• Changes Coming to Achieve Read & Practice for 2020

    We have been doing A LOT of work on Achieve Read & Practice this fall, so here's a recap of what you and your students will have for January 2020.    Course List:  The Course List redesign (that y...
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  • Rental Options at the Student Store

    If you have students who want to get the print book to go with LaunchPad, LaunchPadSolo,or SaplingPlus, please be sure to alert them to the options at the Student Store.    store.macmillanlearning.com  ...
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  • You Are NOT Tech Support!

    Just a reminder as classes get started and students familiarize themselves with Achieve and Sapling and LaunchPad (and LaunchPad Solo and Writer's Help) that you ARE NOT tech support for your students. Macmillan has a...
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  • LaunchPad Checklist

    In an effort to make sure you are all ready to go before classes start, here's a short checklist of how to prepare yourself and your students to use LaunchPad this semester.    Course Set Up –...
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  • LaunchPad Improvements (So Far) in 2019

    The team has been working hard on improvements to LaunchPad this year. A lot of the changes are ‘behind the scenes’ like security improvements and changes to how LaunchPad works for visually impaired users...
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  • The Secret Sauce: Question Pooling

      Okay, so I will confess that Question Pooling is probably my favorite part of LaunchPad. (Yes, I'm a nerd and I'm okay with that.) Hopefully you know all about question pooling already and this post is a borin...
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  • So What's In the LaunchPad Gradebook?

    At this point, hopefully you've gotten all your students into LaunchPad and you want to see who has started to do work. So you open up the gradebook and bam--there are ALL these pieces of data in the gradebook. W...
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  • Just Starting with LaunchPad? Try LearningCurve

    If you're just starting out with LaunchPad and you are overwhelmed with the number and variety of resources in the product, just start with LearningCurve. Assign one LearningCurve before each class period so...
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  • Try Something New - No Media for a Day!

      In the summer of 2018, we had a number of faculty come into our New York office to review our plans for digital offerings going forward, and also to tell us how they are using our products. My favorite present...
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  • First Day of Class

    As you start to prep for your next round of classes, don't forget that we have syllabus inserts and presentation decks for you to use to help students get registered with LaunchPad.    Please view the follow...
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  • Getting Started Resources

    As you begin a new semester, if you have any unanswered questions, you can:   Sign up for training Check out the online user guide for more help Investigate our webinars community to learn about new impleme...
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  • LearningCurve Works

    We know that about 79% of all LaunchPad submissions are LearningCurve. We also know that LearningCurve has a 90% satisfaction rating with students. And I just got this tremendous quotation from a professor today: ...
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  • New Interactive Guides Available in LaunchPad

    We know that for people new to LaunchPad, they just want to learn the key functionality to get started--not all the pieces that the product offers. To that end, we just added a series of Interactive Guides to LaunchPa...
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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...
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  • What is Inclusive Access?

    Inclusive Access is an option that ensures when students register for your course, they are charged for the course materials at a discounted rate. They save money and have access to course materials on the f...
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  • Faculty Consultant for English - Emily Monteiro, Blinn College

    Name: Emily Janda Monteiro Department: English School: Blinn College Product: Launchpad with Everything’s an Argument How do you use LaunchPad?  I utilize Learning Curves, Respond w...
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  • LaunchPad Faculty Consultants

    Faculty Consultants for Astronomy Name: David Patton Department: Physics and Astronomy School: Trent University(Canada) Product: LaunchPad for Comins and Kaufmann Discovering the Universe How do you use LaunchPad...
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  • New eBook Options for SOME LaunchPads

    As of today, 70 LaunchPad titles have the link to the new ebook under the Help Menu. We wanted to give students the opportunity to access the mobile-optimized and accessible ebook, as well as give offline access. (You...
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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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  • Expert Ways to Make Technology Work With Your Teaching Style

    Thursday, September 7th at 2 PM EST, Professor Benjamin White and Macmillan Learning will host a 20-minute webinar where he will share his strategies and approaches to thinking about and incorporating digital resource...
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