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Key resources & tips for the return to university

We have created a range of advanced resources to help you engage and inspire your students for their first day of class, or return to university.

We have a range of downloadable guides to get you ready and supported for your first day of class and beyond.
 
Downloadable back-to-uni guides

Connect First Day of Class Slides - for Grade

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Connect First Day of Class Slides - Not for Grade

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Syllabus Guide Connect

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LMS integration guides

Connect through Moodle

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MyCanvas -Pairing with Connect through your LMS

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MyCanvas -Register for Connect through your LMS

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Connect through BlackBoard

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D2L Deep Integration - Register for Connect through your LMS

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Novice or pro – this is the place for Connect help. So whether you need help creating or modifying a course, we have the resources for you.

 

7 Steps to Kick-Start Connect

Start the semester off on the right foot, download this guide to learn more.

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Connect Syllabus Guide

Use this copy + paste guide to get Connect information into your course syllabus

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Connect Course Readiness Checklist

Ticking off these essential tasks will give you the best head start before the new semester begins

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How-To Videos & Resources

These essential how-to videos will ensure you're prepared for the first day of class:

Exploring Connect
Watch Video (2:40)

Copying and Sharing Your Section to Another Instructor 
Watch Video (2:46)

Where to Go For Support
Watch Video (1:37)

Re-Using Your Course for a New Term
Watch Video (3:39)

Class Start Readiness
Watch Video (2:01)

Become an expert at creating and managing Connect Assignments:

 

Building Assignments Part 1 - Creating Assignments

Watch Video (3:11)

Building Assignments Part 2 - Setting Policies

Watch Video (2:32

Managing Your Roster

Watch Video (2:11)

Managing Due Dates 

Watch Video (0:57)

Managing Extensions

Watch Video (1:31)

Assigning SmartBook 2.0 

Watch Video (4:33)

Discover how you can leverage Connect & SmartBook reporting features to get actionable insights into individual student and overall class performance.

Get comfortable with Connect reports and start using them to your advantage:

Reports - Part 1
Watch Video (2:34)

Reports - Part 2
Watch Video (2:35)

Reports - Part 3 
Watch Video (2:45)

SmartBook 2.0 Reports 
Watch Video (3:31)

Harness the power of Connect’s adaptive reading and learning tool by effectively using SmartBook or SmartBook 2.0 in your course.

 

Which Version of SmartBook do I Have?
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SmartBook Instructor Overview
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SmartBook Reading
Watch Video (4:10)

SmartBook Practice
Watch Video (3:41)

SmartBook Recharge
Watch Video (2:23)

SmartBook Reports
Watch Video (2:25)

Moving online webinars

Whether you are moving 100% online next semester, or you will be doing a blended approach, we have the tools for you to succeed. We have been working closely with our Digital Faculty Consultants and academic partners to bring you a series of webinars to get you ready to move your classes online.

Click below to view the webinars by these subjects:

Peer to peer support

Get personalised 1-to-1 support from your Digital Faculty Consultant. Have a question? Need advice? Want to talk to someone that knows what common obstacles are specific to teaching your course? Whatever you need to ensure you and your students are set up for success, our team of experts, who are educators like you, can help. Our DFCs can help with the following, and more:

  • The Connect features that will help you achieve your course goals 
  • Aligning multiple course formats 
  • Engaging Students on an online course 
  • Best practices that in your course which will help the semester run a lot smoother

George Hulene 

Coventry University, Finance

Bo van der Rhee 

Nyenrode Business University, Business Statistics

Caroline Ennis

University of Westminster, Operations Management

Angela Short 

Dundalk Institute of Technology, Operations Management

Corrine Berneman 

EM Lyon Business School, Pedagogy Coordinator

Mathijs Bergman 

VU Amsterdam, Bioscience

What makes our support stand out?

We are fully dedicated to your journey in education and the difference that you can make. This is because we believe that there is no job more important and valuable than being an educator.
 
In your return to university for the new semester, we want to ensure that you know how to welcome your students into a new digital classroom
 

Events & webinars

Whether you are moving 100% online next semester, or you will be doing a blended approach, we have the tools for you to succeed. We have been working closely with our Digital Faculty Consultants and academic partners to bring you a series of webinars to get you ready to move your classes online.

Click below to view the webinars by these subjects:

McGraw Hill dedicated support

From the first time you use Connect, through to the reports that you access from your student’s assignments, we are here to support you 100% of the way. What you can find out from talking with us: 

  • Course design & set up 
  • Instructor training with Connect 
  • First day of class support
  • Ongoing support throughout the semester
  • LMS integration
  • Assignment configuration
  • Copying your course
  • and more 

Events & webinars

McGraw Hill has been successfully facilitating online events for our partners and educators as they transition to operating in an online or hybrid teaching environment. We have been collaborating with speakers from across the globe to provide engaging webinars, which not only cover key subject areas, but also create a dialogue for academics regarding current factors impacting Higher Education and K12

Register & view our events below: