How do you motivate the students in the courses that are part of your College Orientation program? When MindTap counts for at least 20% of their grade, students are engaging in course material more and performing better.

Using MindTap can have a significant impact on student learning:

  • Time in the platform matters. Students who spend at least three hours in MindTap each week are twice as likely to get a 90% or above on the assignments in their college orientation courses.
  • MindTap helps develop and reinforce the essential study skills students will need throughout their college careers. Students who set aside time for MindTap assignments and start them early perform better.

Instructors can take specific actions to increase student time and engagement with MindTap. For example you can:

  • Customize the course: Students are 50% more likely to use MindTap for at least one hour per week if the learning path is customized.
  • Use the MindTap features & apps during the course: Students using MindTap’s Flashcard app more than ten times during the term are more likely to get a 90% average or better.


Learn more about how to use MindTap to “Make it Count” in your course! Review the full study for a complete breakdown of the data, including tips for increasing student usage and utilizing the Progress App to track progress and identify needs.


Looking for the MindTap solution that’s right for the courses in your College Orientation program? Review our list of available solutions