The LMS (Learning Management System) ID is usually a school-generated identifying number that allows instructors to track students by a unique number between multiple online platforms. Having students enter their LMS IDs into our platform allows instructors to more easily transfer grades and other information into to the gradebook of their school's Learning Management System.
When enabled, the Student LMS ID is a required field. Students will not be able to access your course until they have entered this information, so it is important that they know exactly what they need to enter and where they can get the ID if don't have it available when they attempt to access your course.
For more information on exporting grades from LaunchPad so that you can import them into your campus LMS gradebook, please see the help article How can I export my Gradebook?. When exporting your scores, tick External ID under Student Information to ensure that the export will include the LMS ID.
Important note: If you are accessing LaunchPad assignments through your campus LMS, what we call deep integration, you should not prompt students to enter their LMS ID when accessing your course. Doing so will interfere with the integration and cause technical issues.
From the Create Course menu...
From the Create Course menu, which you'll see whether you create a new course, make a copy of an existing course, or branch a master, select Prompt students to provide their campus LMS ID. A new field will appear and you'll be able to write a message to your students, if needed, explaining what they should enter in this field and where they can find it, if they don't know it offhand. When you're done filling out the Create Course menu, click Create.
Note: By default, when you create a course, Do NOT prompt students to provide their campus LMS ID will be selected. If you leave this option selected, you can always change it by following the next few steps.
If you need to add or edit your message to students about entering their campus LMS ID...
From your home page, click Instructor Console.
Scroll down to the Student LMS ID section and include a message to your students explaining what they should enter in this field and where they can find it, if they don't know it offhand.
What students see when you require their LMS ID
When your students go to enroll in a newly-created course, they will be prompted to enter this information. For courses that are already underway, turning on this feature will prompt students to enter their ID the next time they log in to your course.
It's worth repeating that the Student LMS ID is a required field. Students will not be able to access your course until they have entered this information, so it is important that they know exactly what they need to enter and where they can get the ID if don't have it available when they attempt to access your course.