Email the professor. As I found out, the ENGAGE system works from mobile devices so, with a Bluetooth keyboard I could use my tablet as a small laptop and at least start the readings and online posts and responses.
And, as I found out, you shop online for books a semester ahead. You see the book is cheaper online, but an older edition. You wonder if you can save a couple bucks, but don’t want to be confused by the reading assignments if the chapters are set up differently in the older text. Questions about the need for recommended texts and whether you can do without them?
Email the professor. They can answer questions as to your reading list and text versions. Sometimes, the difference between versions is so minor it’s not important (save money) or really counts (darn!)
The faculty are here for YOU. They will respond promptly to your email—check your introduction to each course, the professor generally outlines a timeline for response—and you will get the answer to whatever question you have. You will find, as I did, they are approachable. There is NO record nor truth to the myth that each professor slays the first student who has a question as an example to the tribe. The faculty WILL help you through the class with questions or problems that arise.
They will NOT write the paper, though. That’s still up to you.
About the Author
Glenn Fredenburg has been a registered nurse for over 13 years, coming to the profession after a career in sales. His experience in nursing has been primarily in the critical care setting, with over 10 years in the emergency room and intensive care areas. His mother is a retired nurse and urged him early in life to "become a nurse" because it's rewarding helping others heal and using your complete "toolbox" of skills to aid in the recovery of body and mind. In hindsight, his mother was right. Don't tell her.