Guide to WebAssign
Important: Before starting WebAssign, quit any browsers that may be in
use (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, Chrome) and open a new copy. Also, close the browser when you
are finished to prevent losing credit for the work you have done.
Click here: www.webassign.net/student.html
Username: Your first
and your last name (lower case, no space, no hyphen). For example, Lisa
Miller would type lisamiller
Password: Your Augustana ID number (omit leading zeros). After your
are logged in you can change your password.
Click the Login button.
Upon logging in, you will be presented with a screen with your name at
the top along with information about the course. You will also be directed
to register for the course at the web site. In order to register, you will
need to purchase a WebAssign Student Access Code card from the
bookstore in the College Center. This card will have
an access code that you will need to complete your registration.
The note about registering for the course will be followed by a list
of Current Assignments. The summary of each assignment on
the list will include
To work on an assignment, click on the name of the assignment you wish
to complete. (It is not necessary that you complete the assignment Introduction
to WebAssign.) You will receive the assignment - including
a list of questions and boxes for inserting the answers.
- the name or title of the assignment,
- a description of the assignment including the number of times answers
can be submitted for a grade (usually 5), the submission that will be graded
(usually the last one or most recent), and the score received on the most
- the due date and time which define the last moment that you can
submit work on the assignment for grading.
When you have answered all the questions on an assignment and are ready
to submit your work for grading, click the link Submit for
grading at the bottom of the assignment. Note: To insure that
your submission is recorded, wait for a reply from the server. Do not
click more than once on the submit button, since this will result in
the waste of one of your allowed submission attempts.
- Each problem will be worth 5 or10 points. The point value for each
"sub-answer" in a problem will be shown in front of the appropriate "answer box".
In general, answers will be graded as correct if they are within 1% of
the expected answer. This is why it is important to use at least 3 significant
figures in your answers, and not round off until your final answer.
Numbers that appear in red in the statement of a problem have been randomized
which means that each student will have a different version of the same problem.
All problems in these assignments are from the textbook so there is no
need to print a copy of the WebAssign questions. The assignment is
also available on the PH 102 Web page.
You should work problems on paper as neatly as possible and keep a copy
for future reference. This will also make it easier to find errors and
correct them if you resubmit your work for grading.
Numerical answers may not contain commas, equal signs, or units.
Expected units are already written next to the answer box. Answers may
be submitted in several formats including fractions and scientific notation.
For example, if the answer is "one over sixty-four", your response may
be in any of the following forms: 1/64, 0.015625, 0.0156, .0156, 1.56e-2,
You will receive immediate feedback in the form of a grade and detailed
marks, i.e., which responses are correct and which are wrong.
You may resubmit your answers, editing your most recent submission by
changing just the wrong answers. Leave your correct answers as they have
already been entered. When the editing process is complete, click on the
Submit for grading button. Your grade for the assignment will be
the grade received for the last submission of answers by the deadline.
If you decide to log off and resubmit your answers at a later time,
you will see the answers from your last submission when you log on again
and bring up the assignment. At this point, the editing process will be
the same as that described in the preceding paragraph.