Features of MyLab IT 2019

MyLab IT 2019 delivers trusted content and resources through an expansive course materials library, including new easy-to-use Prebuilt Learning Modules that promote student success. Through an authentic learning experience, students become sharp critical thinkers and proficient in Microsoft® Office, developing essential skills employers seek.

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Promote mastery of Microsoft Office and critical thinking for the workplace

Authentic HTML5 Microsoft Office Simulations

Cloud-based HTML5 Microsoft Office simulations in MyLab IT provide an authentic learning experience with realistic skills-based training and assessment.

With Student Action Visualization, you and your students can play back the steps they took to complete a simulation, to see where they answered correctly or incorrectly.

MyLab IT simulations have an embedded accessibility toolbar that improves accessibility for students with disabilities, offering text-to-speech functionality.

Assign live assessments for immediate grading

Office 365/2019 Grader Projects

With MyLab IT Grader, students work live in Microsoft Office applications to complete projects that mirror the skill sets and environments of today’s workplace. Grader Projects are updated regularly to keep up with the constant changes to Office 365.

As they work within Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Access, students submit their work for immediate grading in the MyLab IT grading engine.

New! Integrated Grader Projects allow students to apply Microsoft Office skills across multiple Office applications within a single submitted project.

Detailed Reports offer feedback and remediation so students can easily fix and learn from their mistakes.

With an extensive library of Grader Projects for both PC and Mac, MyLab IT helps all students learn effectively.

Offer the most up-to-date digital content

Automatic digital updates* reflecting Office 365 upgrades

To keep pace with constant changes to Office 365, we automatically update the eText in MyLab IT and associated MyLab activities to reflect new or enhanced functionality.

Once a semester, our authors — who are also instructors — review and recommend content updates.

There are no changes to your assessments or course — just the updates your students need to succeed, including:

  • Updated wording on contextual tabs so students can follow the instruction regardless of their Office version and its ribbon format (i.e., two ribbon rows or a single-row arrangement)
  • Alerts highlighting the differences between Spelling Pane and Word Editor
  • Updates to the Power BI interface in Excel that applies to instruction and screenshots
  • Updates to the Tell Me/Search box and PowerPoint Reuse Slides feature

* For a full listing of the updates, visit your MyLab IT course and refer to the tab “Product Announcements and Update Information.”

Help students showcase their Microsoft Office skills

MyLab IT Badging

MyLab IT is more than a powerful tool for learning Office skills. With MyLab IT badging, students can also earn badges proving that they’re digitally literate and competent in Microsoft Office — the in-demand skills employers look for at every job level.

Students can share their badges on LinkedIn®, Facebook®, Twitter®, and online portfolios to make real connections with hiring managers.

Earning a badge qualifies students for a 30% discount on an MOS or IC3 certification voucher.

Learn more about badging within MyLab IT.

Highlight career options

Real-time Labor Market Insights

When students earn a badge within MyLab IT, they gain access to Acclaim real-time labor market insights.

There, they can view and apply to jobs that are directly connected to the skills represented by their badge. They can also review top employers, top locations hiring for a particular skill, and related skills, certifications, and salary ranges.

Align projects with your course outcomes and learning objectives

Project Creation Tool

The MyLab IT Project Creation Tool allows instructors to create projects from scratch — or edit existing ones — and have them graded by the MyLab IT Grader engine. Instructors have control over the end project, choosing both the instructions and the skills covered.

Link from your LMS to MyLab IT

Link from your LMS to MyLab IT

Learning Management System (LMS) Integration

You can now link from Blackboard Learn, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, or Moodle to MyLab IT. Access assignments, rosters, and resources, and synchronize grades with your LMS gradebook.

For students, single sign-on provides access to all the personalized learning resources that make studying more efficient and effective.

Deep linking now available! Students can now access gradable assignments faster, directly from your LMS course.

Learn more about our LMS integration services

Additional Features

Imagine the impact of first-day access on your course

Offering course content through the Pearson Inclusive Access model can help students achieve more by providing affordable, high-quality digital course materials on or before the first day of class. Because all students have access by day one, faculty can start teaching and students can start learning. Learn more about Inclusive Access >

A powerful homework and test manager

A powerful homework and test manager lets you create, import, and manage online homework assignments, quizzes, and tests that are automatically graded. You can choose from a wide range of assignment options, including time limits, proctoring, and maximum number of attempts allowed. The bottom line: MyLab means less time grading and more time teaching.

Comprehensive online course content

Filled with a wealth of content that is tightly integrated with your textbook, MyLab lets you easily add, remove, or modify existing instructional material. You can also add your own course materials to suit the needs of your students or department. In short, MyLab lets you teach exactly as you'd like.

Robust gradebook tracking

The Gradebook offers an easy way for you and your students to see their performance in your course. Item Analysis lets you quickly see trends by analyzing details like the number of students who answered correctly/incorrectly, time on task, and more. And because it's correlated with the AACSB Standards, you can track students' progress toward outcomes that the organization has deemed important in preparing students to be leaders.

Easily scalable and shareable content

MyLab enables you to manage multiple class sections, and lets other instructors copy your settings so a standardized syllabus can be maintained across your department. Should you want to use the same MyLab course next semester, with the same customized settings, you can copy your existing course exactly — and even share it with other faculty members.

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