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McGraw Hill Learning Tools

The ReadAnywhere® App for Students

McGraw Hill Education platform has an app specifically tailored for today’s learner on the move. The ever growing demand for multiple strategies to help learners succeed in the constant change that is higher education, McGraw Hill’s ReadAnywhere® App is perfect for the learn anywhere, at anytime, college student of today. Take a look at the link below and click on the SEE IT IN ACTION box for a preview.

Read Anywhere App 

McGraw-Hill-ebook-options
EX: ReadAnywhere APP homepage on PC
  • Sign In
  • Search for Text in the search bar
Browse-by-Category

Search for selections using the Browse by Discipline drop down menu for quick access to subjects, as shown above.

FEATURES of the ReadAnywhere® App

  • Highlight pages in your textbook
  • Annotate for study use
  • Bookmark pages and selections for quick reference
  • All notes sync with multiple devices tied to your student account
  • APP is available on both IOS and Android
  • and much more…..

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO SEE UNIQUE FEATURES OF THE ReadAnywhere® App

Read Anywhere App

The Website also has a support page, use the Support drop down option.

EX: Support Drop Down Window Page for PC

What’s New in D2L?

D2L is a cloud-based learning management system that updates each month with new features and improvements.  This page summarizes these monthly improvements to keep instructors up-to-date and provide information to improve course content.

October, 2022

Pulse Mobile App

  • To help improve the flexibility of push notification, users will be able to choose which push notifications they receive. Previously, it was not possible to limit or control push notifications.

ReadSpeaker Text to Speech Technology

  • This option is now available in Discussions.

September, 2022

Assignments

  • Instructors who teach multiple courses can now copy assignments to other courses. To copy assignments, select the down arrow next to the assignment name and select “Copy to Other Courses”.

Quizzes

  • “No Time Limit” is now a quiz timing option and has become the default time setting (previously default was 120 minutes). If a time limit is desired, instructors must manually select the desired time.

August, 2022

Display Personal Pronouns

Grading

  • When evaluating student assignments using D2L’s annotation feature, instructor can now use the new undo/redo button. Previously, the only way to remove the annotation was to use the eraser tool.

Media Library Updates

  • Early updates shown below provide information on the new streaming Media Library.
  • Under Insert Stuff, the Media Library is now an option. This allows instructors to upload video in multiple places in D2L.

Quizzes

  • Instructors now have the ability to restore a quiz they may have deleted in error.
  • Under Quizzes > More Actions > There is now a restore option.

May, 2022

Video/Audio and the New Media Library

  • Under the advanced editing option on any video uploaded to D2L, there is now an optimize for streaming button.
D2L Streaming Media

Pulse Mobile App

  • Brightspace Pulse users can now use @mention push notifications. Originally, @mentions came through the LMS but were only visible if the user opened Pulse and viewed their Subscriptions tab under Notifications. Now, the new functionality sends a push notification to the user when they are @mentioned.
  • Updates and subscriptions in the Pulse App are now aligned to show the same items as the Alert Bell in D2L.

April, 2022

Intelligent Agents

  • The Create Agent page has a new modernized user interface.
  • Subject line of intelligent agent emails now supports 128 characters.

March, 2022

Announcements

  • Course announcements now have a copy feature.

New Media Library

  • A streaming media library is now available for D2L courses. New videos posted to a D2L course will be placed in this streaming media library. Videos previous uploaded to D2L will not be automatically transferred to this new media library, so instructors will have to manually transfer.

Workflow improvements for Media

  • When creating new video and audio, instructors no longer must wait for the uploaded media file to process. While the media file remains unavailable during processing, instructors can navigate away to work on other tasks. When processing is complete, instructor will be notified.

February, 2022

Content – Print and Download Buttons

  • The Print and Download buttons are now better positioned when viewing content within a module.
Print and Download
Print and Download

January, 2022

Video/Audio and New Media Library

What improved?

  • Table of Contents: Instructors can apply meaningful segments to larger videos.
  • Audio Generated Closed Caption: Instructors can select language, with the ability to edit.
  • Video Editing: Minor video editing is available – Seek, Mark and Cut.

How to implement?

  • Within a module in your course, select Upload/Create, then Video and Audio.
  • Video will take a few minutes to process after uploading.
  • Select Advance Settings after the video uploads to gain access to these new features.
  • See Full Directions (SSC uses Classic Content).

What is Educause?

Welcome to EDUCAUSE! Your organization has made an excellent decision by joining the largest community of IT leaders and professionals committed to advancing higher education—making you a member.
As a member, EDUCAUSE can help you:
Predict, plan for, and act on the latest trends by accessing cutting-edge research, data, tools, and publications • Make connections by discussing your challenges and best practices with peers • Advance your knowledge and career by participating in training and professional development for a wide range of topics and career levels
To help you get the most out of your membership, we’ve created an orientation program that provides you with key resources that you can start leveraging today.
Member Orientation Paths The paths below offer you tools and resources to make your job easier and help you advance your career. We’ve created one page that’s quick and easy to use, with content curated for your area of interest. Each path also provides you with our 5 Key Resources to set you up for success.

Security and Privacy
IT Leaders
IT Professionals
Teaching and Learning
Don’t Put Me in a Box  

Ready to get started? Use your SSC email address to create your profile!

Adding Syllabus to D2L Course Shell

  • Log on to D2L
  • Find your course using the ‘My Courses’ block or the ‘Waffle Board’
Picture of D2L Home Page ‘My Courses’ Block
Picture of ‘Waffle Board’ on D2L Home Page

Once you are in your Course Shell:

  • On the Blue Navigation bar Select : CONTENT
  • On the left hand side of the page select: ADD MODULE
  • Name the Module: Course Syllabus

Click on Course Syllabus Module for next steps

  • Use the blue ‘Upload/Create’ box to add your Syllabus

Once you are done on the bottom of the page in D2L click on ‘Save’.

The Syllabus will show up as a named Module in course content page.

Pairing D2L with McGraw Hill Connect

Pairing your McGraw Hill Connect materials with D2L Brightspace provides a seamless experience for students. With a few clicks, you are able to integrate your grade books and assignments like a pro.

Important Note: before pairing, check which internet browser you are using. It is recommended to use Chrome or Firefox and avoid Safari (which sometimes blocks the pairing process).

D2L Brightspace Pairing (Sync) Process (website – step-by-step guide)

D2L BrightSpace Pairing Process (Video Only)

Access to Instructor Resources through Connect (PDF)

Virtual Video Training Session – December 1, 2020

Resources for Students

Below are links to videos and documents that walk students through registering for Connect via D2L BrightSpace. These student instructions are slightly different if you have an Inclusive Access course.

Steps for Students (Video)

Steps for Students (PDF)

McGraw Hill Student Registration (Website)

Technical Support

If you would like to schedule a 1 on 1 session to pair Connect with D2L with a McGraw Hill representative click here.

You can find other resources and support tools at our Support at Every Step Website: https://www.mheducation.com/highered/support.html

Tech Support: 800-331-5094

Introduction to Quality Matters

What is Quality Matters?

Quality Matters (QM), is an internationally recognized, standards-based program, which offers faculty quality assurance in online and hybrid course design with a focus on continuous improvement.

The Quality Matters program is rubric-based. The 43 standards are specific to higher education, backed by research, and are nationally recognized as a means to improve course design.

South Suburban College has a paid membership with Quality Matters.

Membership includes various resources, research and professional development opportunities.

How other Institutions Use Quality Matters?

Numerous national and local institutions use Quality Matters as a measure for quality courses. See Chicagoland institutions using Quality Matters.

Official course reviews can be completed in two ways:

External:

  • For a fee, the institution pays Quality Matters to review each course independently.​
  • 3 certified QM peer reviewers from other institutions review each course with a turnaround time of 3-6 weeks per course.

Internal:

  • The institution pays for QM peer review certified training for SSC faculty and/or staff.
  • These internal certified QM peer reviewers review courses for quality.

Course (and complete programs) that are Quality Matters certified are listed on the QM website. Institutions can promote these courses as well to demonstrate to their commitment to high quality courses.

How can we leverage SSC’s Quality Matters membership?

  • Create your Quality Matters faculty account. Visit Quality Matters.
  • Select Higher Education Tab.
  • Sign up for free training webinars or professional development sessions.
  • Self-enroll in the free, self-pace course “Elements of Quality Matters“.
  • Remember to send your certification of completion to: ssconline@ssc.edu.

Self-evaluate your own course using SSC’s quality course checklist.

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