November 2012 Release Features
One-Step Course Creation
We’ve streamlined the way you create your courses in WebAssign with a leaner, faster page that focuses only on the options that are most important to you. Selecting a textbook is effortless with the new textbook search box.
For more information, see Create a Course.
One-Step Course Copy
You can now copy one of your previous course sections to a new term in seconds. Using our new Course Copy functionality, you can instantly copy all of your assignments to a new course in a new term, and all of the visible and due dates will be rescheduled to match your new course schedule. Gradebook settings, assignment restrictions and conditions, and all other assignment behaviors are copied as well.
For more information, see Copy a Course.
We’ve upgraded the way you schedule your assignments. Instead of scheduling each assignment one at a time, you can drag your assignments from a searchable list to the week for which they should be scheduled. You also have new options to specify, for example, that your assignment is due 1 hour before Wednesday's class. You can reschedule or unschedule assignments just as easily, by dragging them to a different week or back to the assignment list. These improvements will greatly reduce the amount of time it takes to schedule your assignments.
Enhanced Multisection Course Management
In addition to being able to copy a previous section into a new course, you can duplicate sections within a course. Copy one of your existing sections quickly and you are done. Assignments that were scheduled relative to class meetings are automatically adjusted to the class meeting time of the new section. Forgot to add an assignment to all 30 sections of a math course? Add it to one section and copy it to the others with just a few clicks. Large course management in WebAssign has never been easier.
For more information, see Schedule Assignments for Multisection Courses.Read November 2012 Release Notes
If you are new to WebAssign this semester, I hope you have had a chance to check out our WebAssign 101 virtual training workshops, which are a great opportunity to learn some best practice tips for using our online homework system. In these sessions we focus on:
- How to create a course
- Rostering your classes
- Adding and managing assignments
- Setting up the GradeBook
- Utilizing supplementary materials
WebAssign in the Headlines
WebAssign Named Finalist for Top Tech Company
October 17, 2012.
"WebAssign Unveils New Version of Blackboard Building Block"
PR Newswire, July 10, 2012. Find out more about WebAssign's latest Blackboard integration tool.
Where in the World Is WebAssign?
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