• Straightforward and Intuitive

    Easy-to-take online course lets you learn at your own pace, 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.

  • Teach with Confidence

    When you truly understand how to use MindTap for your classroom, you will engage and inspire your learners with your confidence in your technical skillset.

Training Course Outline

Whether you are just getting started, or have been using MindTap for a while now, this training course is for you. You will be guided through an engaging, interactive experience of training videos, hands-on activities, and downloadable resources that will prepare you to successfully implement digital learning into your classrooms and student salons.

  • 1

    Welcome to the MindTap Fundamentals Training Course

    • Welcome Message

  • 2

    Introduction

    • How to Use this Course

    • Before You Begin

  • 3

    Learning Objectives

    • Learning Objectives

  • 4

    Downloadable Resources

    • Resources and Reference Materials

  • 5

    Lesson 1: The Evolution of the Classroom

    • Overview

    • Evolution of Technology in the Classroom

    • Evolution of Technology in the Classroom

    • Workbook Activity

    • Benefits of Technology in the Classroom

    • Benefits of Technology in the Classroom

    • Benefits of Technology Activity

    • Recap of Lesson 1

    • Lesson 1 Quiz

  • 6

    Lesson 2: Print to Digital

    • Overview

    • Becoming a Change Master

    • Becoming a Change Master

    • Workbook Activity

    • Do You See the Value of Digital?

    • Do You See the Value of Digital?

    • Instructor Testimonial "Why MindTap"

    • Instructor Testimonial "Relating to Students"

    • Workbook Activity

    • Think Backwards Approach

    • Think Backwards Approach

    • Workbook Activity

    • What is MindTap

    • What is MindTap

    • Recap of Lesson 2

    • Lesson 2 Quiz

  • 7

    Lesson 3: MindTap Setup

    • Overview

    • How to Login to Your Instructor Resource Center

    • How to Login to Your Instructor Resource Center

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • Create a MindTap Course

    • Create a MindTap Course

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • Recap of Lesson 3

    • Lesson 3 Quiz

  • 8

    Lesson 4: Discover the MindTap Learning Path

    • Overview

    • Introduction to the Learning Path

    • Introduction to the Learning Path

    • Navigating the Learning Path & Interactive eBook

    • Navigating the Learning Path

    • Navigating the Interactive eBook

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • Workbook Activity

    • Recap of Lesson 4

    • Lesson 4 Quiz

  • 9

    Lesson 5: Using the MindTap Apps Dock

    • Overview

    • Introduction to the MindTap Apps Dock

    • Introduction to the MindTap Apps

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • My Notes App

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • RSS Feed App

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • Full eBook App

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • ReadSpeaker App

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • StudyHub App

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • Industry Links App

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • Flashcard App

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • A - Z Glossary App

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • IQ App

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • Procedure Tracker Gradebook App

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • Bongo App

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • My Content App

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • MindTap Apps Matching Activity

    • Recap of Lesson 5

    • Lesson 5 Quiz

  • 10

    Lesson 6: Reporting and Analytics

    • Overview

    • Introduction to Reporting and Analytics

    • Introduction to Reporting and Analytics

    • How to Use the Home View Tab

    • How to Use the Analytics View Tab

    • Gradebook Tab View

    • How to Use the Settings View Tab

    • How to Use the Roster View Tab

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • Guess the Answer

    • Recap of Lesson 6

    • Lesson 6 Quiz

  • 11

    Lesson 7: Customizing MindTap Course and Content

    • Overview

    • Introduction to Customizing MindTap Course and Content

    • Reorganizing the Learning Path

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • Hiding Content from the Learning Path

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • Set a Release or Due Dates

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • Adding Additional Content to the Learning Path

    • Adding Your Own Documents

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • Adding Flashcard Activity

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • Adding a YouTube Video

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • Adding a Weblink Activity

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • Adding a Bongo Activity

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • Adding a Non-MindTap Activity

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • Adding RSS Feed

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • Adding IQ Assessment

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • Adding Digital Portfolio Activity

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • Recap of Lesson 7

    • Lesson 7 Quiz

  • 12

    Lesson 8: Course Management

    • Overview

    • Effective Course Management

    • How to Perform a System Check

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • How to Access Customer Support

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • Manage Course Settings

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • Recap of Lesson 8

    • Lesson 8 Quiz

  • 13

    Final Exam

    • Exam Overview

    • Final Exam

    • More Resources for You

    • Training Course Survey

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

FAQs

  • How long is this training course?

    The training course should take you anywhere from 4 to 8 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?

    The only two pre-requisites are: (a) Your school is using MindTap or is in active communication with Milady to use MindTap in the future, AND (b) Having a Cengage Instructor Account

  • Will I receive a Certificate of Completion and earn CEUs?

    Upon successful completion of the training course and earning at least 70% on the Final Exam, you will receive a Certificate of Completion with 4.0 continuing education units (CEUs). While this training is not endorsed by states and accrediting agencies, it is designed to help educators get comfortable with using MindTap by utilizing it both in-classroom and outside of the classroom for distance/hybrid education. The course covers fundamentals of using MindTap as an educational aid and to effectively deliver educational content.

  • Can I take this course before we roll-out MindTap to students?

    Yes! You can take this course before you roll-out MindTap. With over 2 hours of interactive videos along with a variety of hands-on activities, you will learn the very fundamentals every educator needs to use MindTap successfully with confidence and ease. Then, you’ll be ready to get started and implement it into your classes!

  • Why should I take this training course?

    Whether you are just getting started, or have been using MindTap for a while now, this training course is for you. With over 2 hours of interactive videos along with a variety of hands-on activities, you will learn the very fundamentals every educator needs to use MindTap successfully with confidence and ease.

    Upon completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion which you can proudly display for your students and fellow educators to see. And as an added value, you will receive one credit towards your Milady Master Educator Certification.

  • How is the course structured?

    There are eight 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.