Vital Source / Picture Book is delivered 2 ways: 1.CD Rom lab license (computer lab) - 6 – 1 YR access codes They have reserved 1 seat in their computer lab for each students using that computer. 2.Mobile PAC (iPads / Tablets) – 6 – 1 YR access codes Code per student and allows for three main applications: (1) book shelf viewer which is driven by a desktop computer - allows for online and offline access (2) ipad and Android devices – which support online access through the app (3) web based – requires a web connection. Any change in one will be synched to the others (it will ask if you want to accept changes). You have book on book shelf and in the cloud.
There is not a lot of interaction, but it does keep content protected with Vital Source. It has DRM (digital rights management) around it. This allows us to lock down our content and control the subscription length – and how students can use the content (copy, paste, and print).
This is the Vital Source bookshelf viewer that a student would download to the Vital Source website.
Student would redeem their code; enter the code. The code already has the title of the text, the subscription length. The DRM is already in the code. Once they redeem the code, the title will be on the bookshelf.
View of all titles in bookshelf. The means the title has expired; they are no longer active.