What would you like to see added to Connect?

Started by Richard G Ellefritz in Best Practices May 9, 2016. 0 Replies

Sometimes when being a participant in focus groups, I've been asked, "If you had unlimited funds, what would you like to see added to Connect?"  I'm far too much of a realist to pretend to have access to unlimited funds, but I have let my…Continue

How do you manage a short course with Connect? Here's how I do it...

Started by Richard G Ellefritz in Best Practices Apr 12, 2016. 0 Replies

I thought I'd start a discussion based on my recent experience with having to manage a short, two-week online course for an Introductory Sociology class. I was given this assignment about one-third of the way into this semester, which, as some might…Continue

Student Sucess and Retention with Connect

Started by Debra Kuhl in Best Practices. Last reply by Debra Kuhl Apr 13, 2016. 2 Replies

I have found that course success has increased by 13.5 percent in the last academic year due to using learnsmart and connect activities.  This generations of student need to be actively engaged.  Learnsmart allows the student to learn at there…Continue

How have you used Connect to help with your time management?

Started by Richard G Ellefritz in Best Practices Mar 2, 2016. 0 Replies

I suppose the first question might be about whether or not Connect helps with time management, but I'm guessing that it does for most people. If not, what are the biggest drawbacks?I keep a set schedule for when I need to check, grade, sync, update,…Continue

How do you motivate your students using Connect?

Started by Cheri Kittrell in Best Practices Feb 18, 2016. 0 Replies

When attempting to motivate students, I always try to remember this formula:…Continue

Tags: Connect, motivation

Honesty is the best policy, don't you think?

Started by Richard G Ellefritz in Best Practices Feb 16, 2016. 0 Replies

We all know that one person who's probably a little too honest at times, or maybe their honesty is just what we need in a given situation. There's a lot to be said about the subject of honesty, but it's an important aspect of how SmartBook builds…Continue

FAQ's from Students about Connect

Started by Richard G Ellefritz in Best Practices Feb 3, 2016. 0 Replies

Below is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) that I've received over my years of using Connect. Of course, this won't cover the gamut of possible questions that our students will inevitably raise, but it covers many! Do add questions you've…Continue

Familiarizing Students with Connect and SmartBook

Started by Richard G Ellefritz in Best Practices Jan 20, 2016. 0 Replies

Below are a series of questions that I hope will prompt further discussion. I've provided my answers, but I'm more interested in yours. And, of course, I'd also like to here more questions about how we can better familiarize our students with…Continue

Getis Intro to Geography TERRIBLE online testbank

Started by Dennis Edgell in Enhancements. Last reply by Dennis Edgell Jan 20, 2016. 8 Replies

I have been using the Getis "Introduction to Geography" textbook for about 100 years.I have built my lectures around what is in the textbook, but have also added many special topics.My main problem with using the Getis text is that the online…Continue

Tags: banks, test, online, Geography, Getis

How are you using Connect to prepare for finals?

Started by Cheri Kittrell in Best Practices Nov 18, 2015. 0 Replies

How do I know that my students have moved on to thinking about finals? Memes being posted on the course discussion board, of course!…Continue

Tags: finals


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