This article details how to add Pearson's MyLabs or Mastering to your course on Scholar to simplify the login process and synchronize your grades.
Note: You MUST be using “Modified Mastering” in order to synchronize your gradebook and assignments with your Scholar course. Contact your Pearson rep if you have questions about Modified Mastering.
Linking your Course
To add your Pearson Mastering online activities to your course, you must have a Pearson Mastering account. Contact your Pearson representative for details on getting one.
Once you’ve created a Mastering account, you can link it with your Scholar shell. To do so, select Pearson’s MyLab & Mastering from the Course Tools menu.
That will bring you to the MyLab & Mastering page. There, click “Select a MyLab and Mastering product to use with this course”.
You may see a confirmation page. If you do, click Launch.
You’ll be brought to a license agreement. Click I Accept.
Next, you’ll be asked to sign in with your Pearson account. If you need assistance with this, contact your Pearson rep.
Once you do, you’ll see the following page letting you know that your Scholar shell is linked to your Pearson account. Click Get Started.
Next you’ll be asked whether you want to create a course or copy one. If you’ve already created a course on Mastering, you can link it here, otherwise, search for your textbook.
Find the book, and click Select. If you’re given a choice, make sure to click on the Modified Mastering.
If this is a development course, choose Instructor-use Course for the course type. Otherwise, choose Student-use Course.
Next enter a name and course dates for your course. Then click Create Course.
Once you do, the course creation process will start. It may take up to 3 hours before your course is available. You’ll receive an e-mail when the course is ready. Do not attempt to create the course a second time; you’ll wind up with a bunch of duplicates.
Once your course is created, it will be linked with your Scholar shell.
Linking the Grade Center
If you want to automatically bring over the grades that students achieve in Mastering, you’ll need to set up the Grade Center integration. To do so, you’ll need to return to the main Pearson screen by clicking the link in the Course Tools menu.
From there, scroll to the bottom and click Manage Pearson MyLab & Mastering Grades.
The first time that you click that, you’ll only have the option to Set Up Grade Synchronization. Click that.
From there, you’ll have to choose which grades to synchronize automatically. If you want the grades to come over for all assignments, choose “All available MyLab & Mastering assignments”. If you want only specific assignments to be imported into your Grade Center, choose “Select Individual MyLab & Mastering assignments.
Please note that if you choose to select only specific assignments, adding an assignment to your course within Mastering will not automatically add it to the Grade Center in Scholar.
Once you’ve selected the input method that you plan on using, click Next. You’ll be taken back to the Pearson MyLab and Mastering settings screen.
If you selected to sync all columns, they should come over at the next synchronization event. If you chose to only sync specific columns, you’ll have to add them using the Add Grade Columns link.
You’ll be taken to a list of the assignments that you’ve created in your Mastering course. Check the box next to the assignment and click Submit.
You’ll then be taken to a page where you can choose whether the Grade Center entries are included in the calculations, send e-mails to people letting them know that the item has been added (which, since you need to enter a comma-separated list of e-mails each time, is not a practical way to notify students), and assign a Grade Center category to the assignment.
When you have the settings the way you want them, click Submit and the column will be added to the Grade Center.
Adding Class Links
You can add links to your class that allow students to access their assignments in the Pearson Mastering series.
To do so, navigate to a content area in your course (assignments, readings, tests, etc.).
From the Tools menu, select Pearson’s MyLab and Mastering (Content).
Check the box next to the type of content you want to allow students to access and click Submit.
The links will then be created. Please note that you cannot directly link to a specific assignment in Mastering.
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