The course materials market is complex, so measuring affordability across millions of titles is no easy task. We analyzed the terabytes of data Verba captures every year to craft a single metric for the industry.
We combined publisher list price, store used and rental availability, and online used offer data to assign an Affordability Score to every book. From there, we built out new functionality in Collect to put the scores to use.
The Affordability Update gives adoptions managers unprecedented insight into affordability on campus.
Visualize the average affordability score across your catalog, along with the distribution of scores within it.
Instantly identify the least affordable titles in your catalog and break down each book's affordability score with in-depth detail.
Use your new affordability analytics to open up conversations with key stakeholders like instructors and administrators.
The Affordability Update also weaves affordability scores into a re-engineered instructor walkthrough.
Collect's new best-of-breed book search incorporates popularity and affordability data to surface the right results for every query.
We simplified the instructor interface too, reducing the number of steps to completion for each adoption by 40%.
At your store's option – and we encourage it – we'll display affordability scores to instructors so they can incorporate cost considerations into their adoption decisions.
All Collect administrative users can access your Affordability page from your header menu today!
Whether you're using the previous instructor walkthrough interface or the new version, we've upgraded your instructors' search.
The Affordability Update is available free of charge to existing Verba Collect clients. If you're not already on Collect, find your enrollment range below.
|1,500 or Fewer Students||$100 Per month|
|2,500 or Fewer Students||$200 Per month|
|5,000 or Fewer Students||$300 Per month|
|12,000 or Fewer Students||$400 Per month|
|18,000 or Fewer Students||$500 Per month|
|25,000 or Fewer Students||$600 Per month|
|25,000 or More||