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Getting Started


Easy and Simple Steps to Advance Your ALS Program

  • Add a link inside your Learning Management System template that makes it easy for faculty to find ALS resources
  • Add a link inside your Learning Management System template that makes it easy for students to find ALS resources 
  • Apply for grant funding via RFP in order to recruit faculty to participate in ALS adoptions. Contact ALS for more information.
  • Work with your bookstore manager and librarians to coordinate professional development, training, marketing, and outreach programs to improve the adoption of free and lower cost digital course materials.

More ALS Resources

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New ALS Brochure

CSU Affordable Learning Solutions Brochure provides information on ALS programs and partnerships.

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New MERLOT II Brochure

CSU MERLOT Brochure provides information on MERLOT programs and services.

California State University Affordable Learning Solutions (ALS) - Rent Digital Webinar Series

The webinars provide an overview of ALS, share examples of successful campus efforts to lower the cost of course materials, and review commercial eReader tools provided by publishers and e-textbook distributors. The webinars will also address participants’ questions, comments, or concerns.

  • May 2014 Webinar
    (Recorded Session) (Just PPT)
    • CSU San Marcos
    • Adapt Courseware
  • April 2014 Webinar
    (Recorded Session) (Just PPT)
    • CSUF ALS Initiative
    • McGraw Hill Education
  • March 2014 Webinar
    (Recorded Session) (Just PPT)
    • Campus ALS efforts and outcomes @ Cal Poly Pomona
  • February 2014 Webinar
    (Recorded Session) (Just PPT)
    • Vendor Presentation: VitalSource Technologies Softchalk Cloud
  • May 2013 Webinar
    (Recorded Session) (Just PPT)
    • CSU Fresno ALS Initiative
    • Vendor Presentation: Milestone Documents
  • April 2013 Webinar  
    (Recorded Session) (Just PPT)
    • CSU Library Services and ALS
    • SAGE Publishing
  • March 2013 Webinar  
    (Recorded Session) (Just PPT)
    • Campus ALS efforts and outcomes at CSU Monterey Bay
    • Principles of Biology, a born digital etext from Nature Publishing Group
  • December 2012 Webinar
    (Recorded Session) (Just PPT)
    • Campus ALS efforts and outcomes @ CSU Northridge
    • Custom Publishing using AcademicPub
  • October 2012 Webinar
    (Recorded Session) (Just PPT)
    • Campus ALS efforts and outcomes @ CSU Chico
    • Open and custom publication options
  • September 2012 Webinar
    (Recorded Session) (Just PPT)
    • Campus ALS Efforts and Outcomes @ CSU Channel Islands
    • Vendor Presentation: NOOKStudy, Barnes & Noble
  • August 2012 Webinar
    (Recorded Session) (Just PPT)
    • Campus ALS Efforts and Outcomes @ San Jose State University
    • Vendor Presentation: CourseSmart
  • June 2012 Webinar
    (Recorded Session) (Just PPT)
    • Campus ALS Efforts and Outcomes @ Cal Poly Pomona
    • Vendor Presentation: Cengage Learning
  • May 2012 Webinar  
    (Recorded Session) (Just PPT)
    • Campus ALS Efforts and Outcomes @ CSU Dominquez Hills
    • Vendor Presentation, Café Scribe, Follett