NEW! Visual Analytics
The first and only analytics tool of its kind, Connect InsightTM is a series of visual data displays—each framed by an intuitive question—to provide at-a-glance information regarding how your class is doing. Initially Connect InsightTM will provide analysis on five key insights, available at a moment’s notice from your tablet device.
To learn more, access this flyer, view a slide show, or read a blog post by McGraw-Hill Digital Faculty Consultant, Kathrine Glass, regarding how the use of analytics are making a positive impact on her course.
Easy to Use
Works with the way you teach and the way your students think and learn
With Connect’s easy-to-use interface nothing stands in the way of your instruction or your students learning. We took what we learned from our partnerships with instructors and students and combined it with feedback from thousands of conversations and ethnographic research on college campuses nationwide. The result: a user-focused tool that fully engages students and solves real-world teaching challenges.
Adds more efficiency and momentum to class time
Connect automatically grades students’ assignments so valuable time is focused on teaching, not grading homework and quizzes. Built-in reporting lets you assess how well students are learning and where students need more guidance—giving you the opportunity to provide students with immediate performance feedback and tailor course materials accordingly.
When learning tools are interactive, content is more approachable and engagement is deeper. Connect includes an Integrated eBook that builds student comprehension through animation, audio and video. As part of its rich media format, students can insert and review notes, highlight text, conduct searches for specific content and interact with high-impact images.
Student Courtesy Access
Make sure your students have all their course materials from day one
Connect’s Courtesy Access program allows students full temporary access to Connect before they’re required to purchase an access code. Instructors can assign coursework the first day of class so any student awaiting financial aid or textbook arrival has a 14-day cushion to count on.
Course and Assignment Sharing
No need to reinvent the wheel, share your courses and assignments with peers
This feature permits you to share your assignments with other instructors and colleagues for consistency across multiple sections. You control permissions such as whether another instructor can modify your content or if you will update material and automatically share those revisions. Once assignments are complete generate a number of powerful analytical reports. In the end, everyone involved with your course accomplishes more in less time.
Connect can generate a number of powerful reports and charts that let you quickly review the performance of a given student or an entire section. It allows you to run reports that span multiple sections and instructors. It’s just one more reason why Connect is an ideal solution for individual professors, course coordinators and department chairs.
Assignment Results & Statistics Reports
The Assignment Results report shows your entire class’ performance across all of your assignments. Each student’s attempt is listed along with the score, organized by columns for each assignment. You can look more closely at a particular student’s work by selecting the student’s name and choosing an individual assignment attempt. Assignment Statistics reports will give you quick data on each assignment including the mean score, high score, and low scores, as well as the number of times it was submitted.
Student Performance Reports
Tailor your lectures — and office hours. The student performance report helps you search for a specific student in your class and focus on that student’s progress across your assignments. You can view assignments that have been submitted and any assignments the student currently has in progress, so you’re able to provide guidance or feedback during or after an assignment.
Item Analysis Reports
The Item Analysis report is the best way to get a bird’s eye view of a single assignment. You’ll be able to tell if students are improving, or if the concepts are something you want to spend additional time on in class. When you want to see what your class is struggling with on a particular assignment or quiz, this report will help by providing you with the average score for each individual question across all students’ attempts, the average of best scores, and the average of the most recent attempts on the question.
Category Analysis Reports
The Category Analysis report is the place to go to find out how your students are performing relative to specific learning objectives and goals. Run customized reports on the content in your assignments to determine performance across aspects like learning objective, difficulty level, Bloom’s taxonomy categories, and even your own criteria if you’ve taken the time to edit questions in your assignments with individual learning objectives for your course.
At-Risk Student Reports
The At-Risk Report provides Instructors with one-click access to a dashboard that identifies students who are at risk of dropping out of a course due to low engagement levels. Connect looks for patterns of online student activity to determine the engagement level of the student, including such events as the frequency of logins and assignment submission. Other factors that may affect prediction include special events or manual grading.
LearnSmart provides powerful reports to view student progress by module and detail with completion breakdown, along with class performance data, frequency of missed questions, and a view into the most challenging learning objectives. Metacognitive reports allows instructors to view statistics on how knowledgeable their students are about their own comprehension and learning. This reports helps you identify students who might be overconfident.
LearnSmart is an adaptive study tool proven to strengthen memory recall, increase class retention, and boost grades. Students are able to study more efficiently because they are made aware of what they know and don’t know. Real-time reports quickly identify the concepts that require more attention from individual students—or the entire class.
Lecture Capture with Tegrity
Overcome time constraints and busy student schedules
With simple, one-click recording students can access your class lectures at anytime from anywhere an internet connection is accessible. A powerful keyword search function quickly pinpoints needed information. Easy access outside of class combined with a rich user experience translates into more learning opportunities and better prepared students.
Easily design assignments that fit learning outcomes
All it takes is a few mouse clicks to create your ideal course. Choose from a library of pre-built assignments or access the question bank to tailor questions by type. You determine how and when students complete an assignment, the number of answer attempts and type of feedback available. To see these robust features in action watch the video to your right.
Note Sharing with eBook
Insert your own comments into the eBooks and they will automatically be sent to your students’ eBooks. This is a great way to reinforce important topics, includes specific examples you want to share, and even provide links to additional study materials.
Connect allows you to edit all existing content to match the way you teach the course. You can also upload your own materials including Word documents, PowerPoint files, Excel spreadsheets, and web links. You can even share your own notes within our eBooks, record your lectures through Tegrity, include bookmarks, and incorporate news feeds.
Full Training and Support
Digital Success Academy
The Digital Success Academy is your go-to resource for building your Connect knowledge from the ground up. Whether you’re new to Connect or looking for advanced tips, you’ll find just what you need. Made of the Connect Success Academy, Success Tips, and the Connect Blog, the Digital Success Academy is your essential tool for getting the most out of Connect.
The Connect Success Academy is where you’ll find tutorials on creating your course and tips to take it to the next level. Everything you need to know about Connect is here!
Student Focused First Day of Class Program
We can help you get your semester off to a great start — in person. Simply contact us to arrange for a team to come to your classroom and show your students why Connect will help them get a better grade, how to order Connect, and how easy the registration process is.
Digital Faculty Consultants (DFC)
Our Digital Faculty Consultants are some of our most passionate Connect customers, and they love helping other instructors realize the benefits of digital teaching and learning. You can connect with them via webinars, conferences, emails, or campus presentations. Peer Training and Support
Various Assignment Types
Connect includes a variety of question types that enable you to make your course your own. In addition to multiple choice questions, you can assign a variety of learning activities such as videos, interactive presentations, and more. While Connect does offer premade assignments, you can easily build your own assignments to meet your specific needs.
While Connect includes a large number of ready-to-use, book-specific questions, you also have the ability to edit any of our existing materials as well as upload your own.