LaunchPad contains resources for you and your students. In this tutorial, we'll take a detailed look at both types separately. Let's begin with student resources. Click the following link to go to the landing page of LaunchPad for Molecular Cell Biology.
From your LaunchPad home page, click Resources then Content by Type. You'll see a list of all the resources available to your students. We'll now take a closer look at each.
What resources are available for my students?
Animation ActivitiesAnimation techniques offer students explanations of concepts through a guided series of steps complete with either text-based narration or audio narration.
AnimationsConcise 2-D animations help students visualize and understand key concepts and figures from the text, and are accompanied by brief explanations.
Classic Experiment ActivityStudents are provided with case studies on classic experiments in Genetics that led to breakthrough innovations in the field. Students are given background on the experiment, the description of the experiment itself, and popular discussion surrounding the experiment.
e-BookLaunchPad’s e-Book offers the complete textbook with all of the interactive study tools specific to the book and the course linked in at point of use, plus easy customization and personalization for students and instructors. Students can search and highlight, making it easier to access key content and organize studying. Teachers can customize and rearrange chapters, add and share notes and discussions, and link to quizzes, activities, and other resources.
End-of-Chapter ExercisesThese pre-built quizzes assess overall student understanding of each chapter, and provide instructors with data on class and individual comprehension of chapter material. Summative quizzes can be easily assigned as post-lecture assessments or released for student self-assessment use.
Developed in light of the latest advances in learning research, LearningCurve’s game-like adaptive quizzing is available for every chapter or module of the text.
LearningCurve provides a unique learning path for each student, with quizzes shaped by each individual’s correct and incorrect answers. The less a student knows about a topic, the more LearningCurve focuses on it. And the better a student does, the more difficult the questions become. Feedback for each question includes live links to e-Book pages relevant to the topic at hand, guiding students to the reading they need to do to address areas that are giving them difficulty.
Because LearningCurve is a formative assessment and not graded on a A-F scale, many instructors have found it to be an ideal source for pre-lecture assignments, with students coming to class more prepared to participate. LearningCurve is equally effective when used as a post-lecture review. Instructors have also found that making LearningCurve a small percentage of the overall grade further incentivizes students to take advantage of it when preparing for class.
PodcastsAudio walkthroughs and demonstrations of key topics and experiments examined in the text by chapter, in an easily-downloadable format, to enhance student comprehension.
VideosStudent versions of videos to help them understand key mechanisms and techniques at their own paces.
What resources are available for instructors?From the same screen where you've been viewing student resources, you can scroll down to see those available to instructors. Let's now take a closer look at each.
Additional Analyze the Data QuestionsThe textbook’s heavily revised end-of-chapter materials include 30% new questions, including additional Analyze the Data problems to give students added practice at interpreting experimental evidence.
Clicker QuestionsEach chapter includes a PowerPoint presentation with multiple choice critical thinking questions made to be used with an iClicker during lectures.
Conversion Guide: Alberts, 5e to Lodish, 7eA side-by-side chart of the topics covered by both Lodish, 7e and Alberts et al., Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5e, with helpful page, chapter, and section references.
Image PowerPointsAll images from the text are provided as PPT for use in class or for enhancing an existing PPT presentation.
Images (JPEG)Every figure and table from the textbook (including all photos and all unnumbered figures) is provided in JPEG (high- and low-resolution) format, in multiple versions, including whole, reformatted, and unlabeled.
OHT Transparency ListA comprehensive list of the book’s accompanying overhead transparencies available for use in lectures.
Test Bank (Word)The test bank offers answers to chapter tests that places solutions in one convenient place for instructors and includes what section of the chapter the solution can be found.
Topic Comparison for 6th and 7th EditionsA document outlining the expanded and updated coverage, revisions, new topics and a variety of other new features found the new edition, with helpful chapter number and title references for both the sixth and seventh editions.