ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

6.6 ALEKS Inbox


The Inbox allows you to send messages to your instructor if you need assistance with a topic or problem in ALEKS. To compose a message, click Compose. There is an option to include mathematical notation in your messages.
To include mathematical notation and illustrations:
  1. Click the math tab at the right end of the tool bar. This switches you to the Enhanced message editor, with a robust set of math input tools.
  2. Click on the Graphs tab for graphing tools, or on Algebra, Trig, Matrix, or Stat for symbolism specific to these areas.
While working in the Learning Mode, you can send a specific problem type to your instructor for assistance. This will include a link in the message, showing a screenshot of the practice problem that you see on your screen.
To attach a specific problem, make sure the practice problem is still on the screen, then:
  1. Click on the Inbox link. This will take you into the ALEKS Message Center.
  2. Click on the Compose button.
  3. Below the body message section, check the box next to Attach Page.
  4. Click on the Send button to send the message.
You also have an option to include attachments in your messages. The attachments can be up to 2MB in size.