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Introducing Knewton Product Updates for Fall 2017

Posted in Higher Education, Knewton Courseware for Higher Ed on September 20, 2017 by

At Knewton, our goal is to put achievement within reach for all learners.

We spend a lot of time thinking about ways to improve education. But we spend even more time figuring out how to deliver a better learning experience through Knewton.

That begins with listening to you.

After wrapping up an extensive pilot program last spring, we spent weeks analyzing the results and sifting through feedback from students and instructors. We mapped out all the ways we could make Knewton better.

Then, we spent the summer working hard to bring those ideas to life.

The first item on our to-do list was simple: make Knewton available for more courses! Today, we’re excited to announce the debut of six new Knewton courses, which includes Finite Mathematics, Survey of Mathematics, Business Calculus, Business Statistics, Survey of Economics, and Principles of Economics. That brings our total number of courses available for higher education to 23, for those of you keeping track.

Here are a few more features we’re excited to introduce for the new academic year:

Sometimes, students struggle to learn a new concept because they lack knowledge of a prerequisite from a different course or discipline.

To help them get up to speed quickly, we now offer Boosters: mini-assignments from different courses or disciplines that fill in the gaps of foundational skills students need, just when they need them.

Want to create a test tailored to your course through Knewton? Just select which learning objectives you’d like to include and go. You can now set a time limit, password protect your tests, and launch them in a secure browser.

Who doesn’t benefit from an extra bit of motivation? To keep students focused throughout the semester, we’ve added a Progress Bar that keeps them aware of how far they’ve advanced through an assignment — and presents a breakdown of their overall progress.

You can now export course data to a CSV file, giving you greater control and flexibility in analyzing student performance.

Knewton is now LTI v.1.1 certified by IMS Global, which means that integrating Knewton with learning management systems like Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle, and D2L is easy and secure.

Knewton has also been added to the Canvas App Store, so Canvas users can get up and running with Knewton faster than ever.

Students can now purchase a subscription directly from Knewton or through their campus bookstore. With a single $44 payment for two-year access or flexible $9.95 monthly subscription options, students can choose the plan that fits their budget.

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