Macmillan Learning Inclusive Access

Use of digital learning platforms has been shown to reduce institutional costs up to 35%.

Inclusive Access is a program that ensures that every student has access to their course materials through their LMS on the first day of class.


How Does it Work?

Every school is different, so we work with you to meet your needs. In general, though, instructors choose their Macmillan Learning course materials by creating their course in LaunchPad, Sapling or Achieve and connecting it to the campus LMS. Or, if you're using an e-book only, we load that book into your LMS. Your school directly bills the students who take that course for their course materials. We charge you only for the students who take the course.

The Benefits


Keep costs of course materials down.


Make sure students are ready to go on the first day of class.


Remove issues with financial aid, so you’re ready to go at the start of class and you pay less for your course materials.

The University of Florida estimates they have

$13,000,000 +

when comparing opt-in price vs a print package that would have been carried in the store

$3,500,000 +

when comparing opt-in price vs a standalone access code that would have been carried in the store

Estimates are since the inception of the program in 2013

The Numbers


At Richland College (TX): 88% of student respondents agree or strongly agree that they were more prepared for the course because the materials were available on the first day of class.


With Inclusive Access, college students can save up to 70% on adaptable, engaging digital course materials that are available before the first day of class.


The money saved by shifting from print to digital platforms can be as much as 60%.

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Inclusive Access FAQs

    • If you are using LaunchPad or Achieve:

      1. Create and activate your LaunchPad course.
      2. Connect your LaunchPad course to your campus LMS course shell.
      3. Get your LaunchPad Course ID to your local rep.

      If you are using Sapling: Talk to your Client Success Specialist.

    • Inclusive Access represents a partnership between Macmillan Learning and your bookstore to deliver discounted course materials, through the campus LMS on the first day of classes. The goal is to make materials more affordable for students and remove the barriers of access. Pricing varies by product. Please contact your local sales representative for more information.

    • If your integration is through your campus LMS, students will simply log onto that LMS (like they do for any course on campus) and they will see your course, and have access to all the Macmillan materials.

    • Yes, for our courseware solutions, students can upgrade to a Looseleaf option, but our data indicates that most students do not want a print item. (On average, less than 5% ever decide to purchase the optional print item, regardless of the discipline, course or type of school.) And there isn’t a print option available for ebooks.

    • With our Achieve More policy, if any student uses one of our digital products (specifically, LaunchPad, Sapling, Writer’s Help or Achieve Read and Practice) for a course, but then needs to retake that course for academic reasons, we’ll extend access for another term at NO ADDITIONAL COST.

    • Check with your bookstore--are you an opt in or opt out campus? See below for more on that...

    • Your school may have a policy that students can ‘opt out’ from receiving their digital materials through a course fee and instead can try to get access to the materials through another source.

    • Your school may have a policy that students must ‘opt in’ to receive their digital materials through a course fee.

    • At Macmillan Learning, we offer all of our major digital platforms (LaunchPad, SaplingPlus, Writer’s Help, and Achieve) as well as our ebooks through Inclusive Access. If you have a particular product in mind that you don’t see listed here, just ask.

    • You can find your LaunchPad course ID by following these instructions.

Inclusive Access is great!

The first semester we implemented inclusive access my emails from online students decreased dramatically. The first day of class all students have access to the materials they need for the course; thus, helping retention. There is no confusion about codes and trial access. The implementation process was smooth. The folks at Macmillan are readily available and helpful. We are very pleased with inclusive access.”

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