What's new in Mastering

Updated 22 Nov 2021

November 25, 2021

A course invite link is now available for students and section instructors to use when enrolling in a Mastering course. (Does not apply to courses integrated with Blackboard, Brightspace, Canvas, Moodle, or Sakai.) The course invite link is included in the student course registration instructions available to instructors. How section instructors enroll in your course, How to enroll as a student in one of your courses,

July 9, 2021

Gradebook privilege is needed for section instructors or teaching assistants to see or edit student scores. Instructors who register as a section instructor with a Pearson educator account automatically receive the Gradebook privilege. Otherwise, assistants must be granted Gradebook privilege. More about section instructor privileges

The Scores page Notes column indicates late penalty for Dynamic Study Module assignments. After the due date, students don’t gain any additional credit on module work. Students see either “No credit for late work” or “Late penalty applied. Finished <date> at <time>”. Instructors cannot edit the late penalty on assigned Dynamic Study Modules.

It’s easier to check student interactivity rates with the Pearson eText. Select eText Analytics Dashboard from the Performance area of the Mastering Course Home to check the latest class interactions with the eText for your course. (Available in most courses.) More about Pearson eText

“Improve your score” notice on student Course Home page. For assignments that allow multiple attempts for a best score, students are reminded when they have the chance to improve their score. (This reminder appears only when the student has scored below 90% on the assignment.)


Class participants can open Mastering assignment links from Pearson for Moodle. For instructions, see Add assignment links.