Look at and do the problems in a set via Netscape.
To do Set 1, for example, click
on the line in the box that starts with 'Set 1...'. Then click on the
'Do problem set' button.
On each line in the box, where all the sets are listed, after the set number,
you can see whether the set is open
or closed. If the set is open, that means that when you solve a problem,
it will be counted towards your grade. If the set is closed, you
can still solve problems, but your results will not be recorded.
After the indication of whether the set is open or closed, there is
additional information about the due date (if the set is open), or
whether the answers are available (if the set is closed).
When the answers are available, you have the option of looking
at correct answers when viewing a problem.
Get a printout of the problem set.
To print out Set 1, for example,
first choose the download type. If you do not know which one works
on your computer, try one and if you get an error message, try
another. In general (this is not always so!!!)
postscript format often works better than
If you are working on your own computer and
do not have the software that takes care of printing or viewing problems,
you have two choices. First, if you don't have a printer,
you might want to go to a university computer lab and print out the
current homework set there. You only need to print out a problem
set once. From then on, you can enter the answers over the web on your
own computer. Second, you can download software that will allow you
to view and print the whole problem set. The links to the software
that would allow you to do that can be
found on the main page of the course or at the bottom of the page
Welcome to WeBWorK.
After choosing one of the download types,
click on the line in the box that starts with 'Set 1...'. Then click
on the 'Get hard copy' button. You will get one of three things at
this point. It may be a small
window that will have DropPS written on it, which will tell you
that it is printing the document. In this case, the homework set
is already being printed out on one of the printers in the lab.
You may also get a separate window with the homework set in it as
a document. In this case, go to the icon 'file' and choose the 'print'
option. Finally, you may get an alert message asking what to with the
In this case, you can save the file to disk (so that you can print it at a later time),
choose an application to view or print the file (e.g. GSview or dropPS), or you might want
to go to a different computer if you are in the university computer
lab. If you are
working at your own computer, you might want to download the necessary
software as explained above.
You can use the preferences command of your web browser to configure your browser to
automatically transfer the postscript files to the appropriate application
for viewing and printing. Your ResNet representative can help you with
this configuration if you run into difficulties. (ResNet)