Setting Up and Customizing Your LaunchPad Course

LaunchPad for Successful College Writing, 7th Edition is designed to work in tandem with your textbook to help students sharpen their critical thinking, reading, and writing skills and promote the development of digital literacy. We want you and your students to have an excellent experience. The resources below will help you get started, and the pages that follow will familiarize you with some of the resources and assignment types available in LaunchPad for Successful College Writing, 7th Edition.

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Create and Activate Your Course

To activate your course so students can enroll, please consult these resources:

Locate Materials You Want to Use

You can locate relevant materials by:

Assign the E-Book and Activities

Creating your course assignments before students enroll is one of the keys to success with LaunchPad, and assigning is incredibly easy. You can assign a full unit or assign resources independently. Please be aware that some quizzes appear in the Resources panel and will only be available to students if you assign them (see the page in this Welcome unit titled “Types of Assessment in LaunchPad for Successful College Writing, 7th Edition” for more information). Students can access LearningCurve without it being assigned.

To assign, please review these instructions:

Debrief with Your Students

LaunchPad for Successful College Writing, 7th Edition can tell you a lot about students’ mastery of course content. By talking with students about the trends you see in their results, you’ll affirm their online practice and have a better sense of their strengths and weaknesses.

To debrief with students, these instructions can help you talk about their results: