Everything you need in an easy-to-use format
Mastering provides a rich and flexible set of pre-built courses and assignments to get you started quickly. These assets can be used as is or customized to fit your specific teaching needs. The Calendar View on the course home page displays upcoming assignments and due dates, so you can easily stay organized.
A powerful gradebook
Mastering's gradebook records all scores for automatically graded assignments. Struggling students and challenging assignments are highlighted in red, giving you an at-a-glance view of potential hurdles in the course.
Diagnostics and insights that help you guide the class
Mastering's diagnostics provide unique insight into class and student performance. With a single click, you can view charts that summarize the most difficult problems, identify vulnerable students, and indicate grade distribution and score improvement over the duration of the course.
Wrong-answer feedback personalized for each student
Using data gathered from all of the students using the program, Mastering offers wrong-answer feedback that is specific to each student. Rather than simply providing feedback of the "right/wrong/try again" variety, Mastering guides students towards the correct final answer without giving the answer away.
Hints that offer clear guidance to students
Mastering provides hints of two types that help students work through, and ultimately solve, problems. Declarative hints provide advice on how to approach the problem, guiding students to the final answer. Socratic hints break a problem down into smaller sub-problems, which makes it easier for students to complete the original problem.
Dynamic, best-in-class content
Mastering is continually improving based on data generated through classroom use, resulting in content that is driven by the performance of actual students. We make corrections to improve problems that have ambiguous answer choices, ineffectual detractors, or tricky language, and continue to strengthen each problem through ongoing review of the data generated by Mastering students.
Assign live assessments for immediate grading
Office 2016 Grader Projects
MyLab IT Grader lets you assign projects that students complete live in the application, mirroring the skill set and environment of the workplace. As they work within Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Access, students submit their work for immediate grading in the MyLab IT grading engine.
A streamlined submission process ensures that projects are graded seamlessly, keeping learners on-task and educators informed of student progress. Detailed Reports offer feedback in a new, easy-to-read format that helps students fix and learn from their mistakes.
With an extensive library available, MyLab IT offers Grader Projects that are compatible on both Mac and PC, providing an optimal experience for all users.
The new Student Confidence Measure for Grader helps you identify where students think they are struggling. Students indicate how confident they feel after submitting their grader project. Through the Activity Report, you can view how confident individual or multiple students are on their completed projects and offer just-in-time remediation.