Enhanced WebAssign

Get Started on Enhanced WebAssign: How-To Videos

With Enhanced WebAssign, you have the flexibility to define mastery thresholds and manage student learning aids down to the question level – giving students the support they need when they need it. Ready to get started? View the videos in the below playlist, which demonstrate how to create a new course, create a new assignment, add sections, create your gradebook, and more.
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Professors Team Up with Enhanced WebAssign® to Support Self-Paced Learning in Developmental Math

Jerome Murray and Jim Anderson are math professors at Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio. They wanted to redesign a portion of Clark State’s Developmental Math program to include courses that allowed students to work at their own pace as well as have the option of completing the entire developmental math program within a year. With these objectives in mind, Jerome and Jim set out to find a digital learning solution that would provide self-paced instruction and promote critical thinking skills. They also needed a solution that they could use in other math courses. “We wanted a learning Read More…

Five Tips for Getting Students Started with Enhanced WebAssign

Contributor: Michael Lafreniere, Associate Professor, Ohio University–Chillicothe.

At the start of every new term, I find it helpful to reassess my philosophy and approach to helping students start off empowered and filled with insights to help them succeed in the mathematics course I am about to offer them. Students need acquainting with the road map (e.g., syllabus) and tool set (e.g., technology such as Enhanced WebAssign) that will help them succeed in their learning. My desire is to share with you some of the tactical steps you can take to help your students embark on an exciting experience in mathematical learning this coming semester.
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Two Times the Engagement: Enhanced WebAssign and Aplia Aid in Conceptual Learning

Shahrukh Ali has his sights set on opening his own businesses. But first, the Wharton County (TX) Junior College freshman must master the basics, so he elected a full-time schedule of Biology, Calculus, Economics, Humanities and English courses. Shahrukh wants to earn his degree in MIS and Supply Chain from the University of Texas, so he knows he must keep his grades high in junior college. Fortunately, this student has two powerful resources in his corner: Aplia and Enhanced WebAssign.

Shahrukh says he prefers the flexibility of online classes and appreciates the way his Cengage Learning online resources complement his coursework. He uses Aplia for his online Economics class, and Enhanced WebAssign for the hybrid Calculus course.

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Working While Attending College Requires Organization and Efficiency—and Better Study Habits Thanks to Enhanced WebAssign

While attending classes full time during his freshman year at Wharton County Junior College, Adnan Prasla also held down a job and managed to enjoy a bit of free time. Demanding classes such as microeconomics, geology and history required significant study time and a commitment to making sure things got done as efficiently as possible, in order to not fall behind.

Adnan’s Calculus professor gave students the link that allowed them to choose the Enhanced WebAssign option with Stewart’s Calculus, Seventh Edition. He found Enhanced WebAssign to be helpful, and
especially liked the program’s features that walked him step-by-step through the material. The videos were a bonus for Adnan, as they allowed him to see how to solve a problem, which led to faster and greater understanding. Instant feedback gave him a chance to ‘get it right’ before submitting his assignments, and the tutorials in Enhanced WebAssign allowed him to catch up on any work he might have missed.

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Enhanced WebAssign Helps Busy, Visual Learner Study Independently and Gain Understanding of Difficult Concepts

Jaber Hussaini has a medical school goal in mind, and he knows that requires hard work, tenacity, and focus. As a full-time student at Wharton County, Jaber is deep into the tough work his goal requires: courses like anatomy, physiology, biology I and II, and calculus. As a visual learner, reading can be difficult for Jaber; he has trouble staying focused and gets easily distracted. Thus, he tries to study in quiet places, like the library,and use methods other than hours of reading. Additionally, his major calls for some very difficult classes, which require more attention and time. Read More…

Enhanced WebAssign Makes the Grade for a Busy Student

Hunter Kesler is a high school senior earning 9 credit hours at Wharton County Junior College (Wharton, Texas), and plans to attend University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Belton, Texas) in the fall of 2014. As a Business Management major, Hunter hopes to start his career as an employee and eventually become an entrepreneur running his own business. He takes three online courses through Wharton – Composition 2, Sociology, and Calculus. For his Calculus course, Hunter uses Enhanced WebAssign.

When he enrolled in Calculus at Wharton, Hunter was hesitant at first. But because the course used Enhanced WebAssign, Hunter was better able to stay ahead of readings, assignments, and exams. After using Enhanced WebAssign, Hunter found the results more than met his expectations. The online solution, he says, “is a main part of our class and definitely helped me get an A.” Read More…

Enhanced WebAssign® Makes Math “More” for Students

Nicola Rough, a student at Arizona State University, is incredibly busy, with little free time on her hands for much other than her schooling. Whenever she is not in class or lecture, she is studying and completing assignments outside of class. She loves her classes and considers herself a student who is on top of her game. Currently she is enrolled in many general education courses that require much of her time and attention. Many of them are taught in large lecture halls, but there are a few, like her Calculus course, which are considered “hybrid” courses. These take place both inside and outside of the classroom, meeting once a week and requiring time online using digital homework solutions.

Calculus, as a hybrid course, requires the student to spend a significant amount of additional study time outside the traditional classroom. Nicola’s class employs Enhanced WebAssign® (EWA) as a digital solution for teaching subject material, completing assignments, providing study tutorials and reviews, etc. Additionally, EWA features email reminders and different notifications for the completion of assignments, as well as “keeping everything in one spot” for easy accessibility of all course materials.

Nicola has found EWA to be a terrific help – she is able to complete her assignments whenever she likes and with all of the resources she needs at her fingertips. Read More…

Enhanced WebAssign® Helps Guide Calculus Students to Mastery, Step-by-Step

Robert Banik has taught a range of mathematics courses at Mississippi State University during his seven years there. For the two years that he’s taught calculus to about 350 students per semester, he has used Enhanced WebAssign® (EWA), selected by his department to support calculus and higher-level mathematics courses.

Used for homework, this proven online solution enhances problems from Robert’s textbook with video solutions, interactive tutorials, and immediate feedback, all of which contribute to students’ ability to become more effective problem solvers. Enhanced WebAssign also offers automated grading that saves Robert time.

In the following Success Story, you’ll read how Enhanced WebAssign helps with remediation, guides students step by step through the problem-solving process, supports improved outcomes, and ultimately leads to happier students and more productive classes. Read More…

Enhanced WebAssign® Helps Calculus Instructor Jennifer Whitfield Focus on Student Engagement at Texas A&M

Jennifer Whitfield has been a math instructor at Texas A&M University since 2001. She has used Enhanced WebAssign® (EWA) in her Calculus I course since 2009 and is currently pairing the online homework and tutorial resource with Stewart’s Early Vectors textbook.

Jennifer has found that a key advantage in using EWA is that students receive immediate feedback and can self-remediate when necessary. If students become stuck on a concept or problem while doing their homework, EWA has integrated videos, tutorials, and other resources that guide them to understanding. Read More…