Our Make Your Voice Heard contest has come to an end after over 70 new feature ideas were submitted and 500 votes were tallied! Congratulations to Professor Donna Flint from South Dakota State University for her winning feature idea of allowing for the override of a grade on an individual problem. She indicated her feature idea would help out her classroom management by saying, “My new feature suggestion would just make it easier to grade. Students often want to go over their homework and if I am willing to give them partial credit for their work, it would be nice to be able to record that per problem, rather than have to change the entire grade.”
Thanks, Donna, for your suggestion. We will keep you all posted on the development of this new feature as we begin work on making it a reality!
But that’s not all! We had such a tremendous response on the runner-up idea that we have decided to add it to our list of potential new goals as well. Many thanks to Peter Bohacek, a high school physics teacher in Minnesota, for his idea of adding features to WebAssign to create a clicker system for smart phones. This feature is something that we can truly see the value in and we look forward to investigating this idea further.
Not only will we work to make these winning ideas come to life, but each winner will each receive a WebAssign prize pack and a VIP trip to the 12th annual WebAssign Users Group (WAUG) this summer, June 21-22 at WebAssign Headquarters in Raleigh, NC!
Sign up for WAUG today if you haven’t already done so, it is an event you will not want to miss! This is a great chance to meet with other WebAssign users and hear from experts. We have scheduled a great line-up of presenters to share their knowledge on topics such as integrating YouTube videos into your assignments, using social media in your classroom, utilizing WebAssign for testing, WebAssign & labs, and many more.
A light breakfast and lunch will be provided both days along with a social hour reception each evening. Check out our WAUG 2012 homepage for more details.
Space is limited, so sign up today!
Congratulations again to both our winners, and thank you for all of your support!