Create an Instructor Account for the Faculty Sampling Portal

Create an Instructor Account for the Faculty Sampling Portal

Learn how to create an instructor account with VitalSource.

Before you begin

Before you can begin to use the Faculty Sampling Portal you must create an account with VitalSource.  After you create your account, you can begin the instructor verification process and add sampled content to your account.

VitalSource recommends using your institution provided email address when creating your VitalSource Account to avoid delays or being denied during the verification process. 

If you already have an existing VitalSource account, you do not need to create a new account.  When prompted, Sign in with your existing credentials and begin the verification process

If you do not remember your password, reset it now. 

 

1 Visit https://www.vitalsource.com/educators and click the Sign Up Now button.

To create your account, click the Sign Up Now button.  You can also click the Sign In button in the menu and then click Create an account link at the bottom of the sign-in window.  

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2 Create your account

Fill out the form in full to complete your account.  Remember, for best results use your institution provided email address.  

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Account Created

After you create your account you will be taken to your Faculty Sampling Dashboard.  You will also receive an email confirming your account creation. 

We suggest that you confirm your email address in Bookshelf next.  However, you can also begin the instructor verification process.

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4 Confirm your Email Address

To confirm your email address, open a new browser tab and visit, https://bookshelf.vitalsource.com. Sign in with your newly created account to begin the confirmation process. 

Once signed in, you will see a screen saying to check your email for a link that will let you confirm the email address on your account.  

Close your browser window and check your email for the email confirmation link. 

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5 Confirmed Email Address

Click on the email confirmation link in your email address to begin the confirmation process.  A new browser tab will open and after you sign into Bookshelf Online confirming your email address.

Now that you successfully confirmed your email address, you can go back to the Faculty Sampling Portal to begin the instructor verification process.

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Get help

To learn what to do next, find your issue below. If you still need help, contact VitalSource Support.

How do I get verified to use the Faculty Sampling Portal?

Now that you successfully created a VitalSource Instructor account, you will want to have that account verified by a Publisher so you can sample titles from the Faculty Sampling Portal.  

How long does it take to get verified by a Publisher?

It can take up to 5-7 business days to get approved by a Publisher.  While VitalSource Support cannot expedite approval requests, if you have a pending verification request that is more than 10 business days old, please contact VitalSource Support for assistance.  

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