LaunchPad > Can I use LaunchPad for its resources only?

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Yes, absolutely! You'll need to get access to LaunchPad and then create a course, but it's possible to use all of a LaunchPad's resources without any students in it. Read on to learn how.

Follow the instructions to get access to LaunchPad

Complete the process in the help article How do I get access to LaunchPad? to be granted access.


Create a course

Create a course by following the directions in the help article How to Create a New Course.


Once you've created your course, leave it inactive, but avail yourself of any resources you're interested in

In your dashboard, you'll notice that the course status in the bottom left corner is CLOSED with zero students in it. When you create your course, by default, it will be inactive and closed. As soon as you've created a course, you can begin using those resources within it, regardless of whether or not there are students in the course.


Here is a helpful article about how to access resources in LaunchPad: Can I view course resources by themselves without having to click through the table of contents?

The yellow bar and note will remain on your home page reminding you that your course is not active


If you decide to open your course to students, simply activate it

If you'd like to allow students into your course, simply activate it using the information in the help article How do I activate my course? (How do I make my course available to students?).


Not sure how'd you incorporate LaunchPad into your course?

Talk to an expert! We offer regularly scheduled training sessions hosted by our Digital Solutions team members. Learn how to use LaunchPad in face-to-face, hybrid, or fully online class environments.

Interested? Sign up for a session at our Support Center.