This past winter, we surveyed some of the top users on our student and instructor resource site, DavisPlus.com, to see how we could make the site easier to use. If you’ve never been there before, DavisPlus is where you can go to view an ebook version of your textbook, get sample test questions, procedure videos, and so much more. For instructors, it’s the place where we keep all the PowerPoint slides, test banks, instructor guides, lecture videos, and anything else that will help you integrate the textbook into your curriculum and enhance your students’ understanding of the materials. For students, it’s a great place to find study resources. If you bought a new textbook, the Plus Code on the inside front cover will give you access to everything available for your book on our site.
If you’ve used the site before, you might recognize this:
This is the old homepage. In a few weeks, this page will be gone forever! We’re replacing it with our new design – you can see the new homepage up at the top of this post. We wanted to make it less busy, and easier to scan and read on a tablet or phone. We decided to make our “beta site” available to preview before we make the switch, because we want to know what you think! Did we do a good job? Is it easier to use? You can email us any time at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
We heard from many of you that the first time you tried to use DavisPlus, it was tough to figure out how to create an account, log in, and redeem a Plus Code all in one shot. We heard you, and we added a page with separate instructions for students and instructors to help you get started. Here’s what the student page looks like:
Another thing we heard from customers was that it was hard to find the resources you needed, and when you clicked on them to open them, they opened at the bottom of the screen and if you didn’t scroll down you could miss it completely! No good. So we redesigned our product pages to fix it.
And finally, we know that questions come up all the time, especially when you’re using a site you’ve never used before. We wanted our customers to have a place to go with all the information they might need – and we wanted to make it easy to find. We updated and redesigned our Support Center. If you’ve ever used one of our products like Davis Edge or the Medical Language Lab, the Support Center is identical now.
But don’t take our word for it – try the new site for yourself now! Let us know how we did.