Student Quick Start Guide

Welcome to CourseWave!

This is your go-to guide for setting up your CourseWave account and accessing your assessments. 

Accessing CourseWave 

Your teacher will assign you a unique access code for each resource. They may give you this code directly, or they may assign it to you by email.

If you receive the code directly, you simply go to and enter the code to access the resource. You will not see any other courses–each code is paired with one class.

If you are assigned the code by email, you will receive an automated email giving you a link to login to CourseWave. A login button will display at the bottom of the email. This button will take you to the account creation page at There, you will have the option to set up your account through an email address or through your Gmail or Microsoft accounts.

To log in with your Google or Microsoft account, click the login button that corresponds to your chosen login method. Follow the prompts to connect your account.

Your Dashboard

Once you have logged in, you will be taken to your dashboard where you will find all of the Testing Resources that have been assigned to you. To access a test, simply click on the course book cover and it will take you to the available assessments. 


All of the books have chapter tests, a pretest, and a posttest. You will have immediate access to all of the tests. You must pay attention to which test you click on. If you accidentally take a test that your teacher didn’t assign to you, you won’t be able to take that assessment again until your instructor manually clears it out for you. 

The most important thing to do before taking any assessment is make sure you are following your teacher’s instructions very carefully.  

Submitting An Assessment

Once you have submitted an assessment, you cannot revisit the test again. If you have a problem with your submission, please contact your teacher. Tests are automatically graded, but only your instructor will be able to see your grades. 

If you have any questions or concerns about your grades, please contact your instructor!

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