Advanced Authoring in WeBWorK: Turn good math problems into great ones & submit them to the OpenProblemLibrary

Part A: Wednesday, 2:15-4:15 pm, Room Holiday Ballroom 1

Part B: Friday, 1:00-3:00 pm, Room Holliday Ballroom 1

Abstract: This minicourse provides advanced training in authoring WeBWorK questions and submitting the results to the OpenProblemLibrary. After reviewing basic authoring, including PGML, participants will practice customizing hints and error messages, creating scaffolded “classwork” problems, using “niceTables” for accessibility, creating “draggable proofs” and, customizing problems which interact with R, SageMath and/or Geogebra. We’ll set up a local OPL and practice uploading problems and contributing them to the WeBWorK community OPL on github.com. We will also give directions for installing “WeBWorK-in-Docker” on your laptop thereby creating a private development site on your laptop, isolated from the rest of your work, which you can turn on or off at will. Anyone is welcome, but our focus is on those familiar with WeBWorK who want to strengthen their authoring ability and to contribute to WeBWorK’s OpenProblemLibrary.

Presenters:

Michael E. Gage, University of Rochester, gage@math.rochester.edu

Marianna Bonanome, NYC College of Technology (CityTech, CUNY), MBonanome@citytech.cuny.edu

Samar ElHitti, NYC College of Technology (City Tech, CUNY ), SElHitti@citytech.cuny.edu

K. Andrew Parker, NYC College of Technology (City Tech, CUNY ), KParker@citytech.cuny.edu

Sponsor: MAA Committee on Technology in Mathematics Education

Contact Person:

Michael E. Gage, University of Rochester, gage@math.rochester.edu

Register when you register for JMM. ($100 fee).