Here’s some of your most frequently asked questions about MindTap for you to reference as you make the transition to distance learning.
How do I know what activities will log time on the weekly detailed hourly reports I requested?
All activities in the Learning Path will be logged for time. Instruct students only to complete activities in the Learning Path.
Please note: time spent in the downloadable eBook, apps dock and mobile app will NOT be recorded. Inactive hours in MindTap will NOT be logged.
What information will the detailed hourly reports provide?
The detailed hourly reports include two viewing options in the Excel document. The ‘Report View’ tab includes an overview of all time, and gives you the ability to filter the dates to view. The ‘Activity Log’ tab provides detailed activity in a logged format for each student.
Do I have to build or customize my course?
No. When you create a course for the discipline you teach, the course is ready to use with reading assignments, activities, videos and assessments!
How will I know when my students have completed an assignment?
The Gradebook will allow you to keep your finger on the pulse of your students’ activities and when they complete them. Visit the Gradebook tab by selecting ‘Open Gradebook’ on your MindTap dashboard next to the Learning Path.
How much time can my learners spend in the Learning Path per day, and can I lock them out of it when it’s after school hours?
Please refer to your state guidelines.
How do I communicate with my learners?
We recommend using the email feature inside the Gradebook to email your students. Some schools are using teleconferencing tools like Zoom, Skype, etc. Please refer to your state guidelines on required communication with your students.
What additional resources does Milady have to support distance learning?
We’d love to have you join our Milady Facebook Group: Join here.
Visit our COVID-19 support link here.
Distant learning MindTap tutorial for educators: Watch tutorial here.
Distant learning MindTap tutorial for students: Watch tutorial here.
What’s the best way to keep learners motivated through this difficult time?
Provide clear expectations, communicate daily activities/assignments, and communicate via email or virtual classrooms daily. Send them motivational videos, quotes, and positive vibes!