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MindTap® Biology Instant Access for Vital Series: Biology for Non-Majors 1st Edition

Cengage Learning

  • Published
Starting At 60.00 See pricing and ISBN options


Priced affordably and designed to engage students, MindTap Vital Biology for Non-Majors is a complete course solution that offers all of the learning resources, course management, and customization features MindTap offers. MindTap is the platform that powers students from memorization to mastery. It gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. MindTap Vital Biology for Non-Majors covers essential topics in the interactive MindTap Reader (with PDF and print options). Resources include a rich assessment collection, spanning basic concepts to critical thinking activities, a media library, open education resources, StudyHub, flashcards, and gradebook analytics to monitor student engagement and identify at-risk students. The control to build and personalize your course is all yours, focusing on the most relevant material while also lowering costs for your students.

  • Encourage students to learn the concepts with a clearly written and richly illustrated ReadingPath -- touching on essential topics for the non-major in digestible chunks of information, customizable with quizzes, multimedia, and instructor-authored content.
  • Facilitate good study habits with the StudyHub, a one-stop digital studying tool that allows you to share important information with students, while giving students the power to create customized study guides and flashcards to study on-the-go with their mobile devices.
  • Build and personalize your course by integrating your own content into the MindTap Learning Path and MindTap Reader. Add your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, 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.
  • Link your course with deep Learning Management System integration providing students, and yourself, with a seamless user experience.
  • Manage assignments, course due dates, or any changes to your course while also arming students with on-the-go study tools like flashcards and quizzing.
  • Track students in real time with the Progress app and adjust the course as needed based on analytics of interactivity in the course.

Biology in Context videos and articles with quizzes motivate students by demonstrating the relevance of the material in each chapter.

Discussion Questions encourage students to think critically about important issues.

Clearly written ReadingPath delivers each chapter in small “chunks” enables students to learn the material and create their own personalized study guide with the StudyHub.

Animations and video library help students visualize concepts and processes.

Conceptual activities, Apply, and Evaluate questions develop and reinforce understanding.

Post-reading quiz keeps students on track and ensures they are grasping the key concepts.

Flashcards help students learn the key terms in each chapter.

Instructors can also utilize the text bank and image library in each chapter, and the OER link library in the online instructor manual to enrich the LearningPath.

Instructor resource center comes complete with an Image Library, Instructor Manual, and PowerPoint slides.
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: 1337555436
  • ISBN-13: 9781337555432
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $60.00
  • RETAIL $60.00

Digital Access + Print — Flexible Value

Recommended and most popular

  • ISBN-10: 1337606634
  • ISBN-13: 9781337606639
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $60.00
  • RETAIL $79.95

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MindTap Instructors Speak on Personalization - Anne

Instructor Anne Strauch from Rochester Institute of Technology talks about how MindTap helps her personalize her course.

"A program like MindTap helps me with time management because everything is in one place. So I
go through all the planning for a course using MindTap and I get it all there, it’s ready to go and
all, I have everything set up so everything is graded automatically so I can use my time during the semester to engage with students and I don’t have to waste my time grading papers."

"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."

"One of the best features of analytics is being able to identify those students that are at risk very early on in an academic course and to provide them with the support and tools that they need… and help those students overcome those challenges and help them become successful."

"…having the flexibility of doing my assignment whenever and however I want makes it a lot easier for me."

"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.


Instructor's Resources

ISBN: 9781337555654
Contains a variety of resources to aid instructors in preparing and presenting text material in a manner that meets their personal preferences and course needs. It provides an animation library, Instructor’s Manual, image library, PowerPoint slides, and a video library.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access

ISBN: 9781337555531
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.