Coming Soon: WeBWorK 2.16 and its New Grading Feature!

From WeBWorK contributor Glenn Rice:

I have reviewed exams in WeBWorK for several years now.  The process was
very tedious.  I opened a student’s exam in one browser window, the
settings for that exam in another, and an email message in my email
client for comments.  To grade the exam I would need to check
“CorrectAnswers” and click “Check Answers” for each problem, and
determine if partial credit were needed, and then add a comment to the
email.  After completing that students exam, I would send the email, and
then have to set up another student’s exam, settings, and email message.

I wanted something in WeBWorK that had everything on one page and the
correct answers to just be there.  So the idea for a new problem grader
was born.  I had seen a comments in the forums about the experiences of
others in manually grading homework and exams in WeBWorK, and so I knew
I wasn’t the only one that would like a tool of this type.

I talked to Michael Gage and told him about this idea.  He liked the
idea, and offered suggestions about things he would like to see in such
a tool.  So here it is for the WeBWorK community to enjoy!

Published by The WeBWorK Project

WeBWorK is an open-source online homework system for math and sciences courses. WeBWorK is supported by the MAA and the NSF and comes with an Open Problem Library (OPL) of over 35,000 homework problems. Problems in the OPL target most lower division undergraduate math courses and some advanced courses. Supported courses include college algebra, discrete mathematics, probability and statistics, single and multivariable calculus, differential equations, linear algebra and complex analysis.

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