Today, Akademos, Inc. announced the release of a new software platform designed to make the adoption of textbooks and course materials easier and less time consuming for the entire campus community. The new state-of-the-art portal will streamline the adoption process and provide clarity and much needed transparency around course materials pricing and process deadlines. Enhanced reporting and real-time analytics will give administrators valuable insights into the relationship between course material cost, sell-through and academic success.
Key Product Features and Benefits include:
- SIS/ERP integration automatically pre-loads all courses, faculty users and adoption history
- Communication hub sends and tracks messages regarding adoptions, replacing email chains, interoffice memos and PDFs
- Customized timeline clarifies an institution’s process deadlines and drives HEOA compliance
- Recommendation engine makes it easy for professors to search for and evaluate, high-quality, low-cost course materials
- Enhanced real-time reporting and analytics dashboards
“Our new offering will improve communication, speed adoptions, reduce errors and help lower course material costs--all while preserving academic freedom,” said John Squires, CEO of Akademos.” If administrators and faculty are given the proper tools to make informed decisions, we believe both textbook affordability and student outcomes will improve.”
Initial feedback on the new portal from administrators and faculty has been extremely positive.
“The adoption portal is easy for faculty to use and the administrative tools help save valuable time throughout the adoption and textbook ordering processes.” – Administration, Central College
“The new portal is so easy to use and will save value time and provide much needed visibility throughout the process” – Faculty, The College of Mount Saint Vincent
In addition to the new portal, Akademos also announced the release of a New White Paper - Best Practices for Textbook Adoption. Highlighting best practices to support well informed, timely course material adoptions, this new resource will help make the adoption process easier for college administrators and faculty, while preserving academic freedom. The White Paper is a must read for institutions who are interested in streamlining the process of adopting course materials and provides useful recommendations to support HEOA compliance and lowering the cost of course materials for students.
The new Adoption & Analytics Portal is part of Akademos’ Online Bookstore offering for colleges and universities. To learn more about this new software, please visit http://akademos.com/products. To request a copy of the new White Paper and to see how Akademos’ full suite of online bookstore services is expanding affordable textbook options for college students and increasing bookstore utilization, visit http://www.akademos.com.