Introduction to Lumen OHM

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How to request an account

To use Lumen Learning's online homework platform for auto graded assessments in your math, stats, physics, or accounting course, you will need an instructor account.

If you currently have a MyOpenMath account, you can access Lumen OHM simply by going to and entering your MyOpenMath username and password. 

You can also visit, click the "Submit a Request" button in the upper right corner and select "Request a Lumen OHM Instructor Account" from the drop down menu. Include your name, email, institution and username you wish to associate with your account.  Please note that your password will be auto-generated and you will need to change it upon login. 


What are Lumen OHM and MyOpenMath?

MyOpenMath is the online homework platform used by Lumen Learning to deliver auto-graded assessments. Most of the content available from MyOpenMath is CC licensed and therefore is free to use.

Lumen OHM is a Lumen-supported instance of MyOpenMath, which focuses on strengthening security, reliability, and accessibility. Lumen OHM offers individualized support to institutions for course customization, LMS integration, and scaled adoption of MyOpenMath. Both platforms will maintain the freedom and flexibility for faculty to design the courses they want to teach.

Lumen OHM can be used as a standalone LMS, or can be integrated into Blackboard, Canvas, Brightspace, Moodle, and Sakai. Gradebook features include the ability to record offline grades, use weighted categories for calculating final course grades, and individual management of student scores. Currently, grade return is only provided for Moodle, Canvas, and Blackboard.

Key Features

Lumen OHM houses several template courses that can be copied and customized to your department and student's needs. Courses include algebra, precalculus, college algebra, calculus, math for liberal arts, and introductory statistics.

Customization is easy with Lumen OHM's flexible platform for creating assessments from our library of 10,000+ questions and videos, access to some of the most widely used math OER texts, and features such as discussion boards and email system.

Many math and accounting departments with a large staff of adjunct faculty have realized the benefit of using Lumen OHM as a way to manage and deliver content. It is easy to build a template course that can be copied either through the LMS or Lumen OHM. We hope you will soon realize how much Lumen OHM has to offer your department or classroom.

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