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MyLanguageLabs Student: Student Tour

March 25, 2020

Welcome to your MyLanguageLabs course. This student tour will show you
how to navigate MyLanguageLabs, access different areas of the course, and find resources and support tools
necessary for academic success. Although we are using MySpanishLab for this video, all MyLanguageLabs courses
follow the same design and format. Also keep in mind, your instructor has
the flexibility to adjust settings, turn off tools and customize the course,
so some things may vary. When you enter your course,
you land on Today’s View. This view is divided into 5 main areas: 1. Getting Started 2. Notifications 3. Calendar 3. Calendar 4. Announcements 4. Announcements 5. MyLanguageLabs Main tabs and Resources The GETTING STARTED Area is imperative
at the start of your course. Running the Browser tune-up is the
recommended first step to take in order to ensure full functionality
of your MyLanguageLabs course. in order to ensure full functionality
of your MyLanguageLabs course. in order to ensure full functionality
of your MyLanguageLabs course. in order to ensure full functionality
of your MyLanguageLabs course. It will check to make sure your computer
has the necessary plug-ins and players required to complete assignments, watch videos, listen to audio clips, and complete voice & video recordings. Some of your course content will open as a pop up. So you can access any pop up content from your course, the next step is to disable pop-up blockers. Follow the instructions linked here
to complete this step. Next, follow the instructions linked here
to set your preferred course time zone. The NOTIFICATIONS area contains important and
easy to access information about your course. If your instructor has added a welcome message,
you will also access this message here. Alerts allow you quick access to instructor
comments and feedback on any instructor graded activity such as voice
recordings and writing assignments. Action Items notify you of unread email messages
and/or discussion board posts. Performance notifications offer you quick access
to your course progress and grades at the chapter folder level and indicates
your time spent completing assigned activities. Next, let’s look at the CALENDAR. If your instructor assigns homework with due dates, you can easily find your assignments
by clicking the alarm clock icons. This will display a list of the
assigned materials for that day. Let’s walk through how to complete
an activity from here together. To get started, simply click the
name of the activity. Read the directions (if applicable)
and complete the activity. Notice you can save this attempt
for later by clicking Save for Later. Once you have completed the activity, click finish submit for grading at the
top right or bottom left of your screen and then click finish in the pop-up box. Since this example was an auto-graded activity,
you see your results immediately. You can click the feedback bubble that appears next
to answers marked incorrect in order to receive a hint. You can attempt the assignment again by clicking
Try Again. Notice the Need Help With This Activity button. Clicking this button will display a list of
grammar and vocabulary tutorials, flashcards, extra practice activities,
and eText links to help you with this topic. During your repeated attempt, you can
change your answers and resubmit for grading. Each time you submit an activity,
that submission is saved in the system, but your highest grade is
recorded under Grades by default. If you need to answer fill-in-the blank
or free response questions, most courses will include a
special characters palette to help you accurately key in your answer. After you have submitted assignments,
you can review your submissions using the View Submissions button
next to submitted activities. Assignments with a pencil icon
require instructor grading. When you complete and submit this
type of activity for grading, such as free response or voice recording, you will receive confirmation of the submission,
with the results pending instructor review. Review the ANNOUNCEMENTS area
for important course information from your instructor and program administrators. Be sure to click View All upon log-in to
make sure you do not miss any announcements. Now let’s look at the MYLANGUAGELABS
MAIN TABS AND RESOURCES. In addition to using the Calendar
to access your assigned activities, you may also click the ASSIGNMENTS tab
to view, review, and submit your assignments. COURSE MATERIALS allow you to dig
into each specific chapter or lesson folder. Each chapter folder contains course material
which may be organized by content such as the Readiness Check, eText Activities, Student Activities Manual, Extra Practice Activities, Chapter Resources, and Tutorials. You can access and utilize many of these
resources here at any time for practice and review even if your
instructor has not assigned them. The course materials appearing in your
course may vary as there are discipline and
book specific course materials. The GRADES tab opens a view of your scores
from your MyLanguageLabs course assignments. The COURSE average calculates your average of all
assigned material within your MyLanguageLabs course. The COURSE average calculates your average of all
assigned material within your MyLanguageLabs course. To view individual scores,
simply click the target chapter, lesson, or learning objective
and then click the desired subfolder lesson, or learning objective
and then click the desired subfolder to reveal your scores on each assigned activity. From this view, you are always able
to hover over any activity to reveal an options menu where you
can view submissions of your work. The COMMUNICATE tab has two optional functions:
email or collaboration. Ask your instructor for more information
if these options will be used in your course. Beneath the Communicate tab is a menu of additional resources. Tutorials contain state-of-the art
short grammar and vocabulary tutorials arranged by chapter or alphabetically. Your eText includes embedded video and audio links. In some select titles when you click to open your eText
for the first time, you may see a “self study” option. If this appears, select it to access your eText. The bilingual GLOSSARY is a reference tool for
direct equivalents arranged alphabetically. The glossary also contains an
audio link to hear pronunciation. The VERB CHART shows you how a verb is conjugated. The USER GUIDE is an extremely helpful
student resource. Here you will find detailed information
and how-to videos to help you understand and utilize each
feature in your MyLanguageLabs course. MORE RESOURCES include Amplifier Dynamic Study Modules, Learning Catalytics, downloadable media files, the Pronunciation Guide, Podcasting Site, MediaShare, and more depending on the
textbook associated with your course. Lastly, if you have questions or need
technical assistance with your course at any time, there is link to support in the upper right hand corner
of every MyLanguageLabs course. Click the URL for support to link directly
to our 24/7 technical support website to search our knowledge base, start a chat, or locate the phone number to connect with a
live tech support agent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This concludes your tour of MyLanguageLabs.


  • Reply HAZEL REED June 20, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Extremely worth the time. Great!

  • Reply Platano_Josh August 30, 2016 at 6:15 am


  • Reply Silas Wheedleton September 1, 2016 at 8:46 am


  • Reply Donna Barton May 23, 2017 at 4:38 am

    I have NEVER had such a bad experience with a website. During just ONE class, Pearson MySpanishLab has Logged me out DURING 2 tests, and gave me a FATAL ERROR when I clicked Submit on my FINAL- which I got a FAT ZERO on thanks to Pearson! such bullsh&^ that a server can ruin your grades! Unable to contact support also, nothing there. I cannot express my level of disgust, disappointment, and anger.

  • Reply Don Rutledge July 13, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    I feel like the interface is stuck in 2004

  • Reply Lone Wolf August 22, 2017 at 1:46 am

    There had BETTER NOT be issues!  I'm in my final year of college and I'm trying to raise my GPA to get into graduate school and Spanish is a required two-semester course for graduation.  If I get a bad grade due to a faulty website that's required for the courses I need to take then Kim Jong Un won't be starting WWIII – I WILL.

  • Reply Jarrett B August 22, 2017 at 8:34 am

    You think with all the money we give them, they could come up with a good video.

  • Reply Bill Nye The Russian Spy September 7, 2017 at 3:23 am

    $150 for something straight out of 2004. Fuck you.

  • Reply SimmieJimmie September 11, 2017 at 1:27 am

    I think it was just me but it was annoying to even sign up and log in to this website.

  • Reply The Boy January 3, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    9 minutes LMAOOOOOOOOOOO no.

  • Reply Justin Grieshop April 19, 2018 at 7:09 am

    A UI that you have to explain is not a good UI.

  • Reply AnotherBot:D May 16, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Bless the speed up option.

  • Reply Crested Saguaro August 22, 2018 at 4:34 am

    I'm here with Eastern Kentucky University. What college do you folks attend?

  • Reply LUXC January 10, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Ight I'm dropping out

  • Reply CwM Gameplays January 24, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Disable pop-up blockers: 404 not found

    Set course time zone: Your session has timed out

    I've used this site for literally five minutes and it's already broken

  • Reply ilonka311 February 15, 2019 at 1:46 am

    Pearson is the slimiest company. Praying on students. I'm so angry my teacher supports them.

  • Reply William Lee August 24, 2019 at 3:14 am

    I have used Pearson's MyLab product both as a student and as a teacher (not my choice!). I don't know which is worse.

  • Reply Donna Maurillo January 24, 2020 at 9:05 am

    I would never ever recommend Pearson for anything. Finding help is impossible. And when you do get it, they can't figure out the problem, either. I wish my university had stuck with the previous program. This one is awful.

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