Engage eText Pilot aims to reduce weight of textbook costs on students

eTexts 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 eTexts 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.

By switching to eTexts, savings are expected to be between 40%-80% per textbook. Learn more about the pilot and the spring 2018 participants.