Features

An intuitive and fun way to explore data

Explorer

Explorer personalizes key course materials (graphs, maps, and other infographics) with data from specific locations, giving students opportunities to explore how the trends they are learning about impact them on a local level. They can view statistics and trends, such as unemployment rate and demographic shifts, for their town or county, and compare this data with other parts of the world. Students can also analyze maps at different points in time, or in comparison to one another, to easily identify how trends emerge, grow, and wane geographically. Explorer activities link back to assessment within MyLab Political Science.

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A game-like opportunity to play the role of political actor

Decision-making Mini Simulations

The simulations within MyLab Political Science engage students, allowing them to play the role of a political actor and apply political science concepts to make decisions — just as political figures do. These simulations have been updated to provide a more game-like environment to further engage students in the activity. We offer a simulation per chapter for all titles. All simulations can be completed in a week.

Authors and top scholars review the big ideas

The Scholar Series

The Scholar Series consists of short video clips of authors and political science experts explaining key concepts, such as civil rights or political parties. These videos also feature scholars talking through the history, application, and ramification of these concepts in practice. Through viewing discussions of these big ideas, students can start to think like political scientists.

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The Scholar Series

Everything you need to foster better writing, all in one place

Writing Space

Better writers make great learners — who perform better in their courses. Designed to help you develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking, the Writing Space offers a single place to create, track, and grade writing assignments, provide resources, and exchange meaningful, personalized feedback with students, quickly and easily. Thanks to auto-graded, assisted-graded, and create-your-own assignments, you decide your level of involvement in evaluating students' work. The auto-graded option allows you to assign writing in large classes without having to grade essays by hand. And because of integration with Turnitin®, Writing Space can check students’ work for improper citation or plagiarism.

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Keep up with political science events of the day

Politics Matters

No class is influenced more by the events of the day than a political science course. The Politics Matters blog keeps students updated on the day’s headlines from right within their MyLab Political Science course. Offering a political science perspective on the latest news stories, Politics Matters provides students a model of how to apply political science concepts to the analysis of current events.

Link from your LMS to MyLab Political Science

Link from your LMS to MyLab Political Science

Learning Management System (LMS) Integration

You can now link from Blackboard Learn, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, or Moodle to MyLab Political Science. Access assignments, rosters, and resources, and synchronize grades with your LMS gradebook.

For students, single sign-on provides access to all the personalized learning resources that make studying more efficient and effective.

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Additional Features

A powerful homework and test manager

A powerful homework and test manager lets you create, import, and manage online homework assignments, quizzes, and tests that are automatically graded. You can choose from a wide range of assignment options, including time limits, proctoring, and maximum number of attempts allowed. The bottom line: MyLab means less time grading and more time teaching.

Comprehensive online course content

Filled with a wealth of content that is tightly integrated with your textbook, MyLab lets you easily add, remove, or modify existing instructional material. You can also add your own course materials to suit the needs of your students or department. In short, MyLab lets you teach exactly as you'd like.

Robust gradebook tracking

The online gradebook automatically tracks your students' results on tests, homework, and practice exercises and gives you control over managing results and calculating grades. The gradebook provides a number of flexible grading options, including exporting grades to a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel. And, it lets you measure and document your students' learning outcomes.

Easily scalable and shareable content

MyLab enables you to manage multiple class sections, and lets other instructors copy your settings so a standardized syllabus can be maintained across your department. Should you want to use the same MyLab course next semester, with the same customized settings, you can copy your existing course exactly—and even share it with other faculty members.

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