Textbook Flow Chart

A resource showing how to proceed based on the department's textbook ordering needs and preferences. 

PDF iconTextbook Flow Chart

Textbook and Resource Assignment Steps

Textbook Order Needed?

  • If answer is YES:
    • Is the textbook order ready to be placed?
      • If answer is YES:
        • Place order with any/all preferred book stores.
      • If answer is NO:
        • Indicate Extenuating Circumstance in Textbook Panel: Instructor Not Assigned, Course Under Development, Materials Not Available. Place order when ready. 
  • If answer is NO:
    • Will other resources (equipment, course packet, etc.) be needed?
      • If answer is YES:
        • Click "Create New Non-Textbook Resources" and enter resource/materials information. 
      • If answer is NO:
        • Check "No Textbook or Other Resources Required" within the Textbook panel in Course Offerings.

Ordering from Iowa Hawk Shop/University Bookstore, Iowa Book, Prairie Lights or ISBA Law Bookstore?

  • If answer is YES:
    • Place your order directly with Iowa Hawk Shop/University Bookstore, Iowa Book, Prairie Lights or ISBA Law Bookstore.
      • Iowa Hawk Shop/University Bookstore will upload a file to MAUI daily with new textbook information.
      • Iowa Book, Prairie Lights and ISBA Law Bookstore will periodically upload their files to MAUI with new textbook information.
    • Once a data file comes in from a preferred bookstore(s), Academic Departmental Administrators can then go into the textbook panel and choose which textbook line items should appear. All textbooks will appear by default and duplicate line items will be removed.
  • If answer is NO:
    • Enter textbook information into the Other Resources text field. Iowa Hawk Shop/University Bookstore will pick up this information via the data exchange and will also display as a purchasing option unless edits are made in MAUI to exclude their information in MyUI