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Heads up: Report, submit course materials orders

Faculty and other instructors should be aware of the March 15 deadline for reporting course materials for summer 2023 classes, and the April 15 deadline for fall 2023 classes.

Submitting orders on time not only ensures that materials are available to students when classes start but also makes certain that IU complies with the Higher Education Opportunity Act.

Please note: It is important to report your required materials even when they do not require a textbook order. Even if no course materials are needed, report them by selecting “other” in the drop-down menu through the Follett portal.

Should you need to order materials, there are several ways to do so:

Follett Discover portal

  • The portal can found by searching “Order Textbooks/Course Materials (Faculty)” inside One.IU. This method is fulfilled by Follett Higher Education Group, the IU Bookstore operator. A few reminders, if you choose this option:
    • If you’re signed into One.IU, your assigned course(s) will display when you launch the adoption tool. Click the top of each unique course tile to make selections for that course.
    • You can use the global search in the upper-right-hand corner to find course materials and supplies by keyword, author, title or 13-digit ISBN number. Alternatively, you can type in a subject to discover new materials.
    • Once everything is set, click “adopt” to submit your course selections.

IU eTexts

This method can be found by searching “IU eTexts Portal” on One.IU. This method is fulfilled by IU eTexts, a teaching and learning initiative created and managed by University Information Technology Services. A few reminders regarding this option:

  • The ordering tool is only open for self-ordering during specific timeframe. Orders can be placed after self-ordering closes by following the IU eTexts Post Deadline Ordering process.
  • If you are signed into One.IU, your assigned course(s) will display the IU eTexts Order Tool when you launch the IU eTexts Portal. Follow the on-screen prompts to make selections for your courses.
  • Use the IU eTexts Catalog tab in the top navigation pane to search for course materials by title, publisher, ISBN or any material data. The catalog is open to instructors year-round.
  • Need help? Ordering instructions are available on the Canvas resource site, IU eTexts: A Faculty and Staff Introduction. If you still have questions or need assistance, contact

Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources, which can be found by searching this IU eTexts catalog. These are teaching and learning materials that are either in the public domain or are shared under a license that allows free use and revision. A few reminders here:

Campus library resources

Your campus library may be able to make titles available for students. Learn more about Class Reserves and other library services on your campus: