WeBWorK is a system developed at the University of Rochester that allows professors to put homework problems on the web and allows students to submit their answers over the web. Students may try each homework problem as many times as they like, and, with each try, there is a message telling the student whether the answer is correct or not. There is no penalty for submitting several incorrect answers to a problem before submitting the correct answer. This allows students to find their own errors and to understand the topic of the question better. The WeBWorK homework sets are individualized so that each student has a different version of each problem. For example, the numerical values in a problem will be slightly different for each student.
http://omega.math.union.edu/webwork2/. You can also link to this from the Math Department homepage:
smithjfor John Smith) and your password (this is just your Union ID number), and click on the 'Continue' button. Even if you used WeBWorK in a previous term, your initial password at the start of a new course is your Union ID number.
In the 'Status' column, each set is marked as open, closed, or not open yet. 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 and get your answers checked, 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.
When you submit an answer, you will immediately be told whether your answer is correct or not. If your answer is not correct, you can try again. After you've tried a problem, you can use the buttons at the top of the page to go to the next problem or the previous problem, or to see the list of problems again. If you are working on a homework set that is already closed, you will have the option to see the correct answer. To see the correct answer, just check the box 'Show correct answers' and click on the 'Check Answers' button (you do not have to enter an answer to see the correct answer).
If your answer is marked incorrect by the computer and you are not sure what it thinks you have entered, check the 'Answer Preview' column that appears at the top of the page once you have submitted an answer. The computer shows you how it is interpreting your answer.
If you want to check the status of your problems (e.g. to double check that your answers have been recorded), use the 'Prob. List' button at the top of the problem page to see the problem list page. The problem list page shows how much credit you have for each problem that you have attempted.
When you are ready to stop working, log out by clicking on 'Log Out' at the top right corner of the page or towards the top of the left panel. All of your answers to date will be saved. You do not have to finish a homework set all in one sitting.
Click on 'Homework Sets' in the red lefthand panel. To print out a particular set, click in the box next to that set in the 'Sel.' column (to "select" the set), and then click 'Download Hardcopy for Selected Set'. You will be taken to the Hardcopy Generator page. Check that the desired set is highlighted, and then click the 'Generate Hardcopy' button at the bottom of the page. Wait patiently for a few moments for the server to generate the page, and then print it.