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. This page provides details on how to access Smartwork5, and how to create student sets.

Logging in

To log in, go to the digital product’s home page and select the Smartwork5 tile. Use your email address and Norton instructor account password.

Creating Student Sets

What are Student Sets?

A Student Set is your class section. Student Sets allow you to view the work and results completed by a particular group of students.

Creating Student Sets

There are two ways for you to create a Student Set: from scratch, or you can create a new student set that is based on an existing student set.

Basing your student set on an existing student set allows you to copy any assignments that you use in one Student Set into another Student Set. You may want to create a student set based on an existing student set if you are teaching multiple sections of the same course. Furthermore, if you and another instructor are both teaching different sections of the same course, you have the option to base your Student Set off of the other instructor’s Student Set.

Creating a Student Set from Scratch

To create a Student Set from scratch, do the following:

  1. After you log in, go to the gear menu in the upper right corner of your screen and click “Manage Student Sets.” You may manage student sets from the digital landing page or from the Smartwork5 page (ex. Below is an example from the Smartwork5 page.

  1. In the modal window, click the "Create New Student Set" button, located in the top right.

  1. You will see a modal window that asks you whether you want to create your Student Set from scratch (option 1), or if you want to base your student set off of an exiting student set (option 2). Select “Create a new Student Set from scratch.”
  2. Enter a title for your Student Set.
  3. Select your state, province, or country. Then select your school affiliation.
  4. Select the start and end date for your course.

  1. Select "Create Student Set." Make a note of the Student Set ID number. You should distribute this to students so they can add themselves to your Smartwork5 course upon registering.

Creating a Student Set based on an Existing Student Set

To create a Student Set based on an existing Student Set, do the following:

  1. After you log in, go to the gear menu in the upper right corner of your screen and click “Manage Student Sets.”

  1. In the modal window, click the "Create New Student Set" button, located in the top right.

  1. You will see a modal window that asks you whether you want to create your Student Set from scratch (option 1), or if you want to base your student set off of an exiting student set (option 2). Select “Create a new Student Set that starts with a copy of assignments and settings from a previous Student Set.”
  2. Select the student set you would like to copy from the drop down menu. The drop down menu will pre-populate with the Student Sets you have created.

  1. If you are basing your Student Set off of another instructor’s Student Set, select “Copy from another instructor’s Student Set” from the drop down menu.
  2. Then, enter the Student Set ID of the other instructor’s Student Set.

  1. Edit your new Student Set’s name. By default, it will be “COPY OF…” the existing Student Set’s name.
  2. Select your state. Then, select your school affiliation.
  3. Select the start and end date for your course.

  1. Select "Create Student Set." Make a note of the Student Set ID number. You should distribute this to students so they can add themselves to your Smartwork5 course upon registering.

Managing Student Sets

Once you have created your Student Sets, you can delete them, edit them, add co-instructors, or manually add students.

Deleting a Student Set

If you ever need to delete a Student Set, you can do so by clicking on the gear in the upper right corner of your screen and selecting “Manage Student Sets.” In the modal window that pops up, go to the Student Set you would like to delete and click the X.

Editing a Student Set

To edit a Student Set, click on the gear in the upper right corner of your screen and select “Manage Student Sets.” In the modal window that pops up, go to the Student Set you would like to edit and click “Update.”

You can edit the Title and the Start and End Dates for this Student Set. Additionally, you can copy assignment settings from existing Student Sets to this Student Set. The Student Set that you copy can either be yours or another instructor’s.

You must click "Update" next to these fields to save any changes you make.

Adding a Co-Instructor

You can add a co-instructor to your Student Set by entering the instructor’s email address into the Add Instructor field and then clicking "Update." Your co-instructor must have a Smartwork5 account to successfully be added to your Student Set. In order for your co-instructor to have full instructor access to your Student Set, he or she must be registered with Norton as an authorized instructor. If you have questions about this, please contact your Norton Representative.

Currently, there is no way to remove a co-instructor from a Student Set.

Manually Adding Students to Your Student Set

When registering for Smartwork5, your students will be prompted to enter the Student Set ID number to join your Student Set. However, you can also manually add them to your Student Set by entering in their email address and clicking "Add Student to Roster." Your student must have a Smartwork5 account in order for you to add them to your Student Set successfully.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do students register for Smartwork5?

Students can access Smartwork5 by one of three ways:

  1. A Smartwork5 registration code comes for free with new copies of select Norton textbooks. Contact your Norton Representative to ensure you've ordered a version of your textbook that comes with Smartwork5 access.
  2. Students can purchase access to Smartwork5 online.
  3. Students can access Smartwork5 for three weeks through trial access. At the end of three weeks, students will have to enter a registration code or purchase access online.

How do students join my Smartwork5 Student Set?

After registering for Smartwork5, students can add themselves to your student set by doing the following:

  1. After logging in to their Smartwork5 account, students should go to the gear menu located in the top right corner of their screen.
  2. Students should click on “Add yourself to a Student Set.”

  1. Students will be prompted to enter in the ID number of the Student Set they would like to join in a separate modal window. Once they enter the Student Set ID and click OK, they will have access to all of the assignments created by their instructor.

Which devices and browsers are best for accessing Smartwork5?

Smartwork5 works on desktop and laptop computers and tablets. Smartwork5 is not supported on smartphones.  If you are an instructor who is editing and authoring questions for use in your Smartwork5 assignments, we recommend doing so on a desktop or laptop computer.  

Smartwork5 is compatible with the following browsers:

  • Chrome version 39 or higher
  • Firefox version 40 or higher
  • Safari version 9 or higher
  • Internet Explorer version 10 or higher
  • Opera 39 or higher 

Tablet Android:

  • Mozilla Firefox (Firefox 40 or higher)
  • Google Chrome (Chrome 39)

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