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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 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. How would you prefer your students to submit questions regarding their reading? 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:
In the navigation menu on the left side of your Canvas course, click on Engage eText.
Click Launch Unizin Engage to open the Engage reading platform.
If you'd like to access the Help menu, do the following:
Click the Menu (four horizontal lines) icon in the top left corner of the reader.
Click on the Help and Support link.
Choose between Technical or Accessibility support to find out more information.
Please familiarize yourself with the Engage platform before the first day of class. Additional resources can be found in the RedShelf Solve documentation 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 Bookstore as long as you have not opted out of the program. Check the UW Bookstore’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.