SAM: General

User Guides

SAM Instructor User Guide: Brief

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

SAM Instructor User Guide: Comprehensive

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

Comprehensive Instructor Guide for SAM Lab Admin

This user guide explains key topics including Setting up SAM Workstations and SAM Administration.

SAM Instructor User Guide: Brief

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

SAM Instructor User Guide: Comprehensive

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

Comprehensive Instructor Guide for SAM Lab Admin

This user guide explains key topics including Setting up SAM Workstations and SAM Administration.

Self-Training Videos

SAM 2016 - Instructors - Accessing Cheat Detection

01:06

SAM 2016 - Instructors - Accessing Exam Playback

01:14

SAM - Instructor - Getting Started

4:52

SAM - Instructor - Submit Results

1:23

SAM - Instructor - Projects Features and Scheduling

2:56

SAM - Instructor - Copying a Course Section

2:55

SAM - Instructor - Creating New Course Sections

3:30

SAM - Instructor - Creating a Training

2:39

SAM - Instructor - Creating an Exam

2:53

SAM - Instructor - Drop Box

1:41

SAM - Instructor - Scheduling Assignments

2:04

SAM - Instructor - Scheduling SAM Path Assignments

3:40

SAM - Instructor - Generating Reports

2:38

SAM - Instructor - Gradebook

2:04

SAM - Instructor - Gradebook - Assignment Types and Weights/Point ...

3:13

SAM - Instructor - Gradebook - Section Settings

1:56

SAM - Instructor - Gradebook - Export

1:35

SAM - Instructor - Score Normalization

1:37

SAM - Instructor - User Management

2:41

SAM - Instructor - Importing Users

4:10

SAM - Instructor - Getting Started

4:52

SAM - Instructor - Copying a Course Section

2:55

SAM - Instructor - Creating New Course Sections

3:30

SAM - Instructor - Drop Box

1:41

SAM - Instructor - User Management

2:41

SAM - Instructor - Importing Users

4:10

SAM 2016 - Instructors - Accessing Cheat Detection

01:06

SAM 2016 - Instructors - Accessing Exam Playback

01:14

SAM - Instructor - Submit Results

1:23

SAM - Instructor - Projects Features and Scheduling

2:56

SAM - Instructor - Creating a Training

2:39

SAM - Instructor - Creating an Exam

2:53

SAM - Instructor - Scheduling Assignments

2:04

SAM - Instructor - Scheduling SAM Path Assignments

3:40

SAM - Instructor - Gradebook - Assignment Types and Weights/Point ...

3:13

SAM - Instructor - Score Normalization

1:37

SAM - Instructor - Generating Reports

2:38

SAM - Instructor - Gradebook

2:04

SAM - Instructor - Gradebook - Section Settings

1:56

SAM - Instructor - Gradebook - Export

1:35

SAM - Instructor - Score Normalization

1:37

Training Webinars

Managing and Motivating Student Engagement

Presenters: Stephanie Albracht — Marketing Manager — Cengage; Kelly Hinson — Cengage Faculty Partner — Gaston College;

Dates:

  • February 16 2017, 12:00 PM EST

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.

Preparing Students for Finals with SAM

Presenters: Stephanie Albracht — Marketing Manager — Cengage; Kelly Hinson — Cengage Faculty Partner — Gaston College;

Dates:

  • April 05 2017, 3:00 PM EST

Finals are just around the corner and we want students to end just as strong as they started! This final webinar will focus on using analytics to identify struggling students and challenge top performers. We will 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!

SAM 365/2016

Presenters: Kelly Hinson — Cengage Faculty Partner — Gaston College;

This webinar series, facilitated by Kelly Hinson, will show instructors how to set up a SAM section, assignments, user, gradebook and reporting functionality.

SAM 365/2016 What's New!

Presenters: SAM Marketing — SAM Product Teams — Cengage Learning;

Please join the SAM marketing and product teams to get a look at what's new for SAM 2016/365. This webinar series will show our current functionality live along with what is coming for our October and December release dates.

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

Presenters: Kelly Hinson — Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Gaston 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 SAM tools and strategies in this Moving into Midterms webinar.

Ending Strong: Just-In-Time Training & Development Webinars

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 SAM 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!

What's New with SAM 2016!

Presenters: The SAM Team — — Cengage Learning;

Find out what is new to SAM 2016. Based on instructor and student feedback, SAM 2016 is better than ever! The SAM team is excited to show you what we have been working on over here in Boston. We are hosting several upcoming informational instructor webinars. Please join us at one of the dates and times. We look forward to seeing you online!

Introductory Computing Summer Training Series - SAM

Presenters: Kelly Hinson — Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Gaston College;

Now is a great time to get up to speed on your course technology, and Cengage Learning's Faculty Partners are here to help! In this webinar series, fellow instructors will show you how to create a course, navigate the platform, create and schedule assignments, and more. Register for one of the sessions today!

Introductory Computing Summer Training Series - MindTap (with integrated SAM assignments!)

Presenters: Sandy Keeter — Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Seminole State College;

Now is a great time to get up to speed on your course technology, and Cengage's Faculty Partners are here to help! In this webinar series, fellow instructors will show you how to create a course, navigate the platform, create and schedule assignments, and more.

Engage Your Students with SAM!

Presenters: Kelly Hinson — Instructor of Information Technology and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Gaston College;

Join Cengage Learning Faculty Partner, Kelly Hinson, to learn more about engaging your students inside and outside of the classroom, improve their learning outcomes using SAM Path and student retention. Kelly will give you tips and tricks on how to wrap up the term with SAM and she will also walk you through the new SAM 365 & 2016 features. We look forward to seeing you online!

Improve Learning Outcomes Using SAM's Personalized Learning

Presenters: Rachelle Hall — Program Director and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Glendale Community College;

Join Rachelle Hall from Glendale Community College to learn more about Improving students learning outcomes using SAM Path - a personalized learning experience and other features inside of SAM.

Improving Student Outcomes with SAM

Presenters: Sandy Keeter — Professor of Information Technology and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Seminole State College;

Join Cengage Learning Faculty Partner, Sandy Keeter, to learn more about improving students learning outcomes using SAM Path - a personalized learning experience and other features inside of SAM.

SAM: Best Practices

Presenters: Robert Brown — Professor — Morehead State University;

This seminar, hosted by Technology Power User Robert Brown, provides tips and techniques from an instructor's perspective of key SAM features. Robert has been a faculty member in the Information Systems Department with the College of Business and Public Affairs since 2000. Currently, he teaches online and face-to-face classes in introductory and advanced computer concepts and mobile application development, as well as a first year seminar. Robert is also the IT specialist for the College of Business and Public Affairs department. SAM has been a part of his class routine since 2000.

SAM: Preparing for a New Term

Presenters: Travis Felshaw — Customer Success Manager — Cengage Learning;

Designed for existing users of either SAM 2013 or SAM 2010. View this recording if you are interested in learning how to prepare for a new school term. During the session you will be presented with information such as how to copy a SAM course for use in a subsequent term, Prepare for student enrollment, and to store grades.

SAM: The Student Experience

Presenters: Sheila Blower — Associate Professor and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Guilford Technical Community College;

Improve outcomes by getting familiar with the student experience in SAM! Cengage Learning Faculty Partner Sheila Blower will take you through the student experience in SAM, from the registration process, to student specific reporting, study guides, the study center and more.

Sneak Peek at SAM Instructor View

Presenters: Gretchan Swann — — Cengage Learning;

Cengage Learning is excited to provide you a sneak peek on what is coming to make your experience with SAM even better! The instructor interface of SAM is being redesigned to create a more efficient, streamlined experience. The first phase of updates will be part of our June 26 release, focusing on assignment creation and scheduling functions. Please join us to learn more about this exciting new functionality change!

What's New with SAM!

Presenters: Brittany Bright — Professor of Information Systems and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — University of Arkansas-Fayetteville;

SAM had a very exciting release on June 27th! Join Cengage Learning Faculty Partner Brittany Bright for a tour of all of the features, content, and functionality including the new sections tab redesign, new student study center, new gradebook enhancements and more! Learn how Brittany uses these new features to engage students in her classroom.

Getting Started with SAM 2013

Presenters: Rachelle Hall — Program Director and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Glendale Community College;

Get up and running with SAM quickly! In this session join Rachelle Hall from Glendale Community college to learn how to log in, create your own course, build assignments and more! Rachelle will also share how she keeps students engaged with SAM from the first day of class.

INTRO TO COMPUTING: Help your students prepare for the MOS Exam using SAM!

Presenters: Melisa "Joey" Bryant — Program Coordinator and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Forsyth Technical Community College;

Microsoft Released a report stating that students who are MOS Certified make up to $15,000 more a year than their non certified peers. Join us to learn tips and tricks for passing the MOS Exam and how to use SAM to help your students prepare for it!

INTRO TO COMPUTING: Using SAM to Increase Learning Outcomes

Presenters: Melisa "Joey" Bryant — Program Coordinator and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Forsyth Technical Community College;

This session will focus on how to increase learning outcomes in your course using SAM to engage more with your students and their individual learning styles.

Managing and Motivating Student Engagement

Presenters: Stephanie Albracht — Marketing Manager — Cengage; Kelly Hinson — Cengage Faculty Partner — Gaston College;

Dates:

  • February 16 2017, 12:00 PM EST

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.

Preparing Students for Finals with SAM

Presenters: Stephanie Albracht — Marketing Manager — Cengage; Kelly Hinson — Cengage Faculty Partner — Gaston College;

Dates:

  • April 05 2017, 3:00 PM EST

Finals are just around the corner and we want students to end just as strong as they started! This final webinar will focus on using analytics to identify struggling students and challenge top performers. We will 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!

SAM 365/2016

Presenters: Kelly Hinson — Cengage Faculty Partner — Gaston College;

This webinar series, facilitated by Kelly Hinson, will show instructors how to set up a SAM section, assignments, user, gradebook and reporting functionality.

SAM 365/2016 What's New!

Presenters: SAM Marketing — SAM Product Teams — Cengage Learning;

Please join the SAM marketing and product teams to get a look at what's new for SAM 2016/365. This webinar series will show our current functionality live along with what is coming for our October and December release dates.

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

Presenters: Kelly Hinson — Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Gaston 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 SAM tools and strategies in this Moving into Midterms webinar.

Ending Strong: Just-In-Time Training & Development Webinars

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 SAM 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!

What's New with SAM 2016!

Presenters: The SAM Team — — Cengage Learning;

Find out what is new to SAM 2016. Based on instructor and student feedback, SAM 2016 is better than ever! The SAM team is excited to show you what we have been working on over here in Boston. We are hosting several upcoming informational instructor webinars. Please join us at one of the dates and times. We look forward to seeing you online!

Introductory Computing Summer Training Series - SAM

Presenters: Kelly Hinson — Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Gaston College;

Now is a great time to get up to speed on your course technology, and Cengage Learning's Faculty Partners are here to help! In this webinar series, fellow instructors will show you how to create a course, navigate the platform, create and schedule assignments, and more. Register for one of the sessions today!

Introductory Computing Summer Training Series - MindTap (with integrated SAM assignments!)

Presenters: Sandy Keeter — Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Seminole State College;

Now is a great time to get up to speed on your course technology, and Cengage's Faculty Partners are here to help! In this webinar series, fellow instructors will show you how to create a course, navigate the platform, create and schedule assignments, and more.

Engage Your Students with SAM!

Presenters: Kelly Hinson — Instructor of Information Technology and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Gaston College;

Join Cengage Learning Faculty Partner, Kelly Hinson, to learn more about engaging your students inside and outside of the classroom, improve their learning outcomes using SAM Path and student retention. Kelly will give you tips and tricks on how to wrap up the term with SAM and she will also walk you through the new SAM 365 & 2016 features. We look forward to seeing you online!

Improve Learning Outcomes Using SAM's Personalized Learning

Presenters: Rachelle Hall — Program Director and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Glendale Community College;

Join Rachelle Hall from Glendale Community College to learn more about Improving students learning outcomes using SAM Path - a personalized learning experience and other features inside of SAM.

Improving Student Outcomes with SAM

Presenters: Sandy Keeter — Professor of Information Technology and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Seminole State College;

Join Cengage Learning Faculty Partner, Sandy Keeter, to learn more about improving students learning outcomes using SAM Path - a personalized learning experience and other features inside of SAM.

SAM: Best Practices

Presenters: Robert Brown — Professor — Morehead State University;

This seminar, hosted by Technology Power User Robert Brown, provides tips and techniques from an instructor's perspective of key SAM features. Robert has been a faculty member in the Information Systems Department with the College of Business and Public Affairs since 2000. Currently, he teaches online and face-to-face classes in introductory and advanced computer concepts and mobile application development, as well as a first year seminar. Robert is also the IT specialist for the College of Business and Public Affairs department. SAM has been a part of his class routine since 2000.

SAM: Preparing for a New Term

Presenters: Travis Felshaw — Customer Success Manager — Cengage Learning;

Designed for existing users of either SAM 2013 or SAM 2010. View this recording if you are interested in learning how to prepare for a new school term. During the session you will be presented with information such as how to copy a SAM course for use in a subsequent term, Prepare for student enrollment, and to store grades.

SAM: The Student Experience

Presenters: Sheila Blower — Associate Professor and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Guilford Technical Community College;

Improve outcomes by getting familiar with the student experience in SAM! Cengage Learning Faculty Partner Sheila Blower will take you through the student experience in SAM, from the registration process, to student specific reporting, study guides, the study center and more.

Sneak Peek at SAM Instructor View

Presenters: Gretchan Swann — — Cengage Learning;

Cengage Learning is excited to provide you a sneak peek on what is coming to make your experience with SAM even better! The instructor interface of SAM is being redesigned to create a more efficient, streamlined experience. The first phase of updates will be part of our June 26 release, focusing on assignment creation and scheduling functions. Please join us to learn more about this exciting new functionality change!

What's New with SAM!

Presenters: Brittany Bright — Professor of Information Systems and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — University of Arkansas-Fayetteville;

SAM had a very exciting release on June 27th! Join Cengage Learning Faculty Partner Brittany Bright for a tour of all of the features, content, and functionality including the new sections tab redesign, new student study center, new gradebook enhancements and more! Learn how Brittany uses these new features to engage students in her classroom.

Getting Started with SAM 2013

Presenters: Rachelle Hall — Program Director and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Glendale Community College;

Get up and running with SAM quickly! In this session join Rachelle Hall from Glendale Community college to learn how to log in, create your own course, build assignments and more! Rachelle will also share how she keeps students engaged with SAM from the first day of class.

INTRO TO COMPUTING: Help your students prepare for the MOS Exam using SAM!

Presenters: Melisa "Joey" Bryant — Program Coordinator and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Forsyth Technical Community College;

Microsoft Released a report stating that students who are MOS Certified make up to $15,000 more a year than their non certified peers. Join us to learn tips and tricks for passing the MOS Exam and how to use SAM to help your students prepare for it!

INTRO TO COMPUTING: Using SAM to Increase Learning Outcomes

Presenters: Melisa "Joey" Bryant — Program Coordinator and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Forsyth Technical Community College;

This session will focus on how to increase learning outcomes in your course using SAM to engage more with your students and their individual learning styles.

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