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MyOMLab: Three New Features for Fall

August 13, 2013

myomlabJay and I have been working away for the past 6 months on three new features that you may want to incorporate into your use of MyOMLab this fall. We hope they add to the depth of choices you already have and you are able to make use of them.

1.  All new conceptual questions: Why is this important? Operations Management is both a quantitative and qualitative course. We have always had amazing resources for the quantitative aspects of the course in MyOMLab, and now we are beefing up our qualitative coverage. These questions are located right in the assignment manager, so instructors can assign them just like they would any other assignment, and they can integrate them into assignments with quantitative questions as well.

2.  New OM in the News section and assignments: This includes hand-picked articles from our blog that show how OM is used in the real world. A summary (300-400 words) of current articles from BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal (along with hyperlinks) are provided for each chapter. There are 4 multiple choice questions that go along with the articles, and you can assign them from the assignment manager.

3.  All new video assignments: One of the hallmark features of our text has always been the videos we have created (35 of them, including the 5 brand new Orlando Magic series that just came out) to accompany the books. Now, you can assign the videos along with 4-5 multiple choice questions to test understanding right within MyOMLab.

In addition, we wanted to let you know that 92% of the End of Chapter material is now in MyOMLab: Our OM texts already had more problems and assignments than any other book on the market. Now, that choice is reflected in MyOMLab.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 13, 2013 7:01 am

    Good Initiatives!

  2. Ozgur Ozluk permalink
    August 21, 2013 2:40 pm

    I am looking forward to trying out these features. I have also been told that there are now Dynamic Study Modules.

  3. August 27, 2013 3:14 am

    You must create the course after July 10 when the new features were added for them to work. Specifically, the Dynamic Study Modules require that the course be created after July 10, 2013

  4. C Putman permalink
    August 8, 2014 3:09 pm

    I created my course 7/14 by copying my course from last year and am not finding the new features. Do I need to start over to get the new conceptual/video questions? Note that I am using the 10th edition.

  5. August 8, 2014 6:31 pm

    I do not believe that the 10th edition of our text had these MyOMLab features. You can ask your students to sign up for the 11th edition of MyLab, even though they have 10th ed. books–or you can switch them to the 11th edition. This approach guarantees that the problems match MyLab. There are two new chapters in 11/e and many new and renumbered problems, so it is a lot cleaner. Hope this helps.

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