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Getting Started with Smartwork5
Smartwork5 is an online, self-graded homework system that provides students with interactive, engaging content. Smartwork5 works on computers and tablets, and integrates with the Norton Ebook Reader and other Digital Toolkit products. This...
Frequently Asked Questions
This page contains a list of frequently asked questions about Smartwork5. If your question does not appear here, please visit our Help Desk via the link at the bottom of the page. Hide All Answers How do I submit my answer? After answering...
Question Player Walk-through
In Smartwork5, you access the assignments created by your instructor through the Smartwork5 Question Player. This page contains an overview of the Question Player's features. Hide All Answers Smartwork5 Assignments Assignment Preview P...
Knewton Student Help Notes
Knewton Adaptive Assignments W. W. Norton has teamed up with Knewton, a leading adaptive learning company, to provide adaptive assignments in Smartwork5. Adaptive assignments will guide students through the material where they need the most he...
Tutorial Lessons
What is a Tutorial Lesson? A Tutorial Lesson is a series of questions, consisting of one assigned “Parent” question and multiple, optional “Step” questions. These Step questions are designed to help you figure out the answ...
Economics Graphing Tool Directions
Hide All Answers Student Directions To view a video walk-through of this information, click here . Graphing questions can be answered in a number of ways: they may require dragging a curve, plotting a point, drawing a straight line, dr...
Chemical Equation Question Type
Chemical Equation Module The Chemical Equation Module (CEM) allows students to enter chemical formulas as well as partial or complete chemical equations. The screenshot below shows an example of a CEM question. The CEM is highlighted by the...
Numeric Entry Question Type
Hide All Answers Numeric Entry Question Type: Introduction As the name suggests, the Numeric Entry question type is used when a numeric answer is required. The numeric entry field (shown in the figures below) requires a student to enter only...
2D Molecule Drawing Module - General Chemistry
2D Molecule Drawing Module The 2D Molecule Drawing Module (MDM) allows students to draw chemical structures or reactions as answers to Smartwork5 questions. An example of an MDM problem is shown below. Depending on your screen resolution o...
2D Molecule Module - Organic Chemistry
Hide All Answers 2D Molecule Module - Toolbar Introduction for Organic Templates The 2D Molecule Module in Smartwork5 has unique tools for organic chemistry problems that are not present for general chemistry problems. The availability of o...
Multi-Step Module Overview - Organic Chemistry
Hide All Answers Format and Introduction The Multi-Step Module is used in two problem types: synthesis and mechanism.  For a synthesis question, you’ll be asked to draw or modify structures to complete a multi-step synthesis.&nb...
Symbolic Equation Module
Symbolic Equation Module The Symbolic Equation Module (SEM) allows students to enter answers in a variety of formats, ranging from simple numbers or letters to complex mathematical equations. The screenshot below shows an example of an SEM...
Open Response Questions
Open Response questions work differently from the other types of questions. You'll be asked to write a text response, which will be submitted to your instructor. You won't be graded for the question right away. When the assignment's ...