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 CoreMacroeconomics.
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?
Author Lecture VideosThe Author Lecture Videos are a series of brief, teachable moments to extend learning beyond the classroom. They are created and narrated by Eric Chiang and cover many of the concepts found in his text.
CourseTutorThe CourseTutor is more than a traditional study guide. It originated as a study aid crafted by Gerald Stone to help students in his Saturday sections at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Students learn by many different methods and CourseTutor provides a buffet of learning choices. Students select those methods that best help them learn.
LaunchPad’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.
Worth’s acclaimed e-Book platform was developed by a cognitive psychologist (PhD, Yale University) who taught undergraduate psychology at the University of Massachusetts.
End of Chapter QuizzesEvery chapter is completed with a quiz that allows students to self-assess their comprehension of material.
Graded HomeworkAvailable for every chapter of the text. These are a combination of multiple choice and interactive graphing questions. Perfectly suited for comprehensive end-of-chapter homework or simply for student practice. We offer the most realistic and flexible graphing tool on the market. In addition to their inclusion in homework, hundreds of additional graphing problems are available in the quiz banks for instructors to build their own assessments or add to ones that already exist.
Graded Homework UpdatesAvailable for every chapter of the text. These are a combination of multiple choice and interactive graphing questions. Perfectly suited for comprehensive end-of-chapter homework or simply for student practice.
Key Term Flashcards
Virtual flashcards are available for every key term. Students can view these in stack mode, table mode, definitions shown, terms shown, or use quiz mode to test themselves. Students can utilize this resource to prepare for higher stakes assessments and to make sure they understand the language of the course.
Flashcards are suited more for practice than for assignment, and since students find them extremely helpful many instructors have made sure students are aware of their availability by either making them visible in the pre-built units or building a separate folder to house all the flashcards that pertain to the course or to particular in class assessments.
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.
Lecture Video QuizzesBrief, ten minute lectures from author Eric Chiang offer additional instruction to extend learning beyond the classroom. All lecture videos have accompanying pedagogy and assessment and are assignable.
Online Quiz UpdatesThe online quizzes are assignable, automatically graded quizzes available for each chapter.
Online QuizzesThe online quizzes are assignable, automatically graded quizzes available for each chapter.
Practice HomeworkEach section of the text offers a multiple choice and interactive graphing review quiz. Perfect for student study or for higher stakes assessment should you wish to assign them.
Solved ProblemsSolved problems allow students to work step-by-step through complicated concepts. They are assignable.
Test Bank UpdatesThe Test Bank provides a wide range of questions appropriate for assessing your students’ comprehension, interpretation, analysis, and synthesis skills. The Test Bank offers multiple-choice, true/false, and short-answer questions designed for comprehensive coverage of the text concepts.
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.
Author PowerPoint PresentationsAnimated and interactive PPTs created by author Eric Chiang are provided for structuring class lectures. Fully editable, use them in total or use parts of them to enhance an existing PPT presentation.
Illustration PowerPointsAll illustrations from the text are provided as PPTs for use in class or for enhancing an existing PPT presentation.
Lecture PowerPoint PresentationsAnimated and interactive PPTs are provided for structuring class lectures. Fully editable, use them in total or use parts of them to enhance an existing PPT presentation.
Suggested Answers to End of Chapter QuestionsDetailed solutions are provided for all end of chapter questions.