0.3Installing and Using the MyEducator Add-in for Excel
Add-in Steps—Before Starting an Assignment
In addition to the Microsoft Excel Add-ins you installed from the previous section, you also need to install the MyEducator Add-in. The Microsoft Add-ins provide the tools and functions available as part of Excel. The MyEducator Add-in permits you to complete and submit the assessments for grading.
See the image below to view what the Add-in will look like in the Excel ribbon.
You may already have the Add-in installed. If you already have the Add-in, you do not need to follow these steps again. You can move on to the next section.
If your school provided Office 365 and placed restrictions on adding add-ins you will not be able to load the add-in when Excel is logged into your school Microsoft account. Follow the instructions below to use or create a personal Microsoft account.
- Click your name in the top right corner of Excel.
- Select your personal account (gmail, yahoo, etc.) OR select Sign in with different account.
If you don't have a personal account you can sign up for free using the steps under Sign in with differnt account.
Use your personal account for all the assignments and assessments in this course.
The following video and instructions outline how to install the MyEducator Add-in.
Open Excel and click the "Insert" tab.
Click the "Get Add-ins" option.Did You Receive an Error Message?
If you receive an error message like the one below–or if you find no search results for the add-in–please see the Networked Computers section below for details on how to eliminate the error.
When the MyEducator add-in is found, click "Add."
Click the "Continue" button to close the license message.
Click the "Got It" button to close the message.
You have now successfully installed the add-in into Excel.
If you are logged into Excel on a networked computer (at school or work) you may have an issue installing the add-in.
Follow these steps and try installing the add-in again.
Click on your name or login name on the top right side of the window.
Choose Sign Out.
Return to the previous section and install the add-in.
Opening an Assessment
The following video and instructions outline how to begin an Excel assignment with the add-in.
Once you have the MyEducator add-in, follow the steps below to complete an assessment:
Copy the key from the assessment in MyEducator.
Open an Excel workbook and click the add-in labeled "Tasks" in the MyEducator group.
Paste the key in the appropriate field to begin the assessment.
*Note: This pane can be sized by dragging the left border when the Excel window is displayed in full screen.
Click "Start" to open the assessment.
When you have completed the assignment to your satisfaction, click Submit Now.
*Note: You do not need to save the file in order to submit your assignment.
Each task in the assessment can have up to five icons displayed under the task instructions. Below is a description of each icon and what they do. Watch the video to see how they function within the Excel window.
Click the "wand" icon to see a demonstration of how the task may be completed.
Click the "trash" icon to undo a task that was previously completed.
Click the "video" icon to watch a video demonstration of how the task could be completed.
Click the "book" icon to follow a link to the section of text where the information is referenced.
Click the "lifesaver" icon to open a help window from the book authors. This window will display the task steps and additional help on how to complete the task. The video if available will as be linked at the bottom of this window.
Click the "Professor Help" icon to open a help window from your course professor. This window will display the task steps and additional help on how to complete the task. The video if available will as be linked at the bottom of this window.