Engage - Set-Up/Preparation for Instructors
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 outlines some best practices for an instructor getting started with the Unizin Engage eText tool.
To ensure the most successful semester using Engage eTexts, be sure to spend some time preparing before the start of the term.
Add the Engage eText tool to your Canvas course
To use Engage eTexts in Canvas, you must manually add the Engage tool to your course navigation menu.
- Log in to Canvas at canvas.wisc.edu
- Navigate to the course you are teaching with the eText pilot.
- In the course navigation menu, click Settings.
- On the Settings page, click the Navigation tab.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page where hidden tools are listed.
- Drag the tool named Engage eText to the desired location in the course navigation menu.
- Click Save to save your changes.
Prepare your text
Take time to review your eText and begin making annotations to model for your students how you will use the eText throughout the semester.
In future semesters, you will be able to copy your markups from previous terms, provided you are using the exact eText from semester to semester.
Prepare your students
Consider adding Unizin Engage resources to the homepage of your course to help reduce confusion and anxiety. You may also wish to post an announcement in Canvas a few days prior to the start of your course, directing students to your eText and encouraging them to begin exploring the tool.
Be sure to explain to your students how you will use Engage throughout the semester. If you wish to review student markups in the text, you will need to advise you students to not block your access. Will you be reviewing the eText for questions and responding in-text or in-class? Would you prefer your students to submit questions elsewhere or come to office hours?
Promote early engagement with and navigation in the eText in a manner that reflects your expectations throughout the semester.