1. In Canvas, go to your course.
  2. Click on a VitalSource textbook link in Modules.
  3. Click on the Load in New Window button. This will open a new tab.
  4. Accept the Terms and Privacy policy.
  5. Click the Settings (gear) Icon at the bottom of the black navigation bar on the left (See Fig. 1). If this does not appear, you may need to click the orange Accept & Close button at the very bottom of the window to clear the Cookie Policy warning.
    Settings icon and Read offline with the Bookshelf Desktop App button
    Figure 1: Gear icon for settings
  6. Click Read offline with the Bookshelf Desktop App
  7. Click the Open VitalSource Bookshelf.app button (See Fig. 2).Open VitalSource Bookshelf.app dialog box
    Figure 2: Open the VitalSource Bookshelf app
  8. The VitalSource Bookshelf App will open on your machine. You may see a brief login prompt, but you should either be passed straight through into the app or be prompted to download the book.
  9. Click on Account > MyAccount. This will open a new browser window.
  10. Click complete your account (See Fig. 3).Image from VitalSource pages with "complete your account" link.
    Figure 3: complete your account
  11. Enter the Mizzou email that you use with Canvas.
  12. You will be prompted to enter your name, a password (which should be different from your university password) and security question. After you finish that, you have full access to the app. You may go back to Canvas, click on your other textbooks, and add them to the reader (repeating steps 2, 3, 6, and 7 above for each).


VitalSource Bookshelf App

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