LaunchPad and Writer's Help 2.0 > Deploy LaunchPad or Writer's Help 2.0 content to your D2L/Brightspace course

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Deploy LaunchPad or Writer's Help 2.0 content to your D2L/Brightspace course

These instructions are for LaunchPad, but you can follow the same steps when using Writer's Help 2.0.

Click Course Admin

On your D2L/Brightspace course home page, click the Course Admin option in your course navigation bar across the top of the page. D2L/Brightspace will display the Course Administration page.

Click Course Builder

On the Course Administration page, click Course Builder under Site Resources.

If you see a Welcome page, click start to go directly to the Course Builder

Locate the Macmillan widget on the Course Builder page

On the Course Builder page, notice the Macmillan course builder widget which appears among D2L/Brightspace’s Add Content options.

Drag and drop the widget into a module

To view the LaunchPad table of contents (hereafter referred to as the TOC), drag and drop the Macmillan content widget into the desired D2L/Brightspace course module as shown.

View your LaunchPad content inside D2L/Brightspace

D2L/Brightspace will display the LaunchPad TOC in a modal window. The TOC shown in the modal will correspond exactly to the high-level folder structure of your own LaunchPad course.


(Optional) Maximize the Content Selector

To maximize your view of the TOC modal’s contents, mouse over the modal’s title header, then drag and drop it as far up and to the left as your screen will allow.

Next, use your cursor to grab the “handle” at the bottom/right of the modal window to extend the modal’s dimensions down and to the right as far as your screen will allow.


What do the orange arrowheads mean?

The presence of an arrowhead alongside any LaunchPad TOC 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 D2L/Brightspace Content Selector

  1. Arrowheads that have been dropped down represent folders that have been expanded.
  2. Individual items do not have an arrowhead to the left of their title.
  3. 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 D2L/Brightspace by simply closing the browser tab in which the Macmillan content was displayed.

Add items to your course

The top folder in your TOC is Assignments. This folder contains all of the content you have already assigned in LaunchPad.

To quickly assign in D2L/Brightspace all of the 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 items inside.

You can identify gradable assignments by clicking on the i icon and viewing the points possible. Click the i icon again to close the info bubble.

You can also assign content in D2L/Brightspace that is not assigned in LaunchPad, but this content will not be gradable. For more information on assigning content in LaunchPad, please see the help article How do I create assignments (in LaunchPad)?. For more information on assigning content in Writer's Help 2.0, please see the help article How do I create assignments (in Writer's Help 2.0)?.

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 D2L/Brightspace course.

Please note that selecting these options might confuse students, for they may not be sure what you'd like them to do after landing on the LaunchPad home page or in the e-book. Linking to assignments individually provides students with the best experience.

Deploy Selected Content

Once you've checked the boxes for each item, click Deploy Selected Content.

Content Added

You will receive a message in a modal window confirming that the selected LaunchPad content was added to your D2L/Brightspace course. Close the modal window to return to the Course Builder view in D2L/Brightspace.

Confirm that the LaunchPad content you selected is now in your course

Proceed to the Content view in your D2L/Brightspace course by clicking the Content link at the top left of your Course Builder page.

Confirm that your selected content is now available in your D2L/Brightspace course module. You can click the title of any LaunchPad content item to access it directly.

Confirm that your gradable assignments appear in your D2L/Brightspace Grades area

In the Manage Grades view, you should now see listed each LaunchPad gradable item that you’ve deployed to your D2L/Brightspace course.