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+ | * [[:Category:MathObjects|MathObjects]], an object system for manipulating mathematics in WeBWorK problems. |
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+ | ** [[PGLabs]], On-line labs for rendering of PG code. These labs allow you to experiment with PG syntax online. |
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* [[Basic Perl syntax]] {{--}} PG is based on Perl, so it is important to know some basic Perl syntax. |
* [[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. |
* [[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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− | * [[:Category:MathObjects|MathObjects]], an object system for manipulating mathematics in WeBWorK problems. |
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+ | ** [[Tagging Problems]] with metadata for indexing and searching. |
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− | * [[Tagging Problems]] with metadata for indexing and searching. |
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+ | * Specialized HOWTOS |
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− | * [[PGLabs]], On-line labs for rendering of PG code. These labs allow you to experiment with PG syntax online. |
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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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== Reference Documents == |
== Reference Documents == |

## Revision as of 19:33, 30 April 2009

## Authoring WeBWorK problems

- If you're just starting out, see the Problem Authoring Background Information and sample problems first.
- If you're working on a problem in a specific area you may find the more advanced templates useful.
- If you're working on a problem and want to find out how to do one particular look at the index of problem techniques section.
- More information on using Category:MathObjects in authoring problems.
- Use the [online calculators] to try things out.

## Sample Problems

- Index of Sample Problems
- Template 1 (the basic structure of a WeBWorK PG problem file)
- SampleProblem1a (old-style, non-MathObjects example)
- Template 2 (formulas, multiple choice, and string entry problems)
- Template 3 (dynamically generated graphs)

- More Advanced Sample Problems
- ....

## Manuals and HOWTOs

- Problem Authoring Background Information
- MathObjects, an object system for manipulating mathematics in WeBWorK problems.
- PGLabs, On-line labs for rendering of PG code. These labs allow you to experiment with PG syntax online.

- 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.

- Specialized HOWTOS
- [SequentialProblems]] revealing the problem one step at a time
- Converting CAPA problems for use with WeBWorK

## Reference Documents

- Index of Problem Techniques
- PG macro/library documentation from CVS
- Notes on training authors, and suggestions for further documentation-- Sam Hathaway
- The Good Questions project at Cornell University [1]