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Engage - Using the Offline feature to read offline

This document outlines how to use Engage's Offline feature and certain issues you may encounter with it.

Engage is primarily meant to be used while connected to the Internet but includes a feature for offline reading for smaller documents. The Offline feature lets you read your course material when you don't have internet access, whether over only a brief moment of lost connectivity or an extended time off-line that you planned for in advance. Offline in Engage is currently supported by the Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers used on the desktop.

  1. When logged into Engage, select Main Menu (hamburger) icon, and then Offline:
    Main Menu icon
    Offline icon

  2. A list of sections will appear; click the slider to choose that section to download. You can Select All if you wish to download the entire eText for offline reading.
    Example list of sections. Each has an off/on button next to it

  3. When you’ve selected everything you’d like downloaded, click Download.
    Download button

  4. An indicator will appear showing the progress of the download. This process may take a while and the course material content can take up a lot of storage on your computer.
    download progress bar displayed

  5. If you’d like to create a new offline session, or if you wish to remove the download, you can click Clear Session.
    Clear session icon

More detailed instructions can be found in Unizin's Engage documentation. There is also a known issue where larger eTexts may stall when downloading. For more information please see the Known issue below

Engage - Known Issue - Offline reading download stalls

Keywords:unizin, reading, connected, connectivity, etexts, access, internet, wifi, downloading, browser, web   Doc ID:77822
Owner:Learn@UW Madison .Group:Learn@UW-Madison
Created:2017-11-01 10:37 CDTUpdated:2022-04-11 12:19 CDT
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