MindTap for Educators Training Course has been discontinued.

Milady MindTap will no longer be accessible starting January 12, 2024: at that time, neither you nor your students will be able to access MindTap and will need to migrate to CIMA by Milady, digital-first beauty education platform. We're here to help you every step of the way.

If you're already making the switch to CIMA (and have an account), but need more help, please take the CIMA Fundamentals course instead. This course was created to prepare you for successful implementation of CIMA.
MindTap for Educators Online Course
  • Straightforward & Intuitive

    Easy-to-take online course lets you learn at your own pace and on your own time.

  • Meaningful Lessons

    Save hours of time and frustration by learning valuable functions, tips and tools that you can use in your classroom every day.

  • Keep Students Engaged

    Learn the best practices for facilitating a dynamite class with MindTap that keeps students inspired and engaged.

Training Course Outline

The more you know about the tools you use to teach, like MindTap,the more confidence you’ll have in the classroom and the more your students will remain inspired and engaged.

    1. Important Message

    2. Welcome Message

    1. How to Use this Course

    2. Before You Begin

    1. Learning Objectives

    1. Course Workbook

    2. Who Do You Call Quick Reference Sheet

    3. Educator First Day Of Class MindTap Checklist

    4. Student MindTap Apps Matching Activity

    5. Student Registration

    6. Instructor User Guides

    1. Overview

    2. Lesson Preparation Overview

    3. Lesson Preparation

    4. Curriculum Using Print Resources

    5. Curriculum Using Print Resources

    6. Identify Milady Resources

    7. Identify Milady Resources

    8. Allocate Time to Prepare

    9. Allocate Time to Prepare

    10. Try It Out!

    11. Try It Out!

    12. Practice Makes Perfect

    13. Recap of Lesson 1

    14. Lesson 1 Quiz

    1. Overview

    2. Orientation Day

    3. Preparing for Orientation

    4. Preparing for Orientation

    5. Educator First Day Checklist

    6. Educator First Day Checklist

    7. Practice Makes Perfect

    8. Student Registration

    9. Student Registration Resources

    10. Getting Students Registered

    11. Getting Students Registered

    12. Practice Makes Perfect

    13. New Student Orientation

    14. New Student Orientation

    15. Practice Makes Perfect

    16. How to Download the eBook

    17. Downloading the eBook

    18. Setting Clear Expectations

    19. Setting Clear Expectations

    20. Workbook Activity

    21. Recap of Lesson 2

    22. Lesson 2 Quiz

About this course

  • Free
  • 122 lessons
  • 2.5 hours of video content

Understand how to utilize MindTap in a way that will keep your students engaged whether you are in-school, hybrid, or fully remote!


  • What can I expect to learn during this training course?

    By the end of this class, you will be able to:
    • Describe why lesson preparation is essential when teaching with digital.
    • List the Milady resources available to align MindTap with your curriculum.
    • Explain the student orientation process for successful MindTap registration.
    • Describe and facilitate MindTap activities and how to use them effectively whether in-person, hybrid, or remote.
    • Define what a flipped classroom is and how to set clear expectations.
    • Add content to the MindTap Learning Path to enhance student engagement in flipped or remote programs.
    • Identify the teaching methods of MindTap for a hybrid or distance learning program.
    • Navigate the theory and practical activities.
    • List the MindTap troubleshooting steps for students and educators.
    • Navigate next steps for ongoing MindTap support.

  • How long is this training course?

    The training course should take you anywhere from 4-5 hours, depending on your current comfort level with MindTap, technology, and how long you take to practice what you learn. You may take the course at your own pace, stopping and starting as it fits your schedule.

  • Are there any pre-requisites for this training course?

    There are no pre-requisites for this course, but we strongly suggest taking MindTap Fundamentals Course for maximum understanding of this course.

  • Will I receive a certificate of completion?

    Upon successful completion of the training course and earning at least 70% on the final exam, you will receive a certificate of completion.

  • When is the best time to take this course?

    We recommend giving yourself at least 8 weeks to prepare to use MindTap. The first steps to successful implementation are to take this free MindTap for Educators course, as well as the free MindTap Fundamentals Course.

  • Why should I take this training course?

    No matter if you are teaching an in-school, hybrid, or distance education program, this course will prepare you for the essentials of taking your MindTap skills to the next level. You'll understand how to utilize MindTap in a way that keeps students engaged and inspired.

  • How is the course structured?

    There are six primary lessons in the training course with an assessment at the end of each lesson as well as a final exam. You must pass the final exam with a score of 70% in order to obtain the certificate of completion.

  • Does this count as credit towards my Master Educator Certification?

    Upon completion of this training course, you will receive one (1) credit toward your Milady Master Educator Certification.

    To see a list of classes that also count towards this certification, click here.

  • Will this course count toward my Educator CEUs?

    Please check with your state board for details.