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Overview

MINDTAP™ COMPUTING FOR VERMAAT’S ENHANCED MICROSOFT® OFFICE 2013: INTRODUCTORY is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today’s students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. As an instructor using MindTap you have at your fingertips the right content and unique set of tools curated specifically for your course, all in an interface designed to improve workflow and save time when planning lessons and course structure. The control to build and personalize your course is all yours’, focusing on the most relevant material while also lowering costs for your students. Stay connected and informed in your course through real time student tracking that provides the opportunity to adjust the course as needed based on analytics of interactivity in the course.

Misty E. Vermaat, Purdue University Calumet

Misty E. Vermaat has more than 25 years of experience in the field of computer and information technology. In addition to consulting in the field, she was an Associate Professor at Purdue University Calumet, teaching or developing Microsoft® Office, computer concepts, database management, systems analysis and design, and programming courses. Since 1990, Ms. Vermaat has led the development of the Shelly Cashman Series and has written or co-authored numerous Series textbooks, including many editions of DISCOVERING COMPUTERS, DISCOVERING COMPUTERS FUNDAMENTALS, and Microsoft® Word books.
  • MindTap helps streamline your workflow with carefully curated content and a unique set of tools saving you valuable time in your course preparations. In addition, automatically grades assignments and quizzes while also providing students with instant feedback on their work.
  • Provide students with organizational and study tools designed to better manage their limited time, allowing them to complete assignments whenever and wherever they are ready to learn.
  • Save students money in their course materials with a single destination that reflects exactly what’s important to you, the instructor.
  • Track students in real time with the Progress app adjust the course as needed based analytics of interactivity in the course.
  • With the MindTap Mobile App, you can keep your students informed of assignments, course due dates, or any changes to your course while also arming them with on-the-go study tools like flashcards and quizzing.
  • Build and personalize your course by integrating your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, Google Docs and more. Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times--both individually and compared to the highest performers in class within the student view of the Progress App.
  • Engage students with course material specially customized for them by you streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface.
Downloading Student Data Files
Introduction to Technology
Office 2013 and Windows 8: Essential Concepts and Skills
Videos
SAM Training
SAM Exam
Office 365 Essentials
Word Chapter 1: Creating, Formatting, and Editing a Word Document
Videos
SAM Training
SAM Exam
SAM Projects
Word Chapter 2: Creating a Research Paper with References and Sources
Videos
SAM Training
SAM Exam
SAM Projects
Word Chapter 3: Creating a Business Letter with a Letterhead and Table
Videos
SAM Training
SAM Exam
SAM Projects
SAM Capstone Project Word 2013
PowerPoint Chapter 1: Creating and Ediging a Presentation with Pictures
Videos
SAM Training
SAM Exam
SAM Projects
PowerPoint Chapter 2: Enhancing a Presentation with Pictures, Shapes, and WordArt
Videos
SAM Training
SAM Exam
SAM Projects
PowerPoint Chapter 3: Reusing a Presentation and Adding Media and Animation
Videos
SAM Training
SAM Exam
SAM Projects
SAM Capstone Project PowerPoint 2013
Excel Chapter 1: Creating a Worksheet and a Chart
Videos
SAM Training
SAM Exam
SAM Projects
Excel Chapter 2: Formulas, Functions, and Formatting
Videos
SAM Training
SAM Exam
SAM Projects
Excel Chapter 3: Working with Large Worksheets, Charting, and What-If Analysis
Videos
SAM Training
SAM Exam
SAM Projects
SAM Capstone Project Excel 2013
Access Chapter 1: Databases and Database Objects: An Introduction
Videos
SAM Training
SAM Exam
SAM Projects
Access Chapter 2: Querying a Database
Videos
SAM Training
SAM Exam
SAM Projects
Access Chapter 3: Maintaining a Database
Videos
SAM Training
SAM Exam
SAM Projects
SAM Capstone Project Access 2013
Outlook Chapter 1: Managing Email Messages with Outlook
Videos
SAM Training
SAM Exam
SAM Projects
Outlook Chapter 2: Managing Calendars with Outlook
Videos
SAM Training
SAM Exam
SAM Projects
Capstone Projects
MindTap
Each MindTap product offers the full, mobile-ready textbook combined with superior and proven learning tools at one affordable price. Students who purchase digital access can add a print option at any time when a print option is available for their course.

This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

Standalone Digital Access — Ultimate Value

Recommended and most popular

  • ISBN-10: 1305410793
  • ISBN-13: 9781305410794
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $153.00
  • RETAIL $153.00

White Papers, Case Studies, Success Stories

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MindTap® improves the complete student experience

MindTap Instructors Speak on a Streamlined Workflow - Jonathan

Instructor Jonathan Varhola from Wright State University talks about how MindTap helps him streamline his workflow.

"MindTap's greatest strengths are the progress tracking and the ability to add [your own] materials that are gradable."

"I'm convinced that the higher course ratings and grades were, in large part, a result of students’ engagement. It was an unmitigated success."

"Almost across the board, students using MindTap improved on the main learning objectives of the class ...I've never seen any results like this."

"MindTap was very useful – it was easy to follow and everything was right there."

"I'm definitely more engaged because of MindTap."

"MindTap puts practice questions in a format that works well for me."

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Instructor's Companion Website

ISBN: 9781305411005
Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via www.cengage.com/login. Access and download PowerPoint presentations, images, instructor's manual, videos, and more.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305410954
Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to: import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.