Auto Access Information

What is AutoAccess Anyway?

OTC’s AutoAccess program is bringing innovative course material delivery to our campuses and is a major step in fulfilling the college's mission to provide an affordable and accessible education to our community.

AutoAccess makes course materials automatically accessible, totally interactive and adaptive digital content, while drastically reducing the cost to students. We have upgraded our textbook model to improve access and affordability with the technology of the future, today.

Our goal, with the AutoAccess program, is to reduce the cost of course materials while improving educational outcomes for students.

Students register for an AutoAccess enabled course and enjoy access to their course materials through their CANVAS student account. Students have the first two weeks of class to decide if the course and its course materials delivery method works for them. After the first two weeks, the student’s OTC account is charged for the low-cost course content. If the student drops or changes courses before the two-week deadline, they will automatically be taken out of the program. If a student chooses to opt-out, they can do so easily from their booklist, accessed through MyOTC.

Why is this better than half-priced ramen for college students?

The AutoAccess model is much less expensive than other options; because of the increased buy-in from students in a class offering AutoAccess publishers are willing to negotiate much lower prices than the traditional model allows. It also gives students access automatically, on day one, to their course content. The content is more interactive and adaptive than a traditional textbook and has been shown to improve student success rates.

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Interactive Learning Platforms are much more than just e-books. They are interactive software platforms developed to provide an enhanced learning experience beyond reading the text. They may include multi-media video and audio presentations, animation, adaptive quizzing and homework sets which link directly to the related section of the text when incorrect answers are given.

The price varies depending upon the course materials chosen by the instructor. Most AutoAccess prices are lower than the cost to access the material directly through the publisher, and average 50%-70% off the cost of the printed textbook + access code bundle.

If your instructor is using AutoAccess, you are already enrolled. You will be notified with access instructions, the discounted price, and information on opting out. This information is often provided in the instructor’s syllabus.

The access is free for the first two weeks of the course. At that point, all enrolled students who have not opted out of the program or dropped the course will have the discounted price billed to their student account. No waiting in line, no late assignments, easy access to your materials on day one.

If you do not wish to participate in AutoAccess, you have the first two weeks of school to opt out of the program. If you opt out by the deadline given in your welcome email, you will not be charged for the content and your access to the content will be turned off.

Absolutely. You can opt in or out as many times as you would like prior to the deadline you were given in your welcome email. After the deadline, you would need to email us at to see if we are able to make an exception.

Yes. All students who are enrolled in a course using AutoAccess are automatically considered a part of the program. To avoid being billed you must opt-out by the deadline given in the welcome email.

Students who drop the course during the first two weeks of class, prior to the deadline given in the welcome email are automatically opted-out and will not be billed. Students who drop after the deadline will not receive a refund.

Once the deadline has passed and billing has commenced, the refund period has also passed.

First, try the online help desk of the publisher for your course’s content (those links are listed below). If you are uncertain who the publisher is, or if you are unable to get a resolution from the publisher, please email us at for further assistance.

Pearson Publishing
McGraw-Hill Publishing
Cengage Learning

Billing begins the third week of class. If you added the class late you will have the same deadline as the students who registered the first day of registration.

All students in the AutoAccess students are emailed when they register. Please check your spam and junk folders. If you still do not see it, email us at

Please send us an email to for more information.