How to Print Homework/Quizzes/Tests in MyMathLab

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Purpose of this Article

You may get contacted by ACCESSibility Services on behalf of a student in your course, asking you to print out Assignments/Homework/Tests from your MyMathLab course. This article will demonstrate how to do this.

Accessing MyMathLab

This part is simple. Access your Course’s Homepage in PPCC Online (D2L), and then click on the Pearson MyLab and Mastering link, that is found in the Pearson MyLab & Mastering widget.

Screenshot of the Pearson Widget in D2L with the link to MyMathLab highlighted

Accessing the Homework/Test Manager in MyMathLab

After following the prior steps, you should see the main launch screen for MyMathLab.

To access the MyMathLab Assignment Manager, simply click on the MyMathLab Assignment Manager link under the heading of Instructor Tools, as the following screenshot shows:

Screenshot showing the links in instructor tools with the Assignment Manager Link highlighted

Printing Assignments/Homework/Tests from MyMathLab

You will now be taken to the Homework/Test Manager screen that lists all your Assignments in MyMathLab.

You will notice that to the very right of each Assignment is a column that is labeled as “Actions”. In this column is a dropdown box that is labeled as, “Select”. Clicking on this dropdown will present you with several options, you will want to click on the Print option to begin the printing process of an Assignment.

Screenshot showing the actions menu in the Homework/Test Manager of MyMathLab, with the Print option highlighted

After clicking on this option, a new window will open that will allow you to setup how the Assignment is printed.

There are several features that you can do on this screen to configure how it is printed, for example:

  • Page Layout – By default, this option should go to Portrait, which will work for 99% of the Assignments printed. But, you can change to Landscape mode if necessary.
  • Scramble Question Order – This option will scramble the order in which questions appear.
  • Reorder Multiple Choice Options – This is useful if you want to reorder the Multiple Choice options for each time the Assignment is printed.
  • Include Header – You can include a header with your class information, and an area for the student to print their name and the date.
  • Include Honor Statement – You could include an honor statement with this option.
  • Include Answers – If you are grading this, then you would want to make sure to not select this option (aka uncheck it), since otherwise the answer key would print after the Assignment prints.
  • Include Question ID – I would leave this option unchecked.

Screenshot showing the Print Homework screen in Pearson MyMathLab

When printing, you may get a notification that Pop-ups are blocked. You will need to allow pop-ups in order to print the homework/assignment in MyMathLab. The following screenshot is an example of a blocked pop-up notification using Chrome, and how clicking on it will give you the option to allow pop-ups.

Screenshot of Pop Ups being blocked in Chrome and how to allow pop ups

Note: You may have to close the window, and try printing the assignment from the Homework/Assignment manager, to have the allow pop-ups setting take effect.

Once the Print option works, you will see a preview of what the Homework/Assignment will look like. You can click on the Print button to finally print the Homework/Assignment.

Screenshot highlighting the Print button while in the Print Preview area of MyMathLab

You will then be taken to your browser’s Print Preview screen, where you can actually send the Homework/Assignment to a physical or virtual printer.

Example Screenshot of what the Print Preview screen in Google Chrome looks like

Seeking Further Assistance

Please feel free to contact Marc Nash via email (marc.nash@ppcc.edu), or by phone at 719-502-3073 if you are running into issues.

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