Engage - Engage Terminology

A list of terms defined for anyone using Engage at UW-Madison.


The UW-Madison Learning Management System (LMS) from which the Engage software is accessed with one click.

Digital Learning Tool (DLT)

All other non-text digital/electronic learning materials (including publisher's online learning and study environments, game simulations, online courses, and other interactive materials). DLTs are hosted on the publisher's websites and are not accessed through the Engage platform. Many DLTs are usually priced at 25% off of the publisher's list price. Most of them integrate into Canvas with a single-sign-on (SSO) feature for students (meaning no access code is required). Examples of DLTs include Cengage MindTap, Pearson's MyLab and Mastering series, and Pearson Revel.


A digitized version of a traditional paper textbook, journal, article, etc. eTexts are presented on the Engage e-reading platform. The cost is typically 50-75% off of the publisher's print list price.

Engage eReader

The e-reading platform, onto which Unizin staff load eTexts (text-based) titles adopted by instructors. The Engage eReader includes a suite of studying/learning features and encourages student/instructor engagement in the text. UW-Madison accesses Engage eTexts via Canvas. For more information on reading Engage eTexts via Canvas, please see Engage - Reading eTexts on Engage.


The process by which students must indicate that they do not wish to utilize the eText (and digital learning tool, if applicable) chosen by their instructor. See Engage - Opt-out Considerations and Guidelines.


The university consortium that owns the Engage software. UW-Madison joined the Unizin consortium in September 2014.

Engage's Ordering Process

Instructors and curricular reps (course coordinators) can order eTexts and DLTs during a specific ordering period through the Order Tool. eTexts and DLTs will become available within Canvas before the first day of the semester for instructors, and either on or before the first day for students. Information about the ordering process and the Order Tool can be found here: Engage - Order Tool Overview.

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Created:2017-10-31 11:46 CDTUpdated:2021-01-15 15:50 CDT
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