Recently I've spoken to several faculty who have added Mathematica to their recommended software list and started assigning projects in Mathematica. Because Mathematica is available on your campus, you may have been thinking about doing the same. So I wanted to send you some of the most popular, free resources to add to your syllabus so students can learn about Mathematica outside of class time.

1. At the beginning of the semester, have your students watch the free "Hands-on Start to Mathematica" tutorial screencast series. This will help them get started with Mathematica so you can focus class time on the subject you're teaching:

2. Next, assign students "How to" tutorials to teach them how to accomplish certain tasks in Mathematica that they will need to know for the course, such as creating plots or solving equations:

3. Finally, have your students create a profile on Wolfram Community. Here they will learn tips and tricks for using Mathematica and get support from other users, so you don't have to be their only point of contact for questions: