Instructor Supplements

ARIS for Foundations in Microbiology (
McGraw-Hill’s ARIS—Assessment, Review, and Instruction System—for Foundations in Microbiology is a complete, online tutorial, electronic homework, and course management system. Instructors can create and share course materials and assignments with colleagues with a few clicks of the mouse. All PowerPoint lectures, assignments, quizzes, and tutorials are directly tied to textspecific materials. Instructors can edit questions, import their own content, and create announcements and due dates for assignments. ARIS has automatic grading and reporting of easy-to-assign homework, quizzing, and testing. All student activity within McGraw- Hill’s ARIS is automatically recorded and available to the instructor through a fully integrated grade book that can be downloaded to Excel. Contact your local McGraw-Hill Publisher’s representative for more information on getting started with ARIS.

ARIS Presentation Center
Build instructional materials where-ever, when-ever, and how-ever you want!
ARIS Presentation Center is an online digital library containing assets such as photos, artwork, animations, PowerPoints, and other media types that can be used to create customized lectures, visually enhanced tests and quizzes, compelling course websites, or attractive printed support materials.

Access to your book, access to all books!
The Presentation Center library includes thousands of assets from many McGraw-Hill titles. This ever-growing resource gives instructors the power to utilize assets specific to an adopted textbook as well as content from all other books in the library.

Nothing could be easier!
Accessed from the instructor side of your textbook’s ARIS website, Presentation Center’s dynamic search engine allows you to explore by discipline, course, textbook chapter, asset type, or keyword. Simply browse, select, and download the files you need to build engaging course materials. All assets are copyright McGraw-Hill Higher Education but can be used by instructors for classroom purposes.

Full-color digital files of all illustrations in the book can be readily incorporated into lecture presentations, exams, or custom-made classroom materials.

Digital files of all photographs from the book can be reproduced for multiple classroom uses.

Tables from the text are available in electronic format.

Over 100 full-color animations that support the topics discussed in the text are provided. Instructors are able to harness the visual impact of processes in motion by importing these files into classroom presentations or online course materials.

Active Art
Active Art consists of illustrations that have been converted to a format that allows the artwork to be edited inside Microsoft Power- Point. Each piece of art inside an Active Art presentation can be broken down to its core elements, grouped or ungrouped, and edited to create customized illustrations.

PowerPoint Lecture Outlines
Ready-made presentations that combine art and lecture notes are provided for each of the chapters in the text. These outlines can be used as they are or can be tailored to reflect your preferred lecture topics and sequences.

PowerPoint Image Slides
For instructors who prefer to create individualized lectures, illustrations, photos, and tables are preinserted by chapter into PowerPoint slides for convenience.

Instructor’s Testing and Resource CD-ROM
This cross-platform CD-ROM contains the Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank, available in both Word and PDF formats. The Instructor’s Manual contains learning objectives, chapter outlines, student activities, key terms and phrases, and classroom discussion topics. The Test Bank provides questions that can be used for homework assignments or the preparation of exams. The computerized Test Bank allows the user to quickly create customized exams. This user-friendly program allows you to search for questions by topic or format; edit existing questions or add new ones; and scramble questions and answer keys for multiple versions of the same test.

A set of 450 full-color acetate transparencies is available to supplement classroom lectures. These transparencies include key figures from the textbook for classroom projection, and they are available to adopters of the Sixth Edition.

McGraw-Hill has partnered with eInstruction to bring the revolutionary Classroom Performance System (CPS) to the classroom. An instructor using this interactive system can administer questions electronically during class while students respond via handheld remote control keypads. Individual responses are logged into a grade book, and aggregated responses can be displayed in graphical form to provide immediate feedback on whether students understand a lecture topic or if more clarification is needed. CPS promotes student participation, class productivity, and individual student accountability.

Course Delivery Systems
With help from our partners WebCT, Blackboard, eCollege, and other course management systems, professors can take complete control over their course content. Course cartridges containing content from the ARIS textbook website, online testing, and powerful student tracking features are readily available for use within these platforms.

Student Supplements

ARIS for Foundations in Microbiology (
McGraw-Hill’s ARIS—Assessment, Review and Instruction System—for Foundations in Microbiology offers access to a vast array of premium online content to fortify the learning experience.
  • Text-Specific Study Tools—The ARIS site features quizzes, study tools, and other features tailored to coincide with each chapter of the text.
  • Course Assignments and Announcements—Students of instructors choosing to utilize McGraw-Hill’s ARIS tools for course administration will receive a course code to log into their specific course for assignments.

Student Study Guide
This valuable student resource, written by Nancy Boury, Iowa State University, goes beyond the standard multiple-choice and true-false self-quizzing. The author has provided a wealth of study assets, including chapter overviews, critical-thinking questions, vocabulary review, charts for organizing material, self-tests, and more. A complete answer key is provided.