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Technology for Teaching

IU eTexts

Order steeply discounted, feature-rich, and engagement-promoting digital course materials for use in your course.

Illustration of electronic devices displaying e-texts

IU eTexts is a teaching and learning initiative (created and managed by UITS) offering faculty the option to choose an outcome-optimized format for required class materials (digital texts, digital courseware, and other non-text-based digital learning tools).

The design of the initiative eliminates many of the early risks/barriers to academic success in a class. This benefit, along with the features of the e-reader (Engage), promotes engagement, academic success, and retention. Additionally, choosing to teach with IU eTexts reduces costs for students.


Benefits for instructors and students include:

  • First day of class access in Canvas
  • Bursar billing covered by all forms of financial aid and refund protection
  • Engagement with students right in the text to help them develop good reading and studying habits
  • Insight into students’ activity with their course materials with analytics

What is available:

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Self-enrolled Canvas resource/reference sites:


If you are considering creating a program like this at your institution, read eTexts 101: a Practical Guide.