In version 2.4 we added these problems into the local directory accessible using library browser. We could search by chapter and section. I can't remember how to do this and can't find directions in the wiki.
Specifically want 2nd edition early transcendentals
Can someone point me in the right direction?
First, you have to get the problems from the publisher. They sent us a compressed file. If you want to access the problems from one course, put the (un-compressed) Rogowski folder in the templates folder of the class. When you are in the Library browser, click on the "Local Problems" button. The problems are in folders which are named by section and will show up in the selection menu that way.
We generally set up problems like these in a separate folder in /opt/webwork called "Problems". Then we put a symlink to the problems in the templates folder of the courses. This way, if a problem needs fixing, it gets fixed for everyone.
Hope this helps--rac
We put the problems in a different folder (outside the course folder) and use symlinks to the "Problems" folder in our model course. The symlink is carried over to new courses made from the model course--so all new courses will automatically be connected to the "Problems" folder. We found it advantageous to have changes to problems persist from semester to semester and to not have copies of the problem sets be in every course. It got too confusing to keep track of improvements or customizations.
This idea may not work so well at a larger school. We are small enough that we can OK changes to problems with everyone who teachs the course without much trouble. Also, if an instructor wants to make a change just for that course, the file can be saved in the "local" folder without impacting others.
Hope your term is going well--rac
So I got the compressed file from Freeman. It is a *.zip file. When I try to upload into a Templates folder, WW does not recognize the *.zip file and does not unpack.
I guess I have a couple of questions.
1. How do I get the problems from the zip file into a course templates folder?
2. Are there instructions on the Wiki for creating sym links like what Robin used and mentioned above?
1. Unzip the Rowgawski problems folder in /opt/webwork/Problems
note1: the file names were ridiculously long so I renamed the folder and zipped, then unzipped again.
note2: you might need to create the folder Problems
2. Create a symbolic link (pointer) within the Templates folder in the course you want to access these problems (or possibly modelCourse if you want access to the problems in any course created)
To create the link, go to the Templates folder and use:
ln -s /opt/webwork/Problems <pointer name>
for example, I renamed the Rogawski set as: Rogawski_Calculus so I used:
ln -s /opt/webwork/Problems Rogawski_Calculus
The problem sets are now accessible using the "local folder" button in the browser.