No matter what textbook you have adopted, you can use WebAssign to enhance your course. With WebAssign, you can create assignments using questions and content from sources such as your course textbook, our extensive authored, public, and test-prep collections, or even create your own questions.
Questions from a Course Textbook
WebAssign partners with leading academic publishers to provide an extensive selection of questions, exercises, problems, simulations, videos, and tutorials from textbooks in a variety of disciplines. Materials that are printed in the textbook, such as end-of-chapter questions, are reproduced on WebAssign with only minor adaptations. If your course uses one of the many textbooks supported by WebAssign, you can easily create assignments from this content.
Numeric values are randomized so each student receives a slightly different version of the question. Concerned that a particular question might be too difficult for students? Before assigning the problem, check our Question Difficulty Report for real-time statistics on the number of students worldwide who have attempted the question, the average time it takes for a student to complete the question, and the number that input the correct answer on the first submission, second submission, and so on. We know every course is different, so we also make it easy to modify textbook questions as needed.
Interactive content, such as simulations, videos, tutorials and eBooks, is provided by the publisher and integrates seamlessly with the printed text. Search our extensive textbook catalog to find the content available for your selected text. We list exactly which questions are available and which are currently under development. For each textbook, you’ll also find a link to a sample assignment so you can see exactly how WebAssign will work for your students, including questions, grading, feedback, hints, and a sample of the eBook (if available).
WebAssign also provides you with a large database of questions that can be used freely with any course or textbook. These materials come from three distinct sources:
WebAssign partners with individuals, groups of teachers, academic organizations, and other entities that create questions for you to use in assignments. These unrestricted questions have been evaluated and verified by the WebAssign team, and we maintain this collection by fixing errors and improving content. Questions from the Authored Collections can be duplicated and modified but cannot be used outside of WebAssign assignments.
Many WebAssign instructors write their own questions and generously make them available to other WebAssign users. The authors retain editorial control of their materials and might change them at any time. Instructors using these public questions should make a copy for their class and add the username of the original author to the comment field. Duplication ensures that the question will not be changed while your students are working on an assignment. Questions in the Public Collection can also be copied and modified.
Expert tip: If you find a question that you like in the Public Collection, check for other questions by the same author. You might discover a wealth of material that fits your needs.
WebAssign continues to expand the Test Prep Collection, a library of questions from standardized tests that can be used to prepare students for similar exams or to establish that a student has the prerequisite knowledge needed for an advanced course. Current sources include the New York State Regents end-of-course exams, Physics Olympiad Exams, and the NC Department of Instruction.