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eText Initiative

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Since 2013, the eText Initiative at California State University, Northridge has supported faculty who are creating eTexts — digital teaching materials, often including multimedia, interactive exercises and embedded links. eTexts created by CSUN faculty customize content for efficient and effective learning. Aside from improving instruction, eTexts help reduce the cost of books for students.

See a virtual “bookshelf” of faculty-authored eTexts.

The videos below introduce eTexts with examples from the 2013 eText cohort:


Read more about software programs and tools for creating eTexts.

For individualized assistance, email

Learn more about an ongoing, systemwide program to reduce the cost of learning materials for students at the CSU Affordable Learning Solutions website.