Due to technical problems, use of WebWork is suspended until further
notice and the assignment due April 7 is cancelled. We apologize for this
Getting Started Using WeBWorK
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1. Login to the WeBWorK system. Your username for this system is the first
letter of your first name combined with the first 10 letters of your last name,
all lowercase, and omitting spaces and apostrophes, if any. A dash counts
as a letter.
William Shakespeare: wshakespear
Frank O'Hara: fohara
Marquis de Sade: mdesade
Thomas S. Eliot: teliot
Olivia Newton-John: onewton-joh
Your instructor will tell you what your password is. PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE IT!
2. When the system responds with the Login Valid page, click on the "Begin Problem Sets" button.
3. The next page that appears will have a list of problem sets, starting with one called Set0. This is an introduction to the WeBWorK system. It won't count, but you should work through these problems to learn how to enter answers. To start this problem set, highlight the line of text in the "Select a problem to work on:" box that starts with "Set0--OPEN ". Then click on the "Do_problem_set" button. A new page will appear that opens with "Problem Set 0 for...".
Follow the instructions on the right side of that page. Keep in mind that WeBWorK creates a personalized problem set for you, so don't use someone else's answers.
4. If you at a machine with access to a printer you can print out a copy of your personalized problem set using PDF format and Adobe Acrobat. You can then work out your problems off-line and return to WeBWorK to enter your answers. WeBWorK will remember exactly what problems it gave you to do.
5. Subsequent problem sets in the list will count toward your grade. After getting acquainted with the WeBWorK system by working on Set 0, proceed to Set 1 when it is available. .
6. Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page accessible from the link above if you have a problem using the WeBWorK system. We have used this system at URI for two years and your problem has probably been encountered before by another student. .
7. Lots of very useful reference information on using WeBWorK can be found at WeBWorK reference.