Engage - Ordering eTexts/publisher Digital Learning Tools (DLTs) with the Order Tool

The Engage eText ordering period for the spring 2022 semester has been set. It is:

  • Spring: Oct 6 - Dec 1

Instructors and course coordinators can make their textbook selections in the Order Tool only during this open ordering period.

This document describes how to submit orders for digital content for course sections using the Order Tool. The content ordered will be viewable in the Engage tool or a publisher Digital Learning Tool (DLT), depending on the materials ordered.

For accessibility concerns, please review Engage Order Tool - Accessibility & Usability Information

To see a list of terminology used in Engage, please refer to Engage - Engage Terminology.


Note: Only Instructors and Course Coordinators (curricular representatives) may order digital content for courses they have access to. Students cannot access the Order Tool. For more information on roles (also called profiles) in the Order Tool, please review this document.

  • Instructors: After you are designated as Instructor on Record for your course, you will be added automatically (within 24-48 hours).
  • Course Coordinators: Coordinators can order content on behalf of instructors. Try logging into the Order Tool with your NetID and Password. If your account has not been created automatically, please contact the DoIT Help Desk to request one.

Placing an eText/DLT Order

Before ordering eTexts/DLTs, it’s important to understand ordering periods. Please review this information before beginning the order process.

  1. During the Ordering Period, log into the Order Tool with your NetID and Password.
  2. Select Place an Order from the Navigation Menu. You will see ordering periods listed with available course offerings.
    Order Menu is selected, displaying dropdown menu that contains "place an order", "Order History", and "Content Requests".
  3. Filter the course list to locate your course.
  4. When you have found your course, here is how you can place an order.

After you've placed your order, nothing more needs to be done. The eText attribute will be added to your course in the Course Search and Enroll app before enrollment begins. You do not need to enter anything additionally into Faculty Center.

Note: If you are ordering a publisher DLT, you do not need to order the corresponding eText as well; the eText is included in the DLT purchase!

Reordering Materials

If you will be using the same materials as a prior semester, you can also reorder those materials in a more streamlined manner. Please use the process outlined in this document to reorder your materials.

Ordering for Crosslisted Courses

If your course is crosslisted, you must place an order for all sections. For example, if you're teaching Finance 300, which is crosslisted with Econ 300, you will need to place an order for both Finance and Econ 300. The order needs to be the same on all orders.

How to Handle New Sections/Dropped Sections

If you are teaching a course that is using Engage and a new section is added after you've placed your order, you will need to order your eText/DLT for the new section. If the ordering period has passed, please contact the DoIT Help Desk to have a case sent to the Engage Team to get that ordered.

If a section is dropped, you do not need to do anything - the order will cancel automatically.

Modifying your Order

The order tool provides several options for modifying your order, once you’ve placed it:

NOTE: Please disregard instructions for Program Administrators in the above Unizin documents.

Note on Searching: You can search ISBN, by title, or by author. Typically, ISBN is easiest. If you're having trouble finding your eText/DLT, you can use the filters to show only eText, only DLT, or only a specific publisher. If you still cannot find the correct materials, you can submit a Content Request. These requests will be reviewed by Unizin and the materials added to the Order Tool's catalog. It should be noted that, depending on when submitted, they may not be available by the time the order period closes.

Course Setup

Next Steps for Instructors

For next steps (such as creating your syllabus or setting up your course) please review the following documents:

Course Setup

Creating your Syllabus

Interacting with students

Get Help


There are additional resources at your disposal for using Engage eTexts and DLTs:

If you need assistance with ordering, or have any questions about it, please first contact the DoIT Help Desk for further assistance.

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Created:2020-10-22 14:20 CSTUpdated:2021-09-28 09:13 CST
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