Student Success

Student Success

Connect for Student Success

Discover an online assignment and assessment solution that makes managing assignments seamless and offers interactive exercises for students, empowering them to go beyond simple skill and drill to apply what they have learned. Preparing students for the future and enabling faster, efficient learning and higher retention of knowledge, Connect offers a suite of powerful learning and teaching tools.

Connect for Student Success 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.

Interactive Applications

Interactive Applications stimulate critical thinking and reinforce key concepts as students receive immediate feedback on their work and track their own progress. Students are tasked with "clicking and dragging" elements on the page as they make decisions, categorize, or place elements in a time sequence.

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.

Self-Reflection Journal Exercises

These exercises encourage students to do self-reflection and consider their personal habits as they pertain to life and college. These are essay style and require manual grading.

Video Animation Exercises

These engaging, brief videos review key topics via whiteboard or other animation. These videos are assignable with corresponding assessment questions to engage students and link concepts to application.

Worksheets and Self-Assessments

Various worksheets and self-assessment exercises are assignable so that students can apply what they have learned and analyze their personal experience or situation.

Application-Based Activities

Mini-simulations to help students apply concepts by putting them in the role of helping a “friend” through a specific challenge.  We currently have 8 mini-sims on topics such as dealing with anxiety, goal setting, tracking your time, preparing for a job interview, etc.  More Application-Based Activities are in development. 

Connect for Student Success Titles


All across America, students and instructors who use McGraw-Hill Connect for Student Success are experiencing joy and real results. It’s a phenomenon we call MHEhappiness. We would love to hear YOUR story and feature YOU and/or YOUR students! Go to the URLs below to tell us why Connect for Student Success makes you happy!

Instructor Survey
Student Survey

Connect Master

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Students often struggle to connect concepts to application. Connect Master takes students higher, with adaptive questioning and activities that allow them to demonstrate what they know and apply their learning to real-life situations and challenges.

Student Workshop Video – The Power of Purpose, Passion, and Persistence

As part of the How to Thrive in College & Your Career Student Workshop Series, LaShana Stokes, presents on The Power of Purpose, Passion, and Persistence.

Click the link below to access other workshops in the series.

Prepare – Organize – Work – Evaluate – Rethink = POWER

The POWER framework teaches students the skills needed to succeed in college and careers beyond.

Hear from Dr. Robert Fledman, McGraw-Hill author and Deputy Chancellor UMass Amherst, on his research-based and proven student success approach (P.O.W.E.R):

My Digital Journey

College Smarter, Not Harder.

Students want to achieve the best grades possible with the limited time they have to study. And McGraw-Hill is here to help them do just that. Connect is a personalized digital learning assistant that makes acing exams, earning better grades, managing time, and getting work done easier, quicker and more convenient than ever.

And McGraw-Hill's HillHacks, a student-focused blog, aims to provide students with tips and ideas on how to be successful both in an outside of the classroom.

See how McGraw-Hill partners with students to provide relevant, useful content to make college smarter, not harder.


Digital Works

2017 Digital Student Trends Survey

We asked over 1000 students about their use of technology in college learning & studying.

Key Findings:

  • 60% of students feel that digital technology has improved their grades, with a fifth saying it "significantly" improved their grades.
  • More than 61% of students agreed that digital learning technology is extremely or very helpful in preparing for exams.
  • 82% of students reported using laptops for homework assignments, compared to 59% for print materials.
  • Just 35% of students report using smartphones to complete their homework assignments or study for exams.

Request the full report

Education Matters.

Education changes lives, helps people achieve their dreams, and expands minds. Setting up students for success in college takes early intervention, hard work, and personalized attention. That’s why McGraw-Hill is here to support instructors and students alike as they pursue their ambitions.

See how McGraw-Hill is partnering with institutions, faculty, and students across the country to help students prepare for college courses, develop the skills they’ll need to succeed, and help ensure that they’re on track to reach and complete their individual goals.

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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.