The ARIS Access Card contains a registration code for students to use in the Assessment, Review, and Instruction System (ARIS)for "Pathways to Astronomy." ARIS is a complete online tutorial, electronic homework, and course management system, designed for greater ease of use than any other system available. Instructors can create and share course materials and assignments with colleagues with a few mouse clicks.
The design of ARIS makes it easy for students to take full advantage of the following tools: Interactive student technology: Includes 23 outstanding Astronomy Interactives, Animations, and Online Quizzes. Text-specific features: Includes Multiple-Choice Quizzes and Test Yourself Questions. General astronomy features: Includes Astronomy Time Line, Astronomy Picture of the Day, and Constellation Quizzes. Additional instructor resources: Includes Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint, Lecture Outlines, introductory materials, sample syllabi, and CPS (Classroom Performance System) questions.
All assignments, quizzes, tutorials, and Interactives are directly tied to textspecific materials in "Pathways to Astronomy"; but instructors can also edit questions, import their own content, and create announcements and due dates for assignments. ARIS features automatic grading and reporting of easy-to-assign homework, quizzing, and testing. All student activity within McGraw-Hill's ARIS is automatically recorded and available to the instructor through a fully integrated grade book that can be downloaded to Excel.
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