Using the Item Analysis Report to target your instruction

While most instructors use the assignment results report in Connect to track student results, there are several other reporting options that often go overlooked but provide easy access to valuable information about your students’ learning.
Connect Report Options List

For example, let’s take a look at the following item analysis report.
The Connect item analysis report can be used to identify the success rate of individual questions in your assignments. This information can be useful in areas such as planning lecture topics and/or assessment review, helping make your time with students more targeted to their needs.
Sample Item Analysis Report

In the example above, we see the success rate for six questions in our assignment across multiple assignment attempts (i.e., first attempt vs. last attempt). After reviewing the report, we might decide that the success rate for the question on the “path of blood” is too low and is an area worth extra investigation. Connect offers a quick export of this information to Excel or allows you to print out a record for further analysis.

Remember that all of this information and more, is only a few clicks away in the Reports tab, to help enhance your Connect experience.

By  |  February 22 2011

95% of Student Survey Participants Report Connect’s Tegrity Tool Improves Learning

A recent survey of more than 9,000 college students at more than 200 higher education institutions revealed significant improvement in effectiveness of studying through the use of McGraw-Hill’s Tegrity lecture capture, with 95% of all student participants indicating Tegrity contributed to their success. 

Surveyed students shared that Tegrity’s lecture capture is an “excellent tool” and that “all features are essential” and “easy to use.” A distance learning student added “it makes me feel more connected with the teacher and the course.”

A feature of McGraw-Hill Connect, Tegrity, is a cloud-based lecture capture solution proven to increase student achievement, satisfaction, retention and recruitment across an institution. It makes class time available all the time by automatically recording, storing and indexing every class on campus – without the need to install any special hardware or software in classrooms.

Read the full article at PRNewsWire.

The Connect Team

By The Connect Team  |  February 18 2011
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New Connect Quick Guides Site is Live!

The Connect Quick Guides site is a great reference tool if you’ve ever had a “how-to” question while working in Connect. For example, “How do I give a student or a group of students an assignment extension without re-opening the assignment for the whole class? ” With the spring term underway, “Student Exceptions/Extensions” is a common question that arises with instructors. We have the answer to this question and many more at the Connect Quick Guides site. We’ve recently re-designed the site and added more topics, so you can quickly find what you need. Please feel free to bookmark the Connect Quick Guides site and check back during the term as we add more topics related to new enhancements!

By  |  February 01 2011
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