Argos Inspark Student Quick Start

Inspark Courses Quickstart

How to start your lesson

Find the link for the Inspark course in the left navigation bar. 

The link’s name can vary, but will likely contain the word ‘Argos’ or the name of the course (for example, CriticalChem or Living on the Edge).

You will see a Table of Contents for the course.

Note: You may also see a checkmark next to a lesson’s name. A checkmark means that the lesson contains gradable items.

To enter the lesson, click on one of the lesson names and then click Start Attempt.

Note: You can also see whether the item is graded on this screen and see how many attempts you have to go through the lesson and improve your score.


You can click on the Grades or Gradebook link to see a list of all gradable items in the lesson.

Your score will be tracked in the upper right of the screen as you progress. 

Only finishing and closing the notice of lesson completion will result in your score being added to your Grades.

In the lesson, you will answer questions and receive feedback on your answers.

Note: Your feedback is specific to your answer. When you get it correct, the feedback will reflect that. 

If you get a question wrong, keep trying. The feedback text will give you hints to correct your answer.

Note: You may keep answering until you reach the maximum attempts. Once you have reached the maximum attempts on that question, you will also be able to move forward. Answering incorrectly deducts from your score.

Restart Lesson

You may restart the lesson until you reach the maximum number of attempts. 

Click History at the bottom left of the lesson, then click Restart Lesson, then OK.

Exiting the Lesson

Your progress and answers are automatically saved while you work through a lesson, but your score is not recorded until you complete the lesson. You can close out the lesson tab, window, or press the Overview Back button on the top center, and when you reenter the lesson, you will be put you back into the lesson right where you left off when you return. 

Note: The platform will automatically time out after 30 minutes of inactivity, and you will have to reenter the lesson where you were last through the Overview. 

Help Button

Your lesson may have a Help button that opens up a new browser window and provides extra lesson-related information.

Click Help at the bottom left of the lesson.