Ability LMS - Logging into and Navigating the System

This document contains directions on how to log into Ability LMS and successfully navigate in the system.

 It is divided into the following sections:

  • Logging into Ability LMS

  • About the Ability LMS Home Screen

  • Finding a Course in Ability LMS




  • Logging into Ability LMS

    1. Navigate to Ability LMS at https://uillinois.abilitylms.com.
    2. NOTE: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Microsoft Edge are the recommended web browsers. Ability LMS does not support Internet Explorer.

    3. Click the Sign In button
    4. Imagine showing the log in screen for Ability LMS with a red Sign In button and a blue header that reads Welcome to Ability LMS

    5. Follow the prompts to log in using your NetID and password.
    6. NOTE: Beginning May 3, 2021, Ability LMS will move behind two factor authentication. Users will need to follow the prompts in the Duo 2FA process to log into Ability LMS.




    About the Ability LMS Home Screen

    There are two main navigational elements on the Ability LMS home screen.

    The first is the top navigation bar. The navigation bar contains links to the four main sections of Ability LMS: Home, My Menu, Course Search, and Calendar. My Menu has four subsections: My Profile, My Enrollments, My Transcript, and My Assignment. Those subsections will be covered in more detail later. Course Search is the main course catalog where you can browse all courses and learning tracks available to you. Calendar displays all instructor-led events available to you for registration.

    image displaying the blue top navigaiton bar with the following options listed from left to right: Home, My Menu, Course Search, and Calendar

    The second navigational element is the tiles. There are four main tiles available to all users on the home screen: My Enrollments, My Assignments, My Transcript, and Courses Due. My Enrollments displays all the courses in which your status is Enrolled or In Progress. My Assignments displays all Learning Tracks in which you are assigned. My Transcript displays a list of all courses in which you have any status, including Finished and In Progress. The Courses Due tile, when hovered over with your cursor, displays a scrollable list of all the courses you have that are coming due, passed due, or expired.

    image displaying the the four colored tiles on the Ability LMS home screen

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    Finding a Course in Ability LMS

    To find a course in Ability LMS, you can use the search box located at the top left of the screen.

    image showing a rectangular search box with a blue Go button to the right

    1. Enter part of a course name or a term related to course into the search box and click the Go button.

    2. Find the course you are looking for in the search results and click the tile to go to the course homepage.

    You can also find a course by clicking Course Search in the top navigation bar. In Course Search, you will find a list of courses organized by category and subcategory.

    image showing search results on the Course Search page. On the left are the categories and subcategories and in the center are tiles for courses

    1. Click the category in the left navigation pane to see the courses within that category and to expand it into its subcategories.

    2. Click on a subcategory in the left navigation pane to narrow the results.

    3. Find the course you are looking for in the results and click the tile to go to the course homepage.


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