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Engage - Sample Language for Syllabi and Canvas Courses Using an Engage eText [UW-Madison]

This document provides example language an instructor may consider including in a course when using Engage for eTexts.

Additional accessibility related language can be found in McBurney’s example

As noted in the Engage Best Practices for Instructors document, students have a more positive experience with eTexts when their instructors are proactive in managing expectations. The text below should be modified for your specific course to inform students of what to expect if you are using Engage for your eText. Text in brackets [like this] is meant to be either customized for your particular course or meant as a general suggestion.

As noted in the Course Guide, this course is using an Engage eText. Your eText(s) is/are available from the Engage tool in your Canvas course page. We will be using [Title of text, edition] by [author] ([ISBN if available]).

The cost of this eText (plus tax) will be bundled into your tuition. You do not need to purchase this eText from the publisher, however, if you wish to opt-out of using the eText, please contact me at [instructor e-mail] before doing so. If you have already purchased this eText (must be the same edition) in a prior course, you will not need to opt-out.

[Be sure to explain to your students why you chose to use Engage and how you will use it throughout the semester. If you’ve created annotations to share with students, you can provide your share code and instructions for subscribing to your notes here.If you wish to review student markups in the text,  you will need to advise your students to provide you with their share code. However, this is not a fully accessible function and should not be required/used as a grade item. You can also consider how you would prefer your students to submit questions regarding their reading, what additional features you’d like them to make use of, etc.

Promote early engagement with and navigation in the eText in a manner that reflects your expectations throughout the semester.]

To access your eText(s) and learn more about Engage, follow these steps:

  1. In the navigation menu on the left side of your Canvas course, click on Engage eText.
  2. Select Launch Unizin Engage to open the Engage reading platform and access your eText.
  3. If you'd like to access the Help menu, do the following:
    1. Select the Additional Options (three vertical dots) icon in the upper right corner of the reader.
    2. Locate the Help and Feedback section.
    3. Choose RedShelf Solve (FAQs) for documentation and how-to’s, Accessibility Support for assistance with accessibility, or Submit a Ticket to submit a support request to RedShelf.

Please familiarize yourself with the Engage platform before the first day of class. Additional resources can be found in the Unizin eReader User Guide and in the UW-Madison KnowledgeBase.

You will be able to print the eText if needed (there is no cost to print besides the cost of printing itself), via the Engage tool. A Unizin-branded watermark will appear on the pages. Printed loose-leaf copies of some courses’ texts will also be available for an additional charge at the UW Book Store as long as you have not opted out of the program. Check the UW Book Store’s website to see which texts are available to purchase.

If you wish to request an accessible version of the eText, please contact the McBurney Disability Resource Center as soon as possible. More information is available here.

Note: Engage works best when viewed online in Firefox or Chrome.



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Created2017-12-19 13:12:29Updated2023-12-19 16:46:49
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