McGraw-Hill Education's Connect is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Your subscription to Connect includes the following:SmartBook - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content.
Access to your instructor’s homework assignments, quizzes, syllabus, notes, reminders, and other important files for the course.
Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement.
The option to purchase (for a small fee) a print version of the book. This binder-ready, loose-leaf version includes free shipping.
Speech Assignment/Capture was designed for use in face-to-face, real-time classrooms, as well as online and hybrid courses. Speech Assignment allows you to evaluate your learners’ speeches using fully customizable rubrics. You can also create and manage peer review assignments and upload videos on behalf of learners for optimal flexibility. Learners can access rubrics and leave comments when preparing self-reviews and peer reviews. They can easily upload a video of their speech from their hard drive or use Connect’s built in video recorder. Learners can even attach and upload additional files or documents, such as a works cited page or a PowerPoint presentation. Peer review assignments are easier than ever. Create and manage peer review assignments and customize privacy settings. Speech Assessment Connect Speech Capture lets you customize the assignments, including self-reviews and peer reviews. It also saves your frequently used comments, simplifying your efforts to provide feedback. The self-review feature allows learners to revisit their own presentations and compare their progress over time.
Connect is sold separately and does not come automatically with the purchase of the textbook.