Friday Funny!

Science Lab

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Friday Funny!

Dog

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Ten Reasons to Attend WAUG 2014

The 2014 WebAssign Users Group Meeting is scheduled for June 26-27, and our schedule is quickly filling up with great speakers and presentation topics. Visit waug.org for all of the latest details and to sign up to reserve your spot today! In case you need some convincing, here are ten reasons why this is one event you won’t want to miss.

  1. Meet inspiring instructors from all over the nation.
  2. Enjoy great food included with your registration (including wine and beer at our networking dinner).
  3. Learn innovative ways to increase student engagement.
  4. Discover features and tips for teaching with WebAssign that you might not yet be aware of.
  5. Take advantage of time with our implementation team to set up your courses for fall semester.
  6. Exchange ideas, tips and tricks with other WebAssign users.
  7. Learn how to create your own WebAssign questions with one-on-one help from our in-house experts.
  8. Meet with WebAssign’s developers, product managers, and executive team members to make your voice heard.
  9. Discover enriching teaching resources available free with your WebAssign course.
  10. Get an awesome WAUG T-shirt and tote bag filled with WebAssign goodies.

For a limited time, use promo code CONNECT and get a 50% discount off of registration fees.

Happy Pi Day!

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Promoting Academic Honesty Using WebAssign

WebAssign is a flexible platform that enables you to customize the student experience to make cheating far more difficult than traditional paper and pen homework assessments. There are a number of options to prevent students from comparing answers, using outside resources, and looking up answers, as well as how to check for signs of cheating in the classroom.

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We have compiled a list of techniques to discourage student cheating when using WebAssign such as using a LockDown Browser and creating question pools. However, we do not necessarily recommend putting all of these practices into place simultaneously. We believe there is some value in giving students space to learn through collaboration and practice problems, and you will know best which methods are most effective and necessary in your own classroom.

For example, for day-to-day homework assignments you may want to use only randomized questions and/or question pools to prevent cheating, but also check for signs of cheating on a regular basis. Or if you have already experienced cheating issues with a group of students, you may decide to increase the levels of security by examining time stamps in the logs and comparing responses data or disabling Practice Another Version. When administering a final exam, a different set of cheating prevention may be put into place such as using the LockDown Browser and a proctoring service.

Read all the recommended practices to prevent cheating by downloading our Instructor Guide on Promoting Academic Honesty Using WebAssign.

Friday Funny!

Broken Physics

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