It’s easy to create a WebAssign Course to give your students continuity and allow you to keep in touch with them. Students will be able access all assignments, the interactive ebook, and any other resources that you have included in their WebAssign course.
Let’s begin by helping you to build your course through three crucial steps. To ensure your success, you’ll find links that will take you through each step. You can also view a complete Getting Started with WebAssign webinar hosted by Katie Culler, Faculty Partner at Surry Community College.
Step 1: Create a WebAssign course
After logging in to your instructor account, click the Create shortcut from the main menu and select Course from the dropdown.
There are several fields that you can fill out about your course. These include the course name, start and end dates, and the course name.
You can choose how students will enroll in your course. If you choose to self-enroll, WebAssign will email a Class Key to you to share with your students so they can register for the right section.
Select the textbook that you are using in your course from the Textbook selector, and then add any additional content you wish to your course.
Once you click Create Course, your course is created! Now your course is created. Next, you will need to add assignments.
WATCH: WebAssign: Creating A New Course – Quick Video Overview
Step 2: Download your Assignments or Create Your Assignments
After creating a WebAssign course you can either create your own assignments or download a Course Pack. A Course Pack is a collection pre-built assignments for your textbook by our subject-matter experts.
Option 1: Download and use a course pack
WebAssign will notify your when a Course Pack is available for the textbook you have selected. You can view the Course Pack and then choose to add it to your WebAssign Account. A Course Pack contains a semester of content and a Getting Started With WebAssign Assignment. However, you can download the Course Pack and choose to only assign the assignments you need.
After downloading a Course Pack, you can edit any assignment. However, if you are really in a hurry, you can always do this later. To set up your WebAssign course, skip to Step 3.
Option 2: Create Your Own Assignments
If the Course Pack is not available for your chosen textbook, or if your preference is to create your own assignments.
Click the Create shortcut in the main menu, and then select Assignment. This will take you to the Assignment Editor. Here you’ll find pre-built Homework and Exam templates as well as the most commonly used settings. The Assignment Template can be configured to make your assignment behave in a way that you prefer.
Select the Assignment Template and name it. Add any instructions that you would like your students to see.
The Question Browser is designed to make it easier to find questions. The Table of Contents of your chosen textbook organizes all questions. This can be used as a guide to finding questions.
To add your questions to your assignment, click on the question name. The Question Browser gives you access to the question difficulty and the time required to answer it.
Once you’re done, click Update the Assignment and return to the Assignment Editor. Finally, click Save.
You can now either schedule the assignment (see step 3) or create the rest of your assignments to schedule later.
WATCH: WebAssign: Create an Assignment
Step 3: Schedule your Assignments
You must still make these available to students, regardless of whether you have downloaded a Course Pack, or created your own assignments.
From the left-hand Class Tool navigation, click the Class Schedule. The Schedule page will display all your assignments in the left Assignments pane. It also includes your Course Packs. A weekly view of your course schedule can be found on the Schedule pane.
Drag the assignment you wish to schedule to the right and select the assignment you wish to schedule.
The scheduler will open to allow you to set the due date. Students will be able view the assignment until the end of the course. You can change this by clicking the calendar icon next to the Available date and View until date.
Click Schedule. Now you can schedule your first assignment.
This process should be repeated for all assignments. WebAssign will remember how you schedule the last assignment and suggest a due date for your assignment. This will help you save time.
WebAssign offers many additional scheduling options