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UITS Monitor: Special edition of the Monitor

Monitor newsletter Oct 21, 2020

UITS news for October 21, 2020

Faculty choice and student savings

Faculty members can choose electronic textbooks from major publishers priced up to 85% off the publisher list prices. The full catalog includes more than 30 publishers.

IU eTexts are delivered through the Unizin Engage e-reading platform and are accessible in Canvas course sites. Additional benefits include:

  • Materials available before the first day of class
  • Access to all eTexts for the duration of a student’s enrollment at IU
  • Ability to highlight, tag and annotate text
  • Real-time learner analytics
  • On-demand printing options

See the full list of publishers

IU eTexts: more than just textbooks

The IU eTexts program includes digital learning tools (DLTs) ranging from adaptive learning tools to games and simulations. DLTs ordered through the IU eTexts program are available before the first day of class with no special access code required.

Popular DLTs are available at a discount of at least 25% off list prices, including:

  • Pearson MyLabs & Mastering
  • McGraw-Hill Connect*
  • Macmillan LaunchPad
  • Cengage MindTap
  • WileyPLUS

*McGraw-Hill provides flat-fee pricing of $35 for eTexts and $50-60 for DLTs.

Find out more about digital learning tools

Why use IU eTexts?

IU eTexts allow students and faculty members to access digital course materials anytime, anywhere, on multiple devices, and at a lower cost.

When faculty members order IU eTexts, both they and their students benefit from increased collaboration, adaptive learning experiences, and more.

Learn more about the benefits of using IU eTexts

Faculty-authored content and Open Educational Resources

In addition to publisher materials, IU faculty have other options to deliver affordable course content:

  • Open Educational Resources (OER) include entire courses, media, textbooks, and more and are completely free to students.
  • Pressbooks is an IU-supported tool that allows faculty to create an eText that can be shared as an OER. Faculty can also ask students to create their own Pressbooks content, or collaboratively author an eText with their students.
  • Faculty-authored materials can be delivered through Engage, allowing students to highlight or ask questions while reading, and instructors to add annotations to highlight important information.

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