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Score 5.4 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

MindTap

Well first you have to have a textbook match, they have a pretty good library but I can only vouch for business and law courses. It can be very helpful for online students in remote areas who may have trouble getting a hold of the hardcopy textbook and as noted the mobile app/study features are a huge hit with PT students. On the Instructional Design side, it can also be helpful to a Blackboard/HTML novice who either isn't comfortable building content within the LMS or doesn't have the time required to build out a full course.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

MindTap
5.3
Course authoring
MindTap
4.9
Course catalog or library
MindTap
6.5
Player/Portal
MindTap
3.0
Learning content
MindTap
6.5
Mobile friendly
MindTap
6.5
Progress tracking & certifications
MindTap
6.0
Assignments
MindTap
6.0
Compliance management
MindTap
6.5
Learning administration
MindTap
6.5
Learning reporting & analytics
MindTap
5.0
Social learning
MindTap
1.0

Pros

MindTap

  • Test/assignment settings
  • Video and media resources
  • Auto-grading
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Cons

MindTap

  • 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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Likelihood to Renew

MindTap

MindTap 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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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Support

MindTap

MindTap 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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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Alternatives Considered

MindTap

MindTap doesn't stand a chance against McGraw Hill Connect, Pearson Revel, or WileyPLUS. All three of these competitors offer an adaptive technology within their platform so that each individual students has a unique learning path based on their foundational skills and comprehension. After reviewing the competition, we stopped using Mindtap and switched to Connect.
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Return on Investment

MindTap

  • Mindtap was not sufficient for what we needed, it lacked an adaptive feature and allowed the academic integrity of our course to fall.
  • Limited question and testing options without being able to create our own.
  • Poor reporting made it difficult to track students falling behind.
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Pricing Details

MindTap

General

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

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