homework will be regularly assigned and graded.
Due to the length and difficulty of homework
assignments, it is recommended that you work on homework
problems on a daily basis following lectures over the
Do not wait until the last minute!
Homework assignments will be submitted on-line via
the WebAssign homework system that you will access through
Blackboard via the link CH223
> Tools > WebAssign.
WebAssign is an on-line homework management system
that allows homework to be submitted and graded
Rather than waiting for a paper to be graded and
returned, you will receive your score immediately.
After the due date has passed, you can return to
the site to check the correct answers.
Grades are stored and submitted to your instructor
electronically, so you donít need to do or report
anything after completing the assignment.
There is no time limit when working with WebAssign
and all assignments are open book and open note.
do I know what the assignments are?
A complete listing of assignments can be found by
logging on to your account at WebAssign.
Problems will generally be based on the end of
chapter problems in the course text. End of chapter
problems are frequently paired and you will find answers
to the problems with a colored number in the back of the
For maximum success and learning, begin by working
the colored-numbered problems and then checking your
Then, complete the assigned problems on paper
before going to WebAssign.
values that you are given in the WebAssign problems may be
different than those in the text, but the steps to solving
the problem will be the same as those that you have
already worked out.
is homework due?
Homework is generally due on Tuesday and must be
submitted no later than 11:59 pm.
You will be able to check due dates and times when
you log on to your WebAssign account.
Individual assignments may be submitted up to three
times with no penalty.
The last submission will be graded.
do I get my WebAssign access code?
on the textbook being used in your class, an access code
may have come shrink-wrapped with your text if purchased
in the UO bookstore. If not, access codes valid for one term may be purchased over the
internet by logging on to WebAssign via the Blackboard
web-site. There is a two week grace period at the
beginning of the term during which you will be able to
access WebAssign without purchasing an access code.
I registered with my access code,
but I keep receiving a message that I am not registered.
What does this mean?
entering your access code, you must be sure to click Submit.
Typing Enter from the keyboard will not submit your
access code and you will not be registered for the course.
After successful submission of your access code, you will
receive a message from WebAssign. If you do not receive
this message, you have failed to successfully register.
do I use WebAssign?
Before you start, please note the following
standard Web connections should work with
It is recommended that you use Netscape
version 4.7 or later or Internet Explorer 5.5
or later with a 56KBPS modem, broadband, or
AOL is not recommended.
starting WebAssign on a shared computer, exit
any browsers and restart a browser
If you simply close the browser window
or open a new window, login information
contained in an encrypted key may not be
Likewise, to prevent losing credit for
the work you have done, click the Logout link
and exit the browser completely when your are
will not time you out and another student
could write over your work if you do not log
sure your browser has both JavScript and Java
can log in to WebAssign via Blackboard using any Web
browser connected to the Internet.
Once you have opened your web browser, log on to
your Blackboard account.
After you have done this, select CH223 and log into WebAssign via
the link under Communicationss.
Because name and ID authentication are done through Blackboard, it is
important that you follow these steps when logging in,
rather than going directly to the WebAssign login page.
I received the following message: "You do not appear to be listed
with any department. Please contact your teacher to be
added to the roster." What does this mean?
message generally means one of two things. Your user name
and institution is in the database, but you are not in a
course that is currently using WebAssign, or that your
name has not yet been added to the course roster. (This
may be the case if you registered late for the class.)
You should contact your instructor to resolve this
you have logged in, you will receive your personalized
WebAssign page showing courses for which the teacher has
included you in the roster.
If you see more than one course, select the course
you want to work on.
You will be taken to the Assignment summary page
where you can do the following:
to your assignments,
Due Assignments or All
when your assignments are due, how many
submission attempts are allowed and how many
you have used, and see your score out of the
to your Calendar,
which shows you your assignments on their due
dates for all of your courses,
Options link to change your preferences
and your email address,
you see an assignment that does not have your name at the
top, you have not logged in properly.
You will not receive credit for any work you do on
do I get more information about using WebAssign?
logging on for the first time, you should take time to
familiarize yourself with the Student
This is the site that you should go to whenever you
have questions about using WebAssign.
You should always consult the Student Guide before
asking your instructor for help on the implementation of
Questions related to WebAssign can also be directed
to their help center: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the help center can only answer
questions related to WebAssign.
They do not answer any content based questions.
(That is, they canít help you with your
do I submit assignments and know that they have been
At anytime during your work on an assignment, you
may Save Work
Without Grading by clicking the link at the end of the
assignment page. After you save your work, it will be available to
you the next time you click the assignment.
you are ready to submit one or more answers for grading
click either Submit
New Answers to one Question after a single question or
Submit All New
Answers at the end of your assignment. WebAssign only records the answers which have
changed since your last submission. To ensure that your submission is recorded, wait
for a reply from the server. Do not click more than once on the submit button.
Do not use your
browserís Back button to try to undo a submission.
the "plus" icon
or "show details" at the top of each question to see the
current score and the number of submissions used up in
each part of the question. You should check this
before starting a question to see just how many
submissions are allowed.
After completing assignments, you will be able to check
your scores using the WebAssign gradebook. Point
totals for each assignment may vary and homework grades
will be based on the percentage of points earned for each
than total points.
can instructors be sure that I am the one doing the
assignment and not my smart friend?
However, we hope that you are not only honest, but
wise enough to know that by having your friend do the
assignment you won't receive any of the benefits, which is
what this is all about.
Your smart friend probably doesnít need any extra
study assistance, but if you are thinking about cheating,
you probably do.
And remember, all of the university rules regarding
academic dishonesty still apply!
How can I check my
homework grades on WebAssign?
After submitting an assignment, you will see the raw score
(sum of points) that you received for that assignment.
The overall homework scores are usually updated each
Monday. You can check your current overall homework
grade at the My Grades link
on your WebAssign home page. On the page that opens, you
will see the average of the percent scores of the past-due
assignments. (Click on the score after "Homework"
to see the weighting of the scores for the individual
assignments. The My
Scores Summary link
displays a similar summary of the raw scores and the
percent scores for each past-due assignment.)
score that counts at the end of the term is the average of
the percent scores for the 10 individual homework