Transform Your Chemistry Students

Aktiv Chemistry reimagines chemistry courses with an approach that fosters student engagement both during and after class – in-person or online.

Adopted by faculty at 600+ campuses

All-in-one platform

Comprehensive Learning & Assessment

From in-class active learning, homework assignments, and now secure online quizzes and exams, Aktiv Chemistry’s all-in-one platform provides a comprehensive set of features for formative and summative assessments.

In-class or Synchronous Online

Take attendance, post polls & quizzes, enhance traditional worksheets, or promote think-pair-share activities.
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Homework
& Practice

Assign interactive problem sets with instant feedback and automatic grading that sync with institutional LMS gradebooks.
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Timed Online
Quizzes & Exams

Create summative assessments with question pools, algorithmic problems, and optional integrated proctoring.
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SCAFFOLDED, VISUAL, AND INTERACTIVE

Experience Chemistry Like Never Before

Pick and choose problems from an extensive library that supports all topics in General Chemistry, Introductory Chemistry, GOB, and Organic Chemistry. Specialized answer modules target common student pain points throughout the course and provide valuable visualization and scaffolding.

Students draw Lewis structures and visualize VSEPR with an intuitive, game-like interface that makes learning fun.

Students drag-and-drop tiles to set up scaffolded conversions with units, stoichiometry, densities, concentrations, and much more.

Allow students to focus on chemistry and not syntax errors by easily writing chemical nomenclature and equations with smart suggestions. Supports both inorganic and organic compounds.

Scaffolded and step- by-step learning for chemical, weak acid-base, and solubility equilibria problems.

Students draw skeletal and structural formulas with the groundbreaking and intuitive AktivGrid.

OVER 15,000 PROBLEMS AND ACTIVITIES

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General Chemistry

Support chemistry and STEM majors across the year-long sequence.

Intro to Chemistry

Support non-STEM majors or prepare students for General Chemistry.

GOB Chemistry

Support nursing or allied health majors in a 1-term or 2-term format.

Organic Chemistry

Support second-year chemistry students, premedical students, or non-majors with the study of organic chemistry.

Designed to

Support Your Course

Multiple Devices

Use Any Device

Bring your own device. Any device. Students and instructors can access the Aktiv Learning app from any iPhone, iPad, or Android Device. Additionally, the platform is fully accessible on Web with any Mac, PC, or Chromebook.

Aktiv Chemistry’s mobile-first design ensures that students receive the same experience no matter where they are. Students take advantage of the Aktiv Learning mobile app to work and study on-the-go in places like riding the bus or train, or even on campus when they have downtime.

Gradebook & LMS Integration

Aktiv Chemistry’s gradebook can be synced with any popular campus LMS such as Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, or D2L. The gradebook and associated columns can be customized to separate the various assignment types, to present individual assignments, or display summary columns for each type.

Every Aktiv Chemistry activity has a multitude of grading policies that can be customized depending on the assignment type. Settings include points per problem, participation credit, late submissions with penalties, variable attempts per problem, penalties for incorrect attempts, and more.

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Algorithmic Problems & Question Pools

Aktiv Chemistry offers additional security with both Question Pools and Algorithmic Problems. These features randomize the content that is delivered to each student during homeworks, quizzes, or exams. Instructors can also randomize the order of questions on any assignment.

With Algorithmic Problems, built-in variables create thousands of question variants to be delivered that randomize numbers, words, or compounds within the problem statement. With Question Pools, instructors can group together a set of similar questions and deliver a subset of them at random to students.

Question Authoring

Aktiv Chemistry’s authoring tool allows instructors to easily write, save, and assign your own questions with targeted instructional feedback. Input superscripts, subscripts, and special symbols with a breeze.

Targeted Student Feedback

Every Aktiv Chemistry question contains targeted instructional feedback that provides students with helpful hints when they submit incorrect answers. When students run out of attempts, they are presented with a step-by-step detailed solution that fully explains how to solve the problem.

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Attendance

Aktiv Chemistry’s attendance tool allows instructors to easily take student attendance by randomizing a check in code for each class or lecture. Customize timing to have a strict or lenient lateness policy.

OpenStax Chemistry Integration

Aktiv Learning is proud to be a partner of OpenStax in order to deliver more affordable course materials for chemistry students.

General Chemistry students now have one button access directly to the OpenStax Chemistry textbooks when working on a Aktiv Chemistry problem. Access to learning content has never been easier.

Multiple Devices

Use Any Device

Bring your own device. Any device. Students and instructors can access the Aktiv Learning app from any iPhone, iPad, or Android Device. Additionally, the platform is fully accessible on Web with any Mac, PC, or Chromebook.

Aktiv Chemistry’s mobile-first design ensures that students receive the same experience no matter where they are. Students take advantage of the Aktiv Learning mobile app to work and study on-the-go in places like riding the bus or train, or even on campus when they have downtime.

Gradebook & LMS Integration

Aktiv Chemistry’s gradebook can be synced with any popular campus LMS such as Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, or D2L. The gradebook and associated columns can be customized to separate the various assignment types, to present individual assignments, or display summary columns for each type.

Every Aktiv Chemistry activity has a multitude of grading policies that can be customized depending on the assignment type. Settings include points per problem, participation credit, late submissions with penalties, variable attempts per problem, penalties for incorrect attempts, and more.

pools

Algorithmic Problems & Question Pools

Aktiv Chemistry offers additional security with both Question Pools and Algorithmic Problems. These features randomize the content that is delivered to each student during homeworks, quizzes, or exams. Instructors can also randomize the order of questions on any assignment.

With Algorithmic Problems, built-in variables create thousands of question variants to be delivered that randomize numbers, words, or compounds within the problem statement. With Question Pools, instructors can group together a set of similar questions and deliver a subset of them at random to students.

attendance

Attendance

Aktiv Chemistry’s attendance tool allows instructors to easily take student attendance by randomizing a check in code for each class or lecture. Customize timing to have a strict or lenient lateness policy.

Targeted Student Feedback

Every Aktiv Chemistry question contains targeted instructional feedback that provides students with helpful hints when they submit incorrect answers. When students run out of attempts, they are presented with a step-by-step detailed solution that fully explains how to solve the problem.

Question Authoring

Aktiv Chemistry’s authoring tool allows instructors to easily write, save, and assign your own questions with targeted instructional feedback. Input superscripts, subscripts, and special symbols with a breeze.

OpenStax Chemistry Integration

Aktiv Learning is proud to be a partner of OpenStax in order to deliver more affordable course materials for chemistry students.

General Chemistry students now have one button access directly to the OpenStax Chemistry textbooks when working on a Aktiv Chemistry problem. Access to learning content has never been easier.

Success Stories

Professors from over 600 colleges and universities use Aktiv Chemistry to engage students inside and outside of the classroom. Learn how some of them have transformed their courses.

There’s this concept that a lot of students bring into the class: ‘It’s a lot of math and just balancing equations and stuff like that.’ Aktiv Chemistry gets a lot of those narratives out of the way. In being able to engage students visually, the platform opens them up to learning more about chemistry.¹
Elaine Bernal
Elaine Bernal
Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, California State University – Long Beach
It’s a clicker system and an online homework system all-in-one. Aktiv Chemistry is the best buy I’ve run across. You’re getting a multi-dimensional system that can be used in several ways and a huge number of well-constructed problems for General Chemistry.¹
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Stephanie Dillon
Faculty & Director of Freshman Chemistry Labs, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Florida State University
With Aktiv Chemistry, there has been no learning curve. The students come in with a minimal amount of instruction and have been up and running within five to ten minutes. Then, they can focus more on the content rather than how to use the tool.¹
Kathleen Kolbet
Professor of Chemistry, Department of Physical Sciences, Truckee Meadows Community College

¹ This quote was provided at a time where Aktiv Chemistry was named Chem101. We have replaced the use of Chem101 in any direct quotes with Aktiv Chemistry to minimize confusion.

Industry-Leading Support

Every course and teaching style is different. That’s why all instructors who adopt Aktiv Mathematics receive personalized support to help you and your students succeed.

10 MIN RESPONSE TIME

Every student and instructor has access to our support, which can be reached by e-mail, live chat, SMS text, or phone. Extended hours make sure everyone is taken care of even on late nights and weekends.

SUCCESS TEAM

In addition to our support line, every instructor is assigned an individual member of Aktiv Learning’s Success team who helps with training, group logistics, master courses, LMS integrations, and much more.