McGraw-Hill designs its Connect digital learning program to perform automatic answer checking and grading for accounting students, as well as in other subject areas. Teachers do not grade most of the assignments. Automatic individual and class performance data are available through the program after test completion.
McGraw-Hill Connect makes grades and reports available through one of the several learning management systems it operates. The program aids teachers in assignment creation by pre-built assignments and textbook-related questions arranged by subject. These assignments can take the form of quizzes or interactive presentations. Custom assignment creation tools enable teachers to add their own material.
Although most of the grading is automated, teachers determine when students can access tests. Following grading, Connect captures individual and group performances via assignment results and statistics reports, student performance reports and item analysis reports. Assignment results and statistics reports show performance by the entire class, including mean score, high score and submission times, and lets the teacher zero in on particular student's scores. Student performance reports enable teachers to view a student's performance in all of the assignments provided by the teacher, while also allowing the teacher to provide feedback. Item analysis reports focus on a specific assignment for the entire class, offering teachers the opportunity to identify problem areas to focus on during class hours.