HE Instructor Knowledge Base URL: http://cmg.screenstepslive.com/s/MacmillanMedia/m/LaunchPadIM/l/250499-assigning-articles-from-an-rss-news-feed
The articles that appear in the RSS news feeds on your Welcome Page can be added to your LaunchPad assignments list. Although the news feeds only display the latest relevant articles, adding an article to your course will save it for future use.
Add to course
Select the "Add to course" button in the top right-hand corner of the page to add the article to your course. A confirmation message will appear when the article is successfully added.
Assigning from inside the article: Step 1
To assign the article now, click Assign in the top right-hand corner of the page. If you do not wish to assign the article now, skip to Assigned vs, Unassigned.
Assigning from inside the article: Step 2
From the Assignment page, you can set a due date and time for the article and set the points and gradebook category for the assignment. When you are done, click "Assign."
Assigning from inside the article: Step 4
Select "Home" in the top left-hand corner of the page to return to your welcome screen.
After adding an article to your course, you will see it on your LaunchPad home page. If you assigned it already, it will appear under "Assignments." If you have not yet assigned it, the article will appear under "Unassigned."
Assigning from the table of contents
To assign an unassigned article from the table of contents, hover your cursor over article and click the blue Assign arrow to the right. Set the due date and grade point value, if applicable. Click Assign when you're done.