When students take the Freshman orientation course, they’re hoping to learn the skills that will help them succeed in college. With MindTap, you can help them know what it takes to achieve those goals! Instructors who make MindTap count for at least 20% of their students’ score see higher engagement and improved outcomes in their Freshman orientation courses.

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.

Through our recent analysis of MindTap usage for all disciplines across the 2014-2015 academic year, we’ve seen that that using MindTap can have a significant and positive impact on student learning and outcomes:

Across disciplines, working in MindTap leads to better scores. The more time spent in MindTap, the better the results. Students who use MindTap at least three hours per week are twice as likely to receive a 90% average or better compared to students who spend less than an hour.

If faculty use the platform, students will use the platform. Instructors who spend eight or more hours managing their course (modifying or adding content, monitoring student progress, communicating with students, etc.) through the semester get students to spend four times as much time working in the course.

Students using MindTap apps perform better on assignments. For example, students using MindTap’s Flashcard app more than ten times during the term are more likely to get a 90% average or better.

Students using MindTap apps perform better on assignments in freshman orientation


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