LaunchPad and Writer's Help 2.0 > Link your D2L/Brightspace course to a LaunchPad/Writer's Help 2.0 course (course homepage)

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Follow the instructions in this article if you previously added the Macmillan Course Tools widget to your course homepage. If you added the widget to a content module instead, please see the help article Link your D2L/Brightspace course to a LaunchPad/Writer's Help 2.0 course (content module).

Please note that the following instructions are for LaunchPad, but the same steps can be followed when using Writer's Help 2.0.

This article is composed of two discrete steps in which you will:

  1. complete single sign-on registration for your Macmillan instructor account, and
  2. link your D2L/Brightspace course to a LaunchPad course.

In the Macmillan Course Tools widget, click Getting Started

On the D2L/Brightspace course homepage, expand the Macmillan Course Tools widget and click the Getting Started... link.

This will trigger a pop-up window. If you have a pop-up blocker in your browser, please read the help article I received a pop-up blocker warning and/or an Integration Middleware Error. What does this mean?.

Enter your LaunchPad log in credentials

When prompted, key your LaunchPad password and click LOG IN


Click Authenticate

The Token Registration pages are essentially asking the instructor’s permission to perform updates to this particular D2L/Brightspace course’s gradebook during the course of the semester. To proceed, simply click the Authenticate button.

Click Continue


When you see the confirmation message, click Continue


Associate your LaunchPad course

On the Choose Course page, find the LaunchPad course instance that you wish to link to your D2L/Brightspace course and click the Associate button for it.

Important note: If you don’t see the desired LaunchPad course listed on this page contact your Macmillan sales rep, product specialist, or sales engineer.

Confirm the course association

In the Associate Course module click Yes, Associate This Course.


Click OK

In the Success! module above, simply click OK.


The page shown here confirms that the course association was completed successfully. Simply close this browser tab or window and return to your D2L/Brightspace course.

Return to Macmillan Course Tools

The Macmillan Course Tools widget should now contain the following:

Course Tools

Course Tools include LaunchPad, E-book, and Gradebook.

Support Tools

Support Tools include Macmillan Higher Education Diagnostics, Macmillan Roster Information, Macmillan Grade Refresh, and Unlink Macmillan Course.