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MyOMLab: Three New Types of Homework Assignments

August 3, 2014

myomlabAs you start to use MyOMLab in your fall classes, Jay and I want to make sure you are aware of 3 features we have added as homework options. They are: Conceptual Multiple Choice questions, Video questions, and OM in the News questions. To review these, just go to Instructor’s tools, then Assignment manager, and Create assignment. You can check the boxes for these three categories to see what is available.

For example, under Conceptual MC questions, you will find four questions that apply to each major heading throughout the text. These are perfect questions to assign to students the week before you lecture on a particular topic. Jay has been doing this for many years and finds students much better prepared for class than they were before they were encouraged to scan the topics and answer the questions.

The Video questions relate to the 30+ videos we have created for the text, ranging from the Orlando Magic (the latest set) to Frito Lay, Hard Rock, Arnold Palmer Hospital, Regal Marine, Darden, and Wheeled Coach Ambulances. You can ask your students to watch a video and then assign one or more of the four questions (multiple choice) that we have created for that video.

If you like the OM in the News features in this OM Blog, you may find that your students benefit from reading about current news relating to OM as well. There are now 1-3 readings listed in each chapter, with 4 multiple choice questions you may assign for each reading. The readings are short–300 to 400 words–and directly linked to the chapter you are covering.

More and more options for keeping your students engaged, current, and graded without any effort on your part. Let us know what you think.



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