This article is for TEACHERS and ADMINISTRATORS. 

Using Snapplify Engage, schools can enjoy the time-saving benefits of digital purchasing, whether you are ordering hardcopy books, ebooks, or both. Master the tools quickly and easily by enrolling in our mini-course on Teacha! Inspire.

Preparing for purchasing

  1. If you’re ordering any hardcopy books, make sure you have enabled hardcopy book purchases in Engage.
  2. Then, whether you’re ordering hardcopy or digital books (or both!), set up your prescribed book lists in Engage – this is the foundation of your prescribed book order. You'll only have to do it once, then you can simply update these as needed. 
  3. Once this has been done, set up user groups.
  4. Then, link specific user groups to each list, so that students and teachers get allocated the correct books.
  5. Your final step is to publish your prescribed list.

To learn everything you need to know about setting up and managing your textbook orders on Snapplify EngageYou can sign up for our free short course on Teacha! Inspire here. Simply log in with your Snapplify credentials and get started

Prescribed lists are used for groups. If individual teachers need books to be bought for them by their institution, please consider using retail requests rather than prescribed lists. Retail requests need to be enabled for relevant users.

If you're a teacher responsible for buying your own books, you can buy your teacher texbooks on the Snapplify shop.

If you’re ordering ebooks, you’ll be able to make use of Snapplify's Early Access feature, which gives your students and teachers immediate, automatic access to their books once they have downloaded and logged in to the Snapplify Reader application on their devices.


Whether your school is purchasing books on behalf of students, or whether parents will be buying books for their children, payments for books are simple with Snapplify.

  • If you’re ordering hardcopy books, the deadline for orders will be set by your school’s preferred bookseller. Find out more about the delivery process here.
  • If you’re ordering ebooks, you have until the end of Early Access to finalise and pay for your order – regardless of who is making payment.

If your school is buying the books:

  1. Top-up your school’s pre-loaded account balance.
  2. When you're ready, finalise your order in Engage.

If parents are buying the books:

  1. Notify your parents of the procurement process for next year using this email template.
  2. Parents will follow this simple process to make payment for their children's books.

It’s really as simple as that. In a few easy steps, you can tick textbook purchasing off your to-do list for another year.

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