ALEKSInstructionsF10 - ALEKS Course Component ALEKS is a...

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Page 1 of 5 ALEKS Course Component ALEKS is a web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what you know and don’t know in the course, and then provides instruction on the topics you are most ready to learn. When you use ALEKS, you complete only the learning tasks that you need and not those somebody else needs. Students who show a high level of mastery in ALEKS will gain the foundation needed to be successful in the overall course. Each of you will have a password-protected student account in ALEKS. Since all records of your work are kept on the ALEKS servers, you can access your account from any computer connected to the Internet. In this course, you will be required to use ALEKS to help you master course content. Your work in ALEKS will constitute a significant part of your final grade in the course, so be sure to start ALEKS early in the term. ALEKS is very unfriendly to procrastinators; don’t wait until the last minute to finish an ALEKS assignment as an automated progress assessment may interrupt your timing. The first ALEKS homework is due by 11:59 PM on Friday, September 10, 2010. Chapter 1 completion is due by 11:59 PM on Friday, September 17, 2010. Please see the course syllabus for the complete schedule of assignments. ALEKS Registration Before starting ALEKS, you must first register in our ALEKS course. 1. Go to 2. Click on the link marked “New User? Sign Up Now!” in the upper left corner of the page. 3. Under “Using ALEKS with a Class,” enter the 10-character course code provided by your instructor in class and / or in an email, and click on “Continue.” Verify the course information and click on “Continue.” 4. Enter the ALEKS access code you purchased in the bookstore, or purchase online by clicking on the “purchase an access code online” link and follow the instructions. 5. Answer the questions on the “Personal Information” page to complete your registration. Make sure you use your MSU e-mail for your e-mail address. Enter your MSU P.I.D. for the student identification number. 6. During the registration process, you will be given a login name and password. You will have the opportunity to change your password if you wish. Write down your login name and password, and keep them in a safe place. You will need them to access your ALEKS account in the future. 7. If you do not have a current ALEKS plug-in, one will be installed automatically at this time. The plug-in is a small software component needed by ALEKS and provided free of charge to all ALEKS users. Normally, installation is fully automatic and requires only a minute or so. If you experience any difficulty with installation, please contact ALEKS Customer Support at
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