Textbooks

What is First Day (Previously Inclusive Access)?

First Day textbooks provide easy access to course materials at a reduced cost to the student.

For OMGT courses using First Day, materials are available the first day of class through Blackboard. Students are charged for the textbook the day after enrolling in the course, and the charge will show as "Inclusive Access Course Material."

How do I access my First Day E-Text Materials?

Log in to Blackboard (BB), click on your class, then click the "First Day Materials" link on the left column menu of your course.

NOTE: OMGT courses become available in BB approximately two days before the session begins, but your Textbook materials may not be available until the first day of class.

An account will automatically be created for you to access your eTextbooks and bookstore account (after you click the First Day Materials in BB). You will receive an email from the bookstore with a link to change your password to finish setting up your account. For assistance in setting up your account or changing your password to access the Yuzu App, please contact bookstorecustomercare@bncollege.com.

You can download the book on up to 2 devices, and the duration of access after you finish the course varies by publisher. You can download the Yuzu® App from the iOS and Android app stores.

Pro Tips

OMGT 5783 – Project Mgmt and OMGT 5983 – Advanced Project Mgmt use the same textbook.

OMGT courses become available to students in Blackboard 2-3 days before the session begins, but you will not see your Inclusive Access (Yuzu eTextbook) materials until the first day of class.

What do I do if I have trouble accessing my book in BlackBoard?

24/7 Online support is available at customercare.bncollege.com, by phone: 1-844-9-EBOOKS (1-844-932-6657), or email: bookstorecustomercare@bncollege.com. You should also notify your instructor if you encounter an issue.

What if I drop the course?

As long as you drop the course by the specified date, you can be refunded for the cost of the First Day content.

What if I dont' want to participate in First Day or already purchased the book on my own?

First Day textbooks are more affordable and accessible to students. We encourage you to take advantage of First Day textbooks when available, and opting out is NOT recommended. If you decide you don’t want to participate, you must OPT-OUT of the First Day material. Students will have the ability to opt out from the course dashboard.

How do I know if my class uses a First Day textbook?

Visit uark.bncollege.com, click TEXTBOOKS, and then search for your class(es) and section. The website will tell you what book is needed for every OMGT class. You can order books for classes not using First Day from this site as well.

Textbook Policies & Tips:

  • For courses not using First Day, plan time for delivery well in advance of the class start date. Students are expected to have the textbook on the first day of class for each session.
  • ProctorU (our online proctoring service) requires eTextbooks to be downloaded to the PC from which open-book exams are taken. At this time, ProctorU does not support the use of iPads, Kindles, cell phones, or alternate devices during open-book exams.
  • Textbooks are necessary to adequately prepare for the comprehensive exam at the end of the program. It is important to ensure you have long-term access to the eTextbook for future use, so pay close attention to the Inclusive Access download instructions for eTextbooks. Think twice about selling books back at the end of each session, as you will need them to study for the comprehensive exam.