If your course is using a Learning Management System (like Blackboard or Canvas), you'll access your alta coursework through the links in your LMS environment. Check out this article for more information. If no LMS is being used in your course, continue reading!

To access your course, you will need your knerd link provided by your instructor. Additionally, if you have been given or instructed to purchase an access code, you should have that handy! If you have not been instructed to obtain an access code, then you will access your course by purchasing a subscription after using your knerd link. 

Your knerd link will look something like this:

Your access code will be in this format:


Begin by clicking on your knerd link or entering it into your URL address box.

Fill out the fields on the following screen to create your account. Remember to use your school email address!

At the top of the next screen you’ll see a bar prompting you to purchase or enter an access code. Click Purchase. Don’t worry - you will not be charged for anything yet!

If you have an access code, click Enter Code. If you do not have an access code, click Select Plan under one of the two subscription options. After you have entered your access code or paid for your subscription, you will be able to begin working in your course!

If you have still waiting on financial aid, you can use our courtesy access option.

Please Note: Each of these options applies to one alta course. If you take are taking  courses that use different alta ISBNs, or are a returning alta student in a new course, you will need to purchase access again. Reach out to our support time if you need help!

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