# Things to consider in developing WeBWorK problems with embedded Flash applets

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## Revision as of 10:09, 10 August 2011

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## Applets in the body of a WeBWorK problem

### Where is the solution computed?

#### In WeBWorK

#### In the applet

## Applets in Hints and Solutions

For many types of problems, you may not need an applet in the main part of the problem, but you may want to use one to provide the student with a hint or to help the student understand the solution.

The Flash applets are protected under the following license:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

PG problem file | Explanation |
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##DESCRIPTION ## understanding derivatives graphically ##ENDDESCRIPTION ##KEYWORDS('derivatives', 'graph') ## DBsubject('Calculus') ## DBchapter('Limits and Derivatives') ## DBsection('Derivatives') ## Date('7/25/2011') ## Author('Barbara Margolius') ## Institution('Cleveland State University') ## TitleText1('') ## EditionText1('2011') ## AuthorText1('') ## Section1('') ## Problem1('') ################################################### # This work is supported in part by the National # Science Foundation under the grant DUE-0941388. ################################################### |
This is the The description is provided to give a quick summary of the problem so that someone reading it later knows what it does without having to read through all of the problem code. All of the tagging information exists to allow the problem to be easily indexed. Because this is a sample problem there isn't a textbook per se, and we've used some default tagging values. There is an on-line list of current chapter and section names and a similar list of keywords. The list of keywords should be comma separated and quoted (e.g., KEYWORDS('calculus','derivatives')). |

DOCUMENT(); loadMacros( "PGanswermacros.pl", "PGstandard.pl", "AppletObjects.pl", "MathObjects.pl", ); |
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# Set up problem TEXT(beginproblem()); $showPartialCorrectAnswers = 1; Context("Numeric"); $ans =Compute("1"); $showSolution = 0; if(time>$dueDate){ $showSolution = 1; } $isit2der = 1; #match first and second derivatives |
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The derGraphMatchWW.swf applet requires the student to match three sets of graphs. If |

################################### # Create link to applet ################################### $appletName = "derGraphMatchWW"; $applet = FlashApplet( codebase => findAppletCodebase("$appletName.swf"), appletName => $appletName, appletId => $appletName, setStateAlias => 'setXML', getStateAlias => 'getXML', setConfigAlias => 'setConfig', getConfigAlias => 'getConfig', maxInitializationAttempts => 5, # number of attempts to initialize applet answerBoxAlias => 'answerBox', height => '600', width => '550', bgcolor => '#ffffff', debugMode => 0, submitActionScript => qq{getQE("answerBox").value=getApplet("$appletName").getAnswer() }, ); ################################### # Configure applet ################################### #initialization data - problem setup # $problemSeed - random seed used to setup problem # $isit2der - set to 1 if student must match function # to first and second derivate # - set to 0 if student must match function # to first derivative # $showSolution - set to 1 if $dueDate is passed, 0 otherwise # success - 0 if work not complete yet $applet->configuration(qq{<xml><seed>$problemSeed</seed><isit2der>$isit2der</isit2der> <showSolution>$showSolution</showSolution><stat success="0"/></xml>}); $applet->initialState(qq{<xml><seed>$problemSeed</seed><isit2der>$isit2der</isit2der> <showSolution>$showSolution</showSolution><stat success="0"/></xml>}); TEXT( MODES(TeX=>'object code', HTML=>$applet->insertAll( debug=>0, includeAnswerBox=>1, # reinitialize_button=>$permissionLevel>=10, ))); |
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When the submit button is pressed the work in the applet is checked via the WeBWorK answer checker. |

BEGIN_TEXT $BR $BR Put the tiles into place, then press 'submit answers'. END_TEXT Context()->normalStrings; |
This is the Since the student answers the question within the applet, no answer blank is provided here. |

############################################################## # # Answers # ## answer evaluators NAMED_ANS('answerBox'=>$ans->cmp()); ENDDOCUMENT(); |
This is the The solution is embedded in the applet and becomes available when the due date has passed.
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Useful links:
GraphLimit Flash Applet Sample Problem

GraphLimit Flash Applet Sample Problem 2

Derivative Graph Matching Flash Applet Sample Problem

trigwidget Applet Sample Problem

uSub Applet Sample Problem