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 Let's Communicate
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.
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 of Let’s Communicate
’s exclusive and engaging 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.
Videos and Video Activities
Over 100 videos, including clips and full speeches, provide guidance and examples of the dos and don'ts of public speaking, as well as demonstrations of key terms. More than 50 of the videos also include discussion questions for in-class or at-home work.
The Let’s Communicate
LaunchPad also features LearningCurve, an adaptive quizzing system that helps students identify what subjects they've mastered and where they need additional studying in a game-like format.
Each chapter has a multiple-choice review quiz for students to complete.
Magazine Style Activities
The Interactive PRCA (Personal Report of Communication Apprehension) and PRPSA (Personal Report of Public Speaking Anxiety) allow students to work through their fears relating to communication and public speaking.
Student Resources (downloadable)
Downloadable versions of the PRCA and PRPSA, a Relaxation Audio Download, and downloadable speech outlining tools are all available for your students to save and use to help them succeed in the course and beyond.
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's Resource Manual
The Instructor's Resource Manual for Let’s Communicate
includes teaching notes on organizing, managing, and integrating assessment into a human communication course, as well as additional discussion questions, writing assignments, and media resources.
Lecture slides offer outlines of each chapter in Let’s Communicate
for instructor presentations.
Test BankLet’s Communicate
offers a complete testing program that is available for Windows and Macintosh environments. Each chapter includes multiple choice, true/false, short-answer, and essay questions.