Digital Course Materials

This is a new era for textbooks. Because MBS Direct closely monitors changing trends in educational technology, we're able to provide expert guidance for every facet of your digital journey as well as access to more than 450,000 digital titles.

The landscape is changing

Digital content is on the rise and that means new developments and innovations are emerging almost every day.

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The MBS Direct Content Solutions Group

Ready to add devices, new content options or expand your existing program?

As a complete resource for our clients, our primary goal is to help our partner schools further student success. Our Content Solutions Group will walk your staff through each step of the process, no matter which stage your digital program is currently in and help you learn more about the options that best fit the needs of your curriculum and students.

Connect faculty with innovative course materials

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The definition of content continues to evolve to include low-cost and free resources, in addition to traditional course materials. Now, many administrators may find themselves in the position of balancing cost with value, while also having to keep pace with new trends and innovations. MBS Direct has the resources to provide your institution with the content that best fits your programs, no matter what form it takes.

Explore your digital options

Our Content Solutions Group can help you implement the right digital solution for your school.

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How MBS Direct's digital materials stack up


Digital titles are available for adoption, giving students another way to save.


During the 2014-2015 school year, students purchased more than 550,000 digital items, including eBooks, access codes and more.


Students who purchased digital course materials saved more than $2 million during the 2014-2015 school year.

A variety of course materials

Access codes

Access codes offer a variety of worksheets, videos and other interactive resources directly from publishers, and MBS Direct makes it easy to integrate them with your curriculum.

Expansive digital catalog

Access the most comprehensive digital content library industry all in one place, including VitalSource® titles and proprietary MBS-sourced digital content. Our partner schools don't have to worry about students receiving the right books, whatever format they choose.

Open Educational Resources

OERs are an easily implementable, low-cost way to supplement the coursework currently in place in your classrooms. Our partnerships provide schools with a number of options to choose from.

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VitalSource Bookshelf®

Your students can access an expansive selection of eBooks anytime, anywhere with Bookshelf, the advanced e-reader solution from VitalSource. Three way access (desktop, mobile and online) allows students to study when — and where — it's convenient for them.

Does your school have a LMS?

Greater flexibility in delivery methods and formats, combined with integration into learning management systems leads to increased student success. We can help you integrate digital materials into existing programs like Blackboard Learn® and Moodle for a seamless, consolidated learning experience.

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eText Builder

eText Builder

With MBS Direct's eText Builder, instructors can easily browse through a wide selection of copyrighted materials, previously published packs from faculty all over the world or use their own original content to assemble custom materials tailored to fit any course. All completed materials have copyright clearance for the duration of the term or agreed-upon time period, and the course packs are professionally assembled and assigned an individual ISBN to make ordering easy.

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