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Course Materials

Nearly all courses require a textbook. Some courses require additional materials such as calculators or video and audio materials.
Textbooks and other course materials can be purchased within thirty days of your enrollment from the  Texas State University Bookstore, from an online vendor of your choice, or through a link to the online textbook materials from within the course (for some courses). Refer to the course web page for your course or your course's Syllabus for required course materials in your course.

Purchasing Course Materials from the Texas State University Bookstore

On the Bookstore's Textbooks page, you can click on "Enter Courses" to be directed to course listings. Under "Select Department," select ODEL. Then select your self-paced correspondence course form the course listings. If your course is not listed on the Bookstore website, refer to the course website or your course's Syllabus for instructions on purchasing required course materials in your course.

Purchasing Course Materials from an Online Vendor of Your Choice

When purchasing required materials for a course, be sure to purchase the correct edition of the material and to verify that the material's International Standard Book Number (ISBN) matches that listed on the course website.

Purchasing Course Materials from within your Course, in Canvas

If your course uses an electronic textbook or other online course materials, you may be able to purchase course materials online, from a link within your course. Refer to the course website and to your course's syllabus for directions, if purchasing course materials online is required for your course.


Should you require any assistance in locating course materials, please call the Office of Distance and Extended Learning at 512.245.2322.

Please keep in mind that all materials should be purchased within 30 days of enrollment; after 30 days, materials may no longer be available for your course.