ALEKS

May 2023 Update

The ALEKS Blackboard integration was recently updated to LTI 1.3. The updated ALEKS Math tool includes enhancements to Blackboard gradebook synchronization and integrations with McGraw-Hill connect tools. Instructors will find ALEKS in the Blackboard Ultra Content Market and Original course content tools. 

Ultra

  1. Go to your Ultra course.

  2. Select the folder or area in the Content Outline where you want the ALEKS content to reside.

  3. Click the purple (+) icon to add content and select Content Market.





  4. When the panel opens, select ALEKS Math from the Content Market to link the tool.




  5. Once the ALEKS LTI tool launches, follow the prompts in ALEKS to pair your course.



Original

To add the ALEKS tool link to your Blackboard course:

  1. Go to your Original course.

  2. Select the folder or area in the Content Outline where you want the ALEKS content to reside.

  3. Click Build Content → ALEKS Math.



  4. Once the ALEKS LTI tool launches, follow the prompts in ALEKS to pair your course.

Students

Certain courses are participating in the Course Materials Initiative, which provide immediate access to ALEKS without students having to enter a special code. You will need a Blackboard username, a course in which you are enrolled as a student, and an ALEKS account. If you do not have an ALEKS account, you will create one.

  1. Log into Blackboard and select your course.

  2. The location and naming convention of the ALEKS tool link will vary (e.g., Syllabus, Course Documents, etc.). Therefore, be sure to check with your instructor on where to locate ALEKS in your Blackboard course

  3. If prompted, agree to the Terms of Use. 

  4. You will be prompted to either enter an existing ALEKS account or create a new one. If you forgot your credentials, you can request a reminder.


  5. If creating a new one, your first and last names will be pre-populated. Your email is optional, but recommended.


  6. Registration has been completed. Your ALEKS account is now paired. 



Depending on your course, you may be prompted to enter a code. Certain courses include access to ALEKS within the Course Materials fee so you will have immediate access. Other courses still require you to purchase a license to ALEKS. Check the UMBC Bookstore for more information.