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 also
offers opportunities for instructors and students to provide feedback to us to continually improve
this educational product.
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. And now, for select titles, students can now download
the ebook to read offline, or to have read aloud to them.
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 quizzes
are readily available and editable. Instructors can also build their
own quizzes from test banks, end of chapter questions, questions
they 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 on
An easy-to-use Gradebook provides a clear window on
performance 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
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.
LaunchPad is available as part of our Macmillan Ready Inclusive Access and Digital Discount Program. Learn more