Internet2/EDUCAUSE Etextbook Pilot Spring 2013
- Getting Started in Blackboard (Download)
- Getting Started in Canvas (Download)
- Courseload Help Guide
- Instructor Training Guide
- Faculty – Frequently Asked Questions
Learn About the Pilot!
Sponsored by Internet2 and EDUCAUSE, USF has joined over twenty universities to test a new etextbook model for the spring 2013 semester. The pilot is the latest in a series of efforts to provide campuses an opportunity to explore, evaluate, and advance the transition from traditional media models, including textbooks, to electronic platforms.
The pilot aims to deliver electronic materials to students and faculty through an institutional license for all content, covered by a standard evaluation pilot participation agreement, rather than through individual purchases by students.
McGraw-Hill and Elsevier Science will be the two participating publishers for the spring pilot. McGraw-Hill Connect, a web-based assignment and assessment platform, is also an option for those using a McGraw-Hill etextbook.
Up to 1600 students (1,200 McGraw-Hill/ 400 Elesevier) registered in the participating courses will get free access to their electronic textbooks until the end of the spring 2013 semester.
Courseload, a digital materials distribution and learning collaboration tool, will be embedded in the student’s course on Blackboard or Canvas and is accessible from any internet capable device. It will allow students to take full advantage of their electronic textbooks by allowing them to highlight passages, record comments, share notes with other students, read materials while offline, and use different devices such as computers and tablets. As an option, students can choose to purchase a print version of the textbook for under $36.00 or print it out themselves at no cost.
If you would like to read more about the pilot, you can click here.
For any questions or further information, please contact, Monica Metz-Wiseman (email@example.com, 813-974-9854).