IU eTexts

Transforming education, one textbook at a time

IU eTexts are more than digital copies of traditional textbooks. They are tools that help reduce the cost of education, while enhancing student learning both in and outside the classroom.

Faculty adoption timeline

All campuses can now order IU eTexts for Winter 2016 and Spring 2017. Keep the following dates in mind as you make plans for future courses.



Fall 2016

February 2 - July 11


Winter 2016

February 2 - November 7


Spring 2017

September 2 - November 21

eText growth: by the numbers

Fall 2015
30,200
IU eTexts distributed
Fall 2016
55,886
IU eTexts distributed

That’s an 85% increase in just one year.

IU’s eTexts initiative

Textbooks can be a luxury for some students. Those who can’t buy new books do the best they can with old or out-of-print editions, while others opt for nothing at all. But why? Simply put, textbooks cost too much.

IU’s eTexts initiative is a direct response to this issue. The university’s direct partnerships with more than 20 publishers have helped IU eTexts become a cost-effective alternative that aids student success and provides faculty with a powerful instructional tool. Benefits include:

  • Better pricing
  • Expanded catalogs
  • Personalized adaptive learning experiences through Digital Learning Tools
  • More options for engaged teaching and learning across a variety of environments

What are Digital Learning Tools?
Digital Learning Tools (DLTs) are designed to accompany eTexts available through IU’s publishing partners. They allow instructors to offer interactive instructional materials and adaptive learning experiences for students. Many also integrate with Canvas.

Visit the IU eTexts Adoption Portal to order partner-provided eTexts at a discounted rate. This cost savings will also extend to students using DLTs in your courses.

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