Cengage MindTap vs. Interfolio Dossier

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
Interfolio Dossier
Score 7.4 out of 10
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Dossier is an online tool from Interfolio that allows users to manage the documents (CVs, letters of recommendation, confidential records, etc.) required to apply for faculty jobs, fellowships, grants, postdocs, or graduate study. Users can request letters of recommendation, securely store their files, and curate and send collections of materials from within Dossier.N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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User Ratings
Cengage MindTapInterfolio Dossier
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(8 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(2 ratings)
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Usability
10.0
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Support Rating
9.9
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Implementation Rating
10.0
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User Testimonials
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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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Interfolio, Inc.
This product has always performed excellently since our documents are secure. It enhances electronic signature to ensure there are no cases of forging documents that are shared across the entire enterprise. It tracks all documents to ensure that they land at the right destination and no cyberattacks. It easily integrates with email to enhance reliable communication and provide notifications to our clients during marketing campaigns.
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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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Interfolio, Inc.
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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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Interfolio, Inc.
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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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Interfolio, Inc.
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Usability
Cengage
Very easy to use.
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Interfolio, Inc.
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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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Interfolio, Inc.
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Implementation Rating
Cengage
It worked seamlessly with Blackboard
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Interfolio, Inc.
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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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Interfolio, Inc.
I have not worked with a similar document management platform. My experience with Dossier has been great and all our document-based programs have been achieved. It has the audition capability that has helped us to monitor the management processes of all documents. It arranges all files following the right protocol to enhance faster access and save time for accessing workloads. The customer team is always ready to offer any assistance when contacted.
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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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Interfolio, Inc.
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