Do you have tips for faculty about using Waymaker activation codes?

Students may pay support fees for Lumen course materials through the institution’s bookstore. Students purchase an activation code, which enables access to all graded quizzes throughout the course. Without the activation code, students may view complete instructional content, but they will not be able to take all graded quizzes.

Tips for Faculty

Contact Your Bookstore

  • Make sure that your campus bookstore has everything they need from you to list your Waymaker course materials as a required material and sell activation codes. Need help? Connect with your Lumen representative.

Add Waymaker to Your Syllabus

  • List your Waymaker course as a required material and let students know they need to purchase an activation code from your campus bookstore on your syllabus.
  • Sample Message: Introduction to Business (Waymaker Bundle) is a required material in this course. You will need to purchase an activation code from our College/University Bookstore either online, by phone, or in-person. 

Use Your LMS Student View

  • If you would like to preview the reminders that will prompt your students to purchase and enter an activation code, you can do this by activating your LMS’s Student View feature and clicking on any Waymaker study plan or quiz link.

Use our Activation Code Student Guide 

  • Activation Codes. Activation course materials are in your course site inside your Learning Management System (Canvas, Blackboard, D2L/Brightspace, etc.). Waymaker materials include study plans (which contain content and practice activities) and quizzes. You will always have full access to study plans, but an activation code will be required for quizzes. 

  • Quizzes. You may take up to two quizzes before an activation code is required. If you are in a pinch and need more time to purchase an activation code, one more quiz is allowed (with a warning). We’ll remind you to purchase an activation code each time you open a quiz and the first time you open a study plan. 

  • Purchase and Enter Activation Code. Purchase an activation code from your campus bookstore, then follow the instructions provided to enter the code into any quiz page or study plan. 

We also have a short video you can share with students.  

Getting Support

We’ve worked hard to make it intuitive and simple for students to use activation codes with Lumen course materials. In-course prompts walk students through each step of the process.

If unanticipated issues arise, students will come to you for help with their access codes.

We have created an Activation Code Support Request Form.


Submit a ticket here.