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Follett Partners with XanEdu, Leverages Follett Discover to Streamline Creation of Custom Course Materials

WESTCHESTER, IL, Mar 9, 2015Follett Higher Education Group is excited to announce the launch of a new streamlined process for creating and ordering custom course materials within Follett Discover, its proprietary course materials application comprised of the Faculty Discover and Student Discover tools. Partnering with XanEdu, the nation’s leading provider of custom course materials, Follett created a direct portal from its Faculty Discover tool to XanEdu’s customization platform in order to deliver a seamless experience for educators exploring custom content.

Schools that have implemented Follett Discover empower educators to efficiently search, evaluate and order course materials, including publisher, Open Educational Resource (OER) and custom content. Through XanEdu’s self-service technology, educators can source, aggregate and order custom print and digital materials in just minutes. Faculty may select from XanEdu’s publisher-neutral library containing more than eight million licensed content items, request outside content using XanEdu’s development services and even upload original content. 

XanEdu’s Chief Operating Officer, Brett Costello, notes: “By increasing access to our customization platform and content research services, the new Follett Discover functionality provides faculty members with greater flexibility, choice and ultimately control over the price of their assigned course materials.”

The custom books built in XanEdu are instantly sent to Faculty Discover for the campus store to place an order. As course listings are updated in Faculty Discover, required course material information also becomes immediately available for students to view in the Student Discover tool. 

“Together, the Follett Discover tools provide quick access to the best content to drive transparency, savings and learning outcomes,” said Clay Wahl, Executive Vice President of Sales and Store Operations at Follett Higher Education Group. “The Follett Discover application is an essential component of Follett’s greater technology strategy that promotes campus community access to the right products and resources at the right time.”

To learn more about Follett Discover, please visit For more information regarding XanEdu’s custom course material services, go to

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About Follett Corporation |

For more than 140 years, Follett has been a trusted partner to pre-K and K-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn. Every day, Follett serves over half of the students in the United States, and works with 70,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. Follett is higher education's largest campus retailer and a hub for school spirit and community, operating 940 local campus stores and 1,300 virtual stores across the continent. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, Follett is a $2.6 billion privately held company.

About XanEdu  |

XanEdu helps instructors at more than 1,000 institutions create and deliver transformative custom course materials to over 600,000 students every year.  XanEdu helps educators, corporations and learners save money, improve efficiency, collaborate, engage more with content and improve learning outcomes. XanEdu course materials, including course packs, custom books, and lab manuals, are 100 percent copyright compliant and accessible on iPads, Android tablets, or via a cloud-based reader.  Headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI since 1999, XanEdu is privately-held company. More information can be found at