It’s your first time assigning a digital textbook, so you decide to try out a digital version of the content you’re already familiar with. You see that the IU eTexts programopens in a new window offers content from your usual publisheropens in a new window at a cost much lower than retail — which is great!
As you’re reading about the program’s offerings, though, you start to wonder whether it might be a good idea to try out a for the first time. DLTs, which you’ve also heard referred to as “courseware“, offer a range of options in addition to a digital version of a textbook, from problem sets and adaptive learning tools to games and simulations, and even video feedback tools. Pearson MyLabs & Mastering, McGraw-Hill Connect, Macmillan LaunchPad, Cengage MindTap, WileyPLUS, and more are all discounted at least 25% off through the IU eTexts program. To help sort out your thoughts, you start writing out the benefits of both options.
|similar to what I’ve done in the past||can use built-in quizzes, homeworks, problem sets|
|can keep using my old quizzes/assignments||can customize if I don’t like something|
|students can highlight, annotate, ask me questions||students still get interactive etext|
|text is available offline||available in Canvas/no access code|
|30% – 85% off retail price||at least 25% off retail price|
Feeling like you have a good sense what each option entails, you make your decision.
Select an option below to move forward.
Also known as "courseware". DLTs offer a range of options in addition to a digital version of a textbook, from problem sets and adaptive learning tools to games and simulations, and even video feedback tools. The following examples of digital learning tools are discounted at least 25% via the IU eTexts program: Pearson MyLabs & Mastering, McGraw-Hill Connect, Macmillan LaunchPad, Cengage MindTap, WileyPLUS.
An digital version of a textbook. At IU, standalone eTexts are typically delivered through the Unizin Engage platform, enabling students to highlight, annotate, and ask questions from within the text.