In an effort to make sure you are all ready to go before classes start, here's a short checklist of how to prepare yourself and your students to use Sapling and SaplingPlus this semester.
Course Set Up – Prior to Term
❏ Bookmark the Sapling log in page: https://www.macmillanlearning.com/college/us/digital/sapling
❏ Attend a training and feel confident in your ability to use Sapling
❏ Learn your username and password (and don’t put it on a post-it note in your office for students to see)
❏ If you are using an LMS in conjunction with Sapling, make sure your integration is set up correctly (and the Client Success Team has been notified of your integration plans).
❏ Bookmark Instructor Help and know how to contact Customer Support AND the Client Success Team
❏ Set up a new course for the new term. (You can copy your existing course or work with the Client Success team to create a new course.)
❏ Edit Existing assignments or create new assignments for your students to complete.
❏ Confirm that your assignment settings match the goals of your course.
❏ Confirm that your course is available for students to enroll into. (The client success team can help you with this.)
Getting Started with Students - First Day of Class
❏ Provide students with the access information needed to join your course.
❏ Explain to students why you are having them use Sapling and show how it can benefit them
❏ Make students aware of the three purchase options: purchase now, enter an access code, and pay later.
❏ Make sure students know when and how to contact Customer Support.
❏ Make students aware that the full ebook is included in SaplingPlus, and it’s available to be downloaded for reading offline.
Gradebook Results and Assessment – During and After the Term
❏ Review the gradebook to identify common student misconceptions and inform course and lecture plans
❏ Use individual student data for early intervention
❏ Download my student results from Sapling (or, if using an LMS, from the LMS)
❏ Think about how to change and improve your course for next semester
❏ Review the Macmillan “Webinars on Demand” for new ideas on how to use Sapling in your course.