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Connect for Astronomy and Physical Science

Connect is a complete course platform that enables instructors to build deeper connections with their students through cohesive digital content and tools, creating engaging learning experiences. Connect for Astronomy and Physical Science provides a complete digital solution whether accessing online homework, interactive applications, labs, quizzes, or tests. Connect's seamless partnership with the text's content allows instructors and students to go beyond the print world, and into the digital realm with complete confidence. Explore features available within Connect:

Connect for Astronomy and Physical Science Features

Connect Overview

Connect strengthens the link between faculty, students and coursework. Watch to learn more.


Available within Connect, SmartBook 2.0 personalizes learning to individual student needs, continually adapting to pinpoint knowledge gaps and focus learning on concepts requiring additional study. For instructors, SmartBook tracks student progress and provides insights that guide teaching strategies and advanced instruction, for a more dynamic class experience.

Connect Reports

Save time and gain student insights. Connect provides customizable reports on student performance, learning outcomes, at-risk students, and integrates easily with LMS gradebooks.


Enhance the learning experience and go beyond multiple choice with fully editable customizable auto-graded assignments.

Application-Based Activities

Available via Connect for both Astronomy and Physical Science courses

Interactive exercises that tie the material students learn in class to real world situations and reinforces what is covered in lecture.

STEM Prep Modules

Offer students a self-guided refresher on prerequisite topics and skills, such as basic math, decimal places, fractions, and more.


Tegrity is a video capture and remote proctoring solution available within Connect that drives student engagement in traditional, flipped, hybrid, or fully online courses.

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Stellarium exercises in Connect for Astronomy

Connect comes complete with: Connect exercises mapped to key topics using Stellarium.

Stellarium is an open-source free resource for you and your students to use

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