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== Learning how to Author WeBWorK problems ==
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* See '''[[Problem Authoring Background Information]]''' and '''[[:Category:Sample Problems|sample problems]]''' If you're just starting out.
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* See '''[[SubjectAreaTemplates|subject area templates]]''' if you're looking for complete examples from very basic to advanced.
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* See '''[[:Category:Problem_Techniques|index of problem techniques]]''' section if you need help with one particular construct.
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* See ''' [[SampleProblem4 |PGML]]''' (Template 4) to learn techniques which simplify formatting the appearance of the questions.
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* See '''[[:Category:MathObjects|MathObjects]]''' for more information on authoring problems using MathObjects.
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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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== Basic info and Sample Problems ==
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* [[Problem Authoring Background Information]] (Big picture overview)
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* '''[[: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.
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* [[:Category:Sample Problems|Index of Sample Problems]]
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** [[SampleProblem1|Template 1]] (the basic structure of a WeBWorK PG problem file)
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** [[old-style example template|SampleProblem1a]] (old-style, non-MathObjects example)
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** [[SampleProblem2|Template 2]] (formulas, multiple choice, and string entry problems)
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** [[SampleProblem3|Template 3]] (dynamically generated graphs)
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** '''NEW''' --[[SampleProblem4|Template 4]] (illustrates PGML markup)
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* More Advanced Sample Problems
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** ....
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== Reference Documents ==
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* '''[[:Category:Problem Techniques|Index of Problem Techniques]]''' ** very useful code fragments
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* '''[[SubjectAreaTemplates | Subject Area Templates]]''' ** complete examples for questions on various math subjects
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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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* '''[[PGLabs]]''', On-line labs for rendering of PG code. These labs allow you to interactively experiment with PG syntax online.
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* [https://courses.webwork.maa.org/webwork2/cervone_course/PGML-examples/?login_practice_user=true '''PGML''' ] formatting examples.
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* The Good Questions project at Cornell University [http://www.math.cornell.edu/~GoodQuestions/]
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== Manuals and HOWTOs ==
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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.
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* '''[[:Category:MathObjects|MathObjects]]''', an object system for manipulating mathematics in WeBWorK questions.
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** '''[[PGLabs]]''', On-line labs for rendering of PG code. These labs allow you to interactively experiment with PG syntax online.
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**[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.
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* [[Customize_Course]]
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* [[:Category:Applets|'''Applets''']], how to embed Flash and Java applets into WeBWorK questions.
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* Specialized HOWTOS
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** [[SequentialProblems]] revealing the problem one step at a time
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** [[Converting CAPA problems for use with WeBWorK]]
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* '''[[TrainingAuthors |Notes on training authors]]''', and suggestions for further documentation-- Sam Hathaway
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== Background information ==
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(older reference material )
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* [[Problem Authoring Background Information]]
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* [[Basic Perl syntax]] {{--}} PG is based on Perl, so it is important to know some basic Perl syntax.
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**[[How BEGIN_TEXT...END_TEXT blocks work]]
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* [[Problem Authoring Best Practices]] for problem authoring.
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** [[What to do if you find a bug in a problem]]
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** [[Tagging Problems]] with metadata for indexing and searching.
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Revision as of 08:35, 8 August 2012

Learning how to Author WeBWorK problems

Basic info and Sample Problems

Reference Documents

  • Index of Problem Techniques ** very useful code fragments
  • Subject Area Templates ** complete examples for questions on various math subjects
  • 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.
  • PGML formatting examples.
  • The Good Questions project at Cornell University [1]

Manuals and HOWTOs

  • File:WeBWorK Problem Authoring Tutorial.pdf aimed at people who already know TeX, but need to learn about Perl, PG, and 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.
    • 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.


Background information

(older reference material )