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Course Cartridges

Definition:
Course cartridges files textbook publishers create to enhance a course using their textbook. These cartridges may contain test banks, PowerPoint presentations, documents, video, audio, games, interactive simulations, or any other type of electronic materials. Use of these cartridges in a course often carries a fee for the students.

Obtaining:
To obtain an Instructor Download Key or troubleshoot a Student Access Key, please contact the publisher of your course cartridge.

Issues:
For questions about or problems with your cartridge content, contact the publisher or your course cartridge for additional information.

Cost:
Cartridges can be either premium or open access. Open access cartridges do not require a student purchased access code while premium ones do. These codes can be bundled with the text book for an extra price (often somewhere around $15).

Loading a course cartridge into your Blackboard shell

  • If your publisher sent you an instructor download key (a code of letters and numbers): Import Course Cartridge
  • If your publisher sent you a Blackboard zip file containing the course cartridge: Import Package