McGraw-Hill Connect Increases Student Engagement and Grades at New Mexico Junior College!

Prior to implementing Connect® Music, Professor Carolyn Ponce had used reading assignments, interactive chapter activities, and CDs in her online course, but her students lacked a sense of total engagement with the material. She felt that by increasing student access to listening opportunities, she could better engage them in the course. Thanks to the streaming music available in Connect Music, her students now spend much more time on concept application and active listening. As a result, she has seen an increase in the number of students earning an A in the course. Read more about her success in this CASE STUDY.

Connect Music not only provided students with simplified access to the music, but also enabled Professor Ponce to monitor how her students interacted with it. She is very pleased with the results and says, “Thank you for Connect! It is a powerful tool and it does add great value to a course.”

The Connect Team

By The Connect Team  |  January 20 2012
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McGraw-Hill Connect Improves Student Success and Increases Engagement at Florida State College!

Professor Elizabeth Tuckwiller needed to find a way to engage student interest in learning psychology outside of the classroom to reduce the time spent in lecture trying to cover every topic in the course. Read this CASE STUDY on how McGraw-Hill LearnSmart, the adaptive learning system within Connect® Psychology, has helped her students to learn core course content outside of class. Now students experience the major concepts of the course through online labs and activities, and as a result, Professor Tuckwiller has time to bring more dynamic, engaging activities and videos from Connect into her classroom. And it is working—students are spending much more time with the material and pass rates have leaped from 75% to 83.6%.

She says, “Connect Psychology drastically improves student engagement, and it is the next wave in digital learning and blended course development. It frees up class time for labs, activities and other forms of active learning. I am very, very pleased with it.”

Professor Tuckwiller recommends Connect to faculty and now plans to use the McGraw-Hill and Blackboard total course solution to seamlessly deliver her course in one place.

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By The Connect Team  |  September 15 2011
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College Students Capture the Benefits of McGraw-Hill + Blackboard


This past semester, college students from around the U.S. created videos to illustrate the value of the McGraw-Hill/Blackboard total course solution. From helping students to succeed in their courses to simply making their lives easier, the partnership between McGraw-Hill and Blackboard has had a significant impact on learning outcomes in higher education.

Check out all of the videos at the Do More and Win Contest Youtube Channel, or learn more about the total course solution at!

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By The Connect Team  |  July 11 2011
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Do More with McGraw-Hill Connect and Blackboard!

Are you interested in simplifying your digital teaching experience with access to rich content that can be assigned right within Blackboard Learn?

McGraw-Hill and Blackboard have teamed up to bring you an unrivaled total course solution!

The new integration between McGraw-Hill Connect™, McGraw-Hill Create™, and Blackboard Learn™ 9.1 allows you to manage course content, assignments, assessments and grades all from within Blackboard.  Enjoy simplified access to the highest quality, media-rich content and adaptive learning and assessment engines for faculty, students and institutions.

A Total Course Solution
This unprecedented integration of publisher-provided content and tools into a learning management system offers the enhanced experience of all course resources in a single, online environment.

Key Features

  • Single Sign-On
    A single login and single environment provide seamless access to all course resources – all McGraw-Hill’s resources are available within the Blackboard Learn platform.

  • One Gradebook
    Automatic grade synchronization with Blackboard gradebook. All grades for McGraw-Hill assignments are recorded in the Blackboard gradebook automatically.

  • Deep Integration
    One click access to a wealth of McGraw-Hill content and tools – all from within Blackboard Learn.

  • Openness
    Unique in Higher Education, the partnership of McGraw Hill Higher Education and Blackboard preserves the spirit of academic freedom and openness. Blackboard remains publisher independent, and McGraw-Hill remains LMS independent. The result makes our content, engines and platform more usable and accessible, with fewer barriers to adoption and use.

  • 100% FERPA–compliant solution protects student privacy.

Want to learn more? Visit and sign up for a demonstration!

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