Engage - Spring 2018 eText Pilot Overview (UW-Madison)
The Unizin Engage tool will be used for the Spring 2018 UW-Madison eText pilot. If you are not participating in the pilot or taking a class in the pilot you will not have access to Engage. For more information on the pilot please see the Educational Innovation web page.
This document summarizes the Spring 2018 Unizin Engage eText pilot at UW-Madison, links to the Educational Innovation website for more information, and provides links to Engage support documentation.
Texts and other digital course materials are becoming more and more available to students for a fraction of the cost of printed materials.
With formal endorsement from Associated Students of Madison (ASM), the EI Initiative, in partnership with the Office of the Provost, Office of the Registrar and DoIT Academic Technology (AT), will lead an eText pilot starting in spring 2018 and likely continuing into additional academic years. The pilot will utilize the Unizin Engage platform via an integration with Canvas, and aims to reduce the weight of textbook costs on students and to explore the potential for broader implementation of eTexts at UW-Madison.
In switching to eTexts, savings are expected to be between 40%-80% per textbook. Read the official ASM eText resolution press release and formal legislation. For more information on the pilot please see the Educational Innovation website.
Support during the pilot
For support questions during the pilot about Unizin Engage please contact the DoIT Help Desk:
If Help Desk staff are unable to resolve your issue they will escalate your issue to the appropriate consultants. Instructors participating in the pilot will also be given access to a Canvas course which will include additional helpful information.
If you are using publisher digital learning tools (DLT) like Pearson Mastering Physics and MyLab or Cengage MindTap support is provided directly from the publisher. More information on where to get DLT support is available in this KB doc next to the publisher name under "Who Provides Support".
Engage Support documentationUW-Madison has documentation on Engage available here. Additional support documentation on the following topics is available on Unizin's support website:
Help for Students
- Engage Help for Students Overview
- Getting Started Using the Unizin Read App
- Using the Unizin Read App
- Engage - Offline Access
- Engage Student Troubleshooting Guide
Help for Instructors
- Engage Help for Instructors Overview
- Adding Annotations
- Copying Materials to Another Section
- Using Analytics