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==Most commonly accessed pages==
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==Templates==
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Most people write problems starting from templates. Problems from the OPL can be modified to suit individual needs, or existing problem templates can be used to create new problems.
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* '''[[Problem Techniques]]''' This page lists templates for WeBWorK problems in alphabetical order. This collection of templates can also be accessed through the associated category page: [[:Category:Problem Techniques]]
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* '''[[:Category:Subject Area Templates|Subject Area Templates]]''' Some may find it useful to use this page where templates are ordered by subject area.
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* '''[[:Category:Sample_Problems|Sample_Problems]]''' A third page with a collection of templates is this page of sample problems.
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|style="width: 34%; border-width: 0px;"|{{projectline| Problem_Authoring_Background_Information |Problem Authoring Background|How to start authoring problems|Echo-helpbook-48px.png}}
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==Basic Information==
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WeBWorK problems should be written with the use of MathObjects. Most of the templates mentioned above will include the MathObject Macros (recognizable by the line "MathObjects.pl" in the LoadMacros section of the code). For those who would like to read up on the basics of coding problems the following pages are recommended:
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* '''[[Problem Authoring Background Information]]''' This article includes a PG language overview, some comments about editing problems and ensuring server access.
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* '''[[SampleProblem4 |PGML]]''' (Template 4) shows the standard outline of a problem, which includes a ''tagging and description section'', ''an initialization section'', ''a problem set-up section'', ''a text section'', and optional ''answer and solution sections''.
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* See  '''[[:Category:MathObjects|MathObjects]]''' for more information on authoring problems using MathObjects. For a quick reference see '''[[MathObjects reference table]]'''.
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* '''[[Introduction to Contexts]]''' Using Numeric, Complex, Vector, Matrix, and Interval context in problems.
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* '''[[Reduction rules for MathObject Formulas]]''' Includes a table of ''The Reduction Rules and their Actions''.
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* See '''[[ PGLabs]]''' to try  out code fragments on line -- including code fragments containing MathObjects. This is a quick way to learn the fine points of the MathObject syntax.
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* '''[https://testcourses.webwork.maa.org/webwork2/PREP13_Problem_Authoring/Workshop2_AM/  Davide Cervone's presentation to PREP, June 11, 2013]''' use guest login to view
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== Reference documents and manuals ==
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* [[:Category:Applets|'''Applets''']], how to embed Flash and Java applets into WeBWorK questions.  
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* '''[[SequentialProblems]]''' revealing the problem one step at a time
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* '''[http://webwork.maa.org/pod/pg_TRUNK/ POD]''' -- POD = "plain old documentation" -- original documentation embedded in the code files -- this is the place to find the most complete and most technical description of macro behaviors.
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* '''[[:File:WeBWorK_Problem_Authoring_Tutorial.pdf| WeBWorK Problem Authoring Tutorial]]''' aimed at people who already know TeX, but need to learn about Perl, PG, and MathObjects (pdf file).
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* '''[[Customize_Course|Customize Course]]''' This page includes a bit of code that allows student to obtain a new version of a problem.
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* '''[[TrainingAuthors |Notes on training authors]]''', and suggestions for further documentation-- Sam Hathaway
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* The Good Questions project at Cornell University [http://www.math.cornell.edu/~GoodQuestions/]
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* '''[[Converting CAPA problems for use with WeBWorK]]''' (This article has been retained as a historical document.)
  
==Further Documentation==
 
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==Other==
 
==Other==

Revision as of 09:18, 2 July 2013

Contents

Templates

Most people write problems starting from templates. Problems from the OPL can be modified to suit individual needs, or existing problem templates can be used to create new problems.

Basic Information

WeBWorK problems should be written with the use of MathObjects. Most of the templates mentioned above will include the MathObject Macros (recognizable by the line "MathObjects.pl" in the LoadMacros section of the code). For those who would like to read up on the basics of coding problems the following pages are recommended:

Reference documents and manuals

  • Applets, how to embed Flash and Java applets into WeBWorK questions.
  • SequentialProblems revealing the problem one step at a time
  • POD -- POD = "plain old documentation" -- original documentation embedded in the code files -- this is the place to find the most complete and most technical description of macro behaviors.
  • WeBWorK Problem Authoring Tutorial aimed at people who already know TeX, but need to learn about Perl, PG, and MathObjects (pdf file).
  • Customize Course This page includes a bit of code that allows student to obtain a new version of a problem.
  • Notes on training authors, and suggestions for further documentation-- Sam Hathaway
  • The Good Questions project at Cornell University [1]
  • Converting CAPA problems for use with WeBWorK (This article has been retained as a historical document.)


Other

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Developers
Become a WeBWorK Developer
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Contributors
WeBWorK Contributors - join us! (blog posts)
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Learning How to Author Problems
Various tools and tricks for writing problems
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