eTexts and Unizin Engage

eTexts and Unizin Engage

What is it?

The eTexts initiative at IU focuses on delivering digital materials to students at a reduced cost, while providing faculty with new tools for teaching and learning.

Unizin Engage is a digital content platform that allows faculty to organize, deliver, and interact with students through their online learning material.

These materials can be publishers’ texts and related content, open educational resources, and faculty-produced materials.

How do eTexts and Unizin Engage support learning?

Unizin Engage integrates directly with Canvas and enables faculty to annotate the course materials, highlighting and adding comments to important text.

Students can interact with the texts across multiple devices – laptops, tablets, and smartphones – both on and off-line. All students have access to the course materials on the first day of class.

With eTexts, students are able to:

  • View the instructors notes and highlights
  • Highlight, tag, search, and annotate text
  • Print pages and chapters directly from Unizin Engage
  • Collaborate with study groups

Helpful resources

The IU eTexts web site

Detailed information about publishers, timelines for placing orders, and current research on the benefits of using an eText.

IU Knowledge Base articles on IU eTexts

Includes basic information and procedures for adopting an eText

Unizin Engage help for instructors

Step-by-step instructions from the Unizin Knowledge Base, including adding annotations

Request a consultation or workshop for yourself or your department.