eText Pilot - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

This document provides answers to frequently asked questions about the UW-Madison eText pilot. Additional information about the eText pilot can be found in the eText Pilot Overview document.


 Question  Answer
Does dropping a class participating in the eText pilot ensure that I won't be charged for the eText?
If you drop a class that is participating in the eText pilot, you should not be charged for the eText used by the class. If you are charged, you will receive a refund. If you drop a class after the drop deadline, your refund will be proportional to the refund schedule.
How do I opt-out / How do I opt-out if it is past the opt-out deadline for the semester (30 days before the start of classes)?
Please refer to the Opt-out Considerations and Guidelines KB under How to opt out. It will be updated after the deadline has passed with instructions on how to submit your late opt-out request.
I am on the waitlist for a course participating in the eText pilot. Will I be charged the eText fee?
You will not be charged the eText fee for a course unless you are enrolled in the course.
Can I read an eText from the pilot on my Kindle e-reader?
eTexts from the pilot are not readable on a Kindle e-reader like the Kindle Paperwhite. eTexts used with Unizin Engage are readable on Kindle Fire tablets with a web browser. The Unizin Read app is not available in the Amazon app store on Fire tablets.


 Question  Answer
Would all students in a class participating in the pilot need to get/use the eText?
All students who register for a course participating in the eText pilot will be charged for the eText unless they opt-out. Students will be informed about the option to opt-out and directed to read the material in the Opt-out Considerations and Guidelines KB. They can follow the opt-out process at the end of the KB. The opt-out process allows the Registrars and Bursar’s offices to remove the charge from the student’s tuition bill.
What is the cost for a particular eText?
You can e-mail the pilot team at to check on the prices of eTexts from participating publishers. Please include the ISBN of the textbook you'd like to use in your e-mail.
Can I merge Canvas course sections for a course in the pilot? Instructors can feel free to merge sections of Canvas courses that are participating in the pilot by following the process outlined in [Link for document 62777 is unavailable at this time.] .
Please be sure to not merge sections of a course that are participating in the pilot with sections that are not participating in the pilot.

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Created:2018-06-12 09:40 CDTUpdated:2020-03-02 09:52 CDT
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