Connect for Communication

Connect for Communication provides a flexible, highly-interactive learning environment designed to connect students to success in Communication courses. Groundbreaking adaptive technology, engaging media, and dynamic exercises help students master important concepts and save instructors time.

Connect for Communication Features


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.

Enhanced Speech Capture

Designed for use in face-to-face, real-time classrooms, and online courses, enhanced speech capture allows you to easily evaluate your students’ speeches using fully customizable rubrics.

Speech Preparation Tools

This suite of tools aids students with all facets of speech preparation, from selecting a topic and outlining their speeches, to creating audience analysis questionnaires and properly citing sources.

Time-Saving Tips

Using examples from The Art of Public Speaking by Lucas, Dr. Cochrane explains the benefits of starting with 'baby steps' when first starting Connect.

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.

Connect for Communication Titles

Case Studies

Connect/SmartBook Steadily Improves Student GPA Scores and Pass Rates

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McGraw-Hill Connect Improves Student Engagement and Class Grades

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Thought Leadership Webinars

How can we redefine current grading systems to encourage innovate learning in our classrooms? Can we create a fair grading system that focuses on deeper, more application-based learning, that curbs rote learning? In this session Travice Baldwin Obas will facilitate discussions that will include ideas to encourage teachers to dive deeper into their courses and develop more of a coaching perspective with their assessment of student performance.

Your part-time teaching doesn't have to mean a part-time learning experience for your students. Join Rachelle Biderman, Instructor of Communication Studies at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa. We'll discuss best practices in the classroom, ranging from creating community to innovative strategies to engage students while maximizing your valuable time.

This session will cover what a reflective student is and why that quality is a valuable trait to encourage. Liz Emmert of Kutztown University will review tools that are available to achieve this end and why she decided to use them. In addition, we’ll discuss strategies to achieve the flipped course model and how that also moves the student into the understanding and value of reflective thinking.


Author Spotlight: Kory Floyd


Kory Floyd is a professor of communication at the University of Arizona. His research focuses on the communication of affection in close relationships and its effects on stress and physiological functioning. He has written 15 books and over 100 scientific papers and book chapters on the topics of affection, emotion, family communication, nonverbal behavior, and health. He is the immediate past editor of Communication Monographs and former editor of Journal of Family Communication. One of his most recent books, The Loneliness Cure, examines the problem of affection deprivation and identifies strategies for increasing affection and intimacy in close relationships. As an educator, he teaches courses on health communication, emotional communication, close relationships, communication theory, and quantitative research methods. A native of Seattle, Professor Floyd received his undergraduate degree from Western Washington University, his masters degree from the University of Washington, and his PhD from the University of Arizona.


  1. Charles H. Woolbert Award for influential communication scholarship, National Communication Association

  2. Bernard J. Brommel Award for outstanding scholarship in family communication, National Communication Association

  3. B. Aubrey Fisher Award for top article published in Western Journal of Communication, Western States Communication Association

  4. Gerald R. Miller Book Award, National Communication Association, Interpersonal Communication Division

  5. Gerald R. Miller Early Career Achievement Award, International Association for Relationship Research

  6. Steve Duck New Scholar of the Year, International Network on Personal Relationships

  7. Outstanding Doctoral Mentor, Arizona State University


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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 Education 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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Jennifer Cochrane

DFC for Communication
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

Self-Service Customization

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Full Integration

McGraw-Hill Campus

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McGraw-Hill Campus integrates all of your McGraw-Hill digital products with your school LMS for quick and easy access to best-in-class content and learning tools. Build an effective digital course, enroll students with ease and discover how powerful digital teaching can be.

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Blackboard Integration

Two LMS Integration Services = One Solution.

McGraw-Hill Higher Education offers two pathways for LMS integration. McGraw-Hill Campus enables seamless access from any LMS in use to all of our content and learning platforms. Blackboard customers may also leverage the McGraw-Hill Connect and Create building block specific to their LMS for the tightest integration available today for Connect and Create users.