Edit your course
Modify your course settings in the Edit Course wizard. Some options might not be available in the wizard but can be changed in your learning management system.
- If you use your course in MyLab and Mastering, choose Manage Course, Edit MML Settings and see the Edit MML Settings page.
- If you use your MyLab course in MyLabsPlus, choose Manage Course, Edit Settings, and see the Edit Settings page.
- If you are using a standalone MyLab, such as MathXL or MathXL for School, select Course Manager, Actions and Change Settings. Select Go:
- See Help for learning management systems.
For some courses, more information is available in the Create/Copy Course wizard.
Course ID — Students use this to enroll.
- Standard — A single course with no relation to other courses.
- Coordinator — The template for course group members.
- Member — A course created by copying a coordinator course.
- This course is available
— During your selected Starting and Ending dates.
Courses start at 12:00 AM on the Starting date and end at 12:00 AM on the Ending date.
- The only option for a coordinator course This course is NOT available to students — Use when students won't enroll.
- Time Zone — Set the
course to your local time.
You cannot set due date times during the hours of 1:00–2:59am ET on the morning of the Daylight Savings Time shift. To avoid confusion for you and your students, do not schedule due dates for the late evening or early morning on the day of the Daylight Savings Time shift, regardless of your time zone.
- Adjust Automatically for Daylight Savings Time
- Default MM/DD/YYYY Date Format — You can select DD/MM/YYYY. All pages including exports display the saved format. This includes course copies. Member courses display the coordinator course format.
- Copying — Let other instructors copy your course.
In some courses, Primary Instructor lets you choose the instructor(s) with full course access.
Also see Manage your class roster
- View by Standards — Choose the standard that your school has adopted.
- Chapters or Standards/Benchmarks — Change course coverage by either a chapter or a standard, but not both. When you choose Standards/Benchmarks, any questions that are not mapped to a benchmark in your standard are automatically excluded.
See the sections within a chapter/benchmarks within a standard — Select the name or .
If your course includes objectives, select a section name or its to see the section objectives.
If you remove a chapter or section, any subsections are also removed from the course. The content areas you remove aren't included in unassigned sample tests, sample homework assignments, student Study Plans, the multimedia library, or the online test bank.
If you remove content from a preloaded course, any assignments associated with that content are removed from the course and assignment dates are redistributed evenly across the duration of the course.
- Use the Pearson LockDown Browser in this course — Enable the Pearson LockDown Browser to ensure that students can't access applications or other browser windows while taking tests or quizzes online.
More Options — Let your school's network management applications run when LockDown Browser is used.
- Use automated proctoring in this course — Remotely proctor selected test or quizzes by using students' webcams to monitor and record their work:
- IP Address Range — If your institution uses proxy servers to control and monitor student access to the internet, Require students to take IP-restricted quizzes and tests within the following IP address range — Ensure that students use your institution's proxy servers.
Students must do their assignments on specified proxy servers.
Change — Specify an IP address or a range of IP addresses. Students must take all their tests and quizzes from 1 of these addresses, unless you override these settings for individual assignments.
If you change course-level restrictions after the course started — The revised settings are only applied to new tests or quizzes. For example, if you specify 2 IP address ranges at the course level and later remove 1 of them at the course level, existing assignments continue to have the 2 ranges. New assignments have only 1.
If you deselect this option, IP address restrictions are removed for the tests and quizzes in this course.
- Multimedia Learning Aids — Select the tutorial assistance available to students in the player's Question Help dropdown list. By default, all learning aids are available. Uncheck its box to exclude a learning aid from homework and Study Plan
work. You can disable learning aids for individual assignments.
If your course includes live tutoring services, select the Connect to a Tutor learning aid to add a Tutoring link in the player. Students can select this link to open a live chat with a tutor.
When you use the Pearson LockDown Browser for a test/quiz, the Question Help list isn't available to students while they're doing the assignment. However, you can select StatCrunch from the list of learning aids for statistics questions to make it available during locked-down tests.
Select Show in Review mode only to display Question Help when students review locked-down tests/quizzes.
- Help Me Solve This — Step-by-step assistance as problem -solving help. It also provides instructional text in steps and, in some steps, prompts the student to enter an answer.
- View an Example — Walks through a sample problem that is similar to the problem the student is working on. The example appears in a separate window.
- Video — See a video clip related to the current question.
- Animation — See an animation related to the current question.
- Textbook — Makethe online textbook available to students.
- Glossary — Open a page where students can look up the meaning of term.
- StatCrunch — For statistics questions, enable StatCrunch.
- Calculator — Open an online calculator.
- (Available in some courses) Connect to Tutor — Offer access to a fee-based tutor service. Students discuss questions with a tutor using a chat window with an interactive whiteboard. If your school purchased an institutional package, these services might be free. To set up the institutional package, enter the ID in Institution Package ID.
- Ask My Instructor — Lets students email you with questions they're working on. If you have permission, access the Edit Email Address window.
- Skill Builder Adaptive Practice — Monitors your students' progress on a homework assignment and offers adaptive help when a student needs it. Select this option to enable Skill Builder at the course level. You can also select it when you create/edit homework. See About Skill Builder.
Notes: If you enable Skill Builder at the course level and then disable it, any assignments that offered Skill Builder no longer do. If you re-enable Skill Builder, the option to use it is made available in those assignments.