• Encouraging Collaboration in the Digital Classroom

       Fostering collegial student relationships in an online environment can be one of the most challenging tasks facing an instructor. I am often asked: How can we get students to interact with each other...
    Jacob Glazier
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  • Improvements to Assessments in Sapling

    This week, we are making some improvements to the Assessments in Sapling that we wanted to tell you about (since we’re so excited).    The Item Analysis & Student Analysis tabs will be combined to ...
    Becky Anderson
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  • Macmillan Learning Event Participant Release

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  • Great new video assessment program is now available!

    As of today, the LaunchPads for Gunn’s Speech Craft, O’Hair’s A Speaker’s Guidebook 7e, and O’Hair’s Real Communication 4e have a new video assessment program. We know that the best...
    Becky Anderson
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  • Does your LaunchPad have an Orientation Quiz?

    It is disheartening to know how many students don't realize that their LaunchPad includes the ebook--and we wanted to help fix that. So with the newer LaunchPads, we added an Orientation Quiz to help students better u...
    Becky Anderson
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  • Faculty Consultant for Psychology - Christopher Dyszelski, Madison Area Technical College

    Name: Christopher Dyszelski, Ph.D. Department: Psychology School: Madison Area Technical College Product: Launchpad for Psychology in Modules, 11e by Myers and DeWall How do you use Launc...
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  • Are you ready for 2018?

    So the end of the semester is around the corner...and then the next round of classes will start up shortly.    What should you do to make it all go smoothly? Prepare now!    Check out information...
    Becky Anderson
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  • New in Composition Digital Products for Fall: Improved Diagnostics in LaunchPad and Writer's Help

    One of the greatest appeals of classroom technology is the opportunity it offers for targeting interventions based on real-time data. Last fall, we introduced diagnostic activities in Writer’s Help, LaunchPad So...
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  • How can you customize LaunchPad?

    One of the greatest benefits of using LaunchPad is how easy it is to customize to create the perfect course for you. But not everyone knows that you can do all these things, so here’s just a short refresher on h...
    Becky Anderson
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  • Passcode-Protected Quizzes, Support Community, and Roster Info

    The recent LaunchPad release had a number of items in it, but there are three items that I’m particularly excited about:  help links to the new support community, access expiration information in the roster...
    Becky Anderson
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  • REEF and LaunchPad: Together at Last

    Just this week we released a new feature to all LaunchPad and Writer’s Help courses: REEF Integration. REEF, i>clicker’s mobile response system, enables you to poll and quiz students using the devices t...
    Becky Anderson
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  • Wrapping Up Fall & Preparing for the Next Semester

    As we near the end of the fall semester, just a few notes to make sure you are ready to wrap up fall and prepare for winter or spring.There is a great section in the LaunchPad Instructor’s Manual called “T...
    Becky Anderson
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  • The Data Connections Activity in LaunchPad

    One of the forms of assessment in LaunchPad is called "Data Connections" and is built differently than some of the other measures like LearningCurve and Quizzing. Data Connections has more of an integrative and essay ...
    Jacob Glazier
    created by Jacob Glazier
  • LaunchPad:  Benefits to Instructor (Part 3 of 3-part series)

    In Part 1 of the series “LaunchPad”, I focused on how to use LaunchPad in your classes and what tools are helpful to use.  Part 2 of the “LaunchPad” series went on to discuss the most impo...
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  • LaunchPad:  Benefits to Students (Part 2 of 3-part series)

    In Part 1 of the series “LaunchPad”, I focused on how to use LaunchPad in your classes and what tools are helpful to use.   The important aspect, besides how and what to use in LaunchPad, is the bene...
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  • LaunchPad Guidance:  How & What to Use (1st in 3-part series)

    “Professor, may we take more quizzes than what’s assigned?  Will you go ahead and assign more LearningCurves?  I’d like to do some ahead of schedule.”  Do these questions from st...
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  • LearningCurve Adaptive Assessment in LaunchPad

    How would you like to give your students a form of assessment that only an online system, like LaunchPad, can offer? LearningCurve, one of the most exceptional features of LaunchPad, can do just that. By way of a brie...
    Jacob Glazier
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  • Building Quizzes in LaunchPad

    How do I want to assess my students' competencies and monitor their progress in my course? Such a question can lead an educator to consider the means by which they gather data or measure the retention of concepts and ...
    Jacob Glazier
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  • "Hidden" Resources in LaunchPad

    There is a wealth of content and features in LaunchPad that are either not enabled by default, or take a little bit of digging to actually find. In this blog post, I am hoping to shed some light on this publisher...
    Jacob Glazier
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  • Gradebook in LaunchPad: Statistics and Student Data

    Why not include all of your grading and student evaluation in the same place? That's what the "Gradebook" in LaunchPad is specifically designed to do. In this blog post, I will walk you through some of the key fe...
    Jacob Glazier
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