Hi Stephen. Everything on the US lists [0n the press release below] applies to Canada except:

They are replaced with an agreement with Vital Source for free access to etextbooks:

Cengage (via Nelson Canada) is participating with Vital Source on this free initiative for Canadian Universities.  Please see the message below.

Students will need to logon or create a log in account using their University Email address.

To get started, students should visit bookshelf.vitalsource.com.

We recognize these are unprecedented times as the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve, with campuses being closed and many classes being moved online across Canada. We know this has likely disrupted the way the your library has operated, and that it can be challenging to quickly shift at this point in the semester. As Canada’s oldest and leading educational publisher, Nelson continues to remain committed to supporting you, your institution’s educators, as well as students and their families.

We know how vital it is that students have access to the resources that will help them achieve their learning goals, and we’d like to make the transition to online as seamless as possible. As of tomorrow,  Canadian students will now be able to access up to seven e-books from participating publishers including Nelson, Cengage, Sage, and Norton at no cost until May 25th, 2020. Students will simply log into the VitalSource Bookshelf app using their school email address and can then find and view course materials via VitalSource’s Explore capabilities. This is a simple solution that will allow one place that students can access e-books across the majority of our publishing partners.

We are also supporting students and instructors in other ways as courses are transitioning online:

  • Free access to a wide range of instructor and student online resources accompanying our textbooks that can be easily uploaded into your institution’s Learning Management System
  • Personalized Customer Support to get instructors set up quickly
  • Tips and best practices from Canadian educators on transitioning their course online

At Nelson, we strive to create a safe and healthy environment for our employees and the communities we serve. During these times of uncertainty, the physical and mental wellbeing of all institutional partners, students, and educators is our top priority. If you’re interested in sharing your experiences, needs and insights, as things unfold in the coming weeks, we would love to hear from you.

Salvy Trojman

Cengage Canada / Nelson

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