if they need support?

Need support? Visit Akademos Support. Through that page students can use the dynamic help tool to answer their questions or they can call or email our Learner Experience team.

Where do I find Publisher support for Courseware Materials?

For Cengage titles: Cengage UCCS Course Page.
For McGraw Connect title: McGraw Connect Support.
For Macmillan Learning Support: Macmillan Learning Support - Achieve.