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On February 23rd, 2018, the adoption platform, HERO was acquired by Verba | Vitalsource Technologies. Verba | Vitalsource will not be offering the HERO platform, as they currently have an adoption platform called COLLECT.

For the past 3 years, HERO was the adoption platform that Fresno State had been using to turn in course material adoptions to Kennel Bookstore.  This change is effective immediately, and we will be transitioning to Verba's adoption platform "COLLECT" within the next few weeks.

Needless to say, we are very disappointed that the turn around window to a new adoption system is very short.  We apologize for the quick transition, and ask that you are patient as we, too, learn a new system.  The good news is that COLLECT is a similar adoption platform to HERO but with a different look and some additional features.

Over the next couple of weeks, we will update you on gaining access and adopting your course materials through COLLECT for Summer and Fall 18.  Although we don't believe it will be a perfect transition, we've been assured that there will be plenty of assistance and guidance from the Verba team to make the process as smooth as possible.  We will provide a FAQ as soon as we can.

Our adoption rate has increased substantially over the past few years, and we hope that trend will continue while we transcend into a new platform.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Dusty Guthier, Course Materials Manager at Kennel Bookstore, who will be handling the transition to COLLECT. 278-4277 or