ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

7. Message Center


The Message Center allows you to send messages to your instructor if you need assistance with a topic or problem in ALEKS. To compose a message, click the Navigation Menu in the upper left corner of your screen. Next, click the Message Center link and select the Compose button to create an email.
To include mathematical notation and illustrations:
  1. Click the Math or Graphs 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 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, with the problem on the screen:
  1. Click on the Envelope icon (located on the right-hand side of the screen). This will take you into the ALEKS Message Center. The system will automatically be in the Compose mode.
  2. Fill in the Subject line and any details you want included in your message.
  3. Below the body message section, the system will automatically check the box next to Attach Page to include the current problem. Uncheck this box if you don't want the page attached to your message.
  4. Click on the Send button to send the message.
You can also include attachments of up to 2MB in your messages.