What is ALEKS?

ALEKS is a mastery-based learning platform that identifies what your students know, don’t know and better yet what they are ready to learn. It helps instructors facilitate more meaningful interactions with students, resulting in more motivated, confident, lifelong learners.


Enhance your classroom. Experience ALEKS!

Discover increased pass rates, enhanced student learning, with optimized time for more student engagement. Pilot ALEKS in your Introductory or General Chemistry courses to experience an enhanced classroom environment with more lightbulb moments. We offer a range of pilot options of ease and convenience:

  • Summer Prep
  • Online or full term
  • ALEKS platform uptime of 99.98%, our dedicated implementation and training consultants are there to support you throughout your pilot experience


Closing the Achievement Gap

Hear instructor success stories and uncover how ALEKS expedites student course completion, delivers personalized learning to motivate—so students retain concepts for improved exam scores, all the while saving students time and money.


A digital learning platform that incorporates both formative and summative assessment content. Connect provides an adaptive reading experience that will help students target what they know and what they don’t know, while end-of-chapter problems provide challenging practice opportunities to prepare for their high-stakes exams. Better preparation means better performance! Explore features available within Connect:

Connect for Chemistry Features

Connect Overview

Connect strengthens the link between faculty, students and coursework. Watch to learn more.


Available within Connect, SmartBook personalizes learning to individual student needs, continually adapting to pinpoint knowledge gaps and focus learning on concepts requiring additional study. For instructors, SmartBook tracks student progress and provides insights that guide teaching strategies and advanced instruction, for a more dynamic class experience.

Connect Reports

Save time and gain student insights. Connect provides customizable reports on student performance, learning outcomes, at-risk students, and integrates easily with LMS gradebooks.


Instant and detailed reporting, which includes video recordings and geolocation of the test-taker, provides instructors an at-a-glance view of potential academic integrity concerns, avoiding personal bias and supporting evidence-based claims. Information collected is very secure. Proctorio is FERPA, COPPA, CSCP and iKeepSafe Certified.

Virtual Labs: Instructor Overview

Virtual Labs for Chemistry is a fully online lab solution that can be used as an online lab replacement, preparation, supplement, or make-up lab to bridge the gap between lab and lecture. These simulations help students learn the practical and conceptual skills needed for the course, then check for understanding and provide feedback.

Virtual Labs: Assigning a Lab

Virtual Labs: Student Overview

Virtual Labs Topics

More than 73 Virtual Labs are available across SEM courses, with more on the way for Chemistry through June 2021.

Virtual Labs FAQ

Virtual Lab frequently asked questions and best practices for Chemistry.

Case Studies

Despite Influx of New Students, Connect Raises Exam Scores and Slashes Number of F's Received in Half

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ALEKS and SmartBook Help Students Strengthen Comprehension, Retain Material and Master Concepts

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Self-Service Customization

McGraw-Hill Create™ is a simple and easy-to-use online service allowing instructors to customize their own course books. Material can be pulled from different sources to create textbooks and eBooks tailored to your course.

Create a book, then download a PDF version in minutes, or receive a free review copy in just a few days!

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Full Integration

McGraw-Hill Campus is a one-stop teaching and learning experience available to users of any learning management system. This institutional service allows faculty and students to enjoy single sign-on (SSO) access to all McGraw-Hill Higher Education materials, including the award winning McGraw-Hill Connect platform, from directly within the institution’s website. McGraw-Hill Campus provides faculty with instant access to all McGraw-Hill Higher Education teaching materials (like eTextbooks, test banks, PowerPoint slides, animations and learning objects, etc), allowing them to browse, search, and use any instructor ancillary content in the vast library at no additional cost to instructor or students. With this program enabled, faculty and students will never need to create another account to access McGraw-Hill products and services.