E-textbooks & Digital Resources

UW-Stout is now including a variety of digital instruction materials in support of course objectives.  These materials include, but are not limited to, e-textbooks provided through an e-reader platform provider called Courseload.  Digital course materials offer several inherent advantages not found in traditional print textbooks. The UW-Stout e-textbook program is a voluntary program designed to assist instructors and students in realizing improved course outcomes. 

Student and faculty surveys are conducted regularly to assess program effectiveness and determine areas to be improved.  Feedback is essential to developing and maintaining a versatile and sustainable program and is welcome at all times. 

For more information on the Digital Resources Program, see our proposal here. 

Technical Support During office hours: 

(715) 232-2492 etexthelp@uwstout.edu 

Courseload 

E-textbooks are currently offered through Courseload, a reader platform that is not connected to any specific publisher. This reader provides several interactive features: 

  •  Highlighting 
  • Note taking 
  • Bookmarks 
  • Note sharing 
  • Viewing of instructor comments and highlights 
  • Printing 
  • Offline viewing through Google Chrome 

Training 

Accessing and Navigating Courseload Engage 

Mike King conducts instructor training, if interested contact him at Kingmi@uwstout.edu.

Presentations 

June 10, 2014:  Polytechnic Summit 

Digital Resources Team

Robert Butterfield

Director, Instructional Resources Service 
715/232-5474
butterfieldr@uwstout.edu 

Meghan Thomason
Digital Resources Coordinator (E-textbooks)
thomasonm@uwstout.edu

E-textbook Services

715/232-2492
etexthelp@uwstout.edu

Instructional Resources Service

715/232-2492 
textbooks@uwstout.edu

Address

Instructional Resources Service

UW-Stout
315 Tenth Ave. East
201 Robert S. Swanson Learning Ctr
Menomonie, WI 54751