Engage - Sample language for syllabi and Canvas courses using Unizin Engage
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 provides example language an instructor may consider including in a course when using Unizin Engage for eTexts.
As noted in the UW-Madison eTexts Best Practices 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 are using Unizin Engage for your eText.
As noted in the Course Guide, this course is participating in the UW-Madison Engage eText Pilot. 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]).
[Be sure to explain to your students why you chose to participate in the eText pilot and 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.]
To access your eText(s) and learn more about Engage, follow these steps:
- In the menu at the left of the screen, click on “Unizin Engage” to open the Engage reading platform.
- In the top right corner of Engage, click on your initials/photo.
- Click on the Help link.
- Click on “Students” to access quick overviews of how to navigate the platform and all the general studying/learning features – reading, note-taking, highlighting, questioning, printing, bookmarking, searching, and collaborating.
Please familiarize yourself with the Engage platform before the first day of class. A short demo of Engage can be found here. Additional resources can be found in the Engage and the UW-Madison KnowledgeBase. If you wish to opt-out of using the Engage eText, please contact me at [instructor e-mail] before doing so. Opting out of using Engage could significantly impact your grade in the course.
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.