SAM 2013

“Students who practice their skills in SAM are scoring at 90 percent or higher at more than double the rate of students not practicing their skills.”
– Steven Freund, instructor, University of Central Florida

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Re-Energize with New Content & Features

  • Interactive Computer Concepts labs — enhance student understanding of topics such as computer hardware, safety and security, computer networks and more through simulated trainings and interactive assessments.
  • New Projects — now tied more closely to chapter learning objectives feature improved cheating detection, partial-credit grading options, and advanced-level projects.
  • Mac hints — support students on Apple devices with tips and tricks for completing certain training tasks on a Mac.
  • Expanded collection of MindTap Readers — in SAM, for leading Cengage Learning titles, allows instructors to provide students with a fully integrated online solution.
  • Student Assignment screens — present assignments in a calendar view and a list view, enabling students to keep track of assignments and due dates more easily.

Save Time with New Course Management Tools

  • Express Assignment Creation — set up your entire course in minutes with the Express Assignment Creation tool. Then roll it out across multiple sections with the Section Copy Tool.
  • Individual Assignment Tool — schedule an assignment for one student or a small group of students quickly and easily.
  • Playback feature — allows you to explain and defend a student’s assessment score by viewing a video of each action the student took in completing a task.
  • Institutional Reporting — generate reports across multiple sections in one click.
  • Reporting Enhancements — new score normalization and student frequency analysis reports give you more control over grading and transparency into student progress.
  • Dropbox — share files with students using the new Dropbox feature.