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Update Coming to the Engage eReader!

Posted: 2023-05-02 10:54:48   Expiration: 2023-05-31 10:54:48

Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on 2023-05-02 10:54:48. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

The Engage eReader (powered by RedShelf) is getting an update! Version 7 of the eReader will begin to be available starting May 20th. The update will occur automatically with no expected downtime. All users are expected to be migrated by midweek.

On Saturday and Sunday, RedShelf will begin updating the first ~100-200 users who log in to the eReader to Version 7 in order to monitor the process with small user groups over the weekend. They will then continue to update students in larger batches throughout the beginning of next week until the update is completed. At this time, they expect the migration to complete midweek.

Documentation in the Learn@UW KnowledgeBase will be updated to reflect these changes. RedShelf and Unizin will have their documentation updated in the near future. Until that time, RedShelf does have a document that outlines nearly all of the changes here (collaboration is not yet included, but it is available in v7). 

The majority of the features remain the same, with the exception of Study Guides being no longer available. However, the layout has changed substantially. Instead of finding most features in the Menu on the left, features are spread between a few different locations. 

Version 6 (current version)

Version 7 (new version)

In addition, RedShelf is currently correcting an issue that has prevented analytics from being available sooner. Barring any additional technical issues, Unizin is hoping to once again begin providing analytics starting May 21.

-- Learn@UW-Madison: Rhianna Campbell