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== Learning how to Author WeBWorK problems ==
 
 
* See '''[[Problem Authoring Background Information]]''' and '''[[:Category:Sample Problems|sample problems]]''' If you're just starting out.
 
* See '''[[SubjectAreaTemplates|subject area templates]]''' if you're looking for complete examples from very basic to advanced.
 
* See '''[[:Category:Problem_Techniques|index of problem techniques]]''' section if you need help with one particular construct.
 
* See ''' [[SampleProblem4 |PGML]]''' (Template 4) to learn techniques which simplify formatting the appearance of the questions.
 
* See '''[[:Category:MathObjects|MathObjects]]''' for more information on authoring problems using MathObjects.
 
* 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.
 
 
== Basic info and Sample Problems ==
 
 
* [[Problem Authoring Background Information]] (Big picture overview)
 
* '''[[:File:WeBWorK_Problem_Authoring_Tutorial.pdf|Problem Authoring Tutorial]]''' aimed at people who already know TeX, but need to learn about Perl, PG, and MathObjects.
 
* [[:Category:Sample Problems|Index of Sample Problems]]
 
** [[SampleProblem1|Template 1]] (the basic structure of a WeBWorK PG problem file)
 
** [[old-style example template|SampleProblem1a]] (old-style, non-MathObjects example)
 
** [[SampleProblem2|Template 2]] (formulas, multiple choice, and string entry problems)
 
** [[SampleProblem3|Template 3]] (dynamically generated graphs)
 
** '''NEW''' --[[SampleProblem4|Template 4]] (illustrates PGML markup)
 
* More Advanced Sample Problems
 
** ....
 
 
== Reference Documents ==
 
 
* '''[[:Category:Problem Techniques|Index of Problem Techniques]]''' ** very useful code fragments
 
* '''[[SubjectAreaTemplates | Subject Area Templates]]''' ** complete examples for questions on various math subjects
 
* '''[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.
 
* '''[[PGLabs]]''', On-line labs for rendering of PG code. These labs allow you to interactively experiment with PG syntax online.
 
* [https://courses.webwork.maa.org/webwork2/cervone_course/PGML-examples/?login_practice_user=true '''PGML''' ] formatting examples.
 
* The Good Questions project at Cornell University [http://www.math.cornell.edu/~GoodQuestions/]
 
 
== Manuals and HOWTOs ==
 
 
* '''[[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.
 
* '''[[:Category:MathObjects|MathObjects]]''', an object system for manipulating mathematics in WeBWorK questions.
 
** '''[[PGLabs]]''', On-line labs for rendering of PG code. These labs allow you to interactively experiment with PG syntax online.
 
**[https://courses.webwork.maa.org/webwork2/cervone_course/PGML-examples/?login_practice_user=true '''PGML''' ]-- Davide Cervone's newest addition to the PG authoring language makes it easier to describe the layout of a question. The new commands and an interactive environment for experimenting with them are available on the [[PGLabs]] page.
 
 
 
* [[Customize_Course]]
 
* [[:Category:Applets|'''Applets''']], how to embed Flash and Java applets into WeBWorK questions.
 
* Specialized HOWTOS
 
** [[SequentialProblems]] revealing the problem one step at a time
 
** [[Converting CAPA problems for use with WeBWorK]]
 
* '''[[TrainingAuthors |Notes on training authors]]''', and suggestions for further documentation-- Sam Hathaway
 
 
== Background information ==
 
(older reference material )
 
 
* [[Problem Authoring Background Information]]
 
* [[Basic Perl syntax]] {{--}} PG is based on Perl, so it is important to know some basic Perl syntax.
 
**[[How BEGIN_TEXT...END_TEXT blocks work]]
 
* [[Problem Authoring Best Practices]] for problem authoring.
 
** [[What to do if you find a bug in a problem]]
 
** [[Tagging Problems]] with metadata for indexing and searching.
 
 
 
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