Curriculum for students of all skill levels
Assign courses and track student progress
Assess retention with skills assessment testing
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SolidProfessor is a complete curriculum built on a learning management system that enables instructors to
focus on teaching design, rather than the picks and clicks of CAD.
SolidProfessorís content and curriculum offers the flexibility to meet the needs of any class structure. As an instructor you choose to use our predefined curriculum or build your own from our extensive library of topics.
Manage all of your classes with any level of curriculum, assignments, and reporting.
Student Progress Tracking
Gain visibility into the progress of each student in real time as they complete assignments and tests.
Reports enable instructors to see how students perform, and how students compare to their peers.
No software installation is required. Just add your students and they can start right away.
Assign premade curriculum or select individual topics from the the library of over 1000 lessons.
Assess knowledge and retention with premade tests, including hundreds of questions covering the complete range of topics.
All students need is an internet connection.
Students can access SolidProfessor directly inside SolidWorks with our unique add-in.
Compatible with iOS and Android devices, students can conveniently access SolidProfessor from anywhere.
Concise Video Lessons
Designed for todayís learners, lessons are brief and engaging to keep studentís attention.
Case Studies and Exercises engage students and enable them to learn by doing.
Courses are designed to prepare students to get certified upon completion.
"My name is Mark Conner, and I'm the Director of The Engineering Academy at Hoover High School and The Online Engineering Academy. The four-year, college-prep engineering
curriculum at Hoover starts with a course that focuses on solid modeling and the Engineering Design Process. We'd been considering moving from another solid modeling package to SolidWorks for a couple of years. We had not made the change because none of the engineers on our faculty had experience with SolidWorks, and we were concerned about finding adequate training that matched our budget and time constraints. Enter SolidProfessor.
After contacting the staff at SolidProfessor and having the opportunity to spend about an hour working through basic tutorial videos, I was convinced that we had found the ideal solution for training our faculty. I also realized that we had found a great tool for the engineering students at Hoover and in our online academy. Having developed the initial course material for The Online Engineering Academy, I know what is involved in creating video content. I was blown away by the quality of the videos and the amount of information that was being communicated in 1-3 minutes. I was also excited that someone else with far greater expertise had already created the videos...and was committed to making sure that they stay up-to-date.
We've always encouraged our students to be independent learners. We want them to take in as much of what we put before them as possible and to venture into new territory whenever they can. SolidProfessor enables us to do both! Students are more able to develop a strong foundation in SolidWorks, because they can watch short videos multiple times to fully grasp a new concept. Those students who are interested in learning more about a particular subject than we cover as part of the course are not hindered by their teacher's availability or knowledge of SolidWorks. They can dig as deep as they like using the content that SolidProfessor has created. And, if they get stuck, they can ask the experts at SolidProfessor!
As we've worked together during the past 7+ months, I feel less like a SolidProfessor client and more like a partner. Not only are the folks at SolidProfessor quick to respond to our questions and requests, they have a genuine interest in how we are using their product for education and how we can work together to enhance engineering education at the high school level. I could not be more pleased with our decision to partner with SolidProfessor in making the move to SolidWorks."
-Mark Conner, PhDME Duke University, Director of The Engineering Academy
Hoover High School, Hoover, AL
"We have reviewed the available training suites and have found that SolidProfessor delivers the highest value to our students. Each student will have their own copy of SolidProfessor which will provide them with an outstanding resource in developing their engineering abilities."
-David Beach, Highest Value for Students
"We have been using SolidProfessor in our high school drafting/design program for the past two years. The students have responded well to the video tutorials and integrated case studies. The ability for students to revisit and work ahead through the material has increased the amount of material covered. In addition, the students now have the ability to review and work ahead at their own pace. This flexibility has improved both classroom performance and end of program test scores. As an instructor the ability to develop curriculum for multi-level classes has been invaluable. The Admin function has allowed me to customize & fine tune three levels of drafting classes. Using the supplied files I can have the students follow along with the videos and re-create each scenario which has resulted in improved content retention. The supplied exams have worked well as both pre-tests and end of unit summative assessments. Overall, student performance has improved significantly with the incorporation SolidProfessor."
-Brian Farlee, Drafting/Design Instructor
Tucson Unified School District
"I'm very impressed with your products... You've got a vast amount of information on a broad range of topics and I was blown away... You've got a wonderful product."
-Larry Dixon, Instructor
Frontrange Community College
"Three years ago I opened my first copy of SolidWorks and 1 week later I realized that I had an uphill struggle ahead. I asked my reseller where I could get some serious curriculum help. The vendor suggested SolidProfessor. I purchased 30 licenses and began to train myself. SolidProfessor visually as well verbally instructed me to the point that I am now a very proud Certified SolidWorks Associate. Since I am the first high school CSWA instructor in Florida, I have been hired to consult as well as proctor various instructor workshops on SolidWorks instruction and always recommend SolidProfessor as the tool to use."
-Paul Kynerd, Instructor
Miami Lakes Educational Center
"This year we decided to switch CAD Software to SolidWorks. After just a few minutes of playing with the software, I was stuck on a basic function. I decided to take a moment and log into SolidProfessor and watch the introduction videos. So I watched the first few, and then a few more. I began to realize that I was picking up most of what I was seeing without following along in SolidWorks. The quality of the sound, the motion, and the flow of the information in the video is that good. About an hour in and I was WAY AHEAD of where I would have been by playing on SolidWorks for an hour.
One of the advantages of using SolidProfessor in our classroom is that it provides that same access to all of our students. The students are not limited by my knowledge of the program any longer. SolidProfessor allows them to always have clear instruction on anything they are doing that is accessible and repeatable. This allows me to teach engineering content. Before SolidProfessor I would often find myself troubleshooting CAD software questions and problems most of the class time. Having SolidProfessor available creates an environment where the students can excel beyond the realms of our time constraints and personal knowledge of SolidWorks software and allows us the ability to focus on questions that pertain to the engineering side of our curriculum. It really is like having another teacher in the classroom. OK, sometimes like having a few extra teachers in the classroom."
-Will Alexander, BSCE Auburn University, Engineering Teacher
Hoover High School, Hoover, AL
SolidProfessor Academic is affordable for schools of any size. Contact us and one of our academic specialists will gladly discuss our implementation options, including our popular Technology Grant Program. This budget-friendly program provides a convenient way to get SolidProfessor Academic into the classroom quickly.