Wiley Efficient Learning is updating the way you interact with our CMA instructors in the online Mentoring tool. The new features will include a more modern interface as well as advanced options for improving collaboration between you, your peers, and your instructor. Below is an outline of some of the key changes to your Instructor Mentoring:
Mentoring Will Now Be Called “Ask an Instructor”
We want to make sure every student knows that they are getting the best advice from Wiley’s world-class team of instructors. This change in the terminology will allow you to easily identify and use the tool without confusion.
All Existing Topics and Forums Will Be Archived
If you’re in the middle of studying and you are either waiting on a response from an instructor, or looking to reference an existing message board with relevant content, don’t worry: all the existing content in the discussion boards will be easily accessible with the “View Archived” button at the top left of the screen. This will help make sure students don’t miss a beat during the update of our interface. Additionally, students will be able to Subscribe, Watch, or Sort topics with the controls on the top right. This means you can find the most relevant content for your question or monitor your post for responses in real-time.
Please Note: all students will be able to access and post to the old discussion boards and threads for thirty days in order to wrap up any activity. After thirty days the old discussion boards under “View Archive” will be in read only mode.
How to Create a New Topic
Creating a new topic just got easier! Simply select the “New Topic” button at the top left of the screen and you’ll see a blank topic open. One this screen you can create your topic title, write your copy, and then also tag your topic to allow other students and instructors to interact with it. The topic creation tool has basic text options such as bold, italics, inserting images and hyperlinks to give the student more control over how to post their questions with the upmost clarity and precision. By hitting the “Submit” button your topic will then be added to the boards.
Interacting with Your Post
If you find a post that was especially helpful, you are now able to “Upvote” that particular thread so that it will be more obvious to fellow students who have similar questions. You can sort by what’s upvoted or downvoted, saving you time and helping you get exactly what you need. If you find a thread that answers the question for someone else, you can also now @mention that person in the thread to send them a notification and flag that answer directly to them.
About your Wiley CMAexcel Instructor
Your instructor for Wiley CMAexcel is Marjorie Yuschak, Adjunct Professor at The College of New Jersey. In addition to teaching Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting courses, Prof. Yuschak leverages her 20+ years of experience as a former finance manager to help train executives to effectively present ideas that positively influence business outcomes.
Ask an Instructor is available with any Platinum and Gold bundle of CMAexcel. If you are interested in upgrading, please contact our team and find out how.
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