Features of MyLab IT 2021

MyLab IT 2021 delivers trusted content and resources through an expansive course materials library, including new Ready-to-Assign Content Modules. The platform helps students develop the critical-thinking skills and proficiency with Microsoft® 365 and Office 2021 that employers seek.

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We’ve added new features across 3 main areas of focus to make your MyLab IT experience easier and even more effective. Our Office 2021 release delivers:

  • Improved best-in-class content
  • Improved usability for instructors & students
  • Improved student practice & assessment experiences

Promote mastery of Microsoft 365 and Office 2021 applications and critical thinking for the workplace

Authentic HTML5 Microsoft Office Simulations

All Office 2021 series titles include new and updated Simulation content, providing modern, diverse scenarios for students to engage with.

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.

Assign live assessments for immediate grading

Microsoft 365 and Office 2021 Grader Projects

With MyLab IT Grader, students work live in Microsoft 365 and Office 2021 applications to complete projects that mirror the skill sets and environments of today’s workplace.

New Office for the web Grader Projects run seamlessly on cloud-based devices so students can learn any place at any time.

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

As they work within Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Access, students submit their work for immediate grading in the new MyLab IT Enhanced Gradebook with improved query functionality.

Detailed Reports supply students with feedback and Learning Aid links for each homework project, so they can easily identify their mistakes and learn how to correct them.

New Excel 2021 Grader Automatic Project Variations are designed to reduce potential student integrity violations while increasing student skill competency.

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 in the industry

Automatic digital updates* reflecting Microsoft 365 upgrades

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

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

There are no changes to your assessments or course, just the updates your students need to succeed based on specific changes Microsoft makes.

* 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 365 Office skills

MyLab IT Badging

MyLab IT is more than a powerful tool for learning Microsoft 365 Office skills. With MyLab IT badging, students can also earn badges proving that they’re digitally literate and competent in Microsoft 365 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 Credly 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, the top locations hiring for a particular skill, related skills, or 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 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 available! Students can access gradable assignments faster, directly from your LMS course.

Learn more about our LMS integration services

Additional Features

New assignable Student “How-To” Tutorials

Now instructors can simply assign Student “How-To” Tutorials covering a variety of key topics such as Simulation overview, Grader Project interactions, accessing Learning Aids, and more. The intent is to make onboarding easier for new students and new instructors.

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.