3. Registration and Installation
In order to register as an ALEKS user,
you need a Student Access
Code (20 characters), which may be purchased through your
campus bookstore, online as part of the ALEKS registration process, or
in some other way. If this booklet was purchased through the bookstore,
the Student Access Code may be inside its back cover.
You also need a Course Code (10 characters)
provided by your instructor.
When you register with ALEKS, your name is entered
into the database, and records of your progress are kept.
Go to the ALEKS website:
When entering this URL, pay careful attention to the spelling of aleks.
Figure 1: The ALEKS Website
Click on SIGN UP NOW! on the left of the page, under the space for
Registered Users (Fig. 1).
Figure 2: Course Code
At the beginning of Registration you will be asked for your
Course Code. The Course Code is supplied by your
instructor. Enter this in the spaces provided, on the left-hand
side of the window, and click on Continue
Next, ALEKS will check whether you have ever used ALEKS
before. Check the appropriate response and click on
Continue. If you have used ALEKS
before, you will be prompted to enter in your ALEKS login name and
password before moving on.
Figure 3: Access Code
To continue your registration you will be asked for your Student
Access Code. It may be packaged with the textbook, or can
be purchased directly from ALEKS Corporation by using the link on
this page (purchase an access code online). Enter the Student Access
Code in the spaces provided and click on Continue
Enter your personal information and choose a Password.
Supplying this information enables your site administrator to help
you with problems more quickly. You will also be able to enter your
Student ID number.
At the end of registration you will be given a Login Name. You
will need the ALEKS Login Name and your Password to return to
ALEKS (Sec. 6.5).
Your Login Name and Password can be typed with upper- or lower-case
letters. Neither may contain spaces or punctuation. If you forget your
Password, click on the link Forgot your login info? located
underneath the Password field on the ALEKS home page.
When you enter your Login Name and Password on the ALEKS home
page, ALEKS will check to see if your ALEKS course requires the
ALEKS plug-in. If your course requires the plugin and your computer
does not have it installed, one will be installed. Do not interrupt this
process until a message appears saying that the installation is complete.
Then you will need to quit your web browser (Exit, Close, or
Quit under the File menu), open your web browser again, and go
back to the ALEKS website (use your Bookmark/Favorite).