Features for MyLab IT 2016

With the most expansive library of title-specific content, MyLab IT provides you with the flexibility needed to meet your teaching goals. MyLab IT offers high-quality Microsoft Office instruction, training, and assessment activities delivered through an authentic learning experience. MyLab IT gives students the resources they need to be successful in their course, while also preparing them for their future careers.

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

Authentic HTML5 Microsoft Office Simulations

Cloud-based HTML5 Microsoft Office simulations in MyLab IT provide an authentic learning experience with realistic skills-based training and assessment. Based on four years of usage and data, the Office 2016 simulations offer an even better user experience so that educators and learners can stay focused on what matters most: teaching and learning.

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

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

The new Student Action Visualization allows you and your students to view a playback of the actions performed while completing a simulation assignment. This makes it easier than ever to identify where students answered correctly or incorrectly.

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.

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 and digital literacy credentials provide verified evidence of specific skills and competencies—the in-demand skills that employers look for at every job level.

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

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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 jobs that directly connect to the skills represented by their badge. They can also see 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 — or edit existing ones — 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.

Deep linking now available! Students can now access gradable assignments faster, directly from your LMS course.

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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 Gradebook offers an easy way for you and your students to see their performance in your course. Item Analysis lets you quickly see trends by analyzing details like the number of students who answered correctly/incorrectly, time on task, and more. And because it's correlated with the AACSB Standards, you can track students' progress toward outcomes that the organization has deemed important in preparing students to be leaders.

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.