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Getting Started (Students)
Getting Started (Students)
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As a newcomer to Vocareum, this article aims to be your guide to navigating the platform. Covering everything from the initial registration and login process to effectively submitting assignments and monitoring your grades, you'll find step-by-step instructions and helpful tips to enhance your experience.


Depending on the course, students will access Vocareum either directly or through an integration with your course's learning management system (LMS), like Canvas, Blackboard and edX.

  • If you are accessing assignments through LMS, you do not need an account on Vocareum -- all access is through the links in your LMS.

  • If you are enrolled into Vocareum by your instructor directly and you did not previously have an account on Vocareum, you should have received (or will receive) an email invitation to join Vocareum. Simply click on the link in the email and it will take you to the login page. If you don't have the email, please go to the login page, enter your email address and choose "forgot password". If you still do not see an email, please check your spam folder. If the email is not there, please contact your teacher or Vocareum through 

Your Course

  • Once you login, you can select "Classes" and it will take you to a page with your course and assignments.

  • When your teacher or TA publishes the course assignments, they become visible to you on the class page.

    Note: If you are coming to Vocareum through your LMS, you will jump directly to the work space for that assignment. 

Purchase Access by Credit Card or Access Cards

  • If your class requires you to purchase access to Vocareum, please see the section on Purchase Access on how to enter the information from your access card. 

Your Assignments

  • Select "My Work" which will take you to your assignment.

    Note: If you get a warning message, 'This assignment is locked till you access it through your respective LMS once, please use your LMS to access/unlock this assignment'. You will need to first access the assignment from within your school's portal (Canvas/Brightspace/etc). Rather than directly from the Vocareum dashboard.

  • Our example here shows a Jupyterlab environment running in Vocareum.

  • The file tree to your left will display the contents of your 'work' directory. It is where your instructors have placed your coursework.

Your Submissions and Grades

  • If your assignment is graded, you will submit your finished work using the 'Submit' button at the top left of your assignment.

  • Depending on how the course is setup, the 'Grades' panel will be populated with your current score and the rubric it is based on.

  • And the 'Grading Report' tab will bring up a window with more detailed overview of how your work was graded.

  • Grades, and grader comments, will also now appear on your dashboard under the specific Assignment.

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