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New and Updated Courses

Our new SOLIDWORKS Electrical is expected to be available this Friday, November 6th.  I can’t wait to hear what you think!

We’re also continuing to update our courses to correspond to SOLIDWORKS’ 2016 release:

  • Core Concepts for Parts and Assemblies: has over 100 lessons about the most commonly used functionalities in Parts and Assemblies.  Great for students who have completed SOLIDWORKS 101 – Academic or SOLIDWORKS for Beginners!
  • File Management: covers preserving file references when saving, moving, and copying SOLIDWORKS files to facilitate collaboration on projects.
  • Mold Tools and Plastic Design: explains how to design molds in SOLIDWORKS and how to use the Fastening Feature.

Teaching to Meet the Learning Styles of Millennials

Today’s students learn differently than students in year’s past.  Growing up with the internet, smart phones, and tablets, millennials are particularly tech savvy and have shorter attention spans.  They benefit from microlearning methods, which, in contrast to traditional, instructor-driven training, are often self-paced and built around the needs of the learner.

SolidProfessor can help you incorporate microlearning in your classroom; by breaking our courses into smaller assignments, students will receive small chunks of information that they can easily digest and understand.  Creating assignments for your students helps both you and them track their progress and understanding.

Not sure how to create assignments or want some help breaking your lessons into smaller sections?  Just send us an email, and we’d be happy to help!

Share Your Tips for Using SolidProfessor!

We had more than 80 new teachers join us for this school year – help them and their students get off to a great start by sharing your best practices and tips and tricks for using SolidProfessor to be featured in next month’s newsletter!

Coming to Autodesk University in Las Vegas?

Stop by booth 458 to say “hi” and enter for your chance to win a $100 bar tab!  RSVP for our special happy hour event with Autodesk Fusion 360’s Jeremy Stadtmueller for a drinks, appetizers, and a presentation on the Future of CAD.

Megan Davidson
About the Author

SolidProfessor Director of Customer Success, marathon/cat enthusiast