Textbook Adoption

Barnes & Noble College - Adoptions & Insights Portal (AIP)

Effective for Spring 2021 adoptions, FGCU, in partnership with Barnes & Noble College is implementing a new course material adoption platform, the Adoptions and Insights Portal (AIP).

AIP is a centralized platform to explore course material options and submit adoption requests.

Ready to Adopt? Log In to AIP

Deadlines for Adoptions

FALL 2021

Institutional deadline: April 15, 2021

First day of semester: August 19, 2021


Institutional deadline: October 15, 2021

First day of semester: January 10, 2022

Textbook adoption deadlines and announcements posted to FGCU Academic Calendar.


Understanding AIP for Faculty

Welcome to Adoption Insights Portal!

AIP was designed to solve challenges faced when adopting course materials. AIP is connected through Canvas for a streamlined user experience for both faculty and students each semester. 

AIP Dashboard Highlights & Features

  • Submission Trends: View Adoption submission trends compared to previous terms
  • Department Summary: Drill into specific departments to see submission data by course and instructor
  • Filters: Filter entire dashboard and high-level submission data by campus, department or term.
  • Submission Status: View overall adoption status to see what percent of courses are submitted vs. not submitted for a given term.
  • Download, Share, Send Reminder: Use the menu to download, share a report with others or to send adoption reminders to instructors

Additional Benefits

  • All course material adoptions are archived and allow a one-click re-adoption feature for future terms.
  • AIP lists all format options (new, used, rental, digital) with pricing details.
  • AIP facilitates communication with the local bookstore representative and has 24-hour online support which can be accessed by clicking on “Open Chat.”
  • AIP offers a comprehensive database of other schools’ adoptions to help faculty identify what is being used across the country at other campuses.

Let's Go!

To get started with navigating the AIP, use our Step-by-Step Guide, view the Demonstration Videos, come to a Face-To-Face walk-in clinic, read our Frequently Asked Questions, and find Contacts for Support below.

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Textbook Adoption Contacts

Name Department Email Phone
Larry Davis Store Manager, Barnes & Noble at FGCU ldavis@bncollege.com (239) 590-1150
Wilson Leon Textbook Manager, Barnes & Noble at FGCU wleon@bncollege.com (239) 590-1155

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I get access for my entire department?

  • Can we recommend other textbook shopping resources?

  • I would like to re-adopt course materials from a previous semester. How can I do that?

  • Last semester I adopted two different course materials but this semester , I only want to adopt one of those materials. Can I use one click re-adopt?

  • How do I add, edit or delete an adoption?

  • How do I change my adoptions after they’ve been submitted?

  • How do I justify a late adoption?

AIP Resources to Get Started