• 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...
    Adam Whitehurst
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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...
    Becky Anderson
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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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  • 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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  • 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...
    Deanna Roskop
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  • Exploring the eBook in LaunchPad

    It is important not to forget that a main part of student learning takes place from actually reading the textbook - whether this textbook is either a traditional hardcover book or, with regard to what we will be talki...
    Jacob Glazier
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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...
    Deanna Roskop
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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...
    Deanna Roskop
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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
    created by Jacob Glazier
  • 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
    created by Jacob Glazier
  • Ways to Use the Welcome Page in LaunchPad

    The first thing that your students will see when they sign onto LaunchPad is the "Welcome Page." The default settings automatically include a couple widgets: an RSS feed from Scientific American and a list of upcoming...
    Jacob Glazier
    created by Jacob Glazier
  • Adding Custom Content in LaunchPad

    Customizing the content in your LaunchPad course is the first step toward making it uniquely yours. For this blog post, I want to show you how to do precisely this. I will first walk you through the different kin...
    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
    created by Jacob Glazier
  • Using Discussion Boards in LaunchPad

    The discussion board is one of the great features of LaunchPad that is not enabled by default and can sometimes go unnoticed. In this blog post, I hope to show you how to take advantage of this really useful pedagogic...
    Jacob Glazier
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  • Using LaunchPad's Instructor Console

    When I first started working with LaunchPad, I took one look at that Instructor’s console and shivered. “What could possibly be in there that I would need?” I thought to myself. I didn’t exactl...
    Jill Dahlman
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  • Recording: Copying your Integrated D2L and LaunchPad or Writer's Help Course

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  • Seven Steps to Finalizing Your Gradebook in LaunchPad

    As the semester winds down, it’s time to confirm that you have your LaunchPad gradebook set up exactly how you want it to ensure a smooth end to classes. Check your settings, attend to lingering unsubmitted scor...
    Bailey James
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  • To Use the Units, or Not to Use the Units: That is the Question

    When we first released LaunchPad, one thing we would always talk about are the 'curated units'. For Macmillan, this means that within each chapter of the book (and ebook), we select or create high quality resources th...
    Becky Anderson
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  • Your Students Will Thank You

    This week I was talking to Brenda Leady, a lovely professor of biology at the University of Toledo. She mentioned that when she first started using LaunchPad, she didn't use LearningCurve. She found the fact that she,...
    Becky Anderson
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  • Requiring LaunchPad: How do I communicate with my students for the best results?

    I'm a Macmillan Learning rep and I really enjoy empowering professors and students with our digital tools. Throughout the LaunchPad implementation process at any institution, I listen to what my professors need, pluck...
    Mary Dwyer
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