Follett: A Strategic Partner
Strategic
Planning
Support the
development and
execution of the
institution’s goals
via new business
models, integrated
digital solutions
and traditional
materials
Discovery
Provide the tools
and expertise to
enable faculty to
find and adopt
optimal course
materials to meet
instructional and
pedagogical goals
Purchase
Maintain the
technology,
systems, processes
and people to best
serve customers
wherever they are:
online, in store or
mobile
Access
Ensure
students and
faculty can
easily and
conveniently
access course
materials in an
increasingly
digital world
booknow+™
Aligning with Campus Goals
Attract, Engage, Retain, Graduate Students
Increase:
• Student Achievement
• Faculty Workflow
and Effectiveness
Maintain faculty choice
Streamline by integrating
with existing campus
systems
booknow+™
Solutions designed to drive student
and faculty success:
• Students: Streamlined Digital
Course Material Delivery &
Access
• Faculty: Research, Discovery
and Adoption Tool
booknow+™ for Instructors
From within SIS or LMS, use FacultyDiscover™ to:
DISCOVER
Discover materials from all
sources and all types: Textbooks,
Digital Content, Open Resources,
Video, etc.
DISCUSS
Read and write reviews of
course materials and collaborate
with peers within and across
institutions
ADOPT
Officially select course materials
for courses; adoptions flow
direct to campus store
booknow+™ for Students
From within SIS or LMS, students can:
OBTAIN
At point of registration and throughout the term,
connect to the campus store website to purchase or
rent required and recommend course materials
ORGANIZE
Single place to easily access adopted open source
digital content
Future Enhancement… easy access to all digital
content, purchased or free!
ACCESS
INSTANTLY
Provides for single sign on for digital content. Link to
adopted content automatically placed on student
LMS, eliminating the hassles of navigating access
codes and URLs for each and every purchase
Opening the Door to Digital
The Experience Today…
Student purchases adopted digital content
Issue with access
code or URL
Contact Customer Support
Double/Triple Check access
code & URL
Ask faculty for help;
complain to faculty
Faculty complains to publisher rep
Faculty re-evaluates adoption of digital content
Opening the Door to Digital
The experience at booknow+™ schools…
Student purchases adopted digital content
Accesses Learning Management System
Clicks on link to digital course
material and starts learning
Digital content aggregated in one
place on LMS for student
booknow+™ : How it works
booknow+ solutions made available via a single connection:
Typically, integration involves customization by the institution because each institution
has their own unique set of systems, portals and platforms.
Follett overcomes this challenge with booknow+ “ConnectOnce” Technology.
Key Steps:
• Connector is installed to the SIS
at institution
• Connector communicates with
institution systems via APIs
• ConnectOnce transforms data
from institution into a
standardized format
• Follett systems query
ConnectOnce for data on demand
enabling personalized services
through booknow+
booknow+™ : How it works
Student
Information
System
Follett systems call out to
“ConnectOnce” as needed,
reducing load on school systems
Adoption
Information
(Course Tracks)
Student Obtains
Adopted Digital Content
from Campus Store Or
Store Website
All digital
content is
aggregated in
one place on
the LMS and
accessed with
single sign on
Student Accesses
Digital Content
via School
Learning
Management
System
booknow+™ : Data security & privacy
booknow+ is fully secure:
• Pulls standard data for course, users and roles
• All communication encrypted
• Never accesses or stores user passwords or other
sensitive user information
• Follett’s legal agreements with the institution ensure
that data is treated appropriately
• Fully satisfies many regulatory and legal requirements
such as FERPA; similar to 3rd-party accounting
services the institution may use
booknow+™ : Next Steps
booknow+ connections are easy to implement:
1. Institution assigns IT liaison to coordinate
implementation of booknow+ technology
2. Follett provides a step by step
implementation guide
3. Follett’s booknow+ implementation team
works with the IT liaison; assisting and
guiding setup and testing to ensure a
successful deployment
Thank you!
Questions?