The steps to getting help on WebAssign differ depending on a student's situation. A student can either use a user name and password provided by an instructor, purchase an access key, or get an access key from an instructor to access WebAssign.
If a student has an access code from an instructor, he can create an account using the key, which automatically adds him to the correct course. Those who have user names and passwords from instructors can log in and download the instructions for getting started. If a class uses Blackboard, students must log in to WebAssign with Blackboard to get help. If a student's instructor does not use WebAssign, purchasing the access key is necessary.