Import LaunchPad/Writer's Help 2.0 content into your Canvas course: Gradebook ItemsThe following instructions are for LaunchPad, but the same steps also apply when using Writer's Help 2.0 unless otherwise noted.
LaunchPad assignments that require students to submit work can be worth points in your Canvas course. Examples include summative quizzes, LearningCurve adaptive quizzes, and video activities.
Important note: Resources such as exercises and LearningCurve adaptive quizzes are usually auto-graded, whereas activities that require students to write must always be manually graded. It's best to take a look at what you're assigning before bringing it into your Canvas course so that you're not surprised by how it will be graded.
Assign activities in LaunchPad first
To import gradable items to Canvas so that they will be posted to the Canvas Assignments area and the gradebook you must first assign the activities in LaunchPad, inputting due dates and points possible. For more information on assigning LaunchPad resources, please see the help article How do I create assignments (in LaunchPad)?. For more information on assigning Writer's Help 2.0 resources, please see the help article How do I create assignments (in Writer's Help 2.0)?.
Go to your Canvas course
After setting up the assignments in your LaunchPad course you may proceed to your Canvas course to import LaunchPad content. Remember: Before you import LaunchPad content into Canvas you must have already paired your Canvas course with a LaunchPad or Writer's Help 2.0 course.
Click Macmillan Learning in the left navigation menu
To import LaunchPad content to your Canvas course click the Macmillan Learning link in the course navigation panel of your Canvas course.
Click Macmillan Content
On the Macmillan Tools page, click Macmillan Content.
*Very important note: You can use the Macmillan Content tool to import only gradable LaunchPad activities into your Canvas course. Any LaunchPad content imported into Canvas using the steps below will also post automatically to the Canvas Assignments area and the Canvas gradebook.
To import ungraded content such as unit readings, certain video exercises and the like, refer to the help article Import LaunchPad/Writer's Help 2.0 content to your Canvas course: Non-gradebook Items.
View your LaunchPad content inside Canvas
Canvas will display the table of contents (TOC) for your LaunchPad course.
What do the orange arrowheads mean?
The presence of an arrowhead alongside any LaunchPad item indicates that it is a folder which can be expanded to view its contents. To expand the view of a folder, click the arrowhead. You can drill down into the components of each LaunchPad unit in the same way.
Expanded vs. Collapsed View of Folders within the Content Selector
- Arrowheads that have been dropped down represent folders that have been expanded.
- Individual items do not have an arrowhead to the left of their title.
- Arrowheads that remain pointed to the right represent folders that have items within them. Click on the arrowhead to expand the folder.
Can I preview LaunchPad items before adding them to my course?
To preview any item in the TOC simply click its name. The link will place you directly in that resource in LaunchPad. After reviewing the content you can return to Canvas by simply closing the browser tab in which the Macmillan content was displayed.
How will I know which LaunchPad items I should import?
To view the gradebook status of any item listed in the TOC, simply click the “i” to the right of the assignment name. Canvas will display a small panel with the LaunchPad gradebook details and the import status for that TOC item.
Make sure all items you are importing are Assigned and worth points before continuing.
Click the "i" again to close this info panel.
Select LaunchPad assignments you wish to import into your Canvas course
The top folder is Assignments. This folder contains all of the content you have already assigned in LaunchPad.
To quickly assign in Canvas all of the gradable content you have assigned in LaunchPad, click the orange arrow on the left of the Assignments folder to expand it and check off all of the gradable items inside.
If you prefer, you can also find and check off LaunchPad content within the other folders. Just make sure all of the content is gradable before importing it.
What are the LaunchPad and E-book check boxes for?
You'll see the LaunchPad and E-book check boxes above the Assignments folder. Selecting them will give your students a quick link to the entire LaunchPad home page and to the home page filtered by the E-book only from your Canvas course.
Since these are not graded assignments, do not select these. You can add them later using the methods described in the help article Import LaunchPad/Writer's Help 2.0 content to your Canvas course: Non-gradebook Items.
Click Next: Choose Location
Once you've made your selections, click the green Next: Choose Location button at the bottom right of the page.
Select a module into which you'd like to place LaunchPad assignments
On the Select Content Location page:
- Select the Canvas module to place the content
- Click Deploy Selected Content
Canvas will display a confirmation that the import operation was successful. Close the confirmation tab to return to the Macmillan Tools page in Canvas.
Confirm and Publish LaunchPad assignments in Canvas Assignments
- Proceed to the Assignments area in you Canvas course
- Confirm that the imported LaunchPad items are listed
- Publish the new items in the course
Confirm LaunchPad assignments appear in the correct module
Proceed to the appropriate Canvas course module and confirm that the LaunchPad assignment links are listed. You can also publish items from here. Please note that the module itself needs to be published in order to be visible to students.