Creating a course
Assignments & Gradebook
With MathXL for School, your students can:
You can use MathXL for School to:
MathXL for School automatically grades online homework assignments and tracks all student results, so you can spend less time grading and more time teaching. By using MathXL for School to monitor your students' results, you can quickly assess how individual students—or the class as a whole—are progressing with specific topics.
Not at all. Most students are very used to working online, and the navigation within MathXL for School is very intuitive. In addition, most newer courses include Orientation exercises that help students get started and become familiar with how to enter answers in the Player, use the palette, and work with the Grapher.
You might recommend to those students that they work on their assignments in the school library or computer lab or from a public library. Additionally, they can print out their assignments and work on them at home. When they return to a computer with Internet access, students can log in to MathXL for School, enter their answers, and receive feedback.
Make sure the computers in any labs where your students will be using MathXL for School have been set up with the appropriate plug-ins and players.
You can easily hide chapters, sections, and other resources you don't plan to use from your MathXL for School course using the Course Manager. You can always go back and restore sections or Chapters later by editing your course coverage again.
Teachers can use this Access Request Form to request teacher access to MathXL for School.
Students need an access code to register. If your teacher does not provide you with one, you may purchase access online. Visit How to Purchase for more information.
There are several training resources available to help you get started with MathXL for School, including a Review Guide, videos, online training, and in-person training. Visit Training & Support to see what is available.
Yes. You must give your students the Course ID for the course in which you want them to enroll. To find your Course ID, log in to your MathXL for School account and click Course Manager on the left nav bar. Find your course in the list and click on the Course ID. The page that loads is a handout that you can print out and give to each student. This handout includes the name of your course and the Course ID, along with instructions for your students on how to register for MathXL for School and enroll in your course. (Note: In addition to your Course ID, students also need an access code to register for MathXL for School.)
No. Students can register for MathXL for School, log in, and get started on their own. Instead of enrolling in a course, they can choose to study on their own. They can take sample tests which generate a personalized study plan, and they can work at their own pace on tutorial exercises with interactive learning aids. If you later decide to create your own course in MathXL for School, your students can enroll in your course at any time and their work will then be tracked in your gradebook.
Teacher access to your MathXL for School course is good for five years. However, you may call technical support to extend your subscription when it expires. Student access is valid for 12 months.
You can retrieve your login name and password by submitting an online request form (also available from the MathXL for School log-in page). When completing this form, be sure to enter the email address you used to register for MathXL for School. Your login information will be sent only to this email address. If you need additional assistance, call Teacher Product Support at 1-888-695-6577 or Student Product Support at 1-800-677-6337.
Students can access the course for up to 12 months, or until the course end date you specify during course creation.
Yes, you can make course content invisible to your students by editing the course settings in the Course Manager and then changing course coverage. You may also hide assignments from your students’ Homework and Tests page by “unassigning” them.
You can set up course groups that let you use a coordinator course to manage multiple sections of the same course. See Managing Sections in MathXL for School (PDF) for detailed information on setting up and managing course groups.
Yes, media learning aids such as videos, animations, or ebook pages (where available) are assignable in MathXL for School. And these media assignments can be selected as prerequisites to other assignments. To create a media assignment, go to the Homework & Test Manager, click Create Assignment, and chose Create Media Assignment.
Yes, you can use the MathXL for School Custom Question Builder available in most MathXL for School courses to create your own custom algorithmic exercises, and you can include these exercises on homework assignments, quizzes, and tests.
Yes. Each MathXL for School course contains sample chapter tests that you can copy and modify, or you can create your own tests using an online test bank of items correlated to the exercises in your textbook. You can also upload TestGen tests into your MathXL for School course.
Yes. The MathXL for School gradebook allows you to export the data in a comma separated value (.csv) file format, and you can open the .csv file in a spreadsheet program.
Yes. In addition to supporting Internet Explorer, the Flash-based MathXL for School Player v2 supports Firefox on Windows (XP and Vista) and Safari and Firefox on the Macintosh as well as the PC.
The TestGen plug-in allows you and your students to view and take TestGen tests within MathXL for School; the software lets you create and author them. Students only need to install the plug-in, as they are not creating or authoring TestGen tests.
In most courses, you and your students can use recent versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari to work in your course. A few older courses, however, are only available using Internet Explorer.
Some Internet providers offer their own proprietary browsers, which are not compatible with MathXL for School. To work in your course, you must minimize the proprietary browser and open a standard browser supported for your course.
Pop-up blockers or ad-blockers may prevent you from installing components and from using your course. You should configure these programs to allow pop-ups from MathXLforSchool.com before running the Browser Check or trying to use any part of your course.
Commonly used pop-up blockers:
How to allow pop-ups from specific locations:
Most popular pop-up blockers let you allow pop-ups from specific locations. For example, if you are using the Google toolbar pop-up blocker, you can click the Popup Blocker button on the toolbar when you are using the Browser Check. The button text will change to read “Allow site popups,” indicating that the Popup Blocker is disabled for the MyMathLab site. For specific instructions, please refer to the online help for your pop-up blocker.
Tips for managing pop-up blockers:
How to disable pop-up blockers:
If you need help, contact Customer Technical Support.
To use MathXL for School, your browser must accept cookies, which are used to keep track of who you are when you move from one web page to another.
To enable cookies for Internet Explorer:
To enable cookies for Firefox:
To enable cookies for Safari:
If you need help, contact Customer Technical Support.
If you are having trouble playing the videos in your MathXL for School course, you may need to adjust your QuickTime settings. Click the links below for instructions: