Features

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.

Explore key concepts while developing quantitative literacy

Social Explorer

Social 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. Social Explorer activities link back to assessment within MyLab Sociology.

Illuminate important topics and bring course material to life

Core Concepts Videos

Student engagement is directly tied to success in any course. With the Core Video Series within MyLab Sociology, students are engaged with, and exposed to, topics through several different sociological lenses. The Core Video Series features six video types for all 21 major topic areas in sociology. By viewing ideas through different lenses, students are more engaged with the content, enhancing their own critical-thinking skills, and ultimately learning to think like sociologists.

Link from your LMS to MyLab Sociology

Link from your LMS to MyLab Sociology

Learning Management System (LMS) Integration

You can now link from Blackboard Learn, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, or Moodle to MyLab Sociology. 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.

Learn more about our LMS integration services

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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