Get started with MyLab and Mastering for your LMS

Updated 15 Feb 2024

Open your MyLab or Mastering course from your Learning Management System (LMS). You might work in Blackboard, Canvas, D2L Brightspace, Moodle, Sakai, or Schoology.

Open MyLab and Mastering from your LMS

Course ID: You don't need a Course ID or invite link to register for MyLab and Mastering. If you’re prompted for a Course ID, clear your temporary internet cache. Then follow the instructions below.

Watch a video of registration instructions

  1. Log in to the LMS as a student and enter your course.
  2. Depending on your course setup, do one of the following. Don’t know your setup?

    • Select MyLab and Mastering or Access Pearson in course navigation.
    • Select a Pearson link that goes directly to a specific assignment, course tool, or eText.
    • Barnes & Noble, Follett-Willo, RedShelf, and VitalSource: Select the Course Materials link. Then check your opt status and, if applicable, select Launch Courseware or Access Courseware.
  3. If prompted, select Open Pearson. Whether you see this button depends on your course setup.

    Open Pearson button

  4. Select Open MyLab & Mastering.

    Pearson MyLab and Mastering dashboard

  5. If you haven't already, register for MyLab and Mastering following the instructions below.

Register for MyLab and Mastering

You only need to register and sign in to MyLab and Mastering once. (If you're a section instructor or teaching assistant, see How to register.)

  1. Agree to any authorization requests.
  2. Link your student LMS and Pearson accounts. In some cases, your Pearson account might be automatically created and linked for you.

  3. Depending on your course setup, you might be prompted to select an access option:

    Some courses have the option to select Access now.

    Select an Option page

  4. Select Go to My Courses to open your MyLab or Mastering course. (Refresh the page if you don't see this button.)

    Go to My Course button

After you register, always open MyLab and Mastering from your LMS course.

Upgrade temporary access

If you registered using temporary access, upgrade to full access.

  1. To go to payment options, do one of the following:
      • From your LMS course, select any MyLab and Mastering link.
      • From the course home page of your MyLab and Mastering course, select My Courses from the main menu.

        My Courses option

        Then select Upgrade access on the notification. For example:

        Upgrade access link

      • Upgrade access from your course confirmation or reminder email.
  2. Enter an access code or buy access using a credit card or PayPal account.

    Select an Option page without temporary access