Flash Books, built upon the First Day™ Model, is a process that allows the bookstore and publishers to partner in delivering affordable course materials to students in one seamless process. The publisher, working with the University Bookstore, provides each student with access to their digital courseware and eTextbook within Blackboard Learn. The bookstore facilitates faculty enrollment into the program, preferred pricing, students opt-out option, and all accounting and management of the program. The bookstore has always been our brick & mortar and online provider — now they are expanding their services to Blackboard Learn. More information can be found at www.kent.edu/provost/textbook-affordability.
Flash Books is an inclusive access initiative which is a program designed to bring electronic content to students at a significantly lower cost than the traditional paper copies of the book. Content is made available to the student as soon as the course is made available to them via Blackboard.