Want to see your World History students succeed? Boost engagement and outcomes by using—and assigning—MindTap.

Digital learning tools matter to today’s students. According to a recent report, 74% of surveyed college students feel they would perform better if their instructors would use more technology.

Recent analysis of MindTap usage for all disciplines across the 2014-2015 academic year demonstrates that using MindTap can have a significant and positive impact on student learning and outcomes.

Digital counts. When MindTap assignments count for at least 20% of their grade, students spend 50% more time in the platform. Our analysis also showed that:

World history students who use MindTap at least one hour per week are twice as likely to receive a 90% average or better compared to students who spend less than an hour.
Students who use MindTap every week are much more likely to get an 80% average or higher in their world history course, compared to students who only log in every other week.

We also observed that if faculty use the platform, students will use the platform:

  • World history instructors who spend eight or more hours managing their course (modifying or adding content, monitoring student progress, communicating with students, etc.) throughout the semester get students to spend over thirty minutes more per week working in the course.
  • Instructors who customize the learning path for their course get ~40% more students to spend an hour or more per week in MindTap.

World history instructors spending time in MindTap encourage student use of MindTap

Wondering how else you can use MindTap to encourage student achievement?

  • Encourage students to start early! Scores increase the earlier the assignments are started before the due date.
  • Use the MindTap features & apps during the course. History students who use the Flashcard app more than ten times during the term are nearly twice as likely to get a 90% average or better.


Review the full study for a complete breakdown of the data on MindTap for world history courses, including tips for increasing student usage and utilizing the Progress App to track progress and identify needs.


Review our list of available MindTap solutions for history courses, including world history.