Dr. Jenny Billings works as a faculty member at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
I like being organized. MindTap’s StudyHub feature helps me to be organized. I have three tiles that can be used to collect sharable material, so it is easy to create study guides and guide for my students. StudyHub stores the notes, highlights, bookmarks, and bookmarks I add to the text. Instead of having to read the entire text again to find these items, I can locate them all in one place. You can also delete notes and highlights from StudyHub or within the text using the Notes & Highlights tile. You can filter your notes and highlights by type, color, and whether they were shared with students. This allows me to easily print or save as a PDF if I choose yellow highlighting for a quiz or assignment.
How to view past bookmarks
The Bookmarks tile lets me see all pages I have bookmarked along my journey. These bookmarks can be accessed via hyperlinks, so I can return to the text and re-visit any time. If I decide to change my mind or no longer need the page or information marked, I have the option to delete the bookmark from StudyHub and the chapters.
How to Make a Study Guide
Let’s move on to the best tile: Study Guides. StudyHub lets you create study guides and show students what is important and what they might see again. It gives you the answer to the question “What’s on the Test?”
Click on the blue button to create a study book. At this point, you will need to name your study book. This name should be specific so that you and your students can easily identify whether it is for essay #1, test #1 or a midterm. You can choose the chapter, unit, and folder you wish to include in the study guide from the dropdown menu. You can add more than one but you will need to do it one at a given time. You will be asked to select the chapter you want to sync. This could include your shared notes, key terms and shared highlights. I use the blue button to Add Unit to Guide. Continue this process until you have everything that you need to create your study guide. Finally, click the green Create Study Guide button.
StudyHub will display your study guide under the Study Guides tile. The study guide will be visible to students as soon as it is created. However, you can hide it by clicking the eye icon at the bottom right corner. If necessary, you can also delete the study guide and start over. Click on the Study Guide square to view the study guide. This will allow you to see all the content and how students will view it. You can hide/show the study guides, delete them, refresh them, print them to paper, or convert them to PDF.
StudyHub: How can I prepare my English students for essays?
My students use StudyHub to prepare for essays. StudyHub’s features allow me create study guides for each essay I assign. My narrative essay is marked with yellow highlighting. I can filter for all the yellow highlights and convert the results into a PDF to share with students. Because my students need to know the basics of writing, grammar, narrative writing and MLA format, I create a study manual. It helps me instill confidence and gives my students the ability to access information whenever and wherever they need it. With a simple course copy, I can carry all my information from semester to semester.
StudyHub helps students, instructors, and study sessions become more successful. I hope you find my video helpful.
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