Friday Funny: Math Carol

Here’s our final science/math carol for our December Friday Funnies, sung to the tune of  “Oh Christmas Tree.”

Oh, Number Pi

Oh, number Pi
Oh, number Pi
Your digits are nonending,
Oh, number Pi
Oh, number Pi
No pattern are you sending.

You’re three point one four one five nine,
And even more if we had time,
Oh, number Pi
Oh, number Pi
For circle lengths unbending.

Oh, number Pi
Oh, number Pi
You are a number very sweet,
Oh, number Pi
Oh, number Pi
Your uses are so very neat.

There’s 2 Pi r and Pi r squared,
A half a circle and you’re there,
Oh, number Pi
Oh, number Pi
And we know that Pi’s a tasty treat.

Friday Funny: Physics Carol

From all of us at WebAssign we wish you a very Happy Holiday season! Here’s our Friday Funny Physics Carol for the week, sung to the tune of Frosty the Snowman.

FROSTY THE PHOTON

Frosty the photon
Escaped from a black hole,
Then he used his spin
To find his kin,
Near the ends of a dipole.
Frosty the photon
With momentum h-bar-k
Though he had the right
To be known as light,
He was called a gamma ray.

Tips and Tricks: Preparing for the Next Term

WebAssign has streamlined the copy course process so you can easily get started on preparing for your upcoming term by copying sections from one course into a new or existing course. Now you can quickly create a new course based on one that you taught previously or a course that has been shared with you by following the simple steps below.

To Create a Course

  • From the toolbar, click Create > Course. 
  • When you create a new course you will be presented with the choices of creating a course from scratch or copying assignments and settings from an existing course into a new course.

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  • Choosing the first option of “create a new course with no assignments” will open up our Course Create module that will walk you through the process of setting up a new single section course.  You can follow step-by-step instructions of this method in our Instructor Online Help.
  • Choosing the second option of “copying from an existing course” will automatically schedule all of your assignments and settings into the new course based on the same order and pacing used in the previous course.  For example an assignment scheduled in week 2 in your previous course will be scheduled to week 2 in your new course.  You can then modify anything you want to in your newly created course. Again, more instructions can be found in our Instructor Online Help.
    • Tip: If you have different class meeting patterns, such as a MWF class and a TuTh class, it may be best for you to set up a “master” section for each of these to copy from to keep in line with your different schedules.
  • After your new course is created you will land back on the Classview page. From here you can upload a roster, adjust your assignment schedule, or create additional sections for a multisection course.

Want to Create a Multisection Course?

To you so you will want to take advantage of our Copy to New Sections feature, available under the Class Tools.

  • You can copy the section’s assignment schedule for the current term into additional sections for the new term using the Copy to New Section link.
  • This will pop open a step-by-step module to walk you through the Copy Course process and lets you add as many sections as needed. The section being copied is not changed.

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Note: If you want to copy the entire section of one course into an existing course, use the Copy to Existing Course link under Class Tools. Choosing Copy to Existing Course opens a window that lets you chose the course that you wish to copy your selected section into.copy3

We realize that instructors may have different methods for scheduling and setting up courses, and WebAssign has been built to respond to that flexibility.  To learn more about Creating and Copying Courses please see our Instructor Online Help, and don’t hesitate to contact our customer support if you need extra guidance walking through a method that works best for you.

 

Friday Funny: Calculus Carol

We are celebrating the month of December with Friday Funnies dedicated to math & science themed holiday carols.  Here is another calculus carol to add to your collection!  This one is sung to the tune of O Christmas Tree.

Derivatives, derivatives,
They help us find the rate of change.
Derivatives, derivatives,
They’re not that hard, they’re in our range!

The product rule is so much fun,
It’s one prime two plus two prime one.
Derivatives, derivatives,
They help us find the rate of change!

Derivatives, derivatives,
They help us find the rate of change.
Derivatives, derivatives,
They’re not that hard, they’re in our range!

WebAssign Holiday Questions

Last year the WebAssign elves created some holiday-inspired questions that we wanted to share with you again!

Check out the live versions with the answer key here!  Or you can find all of the dynamic versions of the questions in an assignment with the Assignment ID 2171688, ready to schedule in your class today.

Have you created any  seasonal WebAssign questions? If so, we would love to see them; send them in today!

Friday Funny: Chemistry Carol

We are celebrating the month of December with Friday Funnies dedicated to math & science themed holiday carols.  Here is a chemistry carol to add to your collection!  This one is sung to the tune of Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.

Test Tubes Bubbling

Test tubes bubbling in a water bath
Strong smells nipping at your nose.
Tiny molecules with their atoms all aglow
Will find it hard to be inert tonight.

They know that Chlorine’s on its way
He’s loaded lots of little electrons on his sleigh
And every student’s slide rule is on the sly
To see if the teacher really can multiply.

And so I offer you this simple phrase
To chemistry students in this room
Although it’s been said many times, many ways
Merry molecules to you.

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