SIPX provides a faster and easier way to create digital course reading lists by bringing together a wide variety of content data, pricing, copyright information and library holdings in one spot. In doing so, SIPX reduces students’ costs while also reducing the liability of unauthorized use of materials to your school. Learn how you can best use it with the following resources.
- Getting started with SIPX
- Creating a Reading List (video length 3:18)
- How to: Add Readings to Courses
- Making the most of your Reading List (video length 2:58)
- Analytics: For Instructors
- Analytics: For Administrators
- SIPX Administrator Guide
- Integrating SIPX with your LMS
- Use SIPX to Navigate the Course Materials Copyright Maze
- SIPX Logo (red)
You can now view all of the manual permissions requests you’ve sent to the SIPX support team in one place via a Permissions Dashboard located under the Administrator menu. On the dashboard we’re showing both open and closed permissions requests across all terms. The default is to show you all open requests across all terms (typically requests are only open during the current or upcoming terms however). From there you can quickly check the status of requests and see when that status was last updated.
New Funding Options
For those of you who fund course materials on behalf of your students we’ve added two new funding options:
1. Funding only specific students in a course.
We expect this to have limited use but if you have a mixed group of students who have access to the course but want to provide funding only for a subset of them, you can provide us with a list of their names and email addresses and we’ll set it up so only they will get their materials paid for by your library or institution; other students who can access the materials as well will have to pay for themselves. This can only be set up by SIPX staff at the moment so please let me know if you’re interested in using this option.
2. Funding only required readings in a course.
If you’re concerned that instructors are creating large reading lists but you want to limit funding to key materials you can now do so. Students will pay for any materials marked as supplementary while you pick up the tab for those the instructor deems required. To use this, you or the instructor must set reading type as either Required or Supplementary via the Reading Details page and you must select “Required readings only” on the Course Info funding setting.
Students purchasing their own materials can opt to use either PayPal or Amazon to process their payment.
Get Help from SIPX
We’re available to help you make the best use of SIPX within your institution. Please get in touch!