ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Training and Resources for Higher Education Math

Complimentary training and resources are available any time to help educators get the most out of their ALEKS experience. For additional assistance, request an online session with an ALEKS Specialist.

ALEKS QUICK START GUIDE

This guide provides a basic overview of ALEKS, including how to build classes, understanding reports, and navigating the Instructor Module. Perfect as a go-to reference guide or for department training.
» Guide for the New IM PDF PDF
» Guide for IM-2 PDF PDF

ALEKS USER GUIDES

These guides provide in-depth, comprehensive information about ALEKS, including all available features and their functionality, how the artificial intelligence works, and best practices.

User Guide for Instructors
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User Guide for Students
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Supplementary Resources

These resources include printable tutorials on popular ALEKS features and go-to guides for administrators and students. Share these with your colleagues and students to supplement training or your syllabus.

arrow GETTING STARTED VIDEO TUTORIAL
Setting Up a Course With Textbook Integration, and How to Create Custom Objectives and Modules
A step-by-step guide on how to set up a new course with textbook integration, including how to create Custom Objectives and Modules.
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Setting Up a Course Without Textbook Integration, and How to Create Custom Objectives and Modules
A step-by-step guide on how to set up a new course without textbook integration, including how to create Custom Objectives and Modules.
  PDF
Setting Up a Course with ALEKS 360
A step-by-step guide on how to set up a course with ALEKS 360.
  PDF
Topic Recommendation (TREC) Tool
A step-by-step guide on how to use the TREC tool.
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Supplementary Textbook Integration Topic Coverage
A step-by-step guide on how to integrate supplementary course topics.
  PDF
arrow COURSE MANAGEMENT TOOLS VIDEO TUTORIAL
Objective View of the ALEKS Pie
A step-by-step guide on how instructors can set up their class to enable students in the class to change their view from the full ALEKS Pie view to the new Objective Pie view.
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Assign Extensions for Objectives and/or Assignments
A step-by-step guide on how to provide students with additional time to complete Objectives and/or assignments by giving extensions.
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Share Access to Your Class with Other Instructors
A step-by-step guide on how to share your courses and students with TAs or other instructors.
  PDF
Group Your Students for Easier Course Management
A step-by-step guide on how to create a Student Group.
  PDF
View Your Class from the Student's Point of View
A step-by-step guide on how to use the Student View.
  PDF
Add Resources to Your Class and Link Them to ALEKS Topics
A step-by-step guide on how to add course resources at the course or individual topic level for your students to access in ALEKS.
  PDF
arrow REPORTS VIDEO TUTORIAL
An Overview to ALEKS Reports
A document that describes the reports available to instructors.
  PDF
Create Your Own Custom Reports
An overview on how ALEKS administrators and instructors can create custom reports for their institution and classes with the Custom Reports feature.
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The ALEKS Pie Report
An overview on how to read and interpret the ALEKS Pie Report (Class Level).
  PDF
View Student History Across ALEKS Classes
A step-by-step guide on how administrators and instructors can view student data across multiple ALEKS classes.
  PDF
Common Core Standards Report
An overview on how to read and interpret the Common Core Standards Report, which shows standards mastery at the student and class levels.
  PDF
Florida Competency Report
An overview on how to read and interpret the Florida Competency Report.
  PDF
arrow ADMINISTRATOR-LEVEL FEATURES VIDEO TUTORIAL
Creating and Managing Master Templates
A multi-part document on how administrators can create a Master Template, add/edit assignments, update linked courses based on the Master Template, lock content and assignments, and run reports.
   
Master Template: Create a new Master Template   PDF
Master Template: Create Assignments and Linked Courses   PDF
Master Template: Manage the Master Template   PDF
Master Template: Lockout   PDF
Master Template: Edit all Assignment Dates   PDF
Master Template: Master Template Asynchronous Reporting   PDF
Master Template: Q&A   PDF
Common Core Report (for ALEKS Administrators)
An overview on how to read and interpret the Common Core Report for ALEKS Administrators, which shows standards mastery at the institution level.
Video PDF
LTI/LMS Integration
A four-part document on how Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) allows remote tools and content, such as ALEKS, to be integrated into a Learning Management System (LMS), such as Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Moodle, etc. The documents explain how administrators can set up the LTI Integration with ALEKS, how instructors and students can link from their LMS account to ALEKS, and how schools can integrate their LMS gradebook with the ALEKS Gradebook.
   
LTI Integration with ALEKS   PDF
Pairing Instructor LMS Accounts with ALEKS   PDF
Pairing Student LMS Accounts with ALEKS   PDF
Integrating the ALEKS Gradebook with the LMS Gradebook   PDF
LMS-Specific Instructions to Configure LTI Integration with ALEKS
The documents below describe how to configure a school's LMS for LTI Integration with ALEKS via the following LTI compliant LMSs:
   
Blackboard   PDF
Moodle   PDF
Canvas   PDF
MH Campus
A four-part document on how schools can integrate their Learning Management System (LMS) with ALEKS using MH Campus. The documents explain how administrators can set up their LMS with ALEKS, how instructors can pair their LMS account and courses, how students can pair their LMS account with their ALEKS account, and how schools can integrate their LMS gradebook with the ALEKS Gradebook.
   
MH Campus: Institution Pairing   PDF
MH Campus: Instructor and Course Pairing   PDF
MH Campus: Student Pairing   PDF
MH Campus: LMS Gradebook Integration with the ALEKS Gradebook   PDF
arrow STUDENT RESOURCES VIDEO TUTORIAL
Student Account Home
A three-part document on how students can set up their Account Home, and manage their account and classes through their Account Home.
   
Student Account Home: Initial Setup of Account Home   PDF
Student Account Home: Account Home Management   PDF
Student Account Home: Class Management through Account Home   PDF
Student Registration Instructions
A step-by-step guide on how to register for and purchase ALEKS directly through eCommerce.
Video PDF
Student Orientation to ALEKS
A customizable PowerPoint to help introduce students to the ALEKS program.
  PPT

 

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