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1. What is the electronic edition, eCourant?
2. Can I view it prior to ordering?
3. What are the benefits?
4. How do I use eCourant without access to the computer lab for all students?
5. How does eCourant fit with preparing students for the 21st Century?
  6. Is there a cost for eCourant?
7. Do students have to use the3 same computer(s) every day?
8. Can I use eCourant outside of school?
9. How do my students and I access eCourant?
10. What if I'm unable to access or have trouble viewing eCourant?
11. Additional questions?

What is eCourant?
eCourant is an electronic replica of the Hartford Courant print edition. eCourant contains digitized pages of the newspaper.

**Please Note: Effective January 24, 2011, The Courant is changing to a new display system designed to enhance your experience using eCourant. The new system includes advanced display technologies that provide improved functionality and readability for our digital edition.

Can I view eCourant prior to ordering?
Take an eCourant "test drive".....Yes -Test Drive eCourant
Download the teacher guide: eCourant User Guide PDF
New Features: Newest Features PDF

What are the benefits of the eCourant?

How do I use eCourant in my classroom without access to a computer lab for all students?

How does eCourant fit with preparing our students for the 21st Century?

Is there a cost for eCourant?
eCourant is provided to schools at NO COST. (eCourants are fully sponsored, at the educational rate of 21¢ per copy, thanks to local businesses and generous subscribers.)

How do I order the eCourant?



Do students have to use the same computer(s) every day?
Yes.

Can I use eCourant outside of school?
NIE's eEditions are provided as an educational resource for educators and students for use with learning activities and assignments. Any access unrelated to classroom instruction is not allowed at this time and is a violation of the eCourant program agreement.

How do my students and I access the eCourant?
You will receive a daily notification with a URL. Simply click on the link. You are also welcome to set up a shortcut/bookmark to this URL on your classroom computers.

What if I cannot log in or have trouble viewing the eCourant?
Call NIE immediately so that we can assist with any technical difficulties. 860-241-3847

Why must I sign a Record of Request form at the end of a program?
NIE requires teachers to sign a Record of Request at the conclusion of each sponsored program they order. These Records of Request verify for outside auditors that eCourants were actually requested, received and used in an educational setting. Teachers will receive this Record of Request in the mail and should promptly return the signed request in the enclosed postage paid envelope.

Additional questions?
Contact us at nie@courant.com or call (860)241-3847, toll-free (800)524-4242 x3847.