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Connect for Davidson, US: A Narrative History 6e

James West Davidson; Brian DeLay; Christine Leigh Heyrman; Mark H. Lytle; Michael B. Stoff

Connect History is an innovative learning environment combining a fully integrated eBook with a wealth of powerful assessment and learning tools, making grading easier, learning more engaging and studying more efficient. Connect History includes our groundbreaking adaptive diagnostic, LearnSmart, as well as engaging interactivities such as Critical Missions, primary resource analysis, interactive maps and quiz banks, most of which are auto-graded and easily assigned.  Connect History saves you time  and prepares your students for class.

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Key Features

  • LearnSmart


    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.

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    Critical Missions

    These activities will immerse your students as active participants in a series of transformative moments in history. As advisors to key historical figures, students will read and analyze sources, interpret maps and timelines, and write recommendations for what course of action to take in each critical moment. After finding out what actually happened, students learn to think like a historian by conducting a retrospective analysis from a contemporary perspective. Mission topics include Moctezuma, the Continental Congress, the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson, Immigration, and Civil Rights.

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    Effortless Grading

    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.

More Features

  • Integrated eBook

    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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Customizable Assignments

    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.

  • 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.



  • 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.

Effectiveness Study

Connect Makes a Difference

Analysis of data aggregated from 34 Connect case studies featuring diverse colleges and universities in the United States showed consistent improvement in four areas:

Reduced administrative time for instructors
Increased effectiveness of lectures and more engaged students
Greater student confidence and retention rate
Higher test scores and overall grades

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