Non-Majors Biology

Connect for Biology

Deliver, personalize and measure your course with ease. With Connect, get a set of course management, reporting, and student learning tools combined with industry-leading support, all designed to enhance your unique voice and teaching style. Designed to introduce relevancy and increase student engagement, Connect for Biology will help you unlock student potential with its unmatched digital content.

Connect for Biology Features

Connect Overview

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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.

Virtual Labs


Within Connect, instructors can choose from a variety of questions, many of which are interactive or include a tutorial or animation to help students grasp more difficult concepts within each chapter. Instructors can also use the tutorials and animations during class time or one-on-one with students as an extra resource.

BioNow Videos

provide an engaging and entertaining way to bring the relevancy of science to students. These concept-based videos walk students through simple experiments to show them science is everywhere. Instructors who use BioNow videos find their students are more engaged in class and more curious about science. Each video is assignable and assessable with over 20 questions per video to use pre or post lecture.

Relevancy Modules

With the help of the new Relevancy Modules within Connect®, students will be able to see how biology actually relates to their everyday lives. Each module consists of videos, an overview of basic scientific concepts, and then a closer look at the application of these concepts to the relevant topic. Students and instructors can access the new Relevancy Modules ebook at no additional cost! Auto-graded assessment questions which correlate to the modules are also available within Connect®. The 12 modules demonstrate the connections between biological content and topics that are of an interest to society as a whole.

Newsflash Exercises

Why Biology?

Have you ever wanted to teach biology by relevant themes? Well, now you can! Why Biology? Is the first ever theme-based course that associates biological processes to topics relevant to students’ lives. This approach enables non-majors students to create connections, become more engaged with the content, and make informed decisions as scientifically literate citizens.

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Find out how teaching with a thematic approach is a change you’ll be happy you made.

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Case Studies

Connect Decreases Grading Time and Improves Exam Scores and Student Engagement

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Connect & LearnSmart Labs Enable Educators to Design a Lab-Intensive Biology Course Entirely Online—And Help Students Achieve Success

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Connect Tools, Tips, and Tricks

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