Help students achieve better results.

LaunchPad is a resource to help students achieve better results by providing a place where they can read, study, practice, complete homework, and more.

 

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Features & Benefits

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E-book

An interactive e-book brings together the resources students need to prepare for your class, working with the textbook you’ve selected. For most titles, students can download the e-book to read offline as well as have it read aloud to them.

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LearningCurve

LearningCurve adaptive quizzing offers individualized question sets with varying difficulty and content based on each student's correct and incorrect responses. All questions are tied back to the e-book to encourage students to read the text and use the resources at hand. Unique study plans are provided based on quiz results. Scroll down for more information.

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Quizzing

LaunchPad offers a wealth of quizzing options. Pre-built quizzes are readily available and editable. Instructors can also build their own quizzes from test banks, end-of-chapter questions, questions they write themselves, and more.

LearningCurve Adaptive Quizzing

Research & Metrics

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Practice promotes learning.

Adaptive Quizzing promotes retrieval practice through its unique delivery of questions and point system. Students with a firm grasp on the material get plenty of practice but proceed through the activity relatively quickly. Unprepared students are given more questions, therefore requiring that they practice more until they get it right.

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Cramming is NOT effective.

Adaptive Quizzing promotes spacing by helping students master smaller chunks of information more frequently over the course of the term. They are accountable to read the book and practice that material over time.

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Immediate feedback promotes retention.

Students get immediate feedback after every question, which helps with overall information retention while correcting misconceptions. Immediate feedback means students are more likely to answer subsequent questions correctly. They needn't wait until the end of the quiz to learn.

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Focuses student study time.

LearningCurve adapts by difficulty level and topic such that students receive more questions on topics where they are not performing well. This focuses their study efforts on the areas where they need the most practice and improvement.

LearningCurve has been used by more than two million students.


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The adaptive quizzing feature received a 90% student satisfaction rating, and was consistently the most popular resource with students.


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Adaptive Quizzing accounted for 79% of all student submissions in LaunchPad.

LaunchPad Support for Teachers

LaunchPad contains a variety of helpful resources that can either be assigned or used by students for self-study. Depending on the LaunchPad you have adopted, those resources might include videos, interactive activities, simulations & more! Most all of these resources can be assigned for points in the LaunchPad gradebook. Please review the following videos designed to assist you in building out your LaunchPad course!

RECORDING: LaunchPad Training

Duration: 56 Minutes

In this video, a BFW Client Success Specialist walks through the LaunchPad platform in a recorded training session. Learn how to use the e-book, teacher and student resources, LearningCurve, gradebook, and more. The specialist uses Myers' Psychology for the AP® Course, Third Edition as the sample text, but the tools and tips apply to all LaunchPad courses.

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Access, Set-up, and Log-in

In this short video, a BFW Specialist explains how to access SaplingPlus, set up your course, and have students join.

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How to access and download your BFW e-book

In this 8-minute video, a BFW Specialist explains how to access your online and offline e-books within LaunchPad. She also explains how to download your e-book to any device.

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