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What is PantherAccess?

PantherAccess is a program that provides instant access to course materials with interactive and adaptive digital content at drastically reduced prices. It’s based on similar programs at a number of major colleges and universities across the country. The goals of the program include:

  • Reducing the cost of course materials.
  • Ensuring access to course materials for all students on day one of their courses.
  • Using new adaptive learning technologies to improve educational retention and outcomes.

How does it work?

  • Digital course materials are included in your class fees.
  • An email is sent to your PCC email account with instructions on accessing the digital content for your course.
  • Your instructor provides you with access to digital content by the first day of classes.
  • You can choose to opt out from your PantherAccess course materials in D2L by the second Monday of the term.
    • If you opt out, your course fee is refunded and all access to the course materials is turned off and no longer available to you.