|And thanks Davide for writing these improved versions of set0
Credit should also go to Kathryn Lesh (also of Union College), who had a big hand in writing these.
For those who do use parserOrientation, note that several problems may
not be appropriate for all courses. Some deal with how to enter vectors
and points, for example, and these would not be needed until
multivariable calculus, in general. SO be sure to check through them
and see that they are all needed for you.
Andy is right that there is some union-specific information. We use our
school colors, here, rather than the default ones, and there is a
reference to our Calculus Help Center in the last problem. There are
also references to our userID and password policy in some of the info
files. Finally, we have made some minor adjustments to the interface
that are not part of the system, and so some items might be slightly
different at your site. For example, we have a "time remaining"
indicator at the top of the page that is not part of the standard
interface; you would want to remove the explanation of that from
While we did try to make them as reusable by others as we could, some
Union-specific items did have to be included (of course, that was also
true of the Rochester set0). Now that others are using it, I may go
back over it to make it easier to remove those references and customize
the data for your own courses.
Don't forget to use the set header and course info files that are in
the parserOrientation folder as well. These are important parts of the
orientation, and will help the students get started. Once the
Orientation set is completed, you can change the course info file to
whatever you usually use for that.
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