Connect for Management
Connect for Management Features
SmartBook® 2.0 is an adaptive learning solution that provides personalized learning to individual student needs, continually adapting to pinpoint knowledge gaps and focus learning on concepts requiring additional study.
With the ReadAnywhere mobile app, students can now read and complete SmartBook 2.0 assignments both online and off-line.
For instructors, SmartBook 2.0 provides more granular control over assignments with content selection now available at the concept level. SmartBook 2.0 includes advanced reporting features that enable instructors to track student progress with actionable insights that guide teaching strategies and advanced instruction for a more dynamic class experience.
These activities provide students valuable practice using problem-solving skills to apply their knowledge to realistic scenarios. Students progress from understanding basic concepts to using their knowledge to analyze complex scenarios and solve real-life problems. Along the way, students see the implications of their decisions and are provided with feedback on how management theory should be informing their actions. They also receive detailed feedback upon completion of the activity. Assignable & auto-gradable.
Manager’s Hot Seat Videos
These actor-portrayed videos depict real-life situations where a manager is faced with a dilemma that needs to be analyzed based on management concepts. These videos enable students to see how managers in realistic situations deal with employees and complex issues. Students will use their critical thinking skills to apply, analyze, and evaluate these managerial challenges, while learning from the manager’s mistakes. Each Hot Seat includes follow-up multiple-choice questions that are assignable and autogradable.
An assortment of short video cases challenge students to analyze concepts as they manifest in real-life products and companies. Accompanied by assignable, thought-provoking questions that check the students’ ability to apply the course material to these video cases, they help to develop students’ critical thinking abilities and workplace-readiness skills.
A variety of cases, found in most chapters, provide an opportunity for students to delve further into the topical content and read about real-life products and companies. Accompanied by assignable, thought-provoking questions that check students’ ability to apply the course material to these scenarios, these case analyses help students foster their critical thinking abilities and develop their workplace-readiness skills.
iSeeIt! Animated Videos
These brief, contemporary videos offer dynamic student-centered introductions, illustrations, and animations to guide students through challenging concepts. Ideal for before class as an introduction, during class to launch or clarify a topic, or after class for formative assessment.
Our research based self-assessments promote student self-awareness, self-reflection, and personal and professional development. New structured feedback explains how students should interpret their scores.
This assignment type delivers a learning experience that helps students improve their written communication skills and conceptual understanding. As an instructor, you can assign, monitor, grade, and provide feedback on writing more efficiently.
Online Assessment Integrity: Proctorio
McGraw Hill and Proctorio have partnered to seamlessly incorporate assessment integrity tools with remote proctoring and browser locking capabilities within Connect.
These exercises help students make the connection between theory and application through matching, ranking, or grouping activities. They might have students’ pair key terms to their definitions, place steps of a complex process in the correct order or categorize different examples according to the process or concept they represent. Instructors have the option to turn on hints for their students. Students access the hints by hovering over each item.
Connect can dramatically reduce the amount of time you spend reviewing homework and grading quizzes. Reporting features provide actionable insights to improve student performance.
Find the Right Fit for YOUR Principles of Management Course
We have something for everyone! All McGraw Hill Principles of Management products are available with Connect®. With 6 options to choose from, you may not be sure about which product is right for YOU and YOUR STUDENTS! Take this this brief, 6 question quiz to find your Principles of Management fit and learn more about each product.
New! Management Insights Blog
We aim to provide the most current information on all things Management—hot topics, the latest research, and best practices—all in one place and updated on a regular basis.
Bookmark Today: https://www.mheducation.com/highered/ideas/management-insights
HRM in the News Blog
It features short articles on hot topics, issues, and developments in HRM and includes questions for students and notes for you.
Bookmark Today: https://www.mheducation.com/highered/ideas/hrm-in-the-news
Leadership Today Blog
Bring leadership to the next level with the Leadership Today blog from Dr. George Manning and Dr. Kent Curtis, the authors of The Art of Leadership, 7th edition.
The articles and podcasts feature tips and tools students can use to apply leadership skills to their personal and professional lives. Many of the articles feature engaging activities to bring the concepts to life in the classroom and teach valuable life lessons.
Bookmark Today: https://www.mheducation.com/highered/ideas/leadership-today
The McGraw Hill Strategy Difference
Easily Identify Knowledge Gaps
SmartBook 2.0 provides a secure space for learning that balances intentional rigor with the freedom to make mistakes. This is an environment that develops self-awareness through meaningful, immediate feedback that improves student success.
Motivate and build student confidence with the power of SmartBook 2.0’s adaptive reading experience.
- Deliberate Practice creates a baseline of student knowledge and focuses their time on knowledge gaps.
- Spaced Practice keeps students focused by mixing related topics and reducing fatigue to improve retention.
- Metacognition helps students better understand what they know and what they don’t know.
Powerful reporting allows you to easily see class and student-levels assignment data, metacognition levels, and even the most challenging concepts. Guide your teaching and remediation to close student knowledge gaps by tailoring your lecture to your class needs and help students track their own learning.
Hear From Students Who Have Used SmartBook
Easily Apply Application-Based Activities to Real World Scenarios
These highly interactive, automatically-graded exercises provide students a safe space to practice using problem-solving skills to apply their knowledge to realistic scenarios. Each scenario addresses key concepts and skills that students must use to work through and solve course specific problems, resulting in improved critical thinking and relevant workplace skills.
- These role playing/mini-simulations involve multiple decision-making paths -- a “Choose Your Own Adventure”-- and allow students to see the impact of their decisions immediately.
- There are objective questions, as well as branching and looping questions, where students can select optimal, sub-optimal, and incorrect responses.
- Each activity focuses on one topic and is intended to take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.
Learn More about Application-Based Activities
Easily Select From a Variety of Author Vetted Cases
In Strategy, we recognize there is a heavy emphasis on application via case analysis. We offer a wide range of cases in both length and assessment type: multiple choice, open ended, and case exercises. Our variety of author-written cases provide tight linkages between the chapter content and cases and come with high-quality case teaching notes.
We also have third-party partnerships with premier case providers such as Harvard, Darden, Ivey, Sloan, and others via Create®, McGraw Hill’s Custom Program. Explore Create
Easily Incorporate Premier Simulations
McGraw Hill has partnered with the premier simulations in the industry including The Business Strategy Game (BSG), GLO-BUS, and Capsim’s Capstone Simulation.
Both BSG & GLO-BUS empower students to design a strategy aimed at winning a competitive advantage for their company in head-to-head competition against companies run by their classmates. Both simulations are global in nature and have conceptually strong Assurance of Learning Reports that can be used to support accreditation by such bodies such as the AACSB and ACBSP.
BSG & GLO-BUS overview
Learn more about BSG
Learn more about GLO-BUS
Capstone is a business strategy simulation that challenges students to apply key strategic management concepts to real-world decision-making. Participants take over a multi-million -dollar company that manufactures sensor devices in phones, vehicles, and much more. Learn more about Capsim
BSG & GLO-BUS
Both BSG & GLO-BUS empower students to design a strategy aimed at winning a competitive advantage for their company in head-to-head competition against companies run by their classmates. In BSG, students run athletic footwear companies that produce and market both branded and private-label footwear. In GLO-BUS, students operate companies that design, assemble, and market wearable video cameras and sophisticated camera-equipped copter drones. Both simulations are global in nature and have conceptually-strong Assurance of Learning Reports that can be used to support accreditation by such bodies as the AACSB and ACBSP.
Capstone is a business strategy simulation that challenges students to apply key strategic management concepts to real-world decision-making. Participants take over a multi-million dollar company that manufactures sensors – devices found in phones, vehicles, and much more.
McGraw Hill Business Program:Supercharge your students’ readiness
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Hear from instructors and educators on classroom best practices that can help you and your students improve performance.
Service & Support
Connect Tools, Tips, and Tricks
Whether you’re looking for self-serve resources or personalized help
before, during, or every step beyond the first day of class – we've got you covered.
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.
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Are you considering the various benefits of SHRM certification for your course and students?
Patrick Wright of University of South Carolina, presents “Prepare Your Students for the Workforce with SHRM Certification Readiness” This presentation discusses:
- The benefits of connecting your course and HR program to SHRM Certification
- The benefits of SHRM Certification for students entering the workforce
- How using SHRM’s HRBoCK Reference Guide prepared for use with Ray Noe, John Hollenbeck, Barry Gerhart, and Patrick Wright’s Fundamentals of Human Resource Management, 8e, helps move students to be ready to sit for the exam