Moodle: Activities & Resources: External Tools: Pearson

The Pearson activity is a publisher tool that allows instructors to link Pearson course content to Moodle courses. Using the Pearson external tool allows for deep linking, which means that students can directly access activities and resources through the Moodle site. Deep linking also allows for gradebook synchronization, which can be manually triggered by the instructor in the Pearson course or set to automatically sync at regular intervals.
An important note about gradebook sync: When a student completes an activity through the external tool on the Pearson site in less than 6 minutes, an incorrect grade is sent to the Moodle gradebook through auto-sync. Please make sure students take more than 6 minutes to complete the activity in the Pearson site by assigning more complex assessments or including a warning in the assignment instructions.
A note about support: Because the external tool activity links your Moodle course to an external website, troubleshooting most issues encountered in this tool should be done through Pearson customer support or the specific Pearson customer representative who helped set up the course. The LSU Faculty Technology Center can assist with any Moodle issues and can work with the tool's support team on Moodle-related gradebook sync concerns.

To Add the Pearson Activity:

1. Log in to Moodle and select your course.

2. In the course section where you would like to add the Pearson activity, click on Create learning activity.

Create learning activity option


3. Choose External tool.


4. Fill in the activity name field and select Pearson from the Preconfigured tool dropdown.

Pearson selected in external tool Preconfigured Tool menu

5. Select content to associate with the Moodle course (if applicable) and update the settings as needed. For help with external tool settings, see Activities & Resources: Add an External Tool.


Support & Training

The Faculty Technology Center (FTC) provides Moodle support by email, by phone, or live through Zoom. For contact information, please see the article Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview. To connect through Zoom and for further information on support services and training, see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Faculty Resources & Support page.

The FTC also provides just-in-time faculty training opportunities and recorded training sessions. Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of available workshops and recordings, please see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Technology Training page.

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