Connect Tips: Getting Started

Getting ready to use McGraw-Hill Connect® for the Spring semester? Follow these step-by-step tutorials for best practices and a checklist for what you need to accomplish before classes begin.



Preparing to use Connect in your course
Navigating Connect


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 17 2012
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Introducing the Redesigned Policies Page

The upcoming winter release will bring some exciting changes to the way our policies page looks and feels.

With the growth of the Connect community we did our best to accommodate all of the different individual needs, teaching styles and preferences that you find important and we built onto the policies page to the point that some key features and options ended up being hidden or hard to find. We felt (and heard) that we should return to the simplicity and efficiency that drew you to Connect in the first place.

All of the improvements we’re making to the policies page will help make sure that you can find exactly the settings you want in less time, and have a better experience while you’re there.

Here’s a preview of the brand new layout:

The new polices page in Connect.



We’re excited about the changes, but we know that many of you have mastered the current policies layout and already customized policies for your assignments. We want to put your minds at ease and assure you of two really important things: first, all your saved policy settings will rollover with the new design – nothing changes for your students or your assignments, and second, each policy setting will work the same way it always has. So, when it comes time to set up for next semester, your assignments and policy settings will be exactly as you left them—just a whole lot simpler to set up!

As we move forward into 2012 and beyond, we’ll continue to simplify and improve Connect, and present you with brand-new features. We think we’re off to a great start, but let us know what you think after the redesigned policies page goes live!
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By kevin  |  December 16 2011
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Connect Enhancements Are Coming!

On April 11th, our McGraw-Hill team will release a number of new Connect enhancements based on feedback from our Connect community, including:


  • * NEW “Upload Documents” feature – Uploading files has never been easier than through Connect! Give your students all the additional resources they need by attaching your files to the course, assignment, or question levels in Connect. You can simply attach files to your Course Library and share them via your student’s Library. You also have the option of enabling students to submit files as a custom assignment or as part of a question within an assignment.



  • * NEW “Content Update” feature – McGraw-Hill is always working to improve our Connect content. We’ve always been able to ensure that the very latest content is included in our question banks and through “inactive assignments” – those that have yet to be offered to students. With this release, we’ll be able to notify you when we have identified content that might require updating in your active assignments per McGraw-Hill author recommendations. You’ll be offered the opportunity to decide whether you want to adjust or drop credit for the updated items in those active assignments. Even better, when you make a copy of that assignment (e.g. for use next semester), the new copy will automatically be updated to contain the very latest content from McGraw-Hill.


  • To learn more, take a look at our Connect enhancements flyer.


    THANK YOU to our Connect community for helping us to find ways to make Connect better for you and your students!

By  |  April 07 2011
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