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Course Materials

Ordering texts

There are two options for you to purchase textbooks.  

1.  from the University Bookstore

Go to the Bookstore websitehttp://www.uwsuper.edu/bookstore/  to get your textbook information.  Follow these directions: 
  • Click on Order Books Online
  • Click on Just Looking
  • Read the Terms and Conditions statement.  If you agree to these terms, click on Agree.
  • Click on Textbooks in the upper navigation bar.
  • Under Term, go to the pull-down menu and select Distance Learning
  • Select the Department in which your course resides
  • Click on the Course Number
  • Your instructor's name will appear.  Click on Continue.
  • Your textbook information will appear, along with the price of both new and used texts.  The edition of the text and publisher can be found when you click on the (underlined) textbook link.
  • f you decide to order your text through our UWS bookstore, go back to the opening page and create an account for yourself. 

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 decide to 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 to return the requirements of the course before 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://libguides.uwsuper.edu/DL 

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:

by 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.

by 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.

by 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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