Instructor Help Notes

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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 Activity List Page, select the Student Set for which y...
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 amount of points each question is worth, and the at...
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...
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 use in your assignments. Hide All Answers Creating New Questions—Getting Started To access the Question Editor, go to the Question Library of the assignment in whic...
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 and class-wide performance reports for individual assignments. Hide All Answers Viewing Student Results For All Assignments The Student Res...
Knewton Adaptive Assignments
Knewton Adaptive Assignments W. W. Norton & Company has teamed up with Knewton, a leading adaptive learning company, to provide adaptive assignments in Smartwork5.  Adaptive assignments for Chemistry will guide students through...
Creating a Question Pool
You may assign a Question Pool to add a random element to an assignment. Each student will be assigned a question out of the pool at random. Some instructors like to build assignments with this feature to make cheating harder. You can create your ...
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...
Economics Graphing Tool Directions
Instructor Notes Directions on how to use the graphing tool may be found in the  Student Economics Graphing Tool Directions ; the tutorial questions are available  here  or as an assignment titled “Smartwork5 Tutorial...