MathFest2012 Minicourse

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MathFest 2012 Minicourse

In this minicourse participants will learn how to write WeBWorK homework problems that incorporate Flash applets. We will give an overview of WeBWorK resources, including the National Problem Library, the MAA wiki, model courses, and instructor tools. Participants will learn how to write basic WeBWorK problems that do not involve applets. Next, we will demonstrate how to write problems for existing Flash applets. We will conclude with a discussion of what resources participants would like to see developed and what resources are available for those who wish to write their own applets to embed in WeBWorK problems. Bring a laptop with wireless capability.

WeBWorK minicourse link:

Download file: File:Minicourse.pdf

IMPORTANT NOTE: Currently, problems with Flash applets will not load correctly through the Library Browser without special server configuration. Even though the PG file is correctly loaded, the applet SWF files will not be found. This file describes a workaround. The procedure is unwieldy, but can be performed by anyone with "professor" permissions. Also, the procedure has to be performed only once for a given WeBWorK installation, as long as all courses share the same directory. The instructions can be downloaded from the file below.

Workaround for problems with applets: File:Swf-kludge.pdf

WeBWorK assessment survey:

MAA assessment survey:

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