FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
There are several reasons:
This is a new service, and we're really still in the trial period. We selected several professors from various departments to get a feel for the process. We are planning on adding materials for other classes as the semester continues and we will be on an even larger scale in the coming semesters.
There's a very simple answer to this - copyright. Under current copyright law, we can make these materials available electronically only to a limited, specific group - in this case the students of the class in question.
The short answer to this is - anywhere you can use a computer that connects to the internet. In fact, since you can also copy these materials to disk - you can access them anywhere you have a computer.
You'll need a couple of pieces of software to access these materials. You'll need a Web browser (Netscape, Internet Explorer, Lynx, etc.) and you'll need Adobe Acrobat® Reader. Versions are available for virtually every operating system and computer. Best of all - it's free if you download it! But to save time they are also available to IUN students/staff/faculty from the IUN Bookstore on the IUware CD-ROM for the low cost of $5.
You may already have the software on your computer, because Adobe Acrobat® Reader is rapidly becoming standard software for internet users. If you're not sure if it is installed on the computer you are using, try viewing one of the .PDF (Adobe® Portable Data Format) files. If you do not have the software, there are two places you can get the Adobe Acrobat® Reader software:
You will need to contact your professor to get the password for your class.