Bringing "Intro to Systems" to life for the iGeneration


hands-on learning

no hassle  •  no coding   •  almost free

and now...

self-contained, self-grading, & self-supporting!

  • No Salesforce experience/knowledge needed: self-graded, self-supported exercises leave instructors free to discuss lessons learned w/o technical details

  • Innovative “storified” approach engages iGen students w/humor & good story-telling

  • Award winning: AIS Best Conference Paper on IS Education of 2016

  • Concretizes core concepts: Database, Process Automation, Enterprise, User Experience, Analytics, Mobile, CRM, Social Business Tools, Cloud,…

  • Non-tech students build apps with zero coding on Salesforce’s leading enterprise platform (Forbes - #1 Most Innovative)

  • Students work in the cloud anywhere using any browser/device anytime (totally online-friendly)

  • Six exercise/episodes: each fits into one class (75 min) or assign as homework

  • Self-grading: students simply submit secure, watermarked grade certificates w/scores to record

  • Easy to administer: self-contained PDFs include everything—students manage their own logins/pws

  • Student support site introduces, motivates, offers deeper dives & self-troubleshooting

  • Almost free: students pay just $19.99 thru PayPal. All online. No bookstore hassle. 

“The Max Labs are a great avenue for students to gain hands-on experience on important MIS topics such as data management, business processes, and customer relationship management. The labs are developed in an interesting and engaging way. Unlike many hands-on assignments, Max Labs describe the rationale behind every step; thus enabling students to learn “why” they do what they are asked to do.”

Sepideh Ebrahimi

York University

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