Submitting adoption information with Akademos is a quick and easy process. To do so, visit Soonerbooks.com and log in with your 4+4.
Faculty can enter adoptions directly through the portal. Staff members who coordinate adoptions on behalf of their academic units can also use the portal to enter adoptions through the same website.
Even if your course does not require any materials or uses OER it is important to login and indicate this in the portal. When students purchase their materials it will be clear that course materials are not required and/or will not cost the student anything.
Adoptions should be submitted only through Soonerbooks.com.
OU Library Resources for Faculty
OU Libraries helps reduce the cost of textbooks through their Alternative Textbook Grants, which support instructors who wish to move to free or low-cost instructional resources for their students.
These grants support the adoption, modification, or creation of Open Educational Resources (OER), which are educational materials that are distributed at no cost and with legal permission to use, share, and build upon. OER give faculty members the power to customize content or pedagogy specifically for their courses as well as provide free or low-cost learning resources for their students. Library Resource Grants support faculty members transitioning from traditional textbooks to library licensed e-resources (ebooks, full text journal articles, book chapters) in Canvas.
Important Dates for Adoptions
Summer and Fall
Portal Opens: February 1
Adoption Deadline: March 31
Portal Opens: September 1
Adoption Deadline: October 10