All School of Education programs (except for Higher Education Administrative Services) require the use of LiveText, as McKendree University is required by our accreditors to collect assessment data.


How to access LiveText

LiveText can be accessed through the "MyMcK" link in the upper right of McKendree's website or by navigating to in your web browser.

Setting up your LiveText account

If you are a student, you can purchase a LiveText account at the McKendree bookstore or at Make sure that you include your student ID number and select "McKendree University" as your school during registration.

If you are an instructor, please send an email requesting the creation of an account  to The email should include your name, title, and McKendree ID number.

LiveText account issues

Should you experience issues with your LiveText account (e.g. lost password, account expiration), please reference the Quick Info section on the right side of this page. While McKendree University helps to facilitate LiveText account creation, the accounts are "owned" by the individual.

Help with LiveText

Everything one needs to know about using LiveText software can be found in the LiveText Help Center. Note: Resources for McKendree-specific use of LiveText can be found below.

LiveText Help Center  (external link, hosted by LiveText)

McKendree-specific LiveText resources

While the LiveText Help Center is effective for learning how to use LiveText, the resources below communicate the McKendree-specific LiveText processes.


For Everyone

McKendree LiveText FAQ

Viewing Past and Future Terms in LiveText

Update Your Account Information



EDU 600 LiveText Basics PowerPoint (pptx format)

How to Submit a Document to Your Instructor

Adding Standards to Your Personal Set



Course Syllabus: Create a Course Syllabus

Course Syllabus: How to Create a Syllabus from an Existing Syllabus

Course Syllabus: How to Upload to Your Courses

How to Review Items Submitted for Review

Assessments: How to Complete Using Course Assignment Method


Field Experience/Cooperating Teachers

Please refer to handouts issued at the beginning of the term. These should contain the information needed to complete assessments.