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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 6.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ALEKS

ALEKS does a great job of helping students fill in the gaps in their learning so that they have a solid foundation to move on to higher-level mathematics. It works very well with self-motivated students. It doesn't seem to work as well with less motivated students.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

McGraw-Hill Connect

If you want a prepackaged option for learning that requires minimal instructor input, comes with no support, and offers a limited number of options as far as a dynamic and engaging learning experience, then this is probably the right option for you. If, on the other hand, you want a product that does a lot of different things, has excellent customer service, dynamically engages and challenges the user in a number of different activities and learning exercises, then, uh, please look elsewhere.
Nat Zorach, AICP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

ALEKS

  • Differentiating instruction
  • Tailoring individualized curriculum to cater to each student's unique needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

McGraw-Hill Connect

  • Integration with Canvas is seamless and easy to use.
  • Assignment completion, for students, is straightforward and easy to use.
  • The SmartBook allows students to read as they are tested with questions and this helps them learn the material easily without having first trying to read, memorize a chapter and then answer questions.
Rita Wheeler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ALEKS

  • Reports can confuse students
  • Limited ways to solve a problem
  • Can lead to mimicry
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

McGraw-Hill Connect

  • Difficult navigation upon sign-in
  • Too many choices per chapter - difficult to know which part to select to walk through assignments with students
Rebecca Vold Preston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ALEKS

ALEKS 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We did not need much support because installing and running ALEKS on Schoology was relatively easy; the department followed the steps outlined in the user manual on how to install ALEKS and were able to do so quickly. ALEKS help team has been helpful, but overall we did not need their help.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

McGraw-Hill Connect

McGraw-Hill Connect 6.8
Based on 5 answers
Personally, I did not encounter McGraw-Hill support. However, I worked with colleagues who needed support and were able to receive in a timely manner. Overall, McGraw Hill Connect is user-friendly (at least from teacher interface) and easy to navigate, which minimizes the need to reach out for support. The help button is useful and provides plenty of immediate support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ALEKS

I was not able to find any other products on your list, that I feel are really like ALEKS. I think of ALEKS as more of a teaching platform whereas other platforms I have used--MyMathLab, WebAssign, Knewton--are more of a homework platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

McGraw-Hill Connect

We looked at several different competitors before adopting McGraw-Hill Connect. While they all had their own strengths and weaknesses, they all offered similar services. However, Connect offered SmartBook and we felt that was a huge differentiator. Connect also has the most in-depth and customizable reporting. Finally, we found after adopting that Connect has great implementation services.
Kyle Moninger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ALEKS

  • Improved foundational math skills
  • Improved student engagement in math courses
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

McGraw-Hill Connect

  • Improved efficiency from analysts looking to speed up the time it takes to do certain tasks.
  • Less waste on searching and researching how to do certain concepts.
  • Negative impact is use by individuals that can learn better through other methods that don't require activities.
Connor Dieckman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ALEKS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

ALEKS Editions & Modules

Edition
1-Month$19.951
3-Months$49.951
6-Months$99.951
12-Months$179.951
  1. per term
Additional Pricing Details

McGraw-Hill Connect

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

McGraw-Hill Connect Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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