Add Supplementary Textbooks

In some cases, you might want to use more than one textbook in your class. You can add supplementary textbooks to your class — with publisher permission — by submitting a request to WebAssign Customer Support.

If both textbooks have the same publisher, your request to add supplementary textbooks can usually be granted without any issues. One important exception is when the supplementary textbook costs more than your primary textbook. In this case, the cost of your class will increase to the cost of access for the most-expensive textbook; students who have already purchased access will be refunded the original cost and will need to purchase access again at the new cost. This applies also to requests to use two different editions of the same textbook.

If you want to use textbooks by multiple publishers, you should secure permission from the publishers before submitting your request to WebAssign.

  1. Open the My Classes page.

    Click Tasks > My Classes Page and find the section you want.

  2. Click Edit Class Settings.
  3. Click Add Textbooks & Additional Resources.
  4. Click Request Additional Textbooks.
  5. In the Textbooks form, select the supplementary textbooks that you have adopted for your class.

    To view information about the selected textbooks, click More Info.

  6. In Explain, type a message to WebAssign Customer Support listing the textbook changes you want to make.
    Note: If you are using textbooks from multiple publishers, also provide confirmation that you have secured permission from the publishers for this use.
  7. Click Send.
  8. Close the Textbooks window.

A WebAssign Customer Support representative might contact you to request more information or to let you know when your request has been completed. Usually, your request can be processed within 2 to 3 business days.

If the cost for access changes because of your request, your students who have already paid for access will be issued refunds and will need to purchase access again at the new cost.