Courseload enables instructors to aggregate content not only from publishers but also from open source and self-generated materials. This allows instructors to, in effect, create their own “custom” textbooks developed from multiple sources. If an instructor teaches the same course in a future term, and if publisher content is the same edition used previously, the customized course content can be copied from one term to the next so they don’t have to start from scratch. Courseload also provides analytics to help monitor student engagement with the eContent.
Maximize Your Experience
Instructor and student engagement is key to fully leveraging the capabilities and benefits of eTexts. According to a recent economic analysis of the eText market by Dr. James Koch, faculty members who use the functions and capabilities of e-books help students to have a more positive experiece with e-books.
To maximize your instructor experience with eText, we recommend that you utilize the following features:
- Create a folder structure to organize your course materials: Organize Content Using Stacks
- Take advantage of work you did to customize previous courses: Import Content, Notes, and Stacks from One Course to Another
- Get a paper copy of your electronic materials: Print Content
- Instruct students on how to configure their accounts to collaborate in the electronic resources: Facilitate Group Projects with Courseload
- Annotate resources to highlight important points, share your thoughts, and give assignments: Take Notes
- Add electronic resources to the course: Upload Content and Linking to External Content
- Engage with students in the context of the electronic resources: Answer Student Questions
- Monitor how much the students are reading and engaging with the electronic resources: Use Stats
Instructor Training Videos
Download a complete selection of instructor training videos that will provide "how-tos" for many of the functions instructors will perform in Courseload. Each training video is available with or without closed captioning.