UI customizations

Institutions may customize the messaging presented to Coordinators, Instructors, and Course Coordinators in the Unizin Order Tool. The customizations are available as institution-wide configurations. They may not be applied at the campus level, for example.

Customizations are useful because the business practices for eText and digital content ordering at your institution may vary. In some cases, you may wish to direct users to local institutional resources if they need support.

The Unizin Order Tool can be lightly branded by your institution. Three particular variables can be set:

  • Tool name. The "Unizin Order Tool" app name may be replaced with your local app name branding of the tool.

  • Tool logo. The logo presented at the top-left of the Order Tool may be replaced with a custom image.

  • Tool footer. The text in the footer of the Unizin Order Tool can be customized to your content (note: Institutions may want to provide links to privacy policies or end-user license agreements from the footer). See the customizable footer section below for more details.

Image resolution

  • Minimum: 72px

  • Suggested width: 200px

  • Suggested height: 42px

  • It is recommended that your logo have a transparent background

How is the Tool logo used?

  • The logo is not resized.

  • The logo is never cropped.

  • The logo will not appear smaller in certain views.

  • The logo will always appear in a horizontal configuration.

  • The logo will always appear on a white background.

  • File delivery type must be png.

Access denied

Users access the Unizin Order Tool through your Institution's Identity Provider. If their access is denied, you may customize the text they're presented. It is common, for example, to guide users who think their access is denied in error to local support.

No teaching assignments available

Instructors who access the Unizin Order Tool during a valid ordering period but who do not have any teaching assignments are presented a custom message. You may customize the message presented to instructors to, for example, guiding them local support if they think the absence of teaching assignments is in error.

No coordinator courses available

Course coordinators who access the Unizin Order Tool during a valid ordering period but who do not have any available courses for which they can order are presented a custom message. Frequently, improperly-set permissions are the reason course coordinators cannot see their courses.

Declare earning royalties

Optionally, you may require users ordering content to assert they stand to earn royalties from the sale of the content they order. This information is reported in the Order Tool's "Order feed" back to institutions, enabling their businesses processes to act on user assertions that they can earn royalties.

Consent to legal terms

Institutions may customize the terms and conditions that users consent to before confirming an order. Institutions may customize the terms presented to the user and the checkbox label that a user selects to assert they consent to the terms.

Email order confirmation message

After a user submits an order, they will be redirected back to the Courses view and receive a notification in the UI about the submission success. Users also receive an email-based order confirmation message. Institutions may customize the email-based order confirmation message text that is presented to users.

Custom color branding

Institutions may provide a custom color, which will be represented in the email-based notifications and various buttons throughout the Order Tool user interface.

In the email-based notifications:

An institution's "Tool name" and custom color will be visible in the email notification header text. The custom color is also visible in the "View Order" button at the bottom of the email-based notifications.

In the user interface:

Throughout the Order Tool user interface, there are various spaces that display an institution's custom color.

Customizable courses view footer

Footer space is available for customization. In the footer, an institution may customize the text and/or display a url. The customizable footer space can be used to capture any of the following: a url to your institution's privacy policy, a url to your Help Desk contact information, a url to Unizin's Order Tool knowledge base documentation, or perhaps a url where information about your eTexts Order Tool program is available. Note: Html, custom font colors, and url custom colors are not supported in the footer. Unizin's color choices adhere to the WCAG AA standard for CCR.

Student choice policy for your institution

An institution's policy is expressed in Order Tool via data configurations (provided through your SIS data feed) and UI customizations for the student experience. An institution may define and configure its student choice policy in Order Tool by working with Unizin's Services team to assert your updates.

Opt-out or Opt-in

Based on an institution's student choice policy as configured in Order Tool, students may opt-in or opt-out of their digital course materials on a title-by-title basis. An institution will need to confirm whether your institution's student choice policy should be opt-in or opt-out. This selection may be customized based on your institution's policy. Note: Only one student choice policy option (opt-out or opt-in) may be selected.

Student choice policy details (text)

An institution's student choice policy is presented in Order Tool to student users. An institution may define the policy details message (i.e. the text body) of your student choice policy. All students will see this policy in the user interface.

Student choice period closed tooltip email address

A student choice period is defined as the calendrical period in which students are eligible to opt-out or opt-in. Start and end dates for a student choice period are specified in each section in an institution's SIS data feeds. If the current date & time falls within the student choice period for a section, a student may opt-out or opt-in of their class materials. If it does not, they may not perform any student choice selections.

If a student choice period is closed, students will see details for the date and time for which the student choice period ended. An example is shown in the image below.

If your institution prefers to direct students to contact your institution's HelpDesk or Support email address, this should be included here.

Student choice email confirmation footer

Students will receive email confirmation messages when they assert a student choice for a course material in Order Tool. Institutions may customize the footer text that appears in the email confirmation message to students. The text that may be customized is framed below, toward the bottom of the message.

Content request form footer

Institutions may customize the email address that appears in the footer text of the content request form.

Institutions may elect not to display an email address at all. In this case, a default help message will appear in the UI instead.

Last updated


Copyright © 2023, Unizin, Ltd.