Getting Started with WeBWorK

WeBWorK is accessible from on and off campus (anywhere you have access to the internet).  Your first 3 assignments are due on Monday, June 10th, at midnight, and will cover the material from the first week of the course.  Here’s what you have to do:

Assignment.  You must complete the following three steps.

Step 1.  Log in to WeBWorK here:  I have created Usernames and Passwords for each student registered for my class.

Username.  Your username for WeBWorK consists of your first initial plus your last name, all lowercase (for example, John Smith would have username ‘jsmith’).

Password.  Your temporary password is the same as your username (if your username is ‘jsmith’, your password is currently ‘jsmith’).

Step 2.  Change your password and update your email address.  To do this, select “Password/Email” from the main menu on the left.  Use whatever email address you like (I suggest using one that you check often).

Step 3.  Complete the first assignment, titled Assignment1 – Sec 2.1, by clicking on it in the main screen.

If you have any trouble – either with logging in, or with completing the assignment, post a comment here or send me an email and I will get back to you.

WeBWorK Tips:

  1. Click on a problem to see the details (the list of problems appears in the menu on the left).  Enter an answer and hit “Submit Answers”.  Don’t worry, if you get it wrong you can try it again.
  2. If the answer is a number:  you can enter it either as a decimal, like 3.57143 (round your answer), or as an exact answer, like 25/7.
  3. You can work on the problems in any order you wish.  You can do some problems now, and come back and do the rest another day (your work will be saved, as long as you submit your answers).
  4. If you want to print out a copy of the assignment, click on the assignment name in the main menu on the left, and then click the link in the main screen area that reads “Download a hardcopy of this homework set.”

4 thoughts on “Getting Started with WeBWorK

  1. Good Evening Professor Reitz.

    I’ve been fighting all afternoon and evening with WebWork and Open Lab. Can’t
    seem to log-in. Please help me, I’m trying to get my homework done.

    • Hi Andralee,

      For WeBWorK, it looks like your default password is no longer working (did you change it by chance?). In any case, I reset your password to its default setting – try it now and let me know if you still have trouble.

      There is information on registering for the OpenLab here – take a look, and tell me where you’re stuck.

      Welcome and Getting Started

      Good luck,
      Mr. Reitz

      and for getting started with webwork here:

      Getting Started with WeBWorK

        • Hi Tetyana,

          Your login/password are the same, they are both:

          Try logging in, and if you’re successful please change your password. Let me know if you’re still having trouble.

          Mr. Reitz

          I was just able to login successfully using your login/

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