ChemVantage
An Open Education Resource for General Chemistry

About ChemVantage


About us

ChemVantage LLC was founded in 2010 to provide Open Education Resources for teaching and learning General Chemistry. The founder and chief software architect of ChemVantage is Chuck Wight, who has taught General Chemistry since 1984 at the University of Utah, Weber State University and now Salisbury University.

Chemistry is usually taught from a problem-solving approach, and students need lots of practice to build a solid foundation for solving scientific problems. We create web sites that provide immediate feedback so that students can learn problem-solving skills without having to wait for their assignments to be graded by a human instructor.

Web sites with dynamic content like this one are best used as learning tools, not assessment or testing tools. For this reason, we have configured the assignments to allow unlimited submissions so students may improve their scores. However, instructors have the option of restricting the number of submissions to ChemVantage or the number of graded submissions (using the options in the LMS) or both.

Textbook Alignment

Most modern General Chemistry textbooks follow a similar method of organizing the course content, although the depth of coverage may vary. ChemVantage offers assignments in 44 different topic areas, so it's easy to find a set that matches the organization of nearly any textbook. Furthermore, the instructor can select quiz/homework/exam questions that have the appropriate level of difficulty for the class being offered.

The default set of ChemVantage topics is designed to match the OpenStax OER textbooks, Chemistry 2e or Chemistry: Atoms First 2e.

Assignments

ChemVantage offers several different types of assignments: All of the assignments can be customized by the instructor by selecting the question items that are most appropriate for your students.

Explore some example assignments

Pricing
  1. LTI registration and instructor accounts are free.
  2. Each student account costs only $2.00 USD per month for an all-access subscription.
  3. Institutions have the option of purchasing student licenses in bulk at deeply discounted rates.
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Instructors

ChemVantage is a great resource for teachers and professors because it leverages your institution's learning management system (e.g., Canvas, Moodle, Blackboard, Desire2Learn or Sakai) using the LTI standard. This allows your LMS to handle all passwords, role assignments and security. To connect your LMS to ChemVantage, please visit our LTI registration page. After registration, instructors can customize quiz and homework assignments for their classes using the instructor tools in each assignment.

Teaching Assistants

An instructor may assign any LMS user to be a teaching assistant. This role is recognized by ChemVantage. Teaching assistants may view solutions to homework exercises to provide guidance to students on some of the more challenging problems.

Authors

Any instructor wishing to contribute question items for quiz or homework assignments may do this using the instructor tools accessible in the assignments. A ChemVantage editor will review and edit them before including it in the database. The copyrights to all question items at this site are owned entirely by ChemVantage LLC. The only way that we can keep costs low enough to offer free services to both students and instructors is to avoid paying royalties. Therefore, we ask all contributors of ChemVantage question items to certify that all contributed items are original works, and that the author assigns the copyrights to ChemVantage LLC to be shared freely under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Learning Management System Integration

1EdTech Certified ChemVantage is certified by 1EdTech to be conformant with the LTI Advantage Complete standard for learning tools interoperability. You can find the current 1EdTech certification document here.. The certification ensures that you can configure compatible learning management systems with an LTI link to ChemVantage. This allows your LMS to establish a trusted relationship with ChemVantage without having to maintain any usernames and passwords. ChemVantage reports the assignment scores back to the LMS grade book automatically. Your LMS administrator can register your LMS with ChemVantage at our LTI registration page.

Web Site Accessibility

ChemVantage is committed to providing accessible content for its users. The site is in substantial compliance with The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as measured by Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, which is our target level of compliance. If you experience difficulty accessing any ChemVantage resource, or if you have questions or suggestions regarding accessibility of our site, please let us know through the ChemVantage Feedback Page or by using the contact information at the bottom of this page.

DMCA Notice

ChemVantage respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and is accessible on this site, you may notify our copyright agent, as set forth in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA). For your complaint to be valid under the DMCA, you must provide the following information when providing notice of the claimed copyright infringement:The information above must be sent as a written postal mail or email notification to DMCA Office, ChemVantage LLC, 606 Tony Tank Ln, Salisbury, MD 21801 USA, admin@chemvantage.org

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FERPA Compliance

The services provided by ChemVantage are fully compliant with all applicable provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. ยง 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99). We receive user data as a School Official under FERPA, either directly from students as a result of completing ChemVantage assignments or from the school or educational institution through the LTI connection to the school's learning management system (LMS). User data are processed solely for educational purposes and are shared back to the school LMS through the LTI connection. ChemVantage does not otherwise process, store, sell or share any student records or personally identifiable information.

Privacy Certification

1EdTech Certified ChemVantage has earned the 1EdTech Trusted App Data Privacy Certification for its Privacy Policy and practices, which protect users' personally identifiable information (PII). The certification number is IMSD2C6C25C26C27B2C2C20ce2021W1. Users connect to ChemVantage through your institution's LMS, and ChemVantage returns all user scores to the LMS, so we don't store any user PII on our servers. That way, your information is 100% secure.

Privacy Policy

ChemVantage protects its users' privacy to the maximum extent that allows the site to function as designed.

ChemVantage Terms and Conditions of Use