MindTap tips

MindTap Educators’ Studio: How to Use MindTap… Hands On!

Learn how to use MindTap… by using MindTap! The MindTap Educators’ Studio allows you to experience MindTap as a student while providing a deeper understanding of how you can use MindTap to achieve your desired objectives. Plus, you can earn Continuing Education Credit!

The MindTap Educators’ Studio Will Teach You How To…

    Personalize the Learning Path to build connections & foster student achievement
    Engage students by customizing the Interactive eBook with activities, exercises & assessment strategies
    Effectively use MindApps for teaching & learning
    Use Gradebook Analytics to track student engagement
    Integrate MindTap into your LMS
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MindTap Message Center: How to Contact Students

The MindTap Message Center helps instructors quickly and easily contact students directly from the MindTap platform. Connect with an individual student, or post a message for a specific group of students.

This video provides a brief introduction to the MindTap Message Center’s features. Begin using the MindTap Message Center and stay connected to your course!
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For Students: Getting Started in MindTap

As a student using MindTap, you have important course information, useful apps, and helpful resources right at your fingertips.

In the video below, you’ll find quick tips that will show you how to get started in MindTap. You’ll see:

  • Where you can get a a snapshot of your activities, scores, and class announcements
  • How to run a system check, to ensure your computer is set up for an optimal MindTap experience
  • The various views you can get into your course materials, assignments, and schedule
  • Where to find helpful study tools, such as the glossary, flashcards, and StudyHub
  • How to keep track of your progress in the course using the gradebook
  • How to connect with our Customer Support team and send us your MindTap feedback
  • And more!

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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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