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Ordering Textbooks

There are two options for you to purchase textbooks.  

1.  From Jacket Book and Supply. Jacket Book and Supply can provide any textbook used in Distance Learning courses. You may purchase your books from any available vendor, but make sure you have the correct edition. To assist with this, the bookstore provides the ISBN code for each textbook.

Buy or sell used and new textbooks, find official University of Wisconsin-Superior gear, and purchase software and gifts, all online through Jacket Book and Supply at: http://www.bkstr.com/uwsuperiorstore/home. *

Follow the instructions included in this PDF file on how to order textbooks online.

Order Textbooks Online Instructions (PDF File, 1 MB)

* Collaborative courses, which start with the prefixes SMGT, HWM and DS, use a similar online bookstore at: http://www.bkstr.com/uwcollaborativestore/home.

2.  From another textbook vendor. If you decide to order your text from another textbook vendor, be aware that you may not be able to return the text if you should drop the course, or if there is a problem with the edition of the text.   

Accessing Your Course Materials:

Courses will be accessible during Preview Week, beginning one week prior to the start of the term.  However, your instructor may not be accessing the course until the first day of classes. This early access provides you with an opportunity to get familiar with the course management system and the course requirements prior to the start of the term.

Library Materials

The same library services afforded on-campus students are available to Distance Learning students. These include borrowing books and materials, providing photocopies of journal articles, interlibrary loan for materials not available at the Jim Dan Hill Library, and the use of the library's online catalog and electronic resources.  Reference services such as performing subject searches for information and searching the library's catalogs are also available. 

Access to Library resources is available through the Library's Distance Learning website, http://library.uwsuper.edu/distance-learning.

Contacting Instructors

Contact each instructor after you have officially registered for the course(s) and have received and reviewed course materials. Instructors are notified of your registration shortly after you officially register.  It is an excellent time to establish a timeline for course completion.  Meeting requirements are stipulated by the instructor and may be phone conferences or face-to-face meetings depending upon the requirements of the course.

You may contact faculty and/or staff in the following ways:

  • Via e-mail: This is the preferred method of communication by most instructors.  Use the Course Roster in Learn@UW-Superior to send messages to your instructors.
  • Via the U.S. Postal Service: Send your letters and/or assignments to the faculty or staff member at UW-Superior, Belknap & Catlin, PO Box 2000, Superior, WI 54880-4500.
  • Via telephone or voice mail: Most faculty and staff are use their voice mail option. You may leave a message and your instructor will return your call.

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