Follett Discover - Course Material Adoptions

All course material orders must be submitted to the official campus bookstore to ensure compliance with the federal government Higher Education Opportunity Act.  This action allows students to see textbook and course material information as they register for classes and helps them receive more money at buy back.

Deadline to submit Fall course materials:  April 15th

Deadline to submit Spring course materials:  October 15th

Deadline to submit Summer course materials:  March 15th


Follett Discover is a tool that provides hassle-free access for faculty and staff to research, discover and adopt course materials. If you need assistance with this tool, please contact the Course Materials Manager at 502-852-8307 or

Watch the tutorial.

To submit adoptions on Follett Discover:

  1. Using your Chrome browser, log-in to Blackboard.  You should by default be on the "Institution Page."  If not, click on that in the menu bar at left. 
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and find the link for "Follett Discover" in the center.
  3. If you have pop-up windows blocked, you will see an error message when the program tries to load.  It will give you a button to click to open Follett Discover.  When you click on the button, it will bring up Follett Discover in a new tab or window.
  4. In the new window, you will see all the courses associated with your name for a particular semester.  There is a drop-down menu on the right to change the semester.  Select the one you want and click "Update."  The new screen should show your classes for that semester.  Each class has its own box, and you will only be able to adopt for sections you are teaching. 
    • Click "I have no materials to adopt for this course" ONLY if you are not going to require any paid materials.
    • To search for your adopted books by ISBN, use the box that says "13-digit ISBN" underneath the course information.
    • To search by keyword, author, title, etc., use the search bar in the top right corner.  Once you find the materials you want, select the course and usage in the menu on the right side of the screen and click "Adopt."
    • If you receive a "No search results" message, use the "request materials" link to send information about your materials through Follett Discover.


Completed adoptions are sent to the bookstore staff to be finalized and ordered.  Please allow up to 1-2 weeks for processing.


Any representative of a department can enter adoptions through a Follett Concierge account; please contact for more information or to set up an account.