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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 – Prior to Term
❏ Bookmark the LaunchPad sign in page: https://www.macmillanlearning.com/college/us/digital/launchpad/
❏ Attend a training and develop confidence in your ability to use LaunchPad
❏ Learn your username and password (and don’t put it on a post-it note in your office for students to see)
❏ If you are using an LMS in conjunction with LaunchPad, make sure your integration is set up correctly and that you’ve attended the LMS training session.
❏ Bookmark Instructor Help and know how to contact Customer Support
❏ Make a series of assignments for students to complete. If you are new to LaunchPad and want to start small, we typically recommend that you begin with LearningCurve.
❏ Confirm that your assignment settings match the goals of your course. (For instance, do you want to make the assignments due before class to enable discussion or after class, to confirm understanding.)
❏ Activate your course so it is available for students to enroll into.
Getting Started with Students - First Day of Class
❏ Provide students with the access information needed to join your course, whether they are buying access through the Macmillan LearningStudent Store or purchasing codes directly from your campus bookstore.
❏ Explain to students why you are having them use LaunchPad and show how it can benefit them
❏ Make students aware of the three purchase options: purchase now, enter an access code, and pay later.
❏ Make sure students know when and how to contact Customer Support.
❏ Make students aware that the full ebook is included in LaunchPad, and it’s available to be downloaded for reading offline.
Gradebook Results and Assessment – During and After the Term
❏ Review the gradebook to identify common student misconceptions and inform course and lecture plans
❏ Use individual student data for early intervention
❏ Download my student results from LaunchPad (or, if using an LMS, from the LMS)
❏ Think about how to change and improve your course for next semester
❏ Review the Macmillan “Webinars on Demand” for new ideas on how to use LaunchPad in your course.
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