What is ALEKS?

ALEKS is a mastery-based learning platform that identifies what your students know, what they don't know and what they are ready to learn. No matter your course structure or format, ALEKS empowers instructors with the flexibility and control to create an environment that helps students achieve their unique goals. Like having a second teacher in the classroom, ALEKS helps instructors facilitate even more meaningful interaction with students, resulting in more motivated, confident, lifelong learners.


Ready to pilot in your Introductory or General Chemistry course? We offer a wide range of pilot options:

  • Summer Prep
  • Online or full semester
  • Dedicated Implementation Consultant throughout the duration of the pilot
  • Reliability of platform with 99.98% uptime

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Chemistry Professor from College of Charleston talks about Adaptive learning with ALEKS

Connect for Chemistry

A digital learning platform that incorporates both formative and summative assessment content, Connect provides an adaptive learning tools that help students target what they know and what they don’t know, while end-of-chapter problems provide challenging practice sessions. 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.


Discover auto-graded assessments, a customizable and assignable eBook, an adaptive diagnostic tool, and powerful reporting against learning outcomes and level of difficulty—all in an easy–to–use interface.


Available within Connect, SmartBook 2.0 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.

LearnSmart Achieve

LearnSmart Achieve is an adaptive learning system designed to maximize productivity and efficiency by providing resources to enhance student understanding of key concepts. Data driven reports highlight the concepts individual students (or the entire class) are struggling with.

LearnSmart Prep

The ultimate course preparation tool, LearnSmart Prep leverages proven adaptive learning technology to identify and address students’ knowledge gaps before the semester even begins, ensuring that students enter their courses prepared. By efficiently targeting, assessing and revisiting the prerequisite information that they need to know, LearnSmart Prep helps students take on the challenges of college-level work.

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.


Tegrity is a video capture and remote proctoring solution available within Connect that drives student engagement in traditional, flipped, hybrid, or fully online courses.

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Case Studies

ALEKS Case Studies

The University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

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Texas A&M University

College Station, TX

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Emory University

Atlanta, GA

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Connect 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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Register for a Free Online Workshop

Hosted by award-winning faculty from colleges and universities around the country, our digital workshops and webinars focus on winning classroom strategies, methods and the use of technology to drive student success in your class.

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Hear From Your Peers: Digital Faculty Consultants

Curious to know what your peers have to say about using McGraw-Hill products in the classroom? Meet our Digital Faculty Consultants: a network of passionate educators—just like you—who have experienced success in the classroom using our technology and products.

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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.