RedShelf is an eBook purchasing service managed through the College Store. Instructors can elect to use RedShelf books with their courses, usually as a discounted rate to students.

I'm a student...

How do I access my RedShelf eBook?

  1. Click the link in Moodle your instructor provides to access your RedShelf eBook.
  2. Click the green [View Course Materials] button by the name of the eBook.
  3. Click the [Start Reading] button to view the book in the e-reader.

How do I opt out of using the RedShelf eBook?

If you plan to read your RedShelf materials through other means, you can opt out of this program by the date provided to you by your instructor. If you don’t opt out, you will be billed after the trial period ends.

  1. Click the link in Moodle your instructor provides to access your RedShelf eBook.
  2. Click the gray bar at the bottom of the page labeled, “I want to opt out of access to all required materials of this course.”Click the green [View Course Materials] button by the name of the eBook.
  3. Type in all caps, OPTOUT, in the appropriate box and click the [Opt out of all required materials for this course] button.
  4. Select from the drop-down a reason for opting out.

Is their a trial period to use the RedShelf eBook?

Yes, you can use the eBook at no cost until the add/drop deadline. If you don’t want to be billed for using the eBook, you will need to opt out of using it before the trial ends. If you don’t, you will be billed.

I opted out, but changed my mind. Can I still get the RedShelf eBook?

Yes, you can opt back in up to the add/drop period ends.

  1. Click the link in Moodle your instructor provides to access your RedShelf eBook.
  2. Click the black [Opt In To Course Materials] button by the name of the eBook.
  3. Click the [Opt In Now] button.
  4. Click the [Yes, I want to opt in for course material access] button.

I was charged, but thought I opted out. Now what?

Please visit or contact the College Store at Farinon Center 111 or (610) 330-5511.

I'm an instructor...

How do I add a link in my Moodle course to point at my RedShelf materials?

Once you’ve worked with the bookstore to select RedShelf materials for your course, your Moodle course ID will be provided to RedShelf. This allows RedShelf to know the students who may have access to your RedShelf materials.

To add a link to your RedShelf materials:

  1. Click the gear menu, and then click Turn editing on.
  2. Choose the Topics Block where you want to add the assignment and click Add an activity or resource.
  3. Select the External tool activity in the list. To add it to your course you can either double click it or click the [Add] button at the bottom.
  4. Provide an Activity name and then select RedShelf from the Preconfigured tool drop-down menu.
  5. Click the [Save and return to course] button.
  6. Finally, for the RedShelf enrollment integration to work, make your Moodle course site visible to students.

When will my students be billed for their RedShelf materials?

RedShelf materials can be used at no cost up to when the add/drop period ends. It’s important for instructors to convey when the trial period ends, so students wishing to opt out can. Those who do not opt out, will be billed after the trial period.

Will my students be charged if they forget to opt out of RedShelf by the deadline?

Yes, but generally it’s helpful if an instructor reminds students during the trial period to either purchase the RedShelf materials or to opt out of purchasing them. If a student thinks they have been incorrectly charged, they may visit the College Store at Farinon Center 111 or (610) 330-5511.