Textbooks from Cengage, MacMillan, McGraw-Hill, Norton, Pearson, SAGE, Thuze, and Wiley are available in the ordering portal. We are working with additional publishers to include them in this initiative as well.
Use Courseload's how-to instructions to see if textbooks you use are available as eTexts. Plus, you will be able to order the eText it from the search.
Whether to use eTexts is a decision left up to individual faculty members. You likely have additional questions on if this is best for your courses and your students.
We encourage you to contact Bruce Sowers, lead instructional designer for the Integrated Learning Institute (iLearn). He or members of his team will be glad to answer your questions and about incorporating eTexts into your main-campus, online, or blended course.
We also recommend you review the training videos supplied by Courseload.
The eText Initative is under direction of Ball State’s offices of Academic Affairs and Information Technology. If you have questions about the initiative, contact Yasemin Tunc, assistant vice president for academic solutions. If you have specific questions about incorporating eTexts into your courses, contact Bruce Sowers, lead instructional designer for the Integrated Learning Institute (iLearn).
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