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.
Use Early Alerts to help you check for students who may be struggling. Early Alerts can identify students who may be at risk of falling behind and help you to follow up with them by email. More about Early Alerts
Mastering Gradebook: Faster display times based on the students-per-page setting. The Filter, Gradebook Settings, Learning Outcomes Summary, and Dynamic Study Modules options are available to you as the gradebook loads. More about checking student scores
Tips are available to instructors in the course from the Assignments, Assignment Creation (Step 2), Assignment Overview, and Manage Section Instructor pages. Look for .
Promote a student in a Modified Mastering course to Teaching Assistant role. Previously this action blocked the student from enrolling as a student in other courses in the same discipline. How to promote a student to teaching assistant
Students can renew eText access for 3 years after the course ends. The renewal option appears to students 10 days before the course expires and is available for up to one year. Any student notes or other customizations are retained. More about Pearson eText
The “Ask a Mastering Expert” feature has been retired. Instructors can consult this Help, Pearson Support, and in-product tips, mentioned above.
The chemistry drawing – mechanism answer type is now available for you to edit or create this kind of assignment question using the Simple Editor. Chemical drawing mechanism answer type
The Mohr’s circle answer type is now available for you to edit or create this kind of assignment question using the Simple Editor. This answer type is used in Engineering. Mohr’s circle answer type
Set the Gradebook to show points or percentages from the Gradebook. Formerly this was set in the Mastering course settings. Scores are computed identically in either case and students always see their assignment scores as percentages. How to set Gradebook display preferences
See which assignments had items removed or updated as a result of a course copy. (Includes courses copied to a new edition.) A message lists such assignments and how many items remain. Identify assignments with removed items and match assigned points from the original course
Scheduled Reading assignment improvements. Revised instructions to more easily create scheduled reading assignments for an entire term—each chapter selected creates an assignment. Also, you can open a related assignment from the scheduled reading assignment’s Overview page.
See late penalty deductions item-by-item for a standard Mastering assignment. When you review a student’s work on an assignment (Assignment Grade page), the grading details now include any late penalty point deductions.
Input on a diagram. Edit/create questions that ask students to enter text or real numbers in boxes on an image, like a circuit diagram or other. This answer type is accessible to students who rely on keyboard entry. How to edit/create an input on a diagram question
Chemistry drawing - skeletal. Edit/create questions that ask students to draw molecules or structures using the Marvin chemical drawing tool. Ask students to draw line bond structures, condensed structures, map a provided molecule, and more. How to edit/create a chemistry drawing - skeletal question