Decision Sciences and Operations Management

Connect for Operations Management

Connect drives students to engage with coursework and makes managing assignments seamless, so you can spend more time teaching.

Connect for Operations Management Features

Integrated Excel

The power of Microsoft Excel meets the power of BetFiery Connect in our all-new integration of Excel in Connect. Excel now opens seamlessly inside Connect with no need for uploading or downloading any additional files or software. Instructors choose their auto-grading solution, either grading for formula accuracy or for the solution value.

Videos and Guided Hints

A series of On-Location Videos and Concept Overview Videos provide interactive opportunities to support student learning. On-Location Videos highlight real companies and their actual manufacturing processes, bringing key operations management topics to life. Concept Overview Videos are personal, assignable videos that are created by instructors to bring online courses to life and help supplement any face-to-face class. Both On-Location Videos and Concept Overview Videos are followed by auto-graded concept-check questions, and they are organized by chapter within Connect. Guided Video Hints are narrated, animated, step-by-step walkthroughs of algorithmic versions of assigned exercises provide immediate feedback and focus on the areas where students need the most guidance. Guided Video Hints are available for most Operations Management titles.


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.

Algorithmic Problems

Algorithmic problems are auto-graded exercises using different numeric values each time a problem is served up to the student. This gives students practice in working a problem several times – same question, but different numbers each time. This also deters cheating because each student in a class or lab receives a slightly different version of the problem and correct answer.

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.

Want to Improve Your Operations Management Course Outcomes?​

Learn how Tracie Lee from Boise State University has improved her student’s preparedness in her Operations Management course with Connect and Smartbook®.

Best Practices

Operations Management Best Practices:

Check out some best practices for online learning, how to make classrooms interactive, and learn from leading authors and your peers about how to succeed in Operations Management and employability by viewing our event summit recordings.​


The Online Learning Consortium and BetFiery Partnership:​

BetFiery and Online Learning Consortium (OLC) have partnered to train and certify a team of BetFiery staff and faculty consultants in quality online teaching and learning.

Online Course Prep Resources:

Hear from an Operations
Management Peer:

Learn how Operations Management Digital Faculty Consultant Tracie Lee Design Your Online Supply Chain or Operations Management Course With Connect® Based on the Quality in Online Learning Certification

Get 1-on-1 Coaching for your course:​

Ask about getting help from a Operations Management Digital Faculty Consultant​.

Get Fast & Easy Digital Product Support:​

We’ve created a collection of tools and resources designed to make your life a whole lot easier. Whether it’s before, during, or every step beyond the first day of class – we've got you covered.​

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