Cengage MindTap vs. Fuse

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
MindTap
Score 9.0 out of 10
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MindTap is an eLearning course management solution from Cengage, a digital learning content and technology provider. For educators, it includes pre-made interactive course materials (such as homework assignments, assessments, etc.), analytics around student engagement and performance, and the ability to customize courses. For students, MindTap offers a mobile app to access eBooks, flashcards, quizzes, grades, and due date reminders.N/A
Fuse
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Fuse is a social knowledge sharing tool that aims to revolutionise the way people communicate, collaborate and learn at work. Fuse can sit in conjunction with the user's current LMS or be used standalone. Fuse incorporates five separate elements: Learning Management System Learning Content Management System Performance Support Social Learning Overlay Technology.N/A
Pricing
Cengage MindTapFuse
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
MindTapFuse
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Cengage MindTapFuse
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Features
Cengage MindTapFuse
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Cengage MindTap
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Ratings
Fuse
6.9
1 Ratings
18% below category average
Course authoring00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Course catalog or library00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Player/Portal00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Learning content00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Mobile friendly00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Assignments00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Compliance management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Learning administration00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Social learning00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Gamification00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cengage MindTapFuse
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(8 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
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Support Rating
9.9
(3 ratings)
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Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Cengage MindTapFuse
Likelihood to Recommend
Cengage
We started using the application optimally at the beginning as a digital learning and consultation platform. In it we imported all kinds of bibliographic material so that students could access them with the ease of a tap. The application is perfect for those instructors who are not beginners in HTML. In that case, the application very practically allows them to create a complete course in the shortest possible time because it has a state-of-the-art instructional design. It was excellent for unifying all the basic course plans between teachers teaching the same subject, giving the advantage that all courses at the same level would have exactly the same information and nothing would be overlooked
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Fuse Universal
I would say it is very good but not perfect. There are some slight improvements that can be made for ease of use but overall it is a good product that helps our business run better. Being able to find the support we need is fantastic. It is great to have a rep we can reach out to easily.
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Pros
Cengage
  • digital textbook platform with accessibility tools (read-aloud, note taking)
  • interactive exercises and practice tools
  • assessments including self-check quizzes and customizable exams
  • LTI integration to pass grade information to learning management system
  • excellent support for faculty
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Fuse Universal
  • Face to face.
  • Trusted source.
  • Ease of use.
  • Clarity
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Cons
Cengage
  • The biggest issue our first-time users have with Mindtap is that ad/pop-up blockers often stop the tool from opening. (Mindtap typically opens in a new window vs inside the LMS) This leads to a lot of initial frustration amongst the students early in the course.
  • MindTap lacks a really strong set of roles outside of Instructor and Student. There is no Teaching Assistant role or and IT/Course Builder role. Additionally setting up students workers as TAs in one course while they may be a student in another concurrently has been more than a little cumbersome.
  • The UI is a bit dated and it doesn't implement many responsive web design features, though this can typically be worked around by downloading the free app.
  • The mobile app experience is not as strong for Instructors as it is for students.
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Fuse Universal
  • Log in speed.
  • Number of users.
  • Hours of support.
  • Ease of use.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cengage
It's hard to imagine not renewing it as the professors would not want to go back to the way their courses were previously populated. The only thing that would cause us to change would be in the textbook changed and the new company offered a better tool
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Fuse Universal
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Usability
Cengage
Very easy to use.
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Fuse Universal
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Support Rating
Cengage
The effort from them always feels strong - I'd just recommend they be more prepared for OS (mac) and LMS (blackboard) upgrades
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Fuse Universal
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Implementation Rating
Cengage
It worked seamlessly with Blackboard
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Fuse Universal
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Alternatives Considered
Cengage
MindTap is the only learning software I currently use, but in the past I have used Pearson and McGraw Hill learning content. All of these companies are progresses at a similar rate and making great improvements to their educational materials. MindTap, in my opinion has the best customer service support and representatives in the business. Our rep. has been very responsive.
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Fuse Universal
Fuse is more built for our business by someone in the business. It has helped us work through our process faster and more efficiently. We need this especially when we are busy. With little downtime and help when there are issues Fuse has been a great source of help for our business.
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Return on Investment
Cengage
  • The positive impact is to help students practice statistics to solve business problems.
  • The negative side is that the pricing might be too high compared to other free options available, even though the free options might not have the same features MindTap has.
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Fuse Universal
  • Ease of talking points.
  • Quick to decide.
  • Clarity of the process.
  • Ability to feel comfortable and trust.
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