• Using iClicker in Small Classes

      Friday, February 8, 2019 at 2:00 PM ET   While the benefits of a classroom response system in large lecture halls may be obvious, those same benefits can be obtained in smaller, more intimate class of 30...
    Becky Anderson
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  • Moving to HTML5

    For Fall 2019 classes, almost all of our Sapling users (except those in Chemical Engineering and Organic Chemistry) will have the option to start using Sapling in HTML5.   What are the benefits of moving to HTML...
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  • Are you going to use Sapling again?

    Thanks for your usage of Sapling and we hope you’ll continue to work with us. In fact, if you tell us by 4/20/19 that you'll be using Sapling in the summer or fall, we think it will make you healthy, wealthy and...
    Becky Anderson
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  • Sapling Improvements (in June)

    Today we had a release that allowed us to share some much-asked-for changes to the way the homepage in Sapling works.   Instructors can now select multiple items on the course home page, including assessments, la...
    Becky Anderson
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  • Hiding Your Assignments + Preparing for 2018

    After we had the new design release this summer, we had a number of customers ask us if we could add an option to hide the 'Upcoming Assignments and Events' box. Voila! That functionality is now available, and it work...
    Becky Anderson
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  • iClicker is now integrated with Sapling Learning

    We now have a basic iClicker integration with Sapling Learning. This means that you can have your students’ cumulative iClicker Reef grade appear within the Sapling gradebook. It's very simple: you can add ...
    Becky Anderson
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  • Ben Pierce's Comments on Sapling

      I used the Sapling online genetics homework system in my class in the fall of 2016. I was greatly impressed with the system—it provides excellent problems, superior feedback to students, great analytics ...
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  • How Do We Find a Client Success Specialist

    The Macmillan Learning Client Success Specialist role is a unique role that requires a unique skillset. When hiring a new Client Success Specialist, there are three main questions we ask. 1. Is the candidate a subject...
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  • Sapling Wins Innovation Award!

    Congratulations to Professor Donna McGregor and Professor Pam Mills of Lehman College (CUNY) in New York for winning an Innovation award! Donna and Pam were recently awarded the Online Learning Consortium's Innovation...
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  • Turning digital distractions into a resource for your classroom

    Do you get frustrated by computers, tablets, and phones in your class? Do you feel that students are not paying attention to the material you carefully crafted? In a recent conversations with a few intro biology instr...
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  • How to Use Our Monthly Suduko Puzzles

    Looking for a fun way to interact with your class? Each month we'll be featuring a new suduko puzzle! Get your monthly puzzle by visiting our archive and downloading each month's puzzle to use with your class. How do...
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  • Sapling Learning Questions - Authoring Process

    Our team of educators work in concert to craft original questions and feedback to provide you with quality content for your course. To create the exceptional questions instructors expect from Sapling Learning, each on...
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  • Sapling Learning Questions - Periodic Review Process

    Sapling Learning’s content is created by a team of educators and subject-matter experts. A typical question authored by Sapling Learning has passed through the hands of five people before it is placed in assignm...
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  • Keeping Students Engaged: Part 2

    Keeping Students Engaged:A Tale from Introductory Chemistry(Part II)  By Kevin Revell, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Chemistry and Consultant · Sapling Learning     I’ve been experimenting ...
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  • Technology, Innovation, and Pedagogy

    Originally posted by Andrew S. Campbell, Ph.D. Academics like you are rarely satisfied with the status quo, and that extends to the classroom. Thanks to modern advancements, a lecture course can be adjusted, and even ...
    Elizabeth Uva
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  • New Questions with Real World Applications: Batteries

    Students often find chemistry more engaging when the concepts they learn in the classroom are connected to real world applications. Sapling Learning strives to provide questions that not only cover the concepts learne...
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  • Improving Questions: The Sapling Learning Quality Control Process

    Sapling Learning is committed to creating the highest quality content, but we also devote a considerable effort towards maintaining and improving the efficacy of existing questions. This post covers what happens to a ...
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  • Flipping the Class: Part 2

    How to start flipping your course: part 2 Originally posted by Rebecca Celik, Ph.D.   Video is, of course, the preferred medium for delivering flipped lectures, but creating one from scratch can seem intimidatin...
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  • Keeping Students Engaged: Part 1

    Keeping Students Engaged:A Tale from Introductory Chemistry(Part I)  by Kevin Revell, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Chemistry and Consultant  · Sapling Learning   Just before the spring 2012 seme...
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  • How to keep your office hours efficient

    Originally posted by Kelli Mayes-Denker. Have you had a student stop by during office hours only to mention that they "just don’t get chapter 5"? For a student, this specific chapter may be especially daunting. ...
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