Connect for Microbiology

A proven tool to help students earn better grades and instructors optimize their time and energy, Connect for Microbiology enables instructors to seamlessly create and auto-grade assignments correlated to learning objectives. Adaptive technology offers students immediate, detailed feedback on their work, allowing them to focus on areas where they need improvement. Explore features available within Connect:

What is Connect?

Connect for Microbiology Features

Connect Overview

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


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.

Connect Insight

Connect Insight offers easy-to-use visual displays of student performance and gradebook data. Quickly track performance across your entire section, all of your assignments, or drill in to find data insights for a specific class, individual student, or particular assignment.

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.

Bloom's Taxonomy

As a learning science company, we create content that builds up higher-order thinking skills. Within McGraw-Hill Connect®, we tag it accordingly so you can filter your search, assign it, and receive reporting on it. These content asset types can be associated with one or more levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Connect for Microbiology Titles

Connect Online Access for Prescott’s Microbiology
10th Edition
by Joanne Willey, Linda Sheerwood, and Christopher Woolverton

Connect Online Access for Microbiology Fundamentals: A Clinical Approach
2nd Edition
by Kelly Cowan and Jennifer Bunn

Connect Online Access for Nester’s Microbiology: A Human Perspective
8th Edition
by Denise Anderson, Sarah Salm, and Deborah Allen

Best Practices

Engage Your Microbiology Students with Real Life Applications using Relevancy Modules

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Microbiology - University of Central Florida

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Epidemiology for a Pandemic - Lecture in a Box

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Allergic to Online? Two Instructors make it simple with advice to teaching online.

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How to Implement LearnSmart Prep for Microbiology

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What’s new in Non-Majors Microbiology in 2020?

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Why do we use the ASM Curriculum Guidelines?

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A growing number of students take Microbiology at a community college and will struggle with the science.

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McGraw-Hill: Our Culture Makes a Difference Grow Microbiology, Episode 24

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Tips: How to Rock Every Microbiology Lecture!, Grow Microbiology, Episode 12

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Do these Three Things and See your Students Succeed, Grow Microbiology, Episode 3

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Microbiology Read Anywhere Best Practice

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From Flipping the Classroom, Teaching Tips to ANTHRAX, Grow Microbiology, Episode 15

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McGraw-Hill Connect Increases Retention Rates and Improves Student Success

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Digital Solution Leads to Increase of Two Letter Grades on Exams

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Things to consider when developing a course

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Grow Microbiology Podcast

An audio podcast series dedicated to the sharing of ideas, best practices, teaching tips, educational solutions, and other exciting topics in Microbiology.

Popular Episodes:

  • Do these three things and see your students succeed!
  • Motivate Students with Active Learning
  • Be Inspired to Prepare your Unprepared Students

If you would like to appear on the Grow Microbiology podcast or have show inquiries, contact Valerie Kramer at:
valerie.kramer@mheducaiton or cell 563-580-3828.


The "Gold Standard" in Lab Manuals

Benson's Microbiological Applications is now available in its 14th edition.

Available in Two Versions

Concise — An abbreviated version of the complete manual containing 60 of the 75 laboratory exercises.

Complete — Looking for an extended manual? The Complete Lab Manual offers 75 exercises.

Click below to learn more.

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iTeach Microbiology

iTeach Microbiology, our web community, enables you to share, network and coordinate your efforts in a group setting. Join iTeach to communicate with your peers and discuss the most current topics in the media.

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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

Dorothy earned her Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000. She was Assistant Professor of Biology at North Carolina Central University from 2001 – 2004 before making the switch to the North Carolina Community College system. Dorothy has taught a variety of classes throughout her teaching career, including general biology, microbiology, pathophysiology, biotechnology and bacteriology. Dorothy is the science coordinator at Durham Technical Community College’s satellite campus in Hillsborough, NC and is a mentor for Duke University’s ‘Preparing Future Faculty’ program. In addition to teaching science, Dorothy is a regular presenter at the UNC Chapel Hill School of Government on health and wellness issues.

Dorothy Wood
Science Coordinator
Durham Tech Community College

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!

Learn How to Customize Your Book

Full Integration

McGraw-Hill Campus

Simple. Secure. Seamless.

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.

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.