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Getting Started with Smartwork5
Smartwork5 is an online, self-graded homework system with interactive content designed to engage and challenge your students. Smartwork5 works on computers and tablets and integrates with the Norton Ebook Reader and other Digital Toolkit products. T...
Creating an Assignment
Smartwork5 allows you to create and publish your own assignments using the Norton Question Library. Hide All Answers Getting Started To create an assignment, do the following: On the Assignment List Page, select the Student Set for whic...
Editing Assignments
The Assignment Editor allows you to adjust assignment-level settings, such as the Grades Accepted Until date and the time limit. It also allows you to adjust question-level settings, such as the number of points each question is worth and the attemp...
Copying Assignments
Smartwork5 allows you to copy existing assignments and then edit them for future use. You can also copy an assignment from one Student Set to another. Hide All Answers Copying an Assignment to One Student Set If an assignment appears in one...
Deleting an Assignment
Smartwork5 allows you to permanently delete premade and custom assignments from your assignment list. Hide All Answers Deleting a Premade Assignment 1. To delete a premade assignment, click Delete next to the premade assignment. 2. An ...
Editing Questions
In Smartwork5, you can copy and customize existing W. W. Norton questions for use in your assignments via the Question Editor. You may also edit questions that you authored yourself. Copying and editing questions retains the original, unedited vers...
Creating New Questions
As an instructor, you can create your own Smartwork5 questions for your assignments. Hide All Answers Creating New Questions—Getting Started To access the Question Editor, go to the Question Library of the assignment in which you w...
Extending Due Dates, Resetting Assignments, and Other Accommodations
In Smartwork5, you can alter assignments settings such as the due date, time limit, and attempt limits on questions for one or more students in your Student Set. You can also reset entire assignments and individual questions for one or more students...
Viewing Student Results
As an instructor, you can view student grades for all assignments, as well as view in-depth student-specific and class-wide performance reports for each assignment. Hide All Answers Viewing Student Grades For All Assignments The Student G...
 Smartwork5 Adaptive Assignments for General Chemistry
W. W. Norton & Company has teamed up with Knewton , a leader in adaptive learning technology, to provide a new learning tool in  Smartwork5 . Adaptive chemistry assignments guide each student through customized pathways of material until th...
Creating a Question Pool
You can assign Question Pools to add a random element to assignments. Each student will be assigned a question out of the Pool at random. Some instructors build assignments with this feature to make cheating harder. You can create your own Pool in...
Grading and Extra Credit
As an instructor, you can choose whether your students are graded in points or percentages.  You are also able to give your students extra credit assignments or drop their lowest grades. Hide All Answers Student Grading By default, assig...
Open Response Questions
Open Response questions allow you to create short-answer, essay-style questions in Smartwork5; the answers are usually a few sentences but can be longer. You can review and grade these responses after the assignment’s due date has passed, and ...
Economics Graphing Tool Directions
Instructor Notes We often find that the issues students encounter are related to skipping the directions and tutorial assignment, so we strongly recommend assigning the Tutorial activity in Smartwork5. If your students experience further challeng...