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Get Started on Aplia: How-To Videos

Aplia significantly improves outcomes and elevates thinking by increasing student effort and engagement. Developed by teachers and used by more than 1,000,000 students, Aplia assignments connect concepts to the real world and focus on the unique course challenges facing students.

Are you using Aplia in your course this term? The videos in the below playlist will help you get started! You’ll find step-by-step demonstrations of creating a course, customizing content, managing grades, and more.
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Get Started on MindTap: How-To Videos

MindTap is a personalized teaching experience with relevant assignments that guide students to analyze, apply, and improve thinking, allowing you to measure skills and outcomes with ease.

Using MindTap in your course this term? The videos in the below playlist feature helpful demonstrations of creating a course, creating and modifying assignments, managing grades, and more.
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Get Started on CengageNOW: How-To Videos

With its engaging learning and assessment tools, CengageNOW supports the entire student workflow, from motivation to mastery. For instructors, CengageNOW provides control and customization with the opportunity to tailor the learning experience to improve outcomes.

Getting ready to begin using CengageNOW? The videos in the below playlist demonstrate how to get set up and get started in the system.
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Student Voices: To Be Engaged, “Be Focused!”

What does it take for students to stay engaged in their classes? According to Nathan Le, student at Houston Community College and a runner-up in Cengage Learning’s “Instructor for a Day” video contest, the key is to be focused! In the below video, Nathan shares his tips for being, and remaining, focused in class. His first recommendation: if you bring your tech tools to class, avoid the temptation of clicking on distractions such as cat videos and your social-media pages, and keep your attention on those important topics your instructors are covering. (Temptation still strong? His suggestion: Leave the laptop at home, and take notes with pen Read More…


Student Voices: “It’s All About Learning and Discovering”

At the Engaging Minds blog, we’ve shared students’ thoughts on a variety of topics related to their college experience, from their most successful study habits, to their strategies for achieving their academic goals, to the role their instructors play in motivating them to succeed in their courses. Their perspectives provide us with a fresh look into the life of today’s college students. In that same spirit, Cengage Learning recently ran the “Instructor for a Day” video contest, which prompted students to show us how they would engage their students if they were an instructor for a day. We received over Read More…


Top Ten Things Students Would Do as “Instructor for a Day”

We recently asked students to submit videos showing us what they’d do if they were “Instructor for a Day” for the chance to win up to $1,000 in scholarships. The results were fantastic – engaging videos that delighted, inspired and even made us laugh. They also made us think about how we can, as educators, better engage our students. Read the tips from the contest’s finalists below, and then review the list of “Instructor for a Day” contest winners. Read More…


MindTap for Instructors: How to Manage Assignments in Diet and Wellness Plus

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MindTap for Instructors: Diet and Wellness Plus Overview

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Cognero for Instructors: How to Create Simple Algorithmic Questions

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MindTap for Instructors: Working in MindTap and the Learning Path Navigator

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