Boundless is moving education into the digital age with high quality textbooks both students and educators love. We’re excited to unveil the next wave in our textbook revolution and give educators the tools they need to bring the revolution into their classes. The new Boundless Teaching Platform gives educators the ability to customize affordable textbooks, monitor their students’ progress on assignments, and access teaching aids (like PowerPoint presentations).
Bringing educators into Boundless is a natural step in our march toward a post-textbook world. With both educators and students on the side of affordable, digital textbooks we’re excited to take this step forward. Read more about what’s included in the new Boundless Teaching Platform below or sign up to see for yourself!
Customize and adopt digital textbooks
To use Boundless in the classroom, educators can either select a Boundless book or use one that’s been pre-organized to align to the book they already assign. Educators can customize content by dragging and dropping chapters or sections in the order they want to teach — creating a new book unique to their class and curriculum.
Create assignments and monitor class activity
Inside the Boundless Teaching Platform, educators have the ability to assign students readings, quizzes, and flashcards straight from their dashboard. Set due dates for assignments and track student progress on each activity. Educators can also review individual student performance across all assignments.
Access pre-built teaching aids
Pre-built lecture slides in PowerPoint or PDF, are ready for immediate use, custom tailoring, or sharing with colleagues. Educators will save time in their busy schedules with teaching aids designed specifically for their textbook.
Support for Boundless textbooks
We hear from both students and educators that the cost of traditional textbooks is far too high, and we’re excited to welcome educators to Boundless to usher in the post-textbook era. Dr. Gavin Buffington, professor and chair of the Department of Physics at Fort Hays State University in Kansas, told us:
“For many subjects at the introductory level, the content that students learn hasn’t fundamentally changed in decades. Yet textbook companies continue to charge premium prices. I’m using a Boundless textbook this semester in my Engineering Physics I class, and I’ve been impressed by the quality of content, as well as the company’s responsiveness to user comments and requests. We’re planning to use the book again in the spring and fall of 2014 — these new tools for educators will only enhance my ability to customize content, give assignments and interact with students on their progress in class.”
The Boundless Teaching Platform is free for educators to use, and students will pay just $19.99 per assigned book. Educators, to get started with Boundless visit boundless.com/teaching-platform.