Connect for Student Success

As a learning science company, we create interactive learning content that engages students and supports higher order thinking skills. Click on each tab below to learn how each Connect component helps students prepare for their future by driving a deeper level of understanding and application.

We Take Students Higher

The chart below shows a few of the key assignable, digital assets available for Connect Student Success aligned with Bloom’s Taxonomy. Take your students higher by assigning a variety of application exercises, moving them from simple memorization to concept application.

SmartBook 2.0

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.

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.

Application-Based Activities (Role-Play)

Bridge the gap between concept and application with 19 role-play Application-Based Activities that engage students and put them in a peer-to-peer consultative role. Students practice their critical thinking and problem solving skills as they help "a friend" work through a particular real-life challenge such as setting SMART goals, or building an effective resume. Each simulation is designed as a 10-15 minute experience, and includes motivational coaching from the virtual instructor as needed.

Application-Based Activities (Self-Assessments)

Students gain a better understanding of themselves in order to apply that knowledge to college, life, and career. Many include a reflective journal question, follow up assignment, and possible actions. Help students better understand themselves, their strengths, and how they can improve.

Application 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.

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.

Writing Assignment

Connect for Student Success offers the Basic level Writing Assignment tool. Address challenges with assigning, grading, and providing feedback to written assignments for students.

Connect for Career Development

Personalize Your Course

Combine your course specific content with ours to create a truly tailor-made course solution.

Find Your Fit

Find the right College Success / First Year Experience product for you and your students

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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.

Prepare – Organize – Work – Evaluate – Rethink = POWER

The POWER framework teaches students the skills needed to succeed in college, career, and life.

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

Ideas in Student Success

Ideas in Student Success

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.

Make course prep easier with the Connect Get Started Kit and much more.


Stop being tech-support for students and use these resources to start a new term hassle free.


Stay on your path to success with tools to manage your reports, due dates, and more.


LMS Integration

Seamlessly link your Learning Management System to Connect, for single sign-on and gradebook synchronization, with all-in-one ease for you and your students.

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