Improved Navigation in Connect

Connect is now easier to use than ever before, thanks to input from our Connect community! Your “My Courses” page now offers icons instead of a menu, so you can quickly and easily set course registration dates, duplicate, or delete your course.  You can also edit your course name and time zone directly from this page.



Connect also offers enhanced section drop-down menus, which clearly detail the functionality offered via the contextual labels to better inform you of your options to edit, duplicate, copy, share, or delete a course section. Enjoy these usability enhancements!

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McGraw-Hill Connect Saves Class Time and Improves Student Grades at Franklin University!

Professor Dave Welch and his colleagues were spending so much class time giving tests and going over homework that they struggled to get through the required course content. In addition, students wanted the ability to work through assignments multiple times for practice. Dr. Welch implemented Connect® Accounting in 2010, which provided algorithmically generated homework assignments that are automatically graded, giving students access to unlimited practice with immediate feedback. With Connect Accounting, Professor Welch has freed up the equivalent of two weeks’ lecture time. Read more about his experience in this CASE STUDY, and watch the Spotlight Video below to hear instructors and students talk about their Connect experience.



With Connect, Dr. Welch saw an increase in the number of students receiving A’s and B’s and an increase in pass rates. Class attendance has also increased by 20%. He says, “Connect has been the best learning tool we could offer our students. Their success rates and improved impression of the course have made their lives and mine much easier.”

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By The Connect Team  |  May 20 2011
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McGraw-Hill Connect Saves Instructor Time and Increases Efficiency at Bryant University!

Professor Sam Mirmirani needed to free up the considerable amount of time he was spending grading homework exercises and reviewing assignments. He also wanted his students to take on more responsibility for completing homework, while providing them with a resource to review for exams rather than take up valuable class time for review prior to the midterm and final. By implementing Connect® Economics, Professor Mirmirani has shaved his grading time from 10 hours per week to one hour per week, and his students have ample review opportunities to prepare for exams on their own. Now, Mirmirani reports, he sees far less traffic during his office hours and when students do come to his office, they know exactly what they need help with based on the feedback they receive from Connect.



He says, “With Connect, I now have more frequent and systematic information on how my students are doing. This enables me to re-assess and revise my lectures. I now know which areas to emphasize more and which ones less.” Learn more about Professor Mirmirani’s experience with Connect Economics in this CASE STUDY.

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By The Connect Team  |  May 20 2011
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McGraw-Hill Connect Improves Student Grades and Pass Rates at California State University!

Professor Thomas Norman teaches an online Management Theory course at California State University. He recognized that students who had read and studied chapter assignments before scheduled class meetings were generally more successful in the course than students who had not, so he searched for a comprehensive course solution to improve the level of student preparation, and as a result, student academic success in the course. Upon implementing Connect® Management, Professor Norman saw dramatic improvement. Previously, only two or three of his students had read the material before class meetings, but with Connect, he found that only two or three students had not read the material! He also saw a significant improvement in student success, with pass rates increasing from 73% to 80%. For more details about Professor Norman’s experience, read this CASE STUDY.



Professor Norman says, “Connect Management will improve student learning and save you time. Students need the instant feedback that Connect provides.”  He plans to continue to expand the use of Connect within his courses and recommends it to other faculty.

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By The Connect Team  |  May 19 2011
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Thank YOU for all you do!

Dear Faculty,


At this time of graduation ceremonies and celebrations, we at McGraw-Hill want to take a minute to congratulate you. We see how hard you have worked to educate our future leaders, and how proud you are now that they are setting off towards the bright futures that lie before them.


We are very proud of our role in partnering with you and your students to make a difference, and we will continue to publish content designed to encourage their highest achievement and success.


Congratulations to you and to all of the students whose lives you have touched!

The Connect Team

By The Connect Team  |  May 19 2011
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