Math 220 WebAssign Access, Fall 2010
(8 September version)
WebAssign should be activated by the first day of classes as soon as class
rosters can be transferred from UM to WebAssign. By the end of the second
week of classes you will need to purchase an access code either from the
campus bookstore or online at the prompt. (Hint: It is cheaper if you
do it online.) Here at U of M, you did not purchase an access code
with your textbook. Please wait to enter your access code until you
are sure that you are going to stay in the section where you are
enrolled. You do NOT need an "enhanced version" of WebAssign.
In order to update your WebAssign access if you have switched into
this class, please write to Timothy Pilachowski (tjp"at"math.umd.edu).
Please include "WebAssign for Math 220" in the subject line. In your
message please include:
- your full name and UID number,
- that you are now in Math 220-01XX
(give your complete discussion section number),
- any course-section with WebAssign
that you have dropped.
IMPORTANT NOTE: As of Fall 2007, the process for logging in
to WebAssign has changed. Those of you who used WebAssign before
Fall 2007 must also follow the procedure given below. Your previous
username and password will not work under this new system,
including ones you may have used to take the Math Placement Test.
- Go to http://www.webassign.net/umd/login.html.
YOU SHOULD BOOKMARK THIS LINK SO YOU ALWAYS HAVE IT HANDY!
You should see "Welcome to WebAssign @ UMD!".
- Click on "Log In". You should now see the U of M logo in the
upper left corner and "Central Authentication Service" at the
top of the dialog box.
- Enter your UM Directory ID, the one you use to sign into testudo.
For your password use the same password you use to sign into testudo.
IF YOU SEE A SCREEN ASKING YOU TO ENTER AN INSTITUTION CODE,
YOU ARE IN THE WRONG PLACE. Do not change the password once you
are inside WebAssign. It must remain as it is for the UMD common
login process to work.
- For the first two weeks of the semester you can click on the
"Continue without entering an access code" link toward the
bottom. You will need to purchase an access code before the
free-use time runs out either in the bookstore or online by
clicking the "Purchase an access code online" link.
(Hint: The cost may be cheaper purchasing an access code
online as opposed to buying it from the campus bookstore.)
Please wait to enter your access code until you are sure you
are in the section where you will remain all semester because
transferring access codes can get complicated. If you took
the Math Department Placement test online, you may see it still
listed on WebAssign. You can ignore it; it will go away shortly.
- The first assignment, "HW 0.0 Getting Started", is listed.
It is meant to help you become acquainted with how WebAssign
will work and to catch any log-in problems now, before we get
into full swing. IMPORTANT: EVEN IF YOU HAVE USED WEBASSIGN
BEFORE, YOU SHOULD DO HW 0.0 TO REFRESH YOUR MEMORY.
Questions 6 to 8 are especially important because they
review the syntax needed for symbolic answers and focus on the
difference between exact value answers and decimal