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Pre-made, course-complete adaptive courseware for biology and U.S. history

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CogBooks offers pre-made, course-complete biology and U.S. history courseware that is adaptive and customizable by instructors. The courseware develops an 18-parameter “learner profile” as students move through questions, and analyzes data on the way whole groups of students interact with it. CogBooks’ cloud-based courseware also includes reporting and analytics and is fully customizable by instructors. Instructors can use the courseware when teaching in fully online or blended formats. The company’s adaptive technology also is available as a course-building platform.

CogBooks’ adaptive functionality considers factors such as learner confidence and self-assessments, time to complete learning exercises, performance on questions, mastery of prior learning objectives, past performance of students with a similar learner profile and elapsed time since last interaction with relevant content. Instructors can add content from outside the courseware, override the grading policies, allow students to skip content that the technology does not think the student has mastered, give individual students different assignments and configure the sequence and content of courses. 

Courseware Features
  • Course Builder
  • Course Complete
  • Pre-made Course
Integration LMS
  • Blackboard
  • Canvas
  • Brightspace by D2L
  • Moodle
  • Sakai
  • Schoology
  • Biology
  • Discipline Agnostic
  • Economics
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • In-Person Faculty Training
  • Instructional Design / Course Development Services
  • Online or Phone Faculty Support
  • Online or Phone Student Support
  • Technology / Platform Integration Services
Pricing Data
  • The company provides a license to individual educators, or to a whole institution. $40 per student, but lowered on sliding scale based on Pell Grant proportion.

Courseware Features

Ratings are based on company self-assessment, guided by the CWiC Framework.

  • Adaptivity

    The content can be adjusted in relation to a learner's knowledge


  • Customization

    Educators and course designers can alter learning or assessment content


  • Learner Autonomy

    Learners can impact or augment instruction based on their choices


  • Socio-Emotional

    Use of feedback and interventions based on a learner’s social-emotional state


  • Assessment

    The presence of academic structures and the capacity to assess learning in relation to them


  • Collaboration

    Ability for learners and/or educators to engage with each other in the context of learning


Who is using it?

Arizona State University
Northeastern University
University of Kentucky
University of Edinburgh
Fresno City College
Georgia State University


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