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Placing orders for course materials is are the main user activity in the Unizin Order Tool.

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Instructors are presented a unique list of Course offerings they're assigned to teach. As an Instructoridentify the Session, Course, and Section type you are assigned to teach and the sections for which you want to order course materials.

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Coordinators are presented a list of Course offerings for which they are permitted to place orders. Coordinators may order the same content for many sections taught by different instructors. As a Coordinator, identify the Session, Course, Section type, Section, and instructor for whom you are placing an order. Then, identify the Course assignment of that instructor for which you want to order course materials.

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Instructors of each section are presented when selecting the ordered drop-down menu of a section type.

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Once you have identified a course offering and Instructor for which you wish to place an order, click "Start Order."

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2. Select one or more Sections

After selecting a Course, users must select one or more Sections for which to place an order. In most cases, users will wish to place a course materials order for all of the available Sections of a section type associated with an Instructor's course assignment.

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Select the Sections for which you want to include in your order. The sections are listed by their Section number within that particular section type.

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After selecting the Sections of a course offering assignment, you will search for content and select course materials.

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Selecting course materials works like shopping in an online marketplace:

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  • Author
  • Title
  • Publisher name
  • ISBN

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Note: You must enter at least three characters into the search bar to identify course materials.

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After searching, the Unizin Order Tool will display course materials that match your search criteria. The title, author(s), publisher, and ISBN are presented for each course materials. Users may then select course materials items to add to their order by clicking the "+" button next to each course materials item. That action adds the course materials item to the order and confirms the action with a notification.

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Removing course materials from your order

Course materials items can be removed from an order at any time in the ordering workflow, including the "Review order" step.

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A notification will confirm that a course materials item was removed from your order.

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Users may submit a Content request by clicking the Content Request link on the "Add Content" page in Unizin Order tool.

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When clicked, a form appears that invites the user to include information describing the requested course materials item. The information includes:

  • Title (required)
  • Publisher
  • Author(s)
  • Edition
  • ISBN

 

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When you click "Add content request," the Content request is added to your order under the "Requests" section.

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On the Review screen, the Unizin Order Tool will remind you of the Course and Sections for which the items in your cart will be ordered. It will also provide valuable information about the cost savings you're providing your students by ordering course materials through the Unizin Marketplace.

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Earning royalties

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If checked, the user declares that they stand to earn royalties from their course materials selection. This information is provided to your institution, who may review your order. Selecting this box does not delay the delivery of ordered course materials to your students. 

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Note: The option to require a royalties declaration is configured at the institutional level during the implementation of the Unizin Order Tool.

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Users may cancel an order by selecting the "Cancel order" link at the top right of the screen at any time. Users will be prompted to confirm this action prior to cancelling canceling the order. A notification will appear on the screen to confirm the order has been cancelledcanceled.

Place your order

When you are satisfied with your order, click the "Submit Order" button at the bottom of the screen. 

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The Unizin Order Tool will confirm that your order has been placed. You will then be returned to the Courses screen, where you can begin a new order.

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If you ordered digital textbooks, they will automatically be delivered in to Engage.

If you ordered a digital product, it will be configured for your course in advance of the term.

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