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How to introduce students to MindTap?

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Does anyone have a video I can show my students on the first day of class?  Just to get them going quickly?

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Babson College
Accepted by topic author michael_britt1
‎01-23-2017 09:34 AM

Hi Michael - I put together a 15 minute video (http://somup.com/cbV3DKMgJ) that walks my students through the MindTap access through the Canvas LMS. The course I demo is for Criminal Justice (of course) but you are welcome to use it if it will help.


What I might suggest is that you create your own walk-through video. All you need is some free software like ScreenCast-o-Matic, or iSpring Free Cam 8, both offer screen capture ability. Here are a couple of short YouTube videos that will introduce you to these tools:


iSpring Free Cam

Once you've recorded what you want to use in future courses, I suggest you save it to your Google Drive, Box.com, or DropBox, so you always have access to it. ScreenCast-o-Matic will store videos less than 15min on their server for free, as well as on your local system. iSpring currently only saves to your local system. 

I think you'll see how simple it is to do a ScreenCast - but if you have any issues, feel free to reach out and I'll help you through it.


Good Luck!



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Excellent question! Cengage has lots of resources to help your students get acclimated with MindTap on the first day of class. You can find a number of student resources on our Engagement Services Site: https://www.cengage.com/services/product/mindtap/general/student.
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There is an upcoming free webinar on getting started with MindTap that might be useful to you as well.  You can register for the event here:  https://www.cengage.com/services/resource/7738



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I have to second the previous post. Cengage has made some really awesome vidoes here


Also if I'm not mistaken they have also poster this to YouTube.