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 here to go to the landing page of LaunchPad for Communication and You.
What resources are available for my students?
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.
Activities and Quizzes
Every chapter offers a pre-built summative quiz and an essay quiz, which allows students to practice or instructors to assign it for higher-stakes assessment. Quizzes are fully editable and customizable. Multiple Choice and True/False questions are auto-graded.
LaunchPad’s e-Book integrates the text with an assortment of media-powered learning tools and includes every word on every page of the printed text, including all images and pedagogical tools. Students can highlight and comment, making it easier to access key content and organize studying. Teachers can customize and rearrange chapters and add notes and discussions.
LearningCurve is our adaptive quizzing program created to get students reading. Each question drives the student back to the specific page in the e-Book where he or she can read and learn the answer to the question. Each quiz is 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. Along the way and upon reaching the Target Score, the student is provided with a Personalized Study Plan, which points out areas and concepts that need more attention.
What about you?
These Self-Assessment activities, appearing toward the end of each chapter, use a variety of formats, all prompting students to examine their own communication techniques, tendencies, and skills. By answering questions about themselves, readers can see the way the chapter’s concepts apply to their daily interactions.
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.
Instructor Resources and Suggested Assignments
The Instructor's Resource Manual contains chapter learning objectives, chapter outlines, lecture strategies, suggested classroom activities and suggested discussion topics. Also included are appendices featuring case studies, video resources, and a teaching philosophy.