OpenStax Tutor

  • OpenStax

OpenStax Tutor is low-cost courseware that allows instructors to create online reading and homework assignments using OpenStax content.

OpenStax Tutor is low-cost courseware that allows instructors to create online reading and homework assignments. Each OpenStax Tutor course comes with a question bank containing multiple-choice and written-response questions. Instructors can review student performance via assignment- and course-level analytics. LMS integration is also available. Reading assignments are interspersed with videos, interactive elements, and conceptual questions to help students understand the material and give instructors insight into where students need more guidance. Instructors can score reading assignments based on completion, correctness, or a combination of both. Homework assignments offer instructors the opportunity to assign personalized and spaced practice questions to their students.

Starting price
$1 - $20
Per Student, Per Semester
Free Trial
Need Based Scholarship

Pricing details provided by supplier:

OpenStax Tutor costs $10 per student, per semester, and is free to students at our Institutional Partner Schools. AP U.S. History (Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness) is free for everyone.


How CourseGateway Reviews Products

Reviews are established through an evaluation process applied to each courseware product.

How CourseGateway Reviews Products

Reviews are established through an evaluation process applied to each courseware product.

10/01/2020
Last evaluated
Reviewed with Rubric v1

Overall

Last evaluated
Reviewed with Rubric v1

Overall

Tutor is a user-friendly courseware tool that provides interactive and engaging options for students. The number of disciplines available is currently limited, but overall it shows good potential. The available resources are limited to just e-text and questions.


The system is user-friendly and straightforward for students to use. The e-text features are nice.

Resources for students are limited. Published research does not focus on the Tutor system.

Last evaluated
Reviewed with Rubric v1
Last evaluated
Reviewed with Rubric v1

Overall

Tutor is a user-friendly courseware tool that provides interactive and engaging options for students. The number of disciplines available is currently limited, but overall it shows good potential. The available resources are limited to just e-text and questions.


The system is user-friendly and straightforward for students to use. The e-text features are nice.

Resources for students are limited. Published research does not focus on the Tutor system.

Last evaluated
Reviewed with Rubric v1

Equity

2 / 5
Total Equity Rating
Existence and quality of product attributes that promote equitable outcomes for African American/Black, LatinX, Indigenous/Native American, Asian American, Pacific Islander and Southeast Asian, and Alaskan Native students, poverty-affected students, and first-generation students.

None

There is minimal equity-mind language and student representation.

Equity

2 / 5
Total Equity Rating
Existence and quality of product attributes that promote equitable outcomes for African American/Black, LatinX, Indigenous/Native American, Asian American, Pacific Islander and Southeast Asian, and Alaskan Native students, poverty-affected students, and first-generation students.

None

There is minimal equity-mind language and student representation.

2 / 5
Total Equity Rating

Design
Language
Learning Activities
Outcomes
Student representation
Student supports

Efficacy

3 / 5
Total Efficacy Rating
Existence and quality of research that supports a product's effectiveness in improving student learning outcomes.

There is thorough quantitative analyses of data in the case studies.

All related research comes from Rice University. It would be nice to see case studies from other institutions. Published research were more broad ones related to OER and specific question types and analysis, not Tutor specifically.

Efficacy

3 / 5
Total Efficacy Rating
Existence and quality of research that supports a product's effectiveness in improving student learning outcomes.

There is thorough quantitative analyses of data in the case studies.

All related research comes from Rice University. It would be nice to see case studies from other institutions. Published research were more broad ones related to OER and specific question types and analysis, not Tutor specifically.

3 / 5
Total Efficacy Rating

Case Studies
Evidence Across Institution Types
Research design support
Rigorous Methodologies
Third-Party Efficacy Research

Functionality

3.5 / 5
Total Functionality Rating
Existence and quality of product attributes that relate to instructional design and user experience.

The system is user friendly. Highlight, notes, and study guides are available in reference view.

There are no collaboration or adaptive features.

Functionality

3.5 / 5
Total Functionality Rating
Existence and quality of product attributes that relate to instructional design and user experience.

The system is user friendly. Highlight, notes, and study guides are available in reference view.

There are no collaboration or adaptive features.

3.5 / 5
Total Functionality Rating

Adaptivity
Collaboration
Customization
Enables evidence-base teaching practices
Learner Guidance
Measurement and Structure
Usability

Systems Capabilities

4 / 5
Total Systems Capabilities Rating
Technical components that indicate systems compatibility, ease of implementation, and data management capabilities.

Assignments are linked to the calendar, and there is online submission of assignments.

Resources are limited: just the e-text and questions. The Product Advisory board found no mention of group assignments.

Systems Capabilities

4 / 5
Total Systems Capabilities Rating
Technical components that indicate systems compatibility, ease of implementation, and data management capabilities.

Assignments are linked to the calendar, and there is online submission of assignments.

Resources are limited: just the e-text and questions. The Product Advisory board found no mention of group assignments.

4 / 5
Total Systems Capabilities Rating

Content Management
Course Administration
Data Access

CourseGateway Reviews

Product reviews are performed by our Product Advisory Board, an independent panel of educators and practitioners.

CourseGateway Reviews

Product reviews are performed by our Product Advisory Board, an independent panel of educators and practitioners.

Support

Email for Faculty
Email for Student
Phone for Faculty
Phone for Student
Text/Chat for Faculty
Text/Chat for Student
Courses

Introductory General Biology
Introductory Physics
Introductory Sociology
U.S. History Survey (All Periods)
Disciplines

Biology
Business
History
Physics
Sociology
LMS Integrations

Blackboard
Brightspace
Canvas
Moodle
Sakai
Schoology
Standards Integrations

IMS Global LTI Tool Provider
Product Features

Formative Assessments
Hints and Feedback
Instructor Activities
Interactive
Native Learning Activities
Native Learning Content
Native Learning Outcomes
Progress Tracking (Instructor)
Progress Tracking (Student)

How CourseGateway Reviews Products

Reviews are established through an evaluation process applied to each courseware product.

How CourseGateway Reviews Products

Reviews are established through an evaluation process applied to each courseware product.