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 Solo for Organizational Communication.
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.
Matching Quizzes ask students to apply practical strategies discussed in each chapter.
Short Answer Quizzes
Short Answer Quizzes ask students to apply practical strategies discussed in each chapter.
Interactive PRCA (Personal Report of Communication Apprehension)
Interactive Personal Report of Communication Apprehension (PRCA) allows students to measure their level of apprehension in this area.
Interactive PRPSA (Personal Report of Public Speaking)
Interactive Personal Report of Public Speaking Anxiety (PRPS) allows students to measure their levels of anxiety when it comes to public speaking.
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.
The LaunchPad Gradebook gives a clear window on performance for the whole class, for individual students, and for individual assignments.
Additional Case Studies
Additional Case Studies link theory with practice and encourage students to think critically and put what they've learned into practice, preparing them for the challenges they will face in today's workplace.
Online Instructor’s Manual
This highly praised, thoroughly updated manual offers a wealth of support for busy professors, including useful lecture outlines, though-provoking classroom activities, suggestions for useful and relevant movie and television clips, and thoughts on using the book’s pedagogy with students.
Classroom Summary, Teaching Goals, and Teaching Challenges
Classroom Exercises and Assignments
The Video Assignments Tool makes it easy to create video assignments and evaluate videos using rubrics and time-based comments. Instructors and students can upload videos, embed clips from YouTube, and use publisher-supplied videos in their assignments.
Computerized Test Bank
The Computerized Test Bank ensures that instructors have options for assessing their students’ understanding of the material, including a varieyt of multiple-choice, true-false, short-answer, and essay questions.