Working with WebAssign

You should have recieved an email from WebAssign telling you how to log in. If you haven't, or if you have deleted or misplaced your email your login information should be:
  • Username: your PID
  • Institutuion: vt
  • Password: Click "Forgot your password?"
Do not purchase WebAssign or the textbook through WebAssign's website. The university bookstore has negotiated a better price.

Here are some tips for working with WebAssign:
  • Be careful with your parentheses. Make sure they match. Make sure that you are providing parentheses when they are needed, and not putting them when they are provided.
     
  • Be careful with capitals. WebAssign treats C and c differently. This includes Greek letters. Use the lower-case pi. It is curved.
     
  • Be careful with functions. If you enter a trig fuction by typing (rather than using the menu) make sure to include parentheses. Don't use the function "e" if you mean the constant.
     
  • Be aware of the time. WebAssign will log you out and not tell you after some time. This will result in your answers just vanishing. Save you answers often to prevent this.
     
  • If you answer still has a box in it, WebAssign won't be able to understand it and you will be marked incorrect.
     
  • Remember not to round if the question doesn't tell you to. Most answers should be exact. Even if your final answer is going to be rounded, use the exact numbers until the end.
     
  • WebAssign treats a mixed number (like 12 ½) as multiplication, so an answer like that would be counted correct for a problem whose answer was actually 6, but incorrect for a problem whose answer was 25/2.