LaunchPad > Assigning Articles from an RSS News Feed

Document created by Digital Support on Jan 25, 2017Last modified by Digital Support on Sep 6, 2017
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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.


From your Welcome Page

Click on the title of an article to open it.


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.

Note: When you assign a Scientific American article from the Welcome Page widget, the screen will at first look blank, but if you add the article to the course, students will be able to load the article. The reason for the blank content area problem right now is that Scientific American changed their content policies and are blocking their articles from displaying within iframes. We're in touch with Scientific American to address the issue, but in the meantime, we wanted you to know there is a workaround.

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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 3

Click Done Editing to return to the article.


Assigning from inside the article: Step 4

Select Home in the top left-hand corner of the page to return to your welcome screen.


Assigned vs. Unassigned

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.