LaunchPad > I'm having trouble finding my instructor's course. What can I do?

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Your instructor has most likely provided you instructions on accessing your course. The instructions will either be in your e-mail or your course space in your campus course management system (Blackboard, Canvas, D2L/Brightspace, Moodle, etc.). If your instructor distributed instructions, they will likely contain your course's unique URL, which is the most surefire way of landing in the right place.

If your instructor hasn't sent out instructions, follow the steps below.


Find Your LaunchPad

From the LaunchPad home page, click the Find Your LaunchPad button under Students.

Search for your title

Search for your product title by typing in the textbook title or the last name of the author. An easy way to confirm if you're starting from the right place is to compare the picture of the book cover on the LaunchPad page with the cover of your printed book. If you're not using a printed book, locate the title/author/edition of the book on your course syllabus and compare this to the title/author/edition of the textbook on the LaunchPad page.

Search box

Click "Find My Course"

Now that you've found your LaunchPad title, click Find my course to the right of it.

Select your instructor's course

To find your instructor's course within all the available courses:

  1.  Make sure the correct Academic Term is selected.
  2.  Type in at least the first three letters of your school name.
  3. If there are multiple instructors teaching with this book at your school, you can type in the instructor's name to filter the results even further.

Click "Join LaunchPad"

When you've found your instructor's course, click Join LaunchPad.

If you can't find your instructor's course:

Ask your instructor for help. The course may not have opened for student registration yet.

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