Immediate Access: Accessing your Course Materials

3 Easy Ways to Access Your Course Materials:

  1. Your .edu E-mail
  2. The BryteWave Website
  3. From CANVAS
You can access your digital course materials utilizing any one of these three ways:

1. Your .edu Email

  • E-mail sent to your school e-mail account
    • A BryteWave (RedShelf) account will be created using your school e-mail address
    • An e-mail will be sent to you with a link to your shelf
    • This e-mailed link will take you to your BryteWave Discover Shelf account where you can log in using your school e-mail address and find your preloaded material on your Shelf
    • Additional support for e-mail can be found here: BryteWave Email info

View of the BryteWave Discover Shelf

2. The BryteWave Website

My Shelf View

3. From CANVAS

  • Use the link in CANVAS to access your BryteWave Materials
    • Log in to CANVAS and navigate to your course
    • Then choose the BryteWave Link named BryteWave Course Materials

​​​​​​​CANVAS view for BryteWave Course Materials

  • You will be taken to the BryteWave 'My Shelf' page. 
  • Click on the title you are looking to access or 'View Details' to see the details of the product

My Shelf

  • Click on the title and some product details will pop up. 
  • For an eBook you can click READ NOW to open it in a new tab

Product Details and Read Now Button View

Instructions for Accessing Your Course Materials:

  • Some digital products require a code to access the materials on the publisher’s website. 
  • Click Copy the Code to Clipboard and then click Access Courseware
  • You will paste that code into the designated field on the site you are sent to

Access Courseware View

  • If the ACCESS COURSEWARE button is not available for a specific product; you will go directly to that publisher's website listed in Canvas or use a link provided by your instructor. 


If you believe you should have access to your book, but your shelf is empty, contact your bookstore. Provide specific details as outlined below to help resolve your issue:

  • On the site or from the LMS verify the e-mail address that the student is logged into on BryteWave.
    • (Select their name in the upper right corner and select ‘My Accounts’
  • Attach or insert a screen shot of the "stopping point" you hit when you are trying to access your BryteWave/RedShelf eBook
  • The device you are using when you are experiencing this access to your eBook issue.
    • Windows Desktop/Laptop
    • Mac Desktop/Laptop
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Android
  • The browser you are using when you are experiencing this access to your eBook issue.
    • Safari (iPhone, iPad, Mac)
    • Internet Explorer
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox

I’m taken to a login page instead of My Shelf, what do I do?

  • Try to enable your cookies, follow these steps
  • Try another browser. We recommend Chrome
  • Try to log in with your .edu email address and reset your password
  • Try to refresh your webpage. This may reset anything that may not be allowing you to log in automatically

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Thu 10/26/23 4:12 PM
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