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MindTap Computing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for The Illustrated Collection Microsoft Office 365 & Office 2016, 1st Edition

  • Cengage
  • ISBN-10: 1337391395
  • ISBN-13: 9781337391399
  • Mixed Media
  • COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
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About the Product

MindTap Computing for The Illustrated Collection is the digital learning solution that powers students from memorization to mastery. It gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. Empower students to accelerate their progress with MindTap. MindTap: Powered by You. MindTap gives you complete ownership of your content and learning experience. Choose from Illustrated’s comprehensive collection of content to customize the learning path to match what you teach in your introductory computing course. Powered by SAM’s auto-graded trainings, exams, and projects already populated in the learning path, MindTap Computing for The Illustrated Collection propels students from memorization to mastery. The Illustrated series takes a skill-based approach that presents tasks one at a time for clear instruction and easy reference. It has efficient coverage of skills and offers the same content as other texts but in fewer modules and pages. This instructional design is complemented by SAM trainings, exams, and projects closely mapped to each module.


  • MindTap is an outcome-driven application that propels students from memorization to mastery. It’s the only platform that gives you complete ownership of your course and the only product where you can find all of the interactive book content from the entir

  • Access everything you need in one place. Cut down on prep with MindTap’s preloaded SAM assignments. Teach more efficiently with interactive multimedia, assignments, quizzes, and more. And give your students the power to read, listen, and study on their p

  • Empower your students to reach their potential. Twelve distinct metrics give you actionable insights into student engagement. Identify topics troubling your entire class and instantly communicate with struggling students. And students can track their sco

  • Your course. Your content. Only MindTap gives you complete control over your course. You have the flexibility to select the content that you teach in your course from all of the Illustrated Windows 10 and Office 365 content in a clean and simple to navig

  • A dedicated team, whenever you need them. MindTap isn’t just a tool, it’s backed by a personalized team eager to support you. We help you set up your course and tailor it to your specific objectives, so you’ll be ready to make an impact from day one. And

  • StudyHub is one-stop-studying tool that allows you to deliver important information and empowers your students to personalize their experience. Share content from the MindTap Reader and create notes and study guides to help students focus and succeed.

  • The Message Center app helps you to quickly and easily contact students directly from the MindTap platform. Any message posted in the Message Center is communicated directly to each student enrolled in the course via the communication medium designated by


"MindTap was very useful – it was easy to follow and everything was right there."
— Student, San Jose State University

About the Author


Cengage is a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement and transform the learning experience. Cengage is headquartered in Boston, MA with operations in more than 20 countries around the world. For more, visit:

Table of Contents

The Learning Path includes the following Units:

Introduction – 3 Modules
Operating Systems – 9 Modules
Word – 18 Modules
Excel – 18 Modules
Access – 17 Modules
PowerPoint – 13 Modules
Outlook – 2 Modules
Integration – 6 Modules
Computer Concepts – 4 Modules (coming summer ’17)

Each Modules contains the following key resources:

• MindTap Reader. Shelly Cashman Series® text content in eReader format with integrated study tools
• SAM Training: In SAM trainings, students follow a natural progression of skill acquisition, where they receive an introduction, then observe, practice, and apply their skills in a simulated Office and computing environment.
• SAM Observe Videos. SAM Videos from the Training allow for quick reference and review of each skill.
• SAM Exams: Simulated like SAM trainings, in exams students are tasked with the instructions for the skill and leverage what they learned in the training to perform the higher-stakes assessment.
• SAM Projects: SAM projects provide students with the hands-on practice that is vital for their skill development. These projects are completed live in the Office application and students receive comprehensive feedback and remediation to improve their work.

In addition, the Collection includes:

• New Productivity Apps for Work and School. This module by Corinne Hoisington provides a visual introduction to Microsoft OneNote, Sway, Office Mix and Edge. This piece also includes fun, hands-on activities for active learning. Companion Sways provide videos and step-by-step instructions to help students learn to use each app.
• Office 365 Mixes. Focus on what’s new in each application.
• Office 365 Getting Started Guides. Provide fundamentals for each application.
• Student Success Guide. Describes tools and skills to bolster student success. That includes time management, planning, study skills and how to use OneNote in class or for personal use.
• Getting Started with Mac OS X. Explores the fundamentals of the Mac Operating System.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Companion Website  (ISBN-10: 1337391484 | ISBN-13: 9781337391481)

Find everything you need for your course in one place. This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via Access and download PowerPoint® presentations, instructor’s manual, test banks, and more.

Student Supplements

MindTap Computing, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for The Illustrated Collection Microsoft Office 365 & Office 2016  (ISBN-10: 1337391441 | ISBN-13: 9781337391443)

MindTap helps you learn on your terms. Instant access in your pocket. Take advantage of the MindTap Mobile App to learn on your terms. Read or listen to textbooks and study with the aid of instructor notifications, flashcards, and practice quizzes. MindTap helps you create your own potential. Gear up for ultimate success. In a recent study*, two-thirds (68%) of students participating noted that they were more confident in their abilities due to their usage of SAM*. Track your scores on SAM assignments in your MindTap course and stay motivated toward your goals. Whether you have more work to do or are ahead of the curve, you’ll know where you need to focus your efforts. And the MindTap Green Dot "P” will charge your confidence along the way. *Study: Three Key Components to Empowering Student Success with Microsoft Office Skills and on the MOS Exams. Study done by Project Tomorrow. MindTap helps you own your progress Make your textbook yours. No one knows what works for you better than you. Highlight key text, add notes, and create custom flashcards. When it’s time to study, everything you’ve flagged or noted can be gathered into a guide you can organize.