Introducing: Connect Study Beta

You’re invited!
Connect Study Beta is our first step into the mobile world.



In this first phase, you’ll have what you need to study between classes, including a redesigned eBook and brand new features to help you plan for your semester and track you performance. We’re not able to offer everything we’d like just yet, but we wanted to make Connect Study available to all students as soon as we could.

We’d love for you to try it out and tell us what you think: Connect Study Beta.

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By kevin  |  October 12 2012
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Connect Goes Mobile!


Exciting news! Students can now access powerful Connect study resources directly from their tablets and phones. Because students’ lives are busier than ever, this Open Beta phase targets studying on the go.


Students can access from their tablets and smartphones:


  • eBook: This responsive design eBook automatically adjusts to fit most tablets and select phones. Students can add bookmarks and notes, and sync with Connect, all from their mobile devices.

  • Performance Reports: Connect’s redesigned reports give students a greater understanding of how they are performing in their Connect courses. Powerful data like the Connect score average, the total number of points earned in Connect, time spent taking each assignment, and the date each assignment was submitted, all give students a better idea of their current performance.

  • Trends: Visual charts will show students meaningful patterns in their performances. Students will see if they tend to submit assignments late, and are prompted to check their upcoming assignments to always know what’s coming. Students will also see how their recent assignment scores compare to their class’ average, so students are fully aware of their scores and if they should seek instructor help.

  • Next Up!: Assignments display from the current month onward, so the most relevant assignment dates are easily available. The due dates, attempts, and points help students plan their time and prepare for each assignment. NOTE: Students cannot take their assignments in this mobile view. The focus for this first phase is to make the study materials available to students when they are on-the-go.

  • Course Resources: Important resources from instructors are surfaced to ensure that students are aware of these valuable study materials and have more opportunities to review them.
The Connect Team

By The Connect Team  |  September 28 2012
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Connect Tips: Pairing Your Blackboard Course with Connect

Single sign-on means no more managing multiple sites and log-ins! Quickly and easily pair your Blackboard course with a section in an existing or new Connect course. In addition, here are tips on how to copy a Blackboard course that already has Connect assignments in it and pair it with the corresponding Connect section.


The McGraw-Hill/Blackboard Total Course Solution is so easy to use that it was just selected as one of the Top Ed-Tech Picks for 2012 by eCampus News Readers! Professor Carolyn Ponce at Arkansas State University offers her tips for using Connect + Blackboard here: Thank you for using McGraw-Hill Connect! If you have any other questions or would like more information on getting started, check out the Connect Success Academy.

Connect Tips: Managing Your Assignments

It’s simple to manage your Connect assignment list, as well as set assignment dates for individual sections. Connect allows you to modify due dates for different assignments based on a variety of factors, such as class schedules, meeting times, etc.



After you have created your assignments, you can set the assignment policy settings. This “how to” guide will show you how to set point values for each question, add time limits, and indicate if you want students to receive automatic feedback after they complete a question.


Professor Michael Windelspecht from Appalachian State University shares his best practices for setting up assignments in Connect here.



Thank you for using McGraw-Hill Connect! If you have any other questions or would like more information on getting started, check out the Connect Quick Guides.

The Connect Team

By The Connect Team  |  January 24 2012
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Connect Tips: Customizing Your Section and Editing Assignments

Once you’ve set up your course within McGraw-Hill Connect®, you can customize it any way you like. Add your photo, contact information, office hours, and even favorite links and RSS feeds. It’s a great way to personalize Connect and keep important information easily accessible to your students.



You can also edit the assignments you’ve created for your course as needed.


Thank you for using McGraw-Hill Connect! If you have any other questions or would like more information on getting started, check out the Connect Quick Guides.

The Connect Team

By The Connect Team  |  January 23 2012
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Connect Tips: Creating Your Course and Assignments

Setting up a course for the first time in McGraw-Hill Connect®? No problem! These videos will show you how to create a course with one or more sections and use the question bank to create your assignments.



Thank you for using McGraw-Hill Connect! If you have any other questions or would like more information on getting started, check out the Connect Quick Guides.

The Connect Team

By The Connect Team  |  January 19 2012
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