- Adding students to the course
are two steps to adding new students to a course once it has started: adding
the students to the database, and building the problem sets.
To add students, go to "Class List Editor" and choose to add students.
- Use the student's "Student ID" for BOTH login name and student id.
- Entering section and recitation are not necessary.
- Click on the homework sets to assign to these students.
Assign any new students the homework sets that have been assigned to the
rest of the class-- even if you won't count these sets you should allow the students
to look at the sets (you will have to make a note of it if you don't want these sets to count).
- Changing passwords
To reset a you just have to Act as that student and change their password:
- Go to "Class List Editor" and select show students.
- Find the student who needs a reset password.
Click on that student (the column labelled "Act As").
BE CAREFUL! See the upper right corner of your browser, it will tell you
if you are acting as a student!
You want to be careful of what you do when you act as a student!
- Just click on "Password/Email" and you can change the student's password
(you can "reset" it by making the new password the student's id number).
- Modifying open, due, answer dates
To modify the dates for a homework set, just go to the homework editor and
edit the homework set (assuming you want to change it for all the students).
If you want to change these dates only for a few students, go to the
Class list editor and click on the link in the column "Assigned sets."
From there you can change these dates for individual students.
- Helping students with wrong answers
Since each student is likely to have a different problem set (if you use random
numbers in your problems), you may need
to see the exact problem the student is working on.
Go to Class list and click on the student to "Act As".
You can then do problem sets as if you were the student.
There should not be a button "Submit Answers" which is good-- you want the student
to submit the answers.
You can also click on the button "Show Past Answers" to see what the student was doing.
(This is useful when the student tells the instructor, "But I did enter it correctly.")
- Dropping students from the course
Go to the class list and just select to edit the student.
Change their status to drop.
DO NOT CHANGE THE PERM LEVEL!!!!
- Sending email to the class
Just click on the email page.
In previous versions of webwork, you could use variables such as
$FN and $LN for firstname and lastname of the student.
- Viewing statistics
Just click on the Statistics or Student progress page.
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