Monday, November 14, 2016

New eLab Students User Guide

The new eLab Students User Guide is what you need to stay on top of your coursework!

Based on feedback from all our users, we have updated our Student Guide to the latest version of eLab.

So what’s new?
  • A condensed list of four-five key things you need before you start working in eLab.
  • Expanded coverage of eLab functionality including homework and projects, resubmissions on tests and assignments, simulations questions, trial software and accessing your ebook.
  • Actual screenshots for each eLab functionality to match with what you see in eLab.
You can access the latest guide from either the User Guide link in your eLab course page or “Get Started Students” section on the eLab home page.

We thank all contributors, that is our students and educators, who help us improve the eLab experience every day.

Download your copy today!

Friday, October 28, 2016

eLab improved to minimize interruptions to your work

I’m pleased to share that eLab’s infrastructure has been upgraded for increased availability and significantly reduced interruptions to your work.

Over the past few weeks, eLab experienced network delays and one of these led to a two-hour outage on Sunday 10/16. This prevented users from logging into eLab. 
We are truly sorry for the interruption in your work!

We have now upgraded our eLab infrastructure to the best available and enhanced security to minimize outages.

If, due to a reason beyond our control, eLab encounters an issue, our team will be instantly notified and initiate a fix. At the same time, eLab users will see an automated message informing them of the issue and ensuring that the fix underway. 

We thank you for your support and understanding!

Labyrinth Learning

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

eLab and eLab SET maintenance this weekend

Due to planned maintenance, eLab and eLab SET will not be available on Saturday October 22, 2016 between 1:00 and 2:00 AM EST. Educators and students will not be able to access their eLab accounts during this time. We appreciate your patience and will be back soon. If you have any questions, please contact

Friday, September 30, 2016

Never lose your Payroll assignment work again!

Becoming a payroll guru just got simpler.

Labyrinth Learning has recently added a new feature for anyone using our Payroll Accounting course in eLab. The new feature will automatically save any intermediate work on all payroll assignments every 5 minutes.

That means learners will never again lose any data entered in online eLab forms—not even if they get automatically logged out of their eLab session.

Thank you to all the educators and learners who helped us add this feature to make eLab better for everyone!

Don’t take our word for it. Try out the new feature at  

And, share your feedback below!

Interested in our Payroll Accounting courseware? Learn more at our online store.

Not using eLab yet? Educators, request a demo today for eLab, our online learning and skills development product with algorithmic assessments and automatic grading.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

August 2014 - Upgrade Features

New! Analytics Module - Content Tracker
  • In the Reports area in eLab, select the Content Tracker Report and then select the course (section) to view
  • Select all students or an individual student. A list of all selected students will be provided
  • The screen report will show how much of the various resources in the content area have been viewed by the student(s)
  • At the top level, you can see what percentage of the total course resources have been viewed by the student. Then drill into the data for an individual student to see the percentage that was viewed for each unit and each individual lesson. The lesson view can then be expanded to see each individual resource in the lesson and whether the student viewed that resource
  • You will be able to see that at this point, the student has utilized 9.87% of the Lesson 3 resources, with 100% of the Lesson Overview, 5% of the Learning Resources, and 9.55% of the Videos utilized. And with the Videos section expended, you can see what percentage of each video has been viewed so far
Content Tracking
Test Module Updates - Global Settings
  • When creating a test, you can use the Global Setting button (as exists for assignments) in step 1 of the test creation wizard. This will use your standard set up for the first page of test details
  • Settings for step 2 and 3 will still need to be done on a test by test basis
Global Test Settings

Ability to Bulk Add Tests from the Test Library
  • The test library is now easier to use when setting up a course by allowing you to select multiple tests at one time to add to your course
  • First choose if you would like to apply global settings to the selected tests. If you apply global settings, you will be able to make edits to the tests
  • You will be brought to the first selected test to make any edits and then click a Save & Next button to quickly move through editing the other selected tests
  • Note: edits to the test questions and settings from step 3 will still need to be made on a test by test basis
Bulk Add Tests
Ability to Bulk Edit Tests
  • Select multiple tests in their course for editing. Only settings in step 1 of the test creation wizard will be able to be edited using this feature
  • Upon selecting the tests and choosing Edit, the settings available in step 1 will be displayed and can be edited. These edits will be applied to all selected tests
Bulk Edit Tests
Assignment Module Update - Sort by Submission Column
  • Now you can sort assignments on the main assignment page by the submission status
  • This will allow you to display assignments that have ungraded submissions at the top of the list eliminating the need to scroll through to pick out the assignments with submissions to grade
Sort by Submissions

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

eLab Upgrade June 2014

New Feature: Add multiple assignments from the library at the same time
This new feature allows instructors to select up to 25 assignments at a time from the library to add to their course. There is also an option to apply global settings to all of the selected assignments. Instructors will be asked if they want to make edits to the assignments (i.e., the due dates). Choosing Yes takes the user to the first selected assignment for editing, and then clicking Save & Next moves the user through the remaining selected assignments.

New Feature: Simultaneously edit assignments
This new feature allows instructors to select multiple assignments and make edits that will apply to all of them (i.e., changing the assignment type, maximum point allotment, due date, and more).

New Feature: Visual Notification of Ungraded Assignment Resubmissions
This new feature adds an asterisk next to the current grade as notification to both student and instructor that there is an ungraded resubmission. Prior to this feature, if a student resubmitted an assignment, their grade for the existing submission was displayed for the assignment and in the gradebook, with no visual cue that there was an ungraded resubmission and that the current grade could change.

New Feature: Access the Concepts Review Quizzes from the Student Test Page
This new feature allows students to access the Concepts Review Quizzes from both the content area and the student test page. The quizzes will remain available in the content area, since they are designed to be part of the training content. Due to instructor feedback, the quizzes are now also available from the test area, so students can easily access them from either place. Upon course set up, the quizzes will automatically be populated on the student test page. There will be no option for instructors to set a required access point for the quizzes.

New Feature: Hide category averages in the student gradebook
This feature allows instructors to display or hide the individual category averages in the student gradebook. The option to display or hide the final course grade in the student gradebook remains unchanged.

Enhancement: Change the test availability window for individual students
This enhancement allows instructors to change the full test availability window (date available and due) for individual students, as is currently available for assignments. Instructors can use the Change Availability Window link in the test information section for specific students, which will continue to display the start and end dates for the entire class as well as for that individual student.

Update: Ability to use dashes and periods in eLab elements
Instructors may now use dashes and periods in the name of tests, assignments, and custom gradebook columns. The following special characters remain not allowed: “ ‚ ' ~ % ^ = [ ] \ { } | < >

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Heartbleed Update

What is the Heartbleed Bug?

The Heartbleed security bug is reference to a significant vulnerability related to servers based on OpenSSL. The bug infiltrates servers using OpenSSL, which leads to files holding private information such as personal passwords being stolen.

Did Heartbleed affect eLab?

No. The Heartbleed bug affected sites that used to take SSL requests (https) and had older versions of OpenSSL. The eLab web servers do not take https requests, so users should not be concerned with this vulnerability.

Is there anything I should do as an eLab user?

No action is required; however, if you would like to change to password, click the Change Password link under Account Management on your My Courses page.