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Using Courseload eTexts offline

You can read and annotate course materials in Courseload eTexts while offline, although not all features are available in offline mode.

Note: Do not use a public or shared computer for accessing Courseload eTexts offline.

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Offline feature availability

You cannot do any of the following while offline.

  • Search
  • Add annotations
  • View other students' annotations
  • Change settings for sharing your notes with others
  • Ask your instructor a question
  • Print

If you add any markings to your online copy of the book after downloading it, open Courseload Engage for Chrome while connected to the Internet to retrieve the latest bookmarks, highlights, notes, and questions from the online copy.

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Initial setup

Currently, offline Courseload eTexts access is only available using the Google Chrome browser. If you don't already have it installed, download Chrome from Google and install it.

Once you have Chrome installed on your computer:

  1. In Chrome for Windows or Mac OS X, access Courseload eTexts through Oncourse. (Chrome for iOS and Android are not supported.)

  2. In the upper right corner of your Courseload account, click your name, and select Use Offline from the drop-down list.

  3. In the Use Offline window, click + Install Courseload for Chrome. This will install the Courseload Engage for Chrome app.

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Downloading a book to read offline

To read a book or other item offline, you first need to download it while online. To do so:

  1. Access Courseload eTexts through Oncourse using Chrome for Windows or Mac OS X. (Chrome for iOS and Android are not supported.)

  2. To the right of the Chrome address bar, click the
    Courseload offline
    icon to open Courseload Engage for Chrome.

  3. Once Courseload Engage for Chrome is open, and while you still have Internet access, toggle the "Use Offline" switch to ON for each piece of content that you want to download for offline use.

  4. Wait for the system to download the content completely before closing Courseload Engage for Chrome or disconnecting from the Internet.

Important: When offline, do not toggle the "Use Offline" switch to OFF. If you do so, you will not be able to access the piece of content until after you go back online and toggle the switch back to ON.

You can read your offline version of the book for up to 14 days; after that time, the offline copy will expire, and you'll need to connect to the Internet to renew the lease. To do so, open Courseload Engage for Chrome while online; the application will automatically renew the lease on your content.

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Accessing Courseload eTexts offline

To access Courseload eTexts without an Internet connection:

  1. Launch Google Chrome.

  2. To the right of the Chrome address bar, click the
    Courseload offline
    icon to open Courseload Engage for Chrome.

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Last modified on January 10, 2014.

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