Welcome to ChemVantage

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An Open Education Resource for General Chemistry

Let's face it. Chemistry is hard.

But with commitment and lots of practice, almost anyone can master it. ChemVantage was founded in 2010 on the idea that the most effective learning takes place during repeated intermittent engagement with the subject material. By offering several kinds of online assignments, we help you challenge students to ... all at about 1/10 the cost of our nearest competitor.

OpenStax Logo ChemVantage is proud to partner with OpenStax, the largest provider of OER textbooks for General Chemistry. We provide tools that are aligned with the OpenStax Chemistry/2e and Chemistry: Atoms First/2e texts, including a new SmartText app that combines reading assignments with adaptive questions covering key concepts in each chapter. This ensures that your students are reading and understanding the content in a timely way.

Visit the free ChemVantage Question Item Bank

ChemVantage works with your learning management system using LTI

You create ChemVantage assignments in your LMS, and the scores are posted automatically to the LMS grade book. No student personal identifiable information (PII) is stored on ChemVantage servers, so your data are always secure.

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Start with a placement exam

Getting students into the right course at the right time is essential. The ChemVantage placement exam assesses to predict success in General Chemistry with up to 74% accuracy! This allows you to take the right mitigation steps, such as advising some students to take an appropriate prep course or to provide them with supplemental instruction to ensure their success.

Then create ChemVantage assignments for your students

With a few clicks in your LMS, you can assign students to watch instructional videos with embedded questions, take short quizzes on the reading assignment, use in-class polls, work homework problems, and complete practice exams to validate their learning. ChemVantage makes it easy.

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ChemVantage is designed to be very low cost

Our open source software is deployed on Google App Engine servers, which provide massive scaling at extremely low cost. The services are heavily text-based with no fancy widgets. We own all our content, so we don't pay royalties to publishers. We pass these savings on to our users, and for many students and institutions, ChemVantage is completely free.

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So what are you waiting for?

When used in combination with an open source textbook, ChemVantage can help you make your General Chemistry class more affordable, more accessible, and help your students be more successful. Studies conducted at a large public research university showed that students who earned at least 50% credit on ChemVantage assignments passed the course with a grade of C- or better 95% of the time. Wow.

Can your current vendor do that?

ChemVantage has scored millions of quiz and homework questions for students since 2010. You owe it to yourself and your students to find out more about ChemVantage and the advantages of open source learning solutions. Contact Chuck Wight at admin@chemvantage.org with your questions.