Digital Engagement

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Open the container below for more information on the ACCESS program for textbook affordability.

Introducing a new program that drives textbook affordability. Check out the below courses to see if you are included in this program. 

Course Course Material Needed Price for Course Materials through ACCESS
ADMN 1302  MindTap for Keyboard in SAM 365  $82.00
INFS 1010  MyITLab  $97.50
MATH 0050  MyMathLab  $66.25
MATH 1530  MyStatLab  $75.00
MATH 1050  MindTap for Introductory Techni-cal Math  $111.50
MATH 0801  MyMathLab  $66.25
MATH 1100  MyMathLab  $66.25
MATH 1630/1830  MyMathLab  $66.25
MATH 1830  MyMathLab  $66.25
MATH 1710  MyMathLab  $66.25
MATH 1720  MyMathLab  $66.25
MATH 1910  Webassign for Calculus  $111.75
MATH 2010  Webassign for Elementary Linear Algebra  $89.00
MATH 2080  MyStatlab for Business  $75.00
MATH 2120  WebAsssign for A First Course in Differential Equations  $89.00
MUS 1030  REVEL for Listen to This  $60.00

Program Features

  1. When students register for one of the above courses, students will see a “Course Materials Charge” on their student account. This will cover the cost of the required course materials to pass that course. Be sure to check your MyNortheast student account to make sure you do not owe a balance. Not all forms of aid cover the “Course Materials Charge.”
  2. Students know how much the cost for their entire course is right at registration.
  3. Students are prepared to learn the first day of class with the correct materials.
  4. For the courses listed above, students must have access to the material to pass the course.
  5. Students who wish to opt out will have a link in their MyNortheast account to be able to do so. Once a student opts out, they cannot opt back in. Students will have from the first day of class until 2/4/20 to opt out. 
  6. Students in late starting classes will have the option to opt out from the first day of class until 3/30/20.

Opt Out Instructions



Mobile Device

Open the container below for more information on mobile device requirements at Northeast State. 

iNortheast Mobile Technology Initiative

iNortheast Picture

Northeast State Community College is committed to enhancing the student’s educational experience, which includes transforming the learning, technological, and social environments, as representative of our core value of responsiveness. To best-prepare students to meet current and emerging needs of the 21st century global living and work places, the College facilitates teaching, learning, service, and student success through the use of mobile devices.

A careful review of current and anticipated stakeholders’ expectations specific to students’ preparation to meet higher education and/or workplace skills requirements, revealed an opportunity to broaden the scope beyond a single-source device and provide students the option to bring their own device. Consequently, students enrolling in credit courses at Northeast State are recommended to have access to a personal device meeting the following minimum capabilities. 

Device Requirements

Academic departments will determine utilization in the classroom and may require additional capabilities. Any additional program- and/or division-specific requirements will be outlined on course syllabi as well as available through the academic division office.

  • The device must have Wi-Fi capabilities.
  • The device must be able to access the NeSCC network including all websites and MyNortheast for registration, library services, etc.
  • The device must be able to access the current Learning Management System (LMS), D2L-BrightSpace, in which students may access their course work, upload and download from the LMS, and send and receive emails within the LMS.
  • The device must be able to access and operate the Chrome browser in order to access web-based eTextbooks, videos, apps, and other digital content.
  • The device must be able to operate a word processing program.
  • The device must have a camera.
  • The device must have audio and earphone features and capabilities.
  • The device must be able to perform such functions as displaying eTextbooks, sending and receiving emails outside of the LMS, composing/writing papers, etc.

Financial Aid

Students who have completed all student financial aid requirements may be due student aid that exceeds their Northeast State tuition and fees. If a student has available excess student aid, then the student may use this aid on any educational expense. This includes, but is not limited to, books, class supplies, and electronic equipment that aids with class activities.

Students who have excess student aid on their account will be able to utilize this aid in two ways:

  1. Students will have access to use their aid at the Northeast State Bookstore roughly 5 days prior to the start of class. This aid will be available to use at the bookstore until the start of the second week of class. Exact dates will be listed prior to the start of each semester with the Northeast State Bookstore.
  2. During the second week of class, the Business Office will release any remaining excess student aid to students by way of a mailed check or direct deposit. The Business Office can release student aid if all classes have reported the student as attending.  

Student aid will be awarded based on a complete record with the office of Financial Aid. Additionally, students must be marked as attending their courses to retain their student aid. Excess student aid can be used at any vendor once a student receives their excess aid check or direct deposit. Excess student aid should be used for educational expenses.




FAQs

Faculty Resources Northeast State Bookstore Opt Out Instructions Utilizing Your Mobile Device

Northeast State Community College is committed to enhancing the student’s educational experience, which includes transforming the learning, technological, and social environments. To best-prepare students to meet current and emerging needs of the 21st century global living and work places, the College o facilitates teaching, learning, service, and student success through the use of mobile devices.

Students enrolling in credit courses at Northeast State are recommended to have access to a personal device meeting minimum capabilities as listed above in the Device Requirements section.

The individual use of these devices is a way to empower students to engage in the learning process and maximize their full potential and to create a connection between their curricular and co-curricular activities. The devices provide access to eTextbooks, online resources, campus information and network services, digital reference materials, free digital books, collaboration and productivity tools, and discipline-specific apps.


Yes. The Northeast State Bookstore, physically located on the Blountville campus or at www.NortheastStateShop.com , offers eTextbook options for many courses. Students who have completed all student financial aid requirements may be due student aid that exceeds their Northeast State tuition and fees. If a student has available excess student aid, then the student may use this aid on any educational expense. This includes, but is not limited to, books, class supplies, and electronic equipment that aids with class activities. Please see the Financial Aid section above for more information. 


Cengage Unlimited is a subscription based model that gives you full access to all of Cengage’s existing digital content no matter how many Cengage course materials you use based on the length of the subscription purchased. Contact the Northeast State Bookstore at bookstore@NortheastState.edu for more information.

Subscription Lengths
and Pricing


The Northeast State Bookstore, operated by Follett and located on the Blountville campus, sells mobile devices. Visit the Bookstore or go to their website for a list of available devices.

The Tennessee Annual Sales Tax Holiday begins the last Friday in July each year at 12:01 a.m. and ends at 11:59 p.m. the following Sunday. During the tax free weekend, computers under $1,500 may be purchased without having to pay sales tax. This includes laptops as well as tablets (iPad and Android tablets). The tax exemption not only applies to items purchased within stores, but also items purchased over the phone, internet, or mail in which the retailer accepts the order during the tax free holiday. 


Personal devices meeting minimum capabilities are recommended. Please see the section on Device Requirements above.


If a student has available excess student aid, then the student may use this aid on any educational expense. This includes, but is not limited to, books, class supplies, and electronic equipment that aids with class activities. Please see the section on Financial Aid above for more information on Bookstore purchases using excess student aid.


Office 365 is compatible with a variety of mobile devices. Supported devices include Windows Phone, iPhone and iPad, Android Phone, Nokia (Symbian OS), and BlackBerry devices. For a list of functionality for each device, please visit Microsoft's official site. Your Office 365 subscription is required to use the applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).


Please ask your instructor and/or refer to the course syllabus for information pertaining to apps required for your course.


Visit one of the IT Service Centers listed below:

  • Blountville Campus - Pierce Building, Room P216
  • Kingsport - Kingsport Center for Higher Education, Room KC305 
  • Johnson City - Room JC1097

Call 423.354.5103 or 423.354.2409 to speak to a technician or submit a request to the Help Desk.


For additional information on eTextbook and mobile device purchases, contact bookstore@NortheastState.edu. Technical assistance for mobile devices may be obtained by contacting the Help Desk.