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“My teacher is using OLI instead of a textbook, but I don’t have a Course Key. Am I in the right place?”
We’re not sure, but you’re probably not a Course Key student. Here are the steps we suggest you take to clarify your situation:
Consult your teacher and/or your class materials. Do you have a Course Key and instructions for using it? If not, ask your teacher for help.
Instead of Course Keys, some teachers choose to have students use a single sign-on link in your school’s Learning Management System (LMS) — the website where you sign in to get your class materials and assignments. Check your syllabus or ask your teacher whether your OLI course uses a Course Key or a single sign-on link in your LMS.
Sometimes teachers send their students to the OLI website for free supplemental material. In that case, you should follow the independent learner path because you have neither a Course Key nor a single sign-on link in your LMS.