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Course Materials

Required course materials will vary depending on the specific course, and may include:

Course Information Pages

Each Global Campus course has a course information page, which lists details about required course materials. Here are two ways to access the info:

  1. In the Schedules of Classes, select the More Information link associated with the course.

  2. In myWSU, the course information page web address is listed in the course’s Enrollment Information tab. Paste the web address in a browser window to view the information.

Types of Required Course Materials


Students are responsible for the acquisition of required textbooks. As soon as you have registered for courses, order your textbooks. Please note that some instructors do not publish this information until a few weeks before the start of the semester. About Textbooks

Miscellaneous Items

Miscellaneous items may be required for certain courses, and will be listed in the Special Notes section within the course information page, or in the course space as required by the instructor. Students are responsible for obtaining these items.

Media You Get on Your Own

Some courses may require that you obtain certain media titles on your own. You may choose to rent or purchase these titles from a library, or other media rental/purchase outlet when your course syllabus indicates you will need them. This media will be listed on the course information page in the Course Materials section.

You are not charged by WSU for "You Get” media as you are responsible for obtaining this media on your own. You will be able to view your course syllabus in the course space on the first day of classes to find out when you will need this media for your course.

Media WSU Provides for You

WSU will provide this media for you either by shipping materials to you (Media Rental) or providing the media online through the online Media Center (Media Online).

This media will be listed on the course information page in the Course Materials section. Shipping usually begins for Media Rental items three weeks before the start of the term.

WSU provided media is charged to your student account. The media fee associated with each course is a mandatory instruction fee, and due with tuition on the first day of the semester.

Defining Media Rental and Media Online:
What "Media Rental" means:
Global Campus will ship the required material (DVDs, reading kits) to you via FedEx. A physical shipping address is required.

Rental material is the property of WSU and must be returned at the end of the semester. See Returning Course Rental Media.

Important: Verify that your mailing address in myWSU is a physical shipping address, as this is the address media will be shipped to (no PO Boxes). To check and update your mailing address, log in to myWSU, and from your Student Homepage select Profile, then Addresses.

If we have to reship materials to you, a $15.00 reshipment fee will be applied to your student account.

Shipping usually begins for Media Rental items three weeks before the start of the term.
What "Media Online" means:
You will access the required material by logging in to the online Media Center.

Media will be available to access from the online Media Center once your enrollment has been processed.

It is recommended that you check your computer speed and review the information on the Technology Requirements page to determine that you will be able to successfully view the media on your computer.

If you find you are unable to view the media online, go to Technology Requirements to request a hard copy of the media that will be shipped to you within four business days from the day of your request.

Important: Media shipped to you is the property of WSU and follows the same return deadlines and restrictions as Media Rental items. If you are requesting a hard copy of online media you are unable to view on your computer, please read and follow the information listed under What "Media Rental” means.

Returning Course Rental Media

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