Getting Started with Texidium

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Many programs are moving to eTexts. These digital textbooks are delivered to students as a link in a course shell, and read through the Texidium app. Often, educators are the most influential factors in learners’ success with digital texts, and your use of the text will inform and guide students’s use (Graydon, Urbach and Kohen, 2011).

Once you’ve added your eText to your course shell, click through it to register for a Texidium account.

Getting Started with Texidium from Kivuto Solutions on Vimeo. Retrieved December 13, 2019

Texidium has apps for Mac OSX, Windows 10, and mobile devices, which let you read the book offline, print sections, and access deeper features.

You can get a link to share this video in your course shell by clicking the Share icon.

How to Read an eText in Texidium App

This video describes additional features built into the Texidium eReader app. You can share this video in your course to support learners by clicking the Share icon.

Reading Books with Texidium from Kivuto Solutions on Vimeo. Retrieved December 13, 2019.

Make sure to point out how learners can use text-to-speech features, increase the font size or dictate notes – these are important to giving an accessible text experience.

Support

Refer to Texidium’s support website for help in learning to use this new app. The Library Tech Bar is also available to support students and faculty using this app.

References

Graydon, B., Urbach, B., and Kohen, C. (2011). A study of four textbook distribution models. Educause Review, Thursday December 15, 2011. Retrieved November 13th, 2019 from https://er.educause.edu/articles/2011/12/a-study-of-four-textbook-distribution-models.

Jess Wilkinson

Jesslyn is the Educational Technology Officer at Conestoga. An Ontario Certified Teacher, and holding a B.A. and B.Ed., Jesslyn researches and promotes new technologies for faculty to enhance pedagogical practices. She brings to the role her experience as a Google and Microsoft certified technology trainer and as a classroom teacher in South Korea, Mongolia, and Ontario, focusing on special education and assistive learning technologies. She is available for workshops, consultations, and support with using technology in higher education contexts.

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