Quick Start Guide for ELN for Education

Short introduction to the basics of LabArchives ELN for Education for students and instructors


Congratulations! You will be using LabArchives in your course, putting you ahead of the curve when it comes to the best practices for research documentation.  Here are a few important things to help you get started.

Access your Notebook

Complete Assignments

Submit Assignments and View Grades



Here are a few important things to help you get started using LabArchives ELN for Education.

Create your LabArchives Course Notebook

  • If you do not have an account yet, create your LabArchives account here (select one of our regional links):
  • If your institution has enabled Single Sign-On, select from the Sign in through your institution dropdown list. 
  • If you would like to create a free account, click Sign up for Free
  • If you are prompted to select how you plan to use LabArchives, select I’m an instructor and follow these steps to create your course. 
  • An Activation Link will be sent to your email. If you do not receive the Activation email, please check your Spam folder. 

Build Your Course Content

Benefits of the Assignment feature:

  • Notifies instructors and students when assignment is submitted or graded.
  • Adds efficiency to the grading process.

Create a Course and Add Students

  • Click on the Course Manager icon to begin creating your course in LabArchives or through the triple-dot menu, choose Utilities and Course Manager
  • Students will need to activate their accounts and access their notebooks.  When they do this, you will see them listed along with activity notifications on the Students tab in the Course Manager.
  • If your institution or course has enabled the LabArchives LMS LTI integration, select from our list of partners to learn more on how LabArchives works with Canvas, Moodle, and Blackboard

Interact with Students’ Notebook

  • Once students submit assignments, you can provide feedback and assign grades through the Course Manager

Additional Help and Support

Recommended Resources

Watch this video series to learn how to use the lab builder, course manager and assignment navigator
Training session showing you how to leverage LabArchives ELN in your lab courses
Interactive session to address your questions about using LabArchives ELN for Education in lab courses
Short introduction to the basics of LabArchives ELN including recording, editing and sharing data

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