Learn how to use MindTap most effectively, all from a student point of view

MindTap: General

User Guides

MindTap Brief Start Instructor Guide

This brief user guide, created specifically for instructors, explains key topics including course creation, assignment management, and using the gradebook.

Comprehensive Instructor Guide to the Progress App

This comprehensive guide shows instructors how they can view and edit scores using the Progress App.

Instructor and TA Guide to Roles and Permissions in MindTap

This guide will walk you through adding additional roles in MindTap.

Comprehensive Instructor Guide to Creating and Managing CNOW Assignments in MindTap

This guide explains how to manage, add and use CengageNOW assignments as MindTap Activities.

MindTap for Education: Instructor User Guide

This document introduces instructors to linking a Pathbrite eportfolio account to the Scenario MindApp, editing and creating Scenario assignments in MindTap courses, adding assignments to the MindTap Learning Path, grading assignments and editing grades, editing and creating rubrics for Scenario assignments, and viewing reports.

Instructor Guide to Managing MindTap Courses

This user guide, created specifically for instructors walks you through how to manage MindTap courses.

MindTap Brief Start Instructor Guide

This brief user guide, created specifically for instructors, explains key topics including course creation, assignment management, and using the gradebook.

Comprehensive Instructor Guide to the Progress App

This comprehensive guide shows instructors how they can view and edit scores using the Progress App.

Instructor and TA Guide to Roles and Permissions in MindTap

This guide will walk you through adding additional roles in MindTap.

Comprehensive Instructor Guide to Creating and Managing CNOW Assignments in MindTap

This guide explains how to manage, add and use CengageNOW assignments as MindTap Activities.

MindTap for Education: Instructor User Guide

This document introduces instructors to linking a Pathbrite eportfolio account to the Scenario MindApp, editing and creating Scenario assignments in MindTap courses, adding assignments to the MindTap Learning Path, grading assignments and editing grades, editing and creating rubrics for Scenario assignments, and viewing reports.

Instructor Guide to Managing MindTap Courses

This user guide, created specifically for instructors walks you through how to manage MindTap courses.

Self-Training Videos

MindTap: Creating a New Course

2:12

MindTap: Copy a Course

2:04

MindTap: Creating and Modifying Your Assignments

2:32

Changing Assignment Due Dates

4:46

Progress App and Gradebook Overview

02:12

Managing Gradebook Analytics

02:25

Manage Students

01:50

Manage Grades

02:10

MindTap for Computing - Modifying SAM Assignments in the SAM App

05:13

MindTap: Creating a New Course

2:12

MindTap: Copy a Course

2:04

Progress App and Gradebook Overview

02:12

Managing Gradebook Analytics

02:25

Manage Students

01:50

Manage Grades

02:10

MindTap: Creating and Modifying Your Assignments

2:32

Changing Assignment Due Dates

4:46

MindTap for Computing - Modifying SAM Assignments in the SAM App

05:13

Changing Assignment Due Dates

4:46

Training Webinars

Getting Started with MindTap

Presenters: Jenny Billings — Cengage Faculty Partner — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College;

In the first webinar we'll help you hit the ground running! This webinar will focus on getting your course set up, student registration, and the basic features of MindTap that will get your students engaged and mastering course content from Day One! Start the term off right by attending this Getting Started Webinar!

Getting Started with MindTap for Computing

Presenters: Sandy Keeter — Professor and Program Manager — Seminole State College;

Spring courses are right around the corner! MindTap gives you complete control of your course to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their computing confidence. Are you ready to make the most of your learning technology?

Join Sandy Keeter, Professor and Program Manager at Seminole State College, to learn some of the best practices for getting started with MindTap for Computing.

Ending Strong: Just-In-Time Training and Development Office Hour

Presenters: Jenny Billings Beaver — Cengage Faculty Partner — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College;

View Professor Jenny Billings Beaver of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College answering questions received after watching the Ending Strong webinar.

Ending Strong: Just-in-Time Training & Development Webinar

Presenters: Jenny Billings — Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College;

Finals are just around the corner and we want students to end just as strong as they started! This final webinar will focus on how to use analytics in Ending Strong to identify struggling students and challenge top performers, and provide specific strategies for handling both situations. We will also look at digital tools to help your students prepare for their finals, and help you quickly and easily deliver final exams and grades. Let's end the term strong!

Just-in-Time: MindTap College Success Works for Students!

Presenters: Ginny Botts — Assistant Director — Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities;

Join us to learn timely best practices from MindTap College Success user, Ginny Botts. During this session we'll discuss:

- Tracking access, engagement and progress from day one

- Modifying assignments

- Using and administering the College Success Factors Index (CSFI)

- Personalizing your course, your way

Just-in-Time: MindTap Public Speaking Works for Students!

Presenters: Dr. Diane Carter — Fundamentals of Public Speaking Course Director — University of Idaho;

Engage your students in the speech-making process with MindTap! Easy-to-use and easy-to-customize, MindTap Public Speaking works for students as the only digital solution combining all materials students need to prepare, practice and present in a singular customizable learning path. Engaging, relevant activities and assignments in MindTap are designed to elevate transferrable communication skills for classroom and career success.

Join us to learn timely best practices from MindTap Public Speaking user, Dr. Diane Carter. During this session we'll discuss:

-Tracking access, engagement and progress from day one

- Modifying assignments

- Flipping the classroom with MindTap quizzes

- Using the Outline Builder

- Synchronous and asynchronous YouSeeU activities

Moving into Midterms: Just-In-Time Training & Development Webinars

Presenters: Jenny Billings — Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College;

You've started class and are in the swing of things now what? This Moving Into Midterms webinar will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success on midterm exams and projects. Keep your students moving in the right direction with new MindTap tools and strategies in this Moving Into Midterms webinar.

Moving into Midterms: Just-In-Time Training and Development Office Hour

View Professor Jenny Billings Beaver of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College answering questions received after watching Moving into Midterms webinar or the podcast.

Getting Started: Just-in-Time Training & Development Webinar

Presenters: Jenny Billings — Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College;

In the first webinar we'll help you hit the ground running! This webinar will focus on getting your course set up, student registration, and the basic features of MindTap that will get your students engaged and mastering course content from Day One! Start the term off right by attending this Getting Started Webinar!

Getting Started: Just-in-Time Training and Development Office Hour

Presenters: Jenny Billings — Professor and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College;

Watch as Professor Jenny Billings Beaver of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College discusses questions or ideas received after the Getting Started with MindTap webinar and watching the podcast.

A Part of Their World

Presenters: Dr. Keith Sisson — Graduate Studies Coordinator and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — University of Memphis;

Study tools, assignments, the mobile app it all adds up to the student experience. Let us give you a glimpse into MindTap from a student's perspective so you can understand how your MindTap course helps your students make learning count. Dr. Keith Sisson, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner, will teach you tips and tricks to ensure your students stay on top of their assignments.

Adding + Moving + Hiding + Reordering = Learning Path Customization

Presenters: Greg Rivera — Senior Digital Educator — Cengage Learning; Mary Poffenroth, M.S. — Department of Biological Sciences Instructor and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — San Jose State University;

Add items, hide sections, move units it all sums up to a customized MindTap course. Students are 70% more likely to use MindTap for at least one hour per week if the learning path is customized. Learn how to easily make a seamless connection between your MindTap course and your classroom so you can make the connection and make it count!

Eyes on the Prize: MindTap's Learning Path Keeps Students Organized

Presenters: Audrey Wick — English Professor and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Blinn College;

The fewer clicks students have to make, the lower the likelihood they will get off task. In short, if you keep the taps on the mouse low, you keep the focus and organization high. This session will focus on how to hide, move, and reorder items in the learning paths as well as how to rename folders and add activities in the learning path to increase students' persistence.

Get a Jump on the Mid-Semester Slump with MindTap!

Presenters: Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins — Senior Digital Educator — Cengage Learning; Leanne DeFoor — Senior Lecturer of Business Law and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Richards College of Business at the University of West Georgia;

It's that point in the term when some of your students start to lose steam. You've covered a lot of information since classes started, and now your students just don't seem as motivated as they were at the start of the term. If only you could press a "reset" button. Well you can with MindTap! Find out how MindTap can support you in your efforts to re-energize and re-engage your students! Join Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins, Senior Digital Educator, and Leanne DeFoor, Senior Lecturer at the University of West Georgia, to learn you how to use MindTap to avoid the dreaded mid-semester slump and position your students to re-fire and finish strong!

Improving Outcomes with Course Analytics: MindTap

Presenters: Gregory C. Dixon — — University of West Georgia ;

Listen in with Gregory C. Dixon, the University of West Georgia, for a review and discussion of his whitepaper: An Ounce of Prevention: Assessment and engagement data and early identification of at-risk students. Greg will spend 20 minutes reviewing how he incorporated a combination of the MindTap Progress App course analytics and student learning outcomes assessment to identify at-risk students in the first three weeks of the course in order to improve retention and outcomes in his American Government course.

Make it Count! It's Easy as 1, 2, 3

Presenters: Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins — Senior Digital Educator — Cengage Learning; Trace Etienne-Gray — History Education Specialist, Senior Instructor and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Texas State University;

Make it count. Students spend 50% more time working in MindTap if it counts for at least 20% of their grade. A successful start is easy as 1, 2, 3. Learn how to reate a course, Use MindTap "out of the box" , and Use MindTap elements to increase engagement and improve critical thinking--because it's really the thought that counts.

Multiply Engagement with Multimedia

Presenters: Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins — Senior Digital Educator — Cengage Learning; Greg Rivera — Senior Digital Educator — Cengage Learning;

Engagement is the key to understanding. When students are provided with multi-media and practical content in the learning path, they become better engaged, and they experience improved outcomes.?This session will review the existing interactive features within MindTap and will explore how to customize the interactive ebook with activities, exercises, and assessments by adding existing content, creating and adding new content, and using the read-speaker, highlighter, and dictionary.? By using multimedia in your MindTap course you are making it count!

Play by the Book or Not: Personalization Done Right

Presenters: Greg Rivera — Senior Digital Educator — Cengage Learning;

When students are provided with multi-media and practical content in the learning path, they become better engaged, and they experience improved outcomes. This session will review the existing interactive features within MindTap and will explore how to customize the interactive ebook with activities, exercises, and assessments by adding existing content, creating and adding new content, and using the read-speaker, highlighter, and dictionary.

Progress & Analytics: The Formula for Engagement

Presenters: Damon Givehand — Digital Educator — Cengage Learning; Audrey Wick — English Professor, Kinesiology Instructor and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Blinn College;

Grades provide some information about how students are learning, but knowing about their engagement is even better. Learn how MindTap Analytics not only provide you with insight about your students' level of understanding but also about their interaction with your course content. Success or struggles MindTap Analytics makes your students stand out so you can intervene to make it count.

Shine the Light on Progress: Track Student Progress and Engagements

Presenters: Damon Givehand — Digital Educator — Cengage Learning;

Grades provide some information about how students are learning, but knowing about their engagement is even better. MindTap Analytics not only provides faculty with insight about students' level of understanding but also about interaction with course content. This session, offered at the midpoint of the course, takes a look at the valuable data found in the gradebook and analytics tab.

The Top Five Reasons No Classroom Should Be Without MindTap: A Panel Discussion

Presenters: Ralph Hooper — Professor of Computer Science and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — The University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa; Audrey Wick — English Professor and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Blinn College; Damon Givehand — Digital Educator — Cengage Learning; Shawn Orr — Digital Educator — Cengage Learning;

You may have already heard much about MindTap may have even seen Tweets read blog posts watched videos or attended webinars but what if you could get more?! The time has come to go beyond understanding how MindTap works and why it makes a difference with student learning and engagement, and find out from real MindTap users how it has impacted their classrooms. Join a panel of educators, current MindTap users, and educational technology experts as they take your questions as well as discuss how to finish the term strong with MindTap. Get ready for what is sure to be a fun and lively discussion!

There's an App for That!

Presenters: Shawn Orr — Digital Educato — Cengage Learning; Dr. Josh Robinson — Assistant Professor of Economics and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — The University of Alabama at Birmingham;

We all know it's the thought that counts and MindTap has several MindApps that allow your students to do just that. For example, In MindTap, students using the Flashcard app more than 10 times during the term are more likely to get a 90% average or better. Learn how the following MindApps engage students and help them master course content?using tools that work best for them.

Turn on the Light?

Presenters: Audrey Wick — English Professor and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Blinn College;

We all know the sooner students are connected to and engaged in a course, the greater the chances of success. This session will be focused on getting your MindTap course up and running, and cover the basics you need to know in order to have a successful start using MindTap. You'll learn how to create a course, how to use MindTap out of the box, and how to use MindTap elements to increase engagement and improve critical thinking.

Two Cheers and Two Claps for MindTap Mind Apps - Part One

Presenters: Shawn Orr — Digital Educator — Cengage Learning;

Are you in search of strategies and different media to engage all the learning styles and preferences in your classrooms? MindTap has you covered. This session focuses on how the following Mind Apps engage students and help them master course content using tools that work best for them.

Two Cheers and Two Claps for MindTap Mind Apps - Part Two

Presenters: Shawn Orr — Digital Educator — Cengage Learning;

Are you in search of strategies and different media to engage all the learning styles and preferences in your classrooms? MindTap has you covered. This session focuses on how the following Mind Apps engage students and help them master course content using tools that work best for them.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES: MindTap Public Speaking Works For Students

Presenters: Dr. Diane Carter — Fundamentals of Public Speaking Course Director — University of Idaho;

Engage your students in the speech-making process with MindTap! Easy-to-use and easy-to-customize, MindTap Public Speaking works for students as the only digital solution combining all materials students need to prepare, practice and present in a singular customizable learning path. Engaging, relevant activities and assignments in MindTap are designed to elevate transferrable communication skills for classroom and career success.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Getting Started with MindTap

Presenters: Scott Rudeen — Online Program Chair — Globe University;

In the training webinar, Scott Rudeen will help you hit the ground running using MindTap for Criminal Justice! This just-in-time webinar will focus on getting your course set up, student registration, and the basic features of MindTap for Criminal Justice that will get your CJ students engaged and mastering course content right from Day One! Start your term off right by attending one of these Getting Started training webinars!

BUSINESS LAW: Use MindTap to ENGAGE and PREPARE Students in Business Law

Presenters: Leanne DeFoor — Senior Lecturer, Business Law and Business Administration and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — University of West Georgia;

Learn how MindTap for Business Law will hold students accountable to be prepared and engaged in the course. Move today's students beyond memorization, transforming them into critical thinkers. In this session, we will explore the unique online resources available as well as share tips and trick on how to easily set up and customize your course to fit your needs and meet your course goals.

ENGLISH: Create Your Composition Course, Your Way

Presenters: Audrey Wick — English Professor and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Blinn College;

When students are provided with multimedia and practical content in the learning path, they become better engaged, and they experience improved outcomes. This session will review the existing interactive features within MindTap and will explore how to customize MindTap specifically for a writing course.

ECONOMICS: Instructor Directed, Student Connected: MindTap for Principles of Economics

Presenters: Josh Robinson, Ph.D. — Assistant Professor of Economics and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — University of Alabama COLLAT School of Business;

See how the most advanced online product in economics focuses your students for success while giving you the freedom to create the course you always wanted.

PSYCHOLOGY: Get Your Students to Mastery with Distributed Practice in MindTap for Psychology with Mastery Training?

Presenters: Cengage Learning — — ;

Help students break the cycle of procrastinate, cram, fail by introducing them to distributed practice via Mastery Training in MindTap for their Psychology courses.

Getting Started with MindTap

Presenters: Jenny Billings — Cengage Faculty Partner — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College;

In the first webinar we'll help you hit the ground running! This webinar will focus on getting your course set up, student registration, and the basic features of MindTap that will get your students engaged and mastering course content from Day One! Start the term off right by attending this Getting Started Webinar!

Getting Started with MindTap for Computing

Presenters: Sandy Keeter — Professor and Program Manager — Seminole State College;

Spring courses are right around the corner! MindTap gives you complete control of your course to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their computing confidence. Are you ready to make the most of your learning technology?

Join Sandy Keeter, Professor and Program Manager at Seminole State College, to learn some of the best practices for getting started with MindTap for Computing.

Ending Strong: Just-In-Time Training and Development Office Hour

Presenters: Jenny Billings Beaver — Cengage Faculty Partner — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College;

View Professor Jenny Billings Beaver of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College answering questions received after watching the Ending Strong webinar.

Ending Strong: Just-in-Time Training & Development Webinar

Presenters: Jenny Billings — Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College;

Finals are just around the corner and we want students to end just as strong as they started! This final webinar will focus on how to use analytics in Ending Strong to identify struggling students and challenge top performers, and provide specific strategies for handling both situations. We will also look at digital tools to help your students prepare for their finals, and help you quickly and easily deliver final exams and grades. Let's end the term strong!

Just-in-Time: MindTap College Success Works for Students!

Presenters: Ginny Botts — Assistant Director — Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities;

Join us to learn timely best practices from MindTap College Success user, Ginny Botts. During this session we'll discuss:

- Tracking access, engagement and progress from day one

- Modifying assignments

- Using and administering the College Success Factors Index (CSFI)

- Personalizing your course, your way

Just-in-Time: MindTap Public Speaking Works for Students!

Presenters: Dr. Diane Carter — Fundamentals of Public Speaking Course Director — University of Idaho;

Engage your students in the speech-making process with MindTap! Easy-to-use and easy-to-customize, MindTap Public Speaking works for students as the only digital solution combining all materials students need to prepare, practice and present in a singular customizable learning path. Engaging, relevant activities and assignments in MindTap are designed to elevate transferrable communication skills for classroom and career success.

Join us to learn timely best practices from MindTap Public Speaking user, Dr. Diane Carter. During this session we'll discuss:

-Tracking access, engagement and progress from day one

- Modifying assignments

- Flipping the classroom with MindTap quizzes

- Using the Outline Builder

- Synchronous and asynchronous YouSeeU activities

Moving into Midterms: Just-In-Time Training & Development Webinars

Presenters: Jenny Billings — Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College;

You've started class and are in the swing of things now what? This Moving Into Midterms webinar will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success on midterm exams and projects. Keep your students moving in the right direction with new MindTap tools and strategies in this Moving Into Midterms webinar.

Moving into Midterms: Just-In-Time Training and Development Office Hour

View Professor Jenny Billings Beaver of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College answering questions received after watching Moving into Midterms webinar or the podcast.

Getting Started: Just-in-Time Training & Development Webinar

Presenters: Jenny Billings — Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College;

In the first webinar we'll help you hit the ground running! This webinar will focus on getting your course set up, student registration, and the basic features of MindTap that will get your students engaged and mastering course content from Day One! Start the term off right by attending this Getting Started Webinar!

Getting Started: Just-in-Time Training and Development Office Hour

Presenters: Jenny Billings — Professor and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College;

Watch as Professor Jenny Billings Beaver of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College discusses questions or ideas received after the Getting Started with MindTap webinar and watching the podcast.

A Part of Their World

Presenters: Dr. Keith Sisson — Graduate Studies Coordinator and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — University of Memphis;

Study tools, assignments, the mobile app it all adds up to the student experience. Let us give you a glimpse into MindTap from a student's perspective so you can understand how your MindTap course helps your students make learning count. Dr. Keith Sisson, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner, will teach you tips and tricks to ensure your students stay on top of their assignments.

Adding + Moving + Hiding + Reordering = Learning Path Customization

Presenters: Greg Rivera — Senior Digital Educator — Cengage Learning; Mary Poffenroth, M.S. — Department of Biological Sciences Instructor and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — San Jose State University;

Add items, hide sections, move units it all sums up to a customized MindTap course. Students are 70% more likely to use MindTap for at least one hour per week if the learning path is customized. Learn how to easily make a seamless connection between your MindTap course and your classroom so you can make the connection and make it count!

Eyes on the Prize: MindTap's Learning Path Keeps Students Organized

Presenters: Audrey Wick — English Professor and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Blinn College;

The fewer clicks students have to make, the lower the likelihood they will get off task. In short, if you keep the taps on the mouse low, you keep the focus and organization high. This session will focus on how to hide, move, and reorder items in the learning paths as well as how to rename folders and add activities in the learning path to increase students' persistence.

Get a Jump on the Mid-Semester Slump with MindTap!

Presenters: Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins — Senior Digital Educator — Cengage Learning; Leanne DeFoor — Senior Lecturer of Business Law and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Richards College of Business at the University of West Georgia;

It's that point in the term when some of your students start to lose steam. You've covered a lot of information since classes started, and now your students just don't seem as motivated as they were at the start of the term. If only you could press a "reset" button. Well you can with MindTap! Find out how MindTap can support you in your efforts to re-energize and re-engage your students! Join Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins, Senior Digital Educator, and Leanne DeFoor, Senior Lecturer at the University of West Georgia, to learn you how to use MindTap to avoid the dreaded mid-semester slump and position your students to re-fire and finish strong!

Improving Outcomes with Course Analytics: MindTap

Presenters: Gregory C. Dixon — — University of West Georgia ;

Listen in with Gregory C. Dixon, the University of West Georgia, for a review and discussion of his whitepaper: An Ounce of Prevention: Assessment and engagement data and early identification of at-risk students. Greg will spend 20 minutes reviewing how he incorporated a combination of the MindTap Progress App course analytics and student learning outcomes assessment to identify at-risk students in the first three weeks of the course in order to improve retention and outcomes in his American Government course.

Make it Count! It's Easy as 1, 2, 3

Presenters: Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins — Senior Digital Educator — Cengage Learning; Trace Etienne-Gray — History Education Specialist, Senior Instructor and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Texas State University;

Make it count. Students spend 50% more time working in MindTap if it counts for at least 20% of their grade. A successful start is easy as 1, 2, 3. Learn how to reate a course, Use MindTap "out of the box" , and Use MindTap elements to increase engagement and improve critical thinking--because it's really the thought that counts.

Multiply Engagement with Multimedia

Presenters: Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins — Senior Digital Educator — Cengage Learning; Greg Rivera — Senior Digital Educator — Cengage Learning;

Engagement is the key to understanding. When students are provided with multi-media and practical content in the learning path, they become better engaged, and they experience improved outcomes.?This session will review the existing interactive features within MindTap and will explore how to customize the interactive ebook with activities, exercises, and assessments by adding existing content, creating and adding new content, and using the read-speaker, highlighter, and dictionary.? By using multimedia in your MindTap course you are making it count!

Play by the Book or Not: Personalization Done Right

Presenters: Greg Rivera — Senior Digital Educator — Cengage Learning;

When students are provided with multi-media and practical content in the learning path, they become better engaged, and they experience improved outcomes. This session will review the existing interactive features within MindTap and will explore how to customize the interactive ebook with activities, exercises, and assessments by adding existing content, creating and adding new content, and using the read-speaker, highlighter, and dictionary.

Progress & Analytics: The Formula for Engagement

Presenters: Damon Givehand — Digital Educator — Cengage Learning; Audrey Wick — English Professor, Kinesiology Instructor and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Blinn College;

Grades provide some information about how students are learning, but knowing about their engagement is even better. Learn how MindTap Analytics not only provide you with insight about your students' level of understanding but also about their interaction with your course content. Success or struggles MindTap Analytics makes your students stand out so you can intervene to make it count.

Shine the Light on Progress: Track Student Progress and Engagements

Presenters: Damon Givehand — Digital Educator — Cengage Learning;

Grades provide some information about how students are learning, but knowing about their engagement is even better. MindTap Analytics not only provides faculty with insight about students' level of understanding but also about interaction with course content. This session, offered at the midpoint of the course, takes a look at the valuable data found in the gradebook and analytics tab.

The Top Five Reasons No Classroom Should Be Without MindTap: A Panel Discussion

Presenters: Ralph Hooper — Professor of Computer Science and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — The University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa; Audrey Wick — English Professor and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Blinn College; Damon Givehand — Digital Educator — Cengage Learning; Shawn Orr — Digital Educator — Cengage Learning;

You may have already heard much about MindTap may have even seen Tweets read blog posts watched videos or attended webinars but what if you could get more?! The time has come to go beyond understanding how MindTap works and why it makes a difference with student learning and engagement, and find out from real MindTap users how it has impacted their classrooms. Join a panel of educators, current MindTap users, and educational technology experts as they take your questions as well as discuss how to finish the term strong with MindTap. Get ready for what is sure to be a fun and lively discussion!

There's an App for That!

Presenters: Shawn Orr — Digital Educato — Cengage Learning; Dr. Josh Robinson — Assistant Professor of Economics and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — The University of Alabama at Birmingham;

We all know it's the thought that counts and MindTap has several MindApps that allow your students to do just that. For example, In MindTap, students using the Flashcard app more than 10 times during the term are more likely to get a 90% average or better. Learn how the following MindApps engage students and help them master course content?using tools that work best for them.

Turn on the Light?

Presenters: Audrey Wick — English Professor and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Blinn College;

We all know the sooner students are connected to and engaged in a course, the greater the chances of success. This session will be focused on getting your MindTap course up and running, and cover the basics you need to know in order to have a successful start using MindTap. You'll learn how to create a course, how to use MindTap out of the box, and how to use MindTap elements to increase engagement and improve critical thinking.

Two Cheers and Two Claps for MindTap Mind Apps - Part One

Presenters: Shawn Orr — Digital Educator — Cengage Learning;

Are you in search of strategies and different media to engage all the learning styles and preferences in your classrooms? MindTap has you covered. This session focuses on how the following Mind Apps engage students and help them master course content using tools that work best for them.

Two Cheers and Two Claps for MindTap Mind Apps - Part Two

Presenters: Shawn Orr — Digital Educator — Cengage Learning;

Are you in search of strategies and different media to engage all the learning styles and preferences in your classrooms? MindTap has you covered. This session focuses on how the following Mind Apps engage students and help them master course content using tools that work best for them.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES: MindTap Public Speaking Works For Students

Presenters: Dr. Diane Carter — Fundamentals of Public Speaking Course Director — University of Idaho;

Engage your students in the speech-making process with MindTap! Easy-to-use and easy-to-customize, MindTap Public Speaking works for students as the only digital solution combining all materials students need to prepare, practice and present in a singular customizable learning path. Engaging, relevant activities and assignments in MindTap are designed to elevate transferrable communication skills for classroom and career success.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Getting Started with MindTap

Presenters: Scott Rudeen — Online Program Chair — Globe University;

In the training webinar, Scott Rudeen will help you hit the ground running using MindTap for Criminal Justice! This just-in-time webinar will focus on getting your course set up, student registration, and the basic features of MindTap for Criminal Justice that will get your CJ students engaged and mastering course content right from Day One! Start your term off right by attending one of these Getting Started training webinars!

BUSINESS LAW: Use MindTap to ENGAGE and PREPARE Students in Business Law

Presenters: Leanne DeFoor — Senior Lecturer, Business Law and Business Administration and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — University of West Georgia;

Learn how MindTap for Business Law will hold students accountable to be prepared and engaged in the course. Move today's students beyond memorization, transforming them into critical thinkers. In this session, we will explore the unique online resources available as well as share tips and trick on how to easily set up and customize your course to fit your needs and meet your course goals.

ENGLISH: Create Your Composition Course, Your Way

Presenters: Audrey Wick — English Professor and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Blinn College;

When students are provided with multimedia and practical content in the learning path, they become better engaged, and they experience improved outcomes. This session will review the existing interactive features within MindTap and will explore how to customize MindTap specifically for a writing course.

ECONOMICS: Instructor Directed, Student Connected: MindTap for Principles of Economics

Presenters: Josh Robinson, Ph.D. — Assistant Professor of Economics and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — University of Alabama COLLAT School of Business;

See how the most advanced online product in economics focuses your students for success while giving you the freedom to create the course you always wanted.

PSYCHOLOGY: Get Your Students to Mastery with Distributed Practice in MindTap for Psychology with Mastery Training?

Presenters: Cengage Learning — — ;

Help students break the cycle of procrastinate, cram, fail by introducing them to distributed practice via Mastery Training in MindTap for their Psychology courses.

Podcasts

Getting Started Podcast for MindTap

MindTap Ending Strong Podcast

04:56

Moving into Midterms Podcast for MindTap

CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Why Use MindTap for Criminal Justice

4:35

CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Why Students Want to Use MindTap

7:30

CRIMINAL JUSTICE: How to Build Decision-Making Skills with MindTap

5:57

CRIMINAL JUSTICE: How to Improve Writing Skills with MindTap

5:16

CRIMINAL JUSTICE: How to Develop Employability Skills with MindTap

7:22

Getting Started Podcast for MindTap

MindTap Ending Strong Podcast

04:56

Moving into Midterms Podcast for MindTap

CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Why Use MindTap for Criminal Justice

4:35

CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Why Students Want to Use MindTap

7:30

CRIMINAL JUSTICE: How to Build Decision-Making Skills with MindTap

5:57

CRIMINAL JUSTICE: How to Improve Writing Skills with MindTap

5:16

CRIMINAL JUSTICE: How to Develop Employability Skills with MindTap

7:22

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