• 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. ...
    Elizabeth Uva
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  • Flipping the Class: Part 3

    How to start flipping your course: part 3  Originally posted by Rebecca Celik, Ph.D.   What’s the most important part of an experiment? Results. Flipping a course should be treated like any other sci...
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  • Flipping the Class: Part 1

    Originally posted by Rebecca Celik, Ph.D on July 17, 2014.   How to start flipping your course: part 1  When Dr. Amanda Brindley, faculty lecturer at the University of Califoria, Irvine,  flipped her g...
    Alex Kaufman
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  • Current Events Make Econ Come Alive!

    Originally posted by Kelli Mayes-Denker on August 11, 2014. As an instructor who has taught a variety of economics classes, both principles and intermediate, I find that making the connection to real life application...
    Elizabeth Uva
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  • Combatting Cheating

    Cheating on homework: how can you stop it?  Originally posted by Rebecca Celik, Ph.D.   Today’s students have access to more online information than ever before, and with that access comes increased ...
    Alex Kaufman
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  • Spring Cleaning, Resolving Student Issues

    Every spring, we use student usage data to comb through our library of questions, looking for those that students struggle with the most. While some questions are simply difficult—even deliberately so—othe...
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  • Requesting New Content

    The Sapling Learning content library contains a broad selection of high-quality questions, but there will likely be times that you can’t quite find the problem you’re looking for. When this happens, one of...
    Jonathan Bratt
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  • Improvements to Existing Content

    Before a new question goes “live” in the Sapling Learning physics library, it must first pass a rigorous internal review process. However, the question’s journey of improvement doesn’t end ther...
    Jonathan Bratt
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  • Sapling Improvements and Maintenance

    We will be performing system maintenance on Sunday morning July 21st  from 12:01am Eastern until 7am Eastern as well as Friday morning July 26th from 6am to 9am Eastern. Sapling will not be available during these...
    Becky Anderson
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  • Exciting Times for Physics and Astronomy

    Three years ago, the Sapling Learning physics team began working on a project to add conceptual questions to our physics library. These questions are designed for use in courses for non-science majors, and focus more ...
    Jonathan Bratt
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  • Add your TA / SI without the Client Success Team!

    We are delighted to report that you can now add your TAs (or SIs) to your course without the help of the Client Success Team.   In the left-side menu of your course, if you hover over Course Management, you will ...
    Becky Anderson
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  • Sapling Learning Questions - Template Creation Process

    Suppose your textbook asks the following question. What happens in the market for oranges when there is a freeze in Florida? This question could, and most likely does, exist in question banks written for every princ...
    Clairissa Simmons
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  • How a Sapling Learning Question is Made

    Every question written for the Sapling Learning Introductory Biology, Genetics, or Anatomy and Physiology Libraries goes through an extensive process to ensure the highest possible quality and accuracy. All of the peo...
    Amber Jonker
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  • Checklist for Sapling

    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 Sapling and SaplingPlus this semester.   Course Set Up –...
    Becky Anderson
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  • Faculty Consultant for Achieve Read & Practice, Historian Vaughn Scribner at University of Central Arkansas

    Name: Vaughn Scribner   Department: History School: University of Central Arkansas Product: Achieve Read & Practice How do you use Read & Practice? I use Read and Practice...
    Becky Anderson
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  • Upcoming Maintenance - Oct. 20, 2019

    In an effort to keep all of our products working smoothly, so you can keep your work going, we are doing a scheduled maintenance of LaunchPad, Sapling, and FlipIt on Sunday, October 20th from 12:01am until 7am Ea...
    Becky Anderson
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  • They say. . . LearningCurve is helpful in composition

    I often pair LearningCurve topics—one rhetorical and one grammatical topic--per major assignment. While my students were working on a literacy narrative this semester, for example, they were also working on topi...
    Michelle Clark
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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...
    Becky Anderson
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  • Faculty Consultant for Sapling Chemistry - Matthew Mio, University of Detroit Mercy

    Name: Matthew J. Mio Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry School: University of Detroit Mercy Product: Sapling Learning How do you use Sapling Learning? I have biweekly online homework assignment...
    Becky Anderson
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  • Faculty Consultant for Sapling Chemical and Biological Engineering - Jason Bara, University of Alabama

    Name: Jason E. Bara School: University of Alabama Product: Sapling Learning – Mass & Energy Balances (Chemical Engineering) Course How do you use Sapling Learning?  As a replacement for t...
    Becky Anderson
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