eTextbooks now available via the LMS
Interested in using eTextbooks in your subjects? You can now enable students to easily buy eTextbooks through your Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) subject.
There are two platforms which enable this – VitalSource and Perusall. These platforms are now available for academics to use in the Canvas LMS. Perusall has the extra benefit of allowing additional collaborative reading functionality to enhance your teaching.
To provide students with this option, academics can link directly to eTextbook versions of prescribed or recommended readings via the LMS. Students will be able to purchase or rent (when available) titles they wish.
eTextbooks are instantly accessible and offer interactive features such as text searching, annotation, note taking and highlighting options. They also provide academics with access to reading and usage statistics.
For information on eTextbooks, see https://library.unimelb.edu.au/textbooks,-etext-and-recommended-readings/for-academic-staff/etextbooks-for-student-purchase.
For information on VitalSource and Perusall contact Learning Environments.