on 10-06-2017 08:59 AM
We do this sort of.... we have MindTap integrated and then create individual links in Moodle for each assignment. You can hide everything you don't want to use and make only those activities you do visible. It takes a little time but it works great. If you need help or directions just let me know.
on 10-09-2017 11:01 AM
Yes, I use MindTap outside of my LMS. Instead of Moodle, my college uses Desire2Learn. For my online students, I use the LMS for all the "business" of the classroom: announcements, resource links, one-on-one emails, general content discussions that don't count for grades, college correspondence, etc. Then, I use MindTap for all the graded instruction and content: dropboxes for essays, graded discussion forums, Aplia assignments, LAMS activities, etc.
Hope that helps!
on 10-10-2017 07:53 PM
Yes, you absolutely can! I use moodle for announcements, but I have the students set up a separate log in to MindTap.
In addition, by having a separate login to MindTap, you can actually use the MindTap gradebook to calculate their grades instead of Moodle. The MindTap gradebook is a great feature that is underappreciated and underutilized. You can weight grades, drop lowest grades per category, include non-Mindtap activities in the calculated grade score. It's really superior to anything provided by Moodle! I have my students submit some document assignments and discussion boards on Moodle, but I disable the gradebook feature there and tell them to look at the MindTap progress app to see how they are doing in the course. This also saves me a ton of time at the end of the semester when calculating final grades.