Instructor Guide for transitioning to the new Pearson LTI
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For the Fall 2023 semester, Pearson MyLab, Mastering, Revel, and eText services in Blackboard courses have been replaced with the updated Pearson integration. The new LTI 1.3 integration ensures access to the latest Pearson features, including assignment, course tool, or eText links, and improvements. As part of the transition to the new Pearson integration, links to previous Pearson content or assessments within Blackboard courses will no longer work for students and may produce error messages. To access Pearson MyLab, Mastering, Revel, or eText services through the new integration Faculty are asked to complete the transition steps below.
Transition steps at-a-glance
For courses that have used Pearson resources or services in the past, the recommended transition plan involves:
- Preparing your LMS course for the new Pearson LTI integration.
- Accessing the new Pearson LTI from your Blackboard course.
- Copying Pearson courses, content, or assessments from the previous LTI version to the updated LTI version.
- Removing existing links to content, assessments, as well as Blackboard GradeCenter columns and replacing them with updated links to the new LTI.
Prepare your LMS course to pair with Pearson MyLab and Mastering
(Guides for transitioning Revel and eText can be found below)
Before pairing a MyLab or Mastering course with your LMS course. From your copied LMS course, do the following. You don’t need to make any changes to your MyLab and Mastering course.
- Remove prior MyLab or Mastering assignments from your LMS course. Links to previous Pearson assignments or course tools within your LMS course will no longer work for students and may produce error messages. Students will use the new Access Pearson or Pearson link to open Pearson content from the LMS course. Remove previous Pearson links from your original LMS course and re-create them in the copied LMS course using the Access Pearson integration tools.
- Remove prior MyLab or Mastering gradebook columns from the LMS course. Delete the Pearson assignment grade columns from the LMS gradebook in the new, copied LMS course. LMS grades remain in the previous LMS course. You can also access Pearson grades directly from MyLab and Mastering for future reference.
- Hide the old MyLab and Mastering link in the LMS course. Hide or delete the prior link to Pearson in the LMS navigation. The link is likely called MyLab and Mastering. Hiding or deleting the link prevents students from accidentally using it to access their course materials. Students will use a new link called Access Pearson or Pearson to access Pearson content.
The above weblink lists instructions for linking MyLab and Mastering accounts, pairing MyLab and Mastering accounts with LMS courses, adding assignment or course tool links, and setting up grade sync for Blackboard Original.
- Student registration instructions for Blackboard Original
- Avoid making manual edits to MyLab or Mastering assignment names, grades, points possible, or due dates in your LMS gradebook. Manual and automatic grade sync overwrites these edits in the LMS gradebook. If this happens, make your changes to the MyLab and Mastering gradebook and then manually sync grades. We recommend changing due dates from within your MyLab and Mastering course. Have students check the course home page or calendar in their MyLab and Mastering course if due dates don’t sync to the LMS calendar for your integration. Learn how grade sync works.
Prepare your LMS course to pair with Pearson Revel and eText
Before adding or copying Revel content to your LMS course. From your copied LMS course, do the following. You don’t need to make any changes to your Pearson content.
- Remove the Revel grade columns from the LMS course. If you’re working within a copied course from a prior semester, delete the Pearson assignment grade columns from the LMS gradebook. LMS grades remain in the prior LMS course. Additionally, Pearson grades can be accessed via Revel for future reference.
- Hide the old Revel and eText link in the LMS course. Hide or delete the prior link to Pearson in the LMS navigation. The link might be called Revel and eText or Pearson. This prevents students from accidentally using the prior link to access their course materials. Students will use a new link to access Pearson content.
Assignment or course tool links: These links aren’t available in the Revel and eText (LTI 1.1) integration. However, you can add assignment or course tool links after you associate your LMS course using the new Access Pearson (LTI 1.3) tool. See Revel and eText for your LMS: Instructor Help for instructions.
Weblink: Set up Revel and eText for your LMS
Instructor getting started instructions to access Revel or eText content from your LMS course, link your accounts once and add or copy content to your LMS course. Then set up Revel or eText assignments for any Learning Management System.
Student registration instructions for Blackboard.
Getting started: From your LMS course, select Access Pearson or Pearson. You’ll be prompted to Open Pearson and select MyLab and Mastering or Revel and eText.
Student View: To access the student view of the Pearson course as an instructor, remove the LMS Student View filter, select Open Pearson, and then select a student assignment or course tool link. If you select the Pearson or Access Pearson link from the Student View, you’ll get error code: SOCKET_LS_T_03.
Multi-semester or sequential courses: If the second half of a multi-semester course must be completed using the Access Pearson (LTI 1.3) integration, students are prompted to link accounts using their Pearson account the first time they open the content via Access Pearson. It’s critical that students link accounts using the same Pearson username and password as the first part of the course. This ensures their access to Pearson content without being prompted for payment.
If you have any issues while connecting your course to the new Pearson LTI 1.3 please contact Pearson support for assistance.