Biology is designed to cover the scope and sequence requirements of a typical two-semester biology course for science majors. The text provides comprehensive coverage of foundational research and core biology concepts through an evolutionary lens. Biology includes rich features that engage students in scientific inquiry, highlight careers in the biological sciences, and offer everyday applications. The book also includes clicker questions to help students understand—and apply—key concepts.
Trunity Enhanced Edition
The text in this Trubook edition is identical to the OpenStax version. Our designers have enhanced the OpenStax version by adding high resolution images, additional videos, interactive student self-assessments, links to further research, and a dynamic one-click glossary. OpenStax Biology on the Trubook eLearning Platform enables instructors to customize the content, add additional resources, and manage their course materials, assignments, assessments and gradebook. Trubooks provides students with personalization tools such as bookmarking, highlighting, and annotation, along with the ability to do self-assessment, submit projects, take quizzes and exams, and communicate with their classmates and instructor.
The result is an educational resource that combines the excellent biology content of the OpenStax version with the Trubook features that enhance the student learning experience.
Trubooks can easily be tailored for a perfect fit.
Use the tools built into the Trubooks platform to customize OpenStax Biology to meet the specific needs of your course, keep it relevant to local interests and in tune with world events as they happen.
Adding chapters from Integrating Concepts in Biology
You may even mix and match chapters from different books to create a combination textbook. Many educators who have adopted the OpenStax Biology to keep costs down for their students have chosen to integrate a good portion of Integrating Concepts in Biology (ICB). ICB is an exceptional textbook that was built on the core recommends of BIO2010 and Vision & Change. Students using ICB will learn core concepts and analytical skills simultaneously. They will be able to apply the process of science and understand the link between science and society. ICB also includes readily accessible Bio-Math Explorations.
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You and your students get access to the same authoring and content management tools available to all our authors and publishing partners. The resources you create can be seamlessly integrated into your coursebook(s) as needed for the classes you teach. They can also be made available for you to share with your colleagues or to be adopted by educators around the world who are using Trubooks in their classroom.
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All Trubooks, including OpenStax Biology can used offline with our Trunity Mobile App for iPad. The complete textbook can be loaded onto your device, or to save space individual modules can be downloaded as need. Of course, if you have internet access then it is all there.
+ Online access, on any browser, on any device
+ Offline access to content as needed with iPad app
+ Glossary definitions pop-up with a click
+ Highlight and annotate any text
+ Customize the textbook to your teaching needs
+ Quizzes and exams can be taken within the textbook
+ Assignments can be completed within or uploaded
+ Built-in gradebook linked to assignments & assessments
+ Self-Assessments are interactive, ungraded section review
Wherever it is possible you will have auto-grading and can set personalized auto-feedback! You will love how easy and efficient it is to manage even a class of 300 students.
Your students will appreciate getting your feedback to their assignments and assessments directly in the context of the content.
Question Pools & Assessments
+ Add to existing question pools or create your own
+ T/F, multiple choice, multiple answer, short and long answer
+ Develop new and even randomized assessments
+ Publish to class the moment you wish to make it available
+ Self-Assessments can be taken any number of times
+ Student profiles auto-populate on purchase/given access
+ Automatically tied to student submissions
+ Set grading weight for each assignment and assessment
You'll find it easy to adapt this book to fit your syllabus and your teaching style. Or, you can simply use it as it is.
Adapt to Fit
+ Keep everything you need in one place
+ Authoring tools allow you to create or add resources
+ Add your tried-and-true lessons and favorite assignments
+ Add content from other Trubooks, YouTube, etc.
+ Reorder/remove original textbook content segments
+ Add current event or local interest material anytime
+ all new content is automatically integrated with the LMS
Easy prep and readiness for this semester and the next.
+ Improve, modify, add to your course as you go or over time
+ Easily manage large or multiple classes of students
+ Easy management of all your teaching resources
New class, new semester
+ We clone your Trubook along with your customizations
+ You can relax
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+ Make resources you create available for others to adopt!
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This Trubook can be customized to fit your needs. You may select desired chapters and even combine with chapters from other Trubooks. The price is pro-rated based on content included in customized version. For more info, see our Trubook FAQ, or go straight to our Adoption Form.
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