We designed LaunchPad as a resource to help students achieve better results. Our goal was to increase their confidence by providing a place where they could read, study, practice, complete homework, and more. In addition, we strive to provide a product
where instructors and students always get superior service and support, based around Macmillan’s legendary high quality content.
It is a small investment on your part to get started. The rewards pay off for everyone.
An interactive e-book brings together the resources students need to prepare for your class, working with the textbook you’ve selected.
LearningCurve adaptive quizzing offers individualized question sets and feedback for each student based on his or her correct and incorrect responses. All the questions are tied back to the e-book to encourage students to use the resources at hand.
LaunchPad offers a wealth of quizzing options. Pre-built quizzesare readily available and editable. Instructors can also build their own quizzes from test banks, end of chapter questions, questionsthey write themselves, and more at hand.
The Video Assignment Tool makes it easy for instructors to assign and assess video-based activities and projects, as well as providing a convenient way for students to submit video coursework.Instructors can assign videos from within Launchpad, or from anywhere on the internet, and can require students to comment onthose videos.
An easy-to-use Gradebook provides a clear window onperformance for the whole class, for individual students, and for individual assignments, to help you to give each student the support they need.
The streamlined interface helps students manage their schedule of assignments and 24/7 help is a click away, accessible from a link in the upper right hand corner.
Optional pre-built units, curated by the book’s authors or other experienced educators, offer instructors a readymade set of assignments for each chapter or module. Assign some or all of the units as they are, customize units to suit your course, or choose not to use them and build a course from scratch.
The Resources link gives instructors quick access to carefully developed, book-specific teaching support materials (PowerPoint sets, textbook graphics, lecture and activity suggestions, solutions manuals, test banks, and more).
iClicker Integration is also available within LaunchPad, offering both single sign on and gradebook integration, so students can see, in one spot, how their iClicker Cloud, Macmillan’s personal classroom response system, results are impacting their whole course grade.
Easy LMS integration into any school’s learning management system - such as Blackboard, Canvas, D2L/Brightspace, Moodle and more - means your gradebook and roster are always in sync. Your students also get the benefit of single sign on. LaunchPad also works independently outside of LMS systems.
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