Professional Training and Development

How to Use MindTap: Top Study Tips for Students

MindTap empowers every student to study in the way that is best for them.

With the MindTap Reader, you can highlight and take notes as you go. StudyHub will keep track of everything in one place, so you can quickly find and review study tools when it’s time to prepare for that next big exam.

In the video below, you’ll learn how to use these features to their fullest advantage!

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For Students: Study With the Flashcards in MindTap

With the Flashcards App in MindTap, students will save valuable time with the ready-made flashcards available in every MindTap course. No internet access? No problem! Students can study anytime/anywhere by printing them out for on-the-go studying.

The video below provides you with a quick overview of MindTap’s flashcards app and how it can be used as part of students’ study routines.

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How to Track Student Progress in MindTap

MindTap’s Progress App takes the guesswork out of student progress with tracking of student grades, progress, and level of engagement. Students can also keep track of their engagement and progress in the course.

In the video below, you’ll learn how to track student progress in MindTap. You’ll hear about:

  • The Overview tab, which provides a bird’s-eye view of the course content and how the class is mastering and engaging in the content
  • The Analytics tab, which provides a snapshot of student engagement
  • The Gradebook tab, which shows the grades for every student in the course
  • The Categorize tab, which helps instructors organize and prioritize assignments to best reflect their syllabus and lecture
  • The reports, which can be downloaded and read at your convenience

You’ll also hear how your use of the Progress App can help you engage in early intervention for improved student outcomes.

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MindTap: Using Search, the Glossary, and the Dictionary

Whether you are an instructor or student, your time is valuable. With apps like Search, the Glossary, and the Dictionary in MindTap, students can find the content they are looking for quickly and efficiently.

In the video below, you’ll learn more about these helpful apps, and see how you can use them to find the course material and content you need within MindTap.

 

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Adding Content to MindTap Using the MyContent App

Instructors like you need to be able to tailor their online materials to best reflect their course and their teaching style.

Adding your own course content to MindTap is a simple process with the My Content App within MindTap.

In this video, you’ll see how easy it is for you to add your own content to your MindTap course.

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For Students: How to Create and Share Notes in MindTap

With Luvo (formerly known as FlashNotes), students can collaborate with their peers by exchanging course materials, and earn money along the way. Students can share anything from lecture notes, flashcards, and video to live Q&A sessions and live video help.

This video provides students with a brief overview of the ease and benefits of using this helpful resource. Check it out today!

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Using the ConnectYard App in MindTap

Instructors are looking for new ways to connect with today’s student. By posting topics for discussion within their ConnectYard “yard,” instructors using MindTap can ignite interaction and engagement amongst the class, even outside of the four walls of a traditional classroom.

This brief video provides a brief introduction to the features and functionality of the ConnectYard app in MindTap. Get started today… and help your students stay connected and engaged with your course, anytime and anywhere!
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How to Set Up and Use ConnectYard within MindTap

MindTap offers apps that help you collaborate, share, study and practice for teaching and learning. ConnectYard is an app meant for all of these things. Let’s check it out!

This video provides you with an overview of the basics of using ConnectYard within MindTap. You’ll see how to set up your “yard,” how students can interact with ConnectYard activities through their preferred means of communication (including their social media accounts), how to invite guest “speakers” to your course through ConnectYard, how to use ConnectYard for small-group work, and more!

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How to Add Video to the MindTap Learning Path

Are you familiar with MindTap’s Learning Path? Now, take a look at how you can add existing content and your own content, such as videos, activities, assignments, videos, and web links.

This video walks you through the process of adding video, web links, activities, flashcards, RSS feeds, and more to your own MindTap course.

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How to Customize Your MindTap Learning Path

One of the great things about MindTap is that, because of the unique learning path, it’s already set up to be used as is. But, you may want to customize the Learning Path to fit the unique needs of your particular course.

In this video, we show you how to hide, unhide, move, and reorder items in the MindTap Learning Path. You’ll see how easy it is to customize MindTap for your course!

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