Paradigm Releases SNAP 2013, a Training and Assessment System for Post-secondary Courses on Computer Applications

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Paradigm Publishing, a provider of computer technology learning solutions in higher education, recently announced the release of SNAP 2013 Web-Based Training and Assessment, an innovative learning management system that optimizes students' skill development in Microsoft Office 2013 and streamlines course management for instructors.

SNAP is a live-in-the-Office-application that empowers students to test and strengthen their skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Unlike other training systems that rely on software simulations, SNAP allows students to use any and all pathways to successfully complete any task Office allows. This flexibility gives students opportunities to use Microsoft applications through the steps that are most efficient and practical to them.

Instructors can quickly and easily build, manage and share multiple courses using SNAP. Instructors can create a weekly syllabus, export grades and access detailed reports on how students are progressing. SNAP also includes interactive, easy-to-follow, gradable tutorials with thousands of concept questions. Regardless of the type of course instructors teach-instructor-led, distance learning, blended learning, classic learning or any combination in between-SNAP empowers instructors to spend less time creating and grading assignments and more time interacting with students. SNAP was first released in 2003. Since then, it has been continuously enhanced to meet the growing needs of instructors and to provide a more robust learning experience for students. Today, SNAP has more than 100,000 users and is utilized in some of the largest community colleges in the nation.

SNAP is available 24/7 on all Web browsers and multiple devices, including computers, smart phones and iPads. Domestic-based technical support is available around the clock throughout the entire week to provide superior assistance to SNAP's beginning, returning and advanced users. SNAP supports Paradigm's Office 2013 textbooks which develop student proficiency in Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint and include the first-to-market Guidelines for Microsoft Office 2013 and Marquee Series. Paradigm released these textbooks in February, hot on the heels of Microsoft's release of Office 2013 in January and months before other Office textbooks were available. Also included in Paradigm's Office learning solutions are the Benchmark Series, Signature Series and Seguin COMPUTER Series.

"With the release of SNAP 2013, we are thrilled to be the first to market with state-of-the-art training and assessment technology integrated with Microsoft Office 2013. We listened carefully to the needs of instructors and created a resource that addresses their challenges and leads to successful student outcomes. Students experience an authentic learning environment with SNAP 2013 because they use the full range of the actual Microsoft programs, not simulations," said Linda Hein, Vice President and Publisher of Paradigm Publishing.

To learn more about SNAP and Paradigm's Office 2013 textbooks, visit To request a demonstration of SNAP, contact Lara McLellan at or 800-535-6865, ext. 615.