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Created and supported by educators, Sapling Learning’s instructional online homework drives student success and saves educators time.
Jumpstart student success with one-on-one educator support and time-saving tools.
The SaplingPlus Advantage
Accessible, mobile-ready e-book
Online homework with targeted feedback
Robust multimedia learning tools
Personal course dashboard
Engaging e-books for guided learning
Accessible and mobile-friendly, our interactive e-book brings together the resources students need to prepare for your class, working with the textbook you’ve selected. And for most titles, students can now download the e-book to read offline, or to have read aloud to them.
With intuitive navigation, this dynamic e-book includes bookmarks, notes, highlights, and more.
Targeted feedback tailored to individual student responses
With content written by leading subject-matter experts, SaplingPlus homework provides real-time feedback based on specific misconceptions of the problems at hand. Regardless of a student's initial response, SaplingPlus ensures everyone arrives at the correct answer for the right reasons.
Assignments, due dates, and question weights are all customizable to educators' preferences, and the SaplingPlus platform supplies metrics related to attempts taken, time spent on each question, and more—offering immediate insight into class and individual student performance.
Student- and educator-preferred adaptive quizzing
LearningCurve*—our most popular digital tool among students and teachers alike—is adaptive, game-like quizzing that challenges students by focusing on the material with which they need the most help. Students move quickly through mastered content, and when they get a question wrong, built-in feedback provides help and links them to relevant course material for review—and then they get a chance to try again. All LearningCurve questions are tied directly to the course e-book to encourage students to utilize the resources at hand.
LearningCurve supplies classroom analytics to educators through three types of reports: an overview of class performance, a snapshot of all student activity scores, and an individual student topic breakdown. Our overview structure makes it simple to identify areas in which more instructional time is needed, and which concepts are already well-retained.
*only available with select titles
Supporting resources to meet your needs
Videos for teachers and students, textbook-specific Teacher’s Resources Materials, and more are embedded in the SaplingPlus courseware, giving users easy access to all available resources.
Download the SaplingPlus Flyer for Your Chosen Discipline:
ChemistryEconomics AP® Environmental Science AP® Physics 1 AP® Statistics
VIDEO: Sapling Learning for Introductory Statistics
VIDEO: How to Navigate the E-book and Features
VIDEO: How to Contact Support
VIDEO: SaplingPlus for Krugman's Economics for the AP® Course | Part 1
VIDEO: SaplingPlus for Krugman's Economics for the AP® Course | Part 2
VIDEO: SaplingPlus for Krugman's Economics for the AP® Course | Part 3
SaplingPlus Support for Teachers
Please review the following videos designed to assist you in building out your SaplingPlus course! SaplingPlus contains a variety of helpful resources that can either be assigned or used by students for self-study. Depending on the SaplingPlus you have adopted, those resources might include homework, quizzing, videos & more! Most all of these resources can be assigned for points in the SaplingPlus gradebook.
RECORDING: SaplingPlus Training
In this video, a BFW Client Success Specialist walks through the SaplingPlus program in a recorded training session. Learn how to use the e-book, teacher and student resources, LearningCurve, online homework, gradebook, and more. The specialist uses Friedland/Relyea's Environmental Science for the AP® Course, Third Edition as the sample text, but the tools and tips apply to all SaplingPlus courses.
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.
How to access and download your BFW e-book
RECORDING: Engaging students in online learning
In this webinar, recorded at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, a BFW Learning Solutions Specialist explains how SaplingPlus supports recognized theories and models of online learning and student engagement. After viewing this webinar, you should feel empowered to facilitate active virtual learning based on the key functionality of SaplingPlus technology. In particular, the webinar focuses on the system's robust guided feedback, how to create student-engaging assessments, how to download and use the e-book, and more.
Training Slide Deck
Review at your own pace with this slide deck from a SaplingPlus training session. The deck includes:
- Setting up your Sapling Course
- Roster-based Clever integration or manual rostering
- Navigating a SaplingPlus Course
- E-book access
- Teacher & Student Resources
- SaplingPlus Assessments
- Course Management
- Sapling Support