What is it?
Indiana University has an IU eText program that provides substantial discounts of up to 85% off the retail cost of a printed textbook. The program allows you to select your course materials from more than 30 publishers and over 100,000 titles—all at substantial discounts. The course materials include not just electronic textbooks, but also online homework tools, simulations, and open educational resources. These materials are available to students on the first day of class through Canvas.
The IU eTexts order tool opens in early September for spring semester orders, and early February for summer and fall semester orders.
Printed textbook and/or course materials that are not available through the IU eText program can be ordered through Barnes and Noble.
Engage is the university-standard 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 does IU eTexts Engage support learning?
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.
In Engage, 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