Features for MyLab IT 2016

With each new release of Microsoft Office, we’ve made enhancements to MyLab IT to improve the way IT educators teach and students learn Microsoft Office. The learning design behind MyLab IT 2016 helps students transfer what they learn in the classroom to the workplace, promoting career readiness. Learn about our new features below, and read more about how MyLab IT prepares students for future careers. >

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Promote mastery of Microsoft Office and critical-thinking skills that translate to the workplace

REDESIGNED! 2016 HTML5 Simulations

MyLab IT's cloud-based, high-fidelity HTML5 Microsoft Office simulations provide authentic learning with realistic skills-based training and assessment. Based on three years of usage and data, the newly redesigned simulations offer an even better user experience so that educators and learners can stay focused on what matters most: teaching and learning.

MyLab IT’s embedded screen reader offers increased accessibility for students with disabilities. The simulation text and screen reader can also be translated into five different languages.

The new MyLab IT Virtual Keyboard is designed to ensure that every user is able to complete the simulation activity. Removing barriers, this keyboard allows for users with non-PC hardware (such as a Mac computer) or students with disabilities to enjoy the same user experience.

Assign live assessments for immediate grading

REDESIGNED! 2016 Grader Projects

With MyLab IT Grader, instructors can assign projects that students complete live in the application, mirroring the environment and skills needed for their future workplace. As they work within Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Access, students can submit their work for immediate grading to the MyLab IT grading engine.

The newly-redesigned Grader Project submission process ensures projects are submitted and graded seamlessly—keeping learners on-task, and offering educators better insight into their students’ progress.

Redesigned Grader Project reports offer students just-in-time feedback in a new, easy-to-read format. These detailed reports allow students to identify what they got correct, and understand why a response was incorrect, so they can fix and learn from their mistakes.

Help students validate their professional Microsoft Office skills

MyLab IT Badging

MyLab IT is a powerful tool that goes beyond helping students learn essential Office skills. With MyLab IT badging, students can also showcase their achievements to potential employers. These Microsoft Office credentials provide verified evidence of specific Office skills and competencies—the in-demand skills that employers look for at every job level.

  • MyLab IT badges are shareable on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, online portfolios, and more!
  • Earning a badge gives students the opportunity to purchase a MOS or IC3 certification voucher at a 30% discount.

Give students the opportunity to use their MyLab IT badge to learn which jobs require their skills

Real-Time Labor Market Insights

When students earn a badge within MyLab IT, they will gain access to Acclaim real-time labor market insights. Students can view and apply to current job postings that directly connect to the skills represented by their earned badge, as well as top locations that are hiring for a particular skill, top employers, related certifications and skills, salary ranges associated with those jobs, and more!

Align projects with your course outcomes and learning objectives

Project Creation Tool

The MyLab IT Project Creation Tool allows instructors to create projects from scratch, edit existing projects and have them graded by the MyLab IT Grader engine. Instructors have control over the end project, choosing the instructions and the skills covered.

Link from your LMS to MyLab IT

Link from your LMS to MyLab IT

Learning Management System (LMS) Integration

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