Faculty Resources

The UMKC Bookstore Verba Collect System

All instructors with courses assigned for the upcoming semester in PATHway will be emailed a personalized link to access  the Verba Collect site.  Once you access the site, you will be prompted through the process of submitting adoptions for your assigned courses.

Walk-through for Professors

 

Faculty members can add themselves to the site and create a log in if they haven’t received a link yet:

  1. Go to http://umkc.verbacollect.com/session/new
  2. Click on the "Help I'm lost or I don't have a password"
  3. You will be prompted for your email address- it must be an address with the @umkc.edu domain.
  4. Verba Collect will generate an email with instructions for you to complete your login setup.
  5. If your course list is not visible or you have other issues please contact, Matt Young at youngmw@umkc.edu

Once Verba Collect requisitions are submitted and approved, they download into our store inventory management system for us to review and make adjustments if necessary.

Open Educational Resources (OER), Open Access Content

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that are freely available online for everyone to use, whether you are an instructor, student or self-learner. Examples of OER include: full courses, course modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, lab and classroom activities, pedagogical materials, games, simulations, and many more resources contained in digital media collections from around the world.
From OpenEducationalResources.pbworks.com

Many instructors are using OER and Open Access Content to replace or supplement their existing course materials. There are many websites dedicated to providing OER and Open Access Content, our campus library is also a great place to begin any OER search. (Please Note: the copyright license or parameters of use differ with each item. Be sure to check the usage guidelines for the product you are interested in to make sure that you understand how you may use it.)

If you want to provide your students options, you can work with UMKC Publishing to offer these materials as Print on Demand.
If you have questions about OER and Open Access Content please do not hesitate to contact us youngmw@umkc.edu

UMKC Publishing

What’s your teaching style?
Do you use readings from several sources in order to fully teach a subject? Do you use only selected chapters out of books? Do you use PowerPoint slides or study sheets? What about homework assignments? Add your syllabus and lecture notes to make it fully functional. With UMKC Publishing, you can compile your own course book(s) to fit YOUR teaching style.

UMKC Publishing will work with you to create your custom course reader/packet and ensure that it is copyright compliant. Whether it is an Out of Print book, old exams or a selection of readings from journals/books/online sources – UMKC Publishing can assist you in creating a custom book that suits your teaching style and meets the needs of your students.

With a focus on saving students money, we work with you to create a custom reader that truly is Your Concept. Created.

For more information contact Matt Young at youngmw@umkc.edu

AutoAccess

In 2014, we launched AutoAccess, a partnership with The UMKC Bookstore, publishers and faculty that provides course content via the campus learning management system (LMS) at a reduced cost. Pilot programs were launched in Fall 2014 with McGraw-Hill and Campus e-Bookstore, Inc. Since then, we have added Pearson, Cengage, and VitalSource to continue to grow and expand AutoAccess. Students enrolled in these programs saved $10,000.00 (compared to new prices) since the program began.
Learn More about AutoAccess

Unique Course Material Items

Does your class require specialized course material items or custom kits such as Art kits, Drafting kits, Rock kits, Geology kits, Robotics kits, Architecture model building material or something else? We can create custom kits to meet your needs! Contact us at eisentragerp@umkc.edu and let us know what you need!

dental kit

We're here to help you with course material and provide savings to our students,

Textbook Manager:
Matt Young
youngmw@umkc.edu
(816) 235-1403

Store Manager:
Pete Eisentrager
eisentragerp@umkc.edu
(816) 235-2665