Getting Started – Clickers, Textbook, WebAssign

Welcome to Math 275, Sections 001 & 002, Fall 2017

Instructor Contact Information:


Please Do the Following:

  • Bookmark the course homepage on your browser.

  • Read the course syllabus.

  • Enroll in WebAssign using the class key for your section:
    • Section 001 Class Key: boisestate 2065 4074
    • Section 002 Class Key: boisestate 6539 0167
    • The first assignments on WebAssign will be due on Friday 8/25.
    • More information on WebAssign can be found below.

  • Register your iClicker on Blackboard.
    • Use the “Register iClicker Cloud” link on the menu on the left of the Blackboard course site, and follow the instructions.
    • Clickers need to be registered by the beginning of class on Wednesday 8/23.
    • More information on clickers can be found below.

  • Mark the exam dates on your calendar.
    • Do not make travel plans on exam dates.


More Information on Clickers, Textbook, and WebAssign:


Clickers

We will be using iClicker Cloud student polling for this class. During class, you can join sessions signing in online on a laptop, or using the mobile app on your phone or tablet. We will not be using remotes in this class.

Register your iClicker for this course:

  • Register your iClicker on Blackboard, using the “Register iClicker Cloud” link on the menu on the left side of the course page. If you already have an account, sign in (do not create a new account). If you do not have an account, create one.

  • Clickers need to be registered by the beginning of class on Wednesday 23 August.

  • Creating an account is free, but you will need to purchase a license to continue using iClicker after the free introductory period. Licenses are available at the student bookstore, or you can buy one once you’ve signed in online or via an app (they may be slightly cheaper at the bookstore).

More information about iClickers: iClicker Quick Start Guide, iClicker Student Support, BSU OIT website.


Textbook

Calculus: Early Transcendentals, James Stewart; Brooks/Cole, 8th edition, 2016.

You should have access to the ebook through WebAssign.

There are various formats of this textbook available. You may use whichever you choose, including only the ebook, as long as they include chapters 12–16.


WebAssign

Homework will be assigned and scored through the online homework platform WebAssign.

Enroll in WebAssign:

  • Go to the WebAssign page Enroll with Class Key.

  • Enter the Class Key for your section, and follow the instructions.
    • Section 001 Class Key: boisestate 2065 4074
    • Section 002 Class Key: boisestate 6539 0167
  • If you have an existing WebAssign account, you will be asked to link it to a Cengage account. Once you have created your Cengage account and linked it to your WebAssign account, you will sign in to WebAssign using your Cengage username and password. If you already did this for a summer class, you should be set.

  • Enrolling is free, but you will need an access code to continue using WebAssign after the free introductory period. If you purchased a textbook through the BSU Bookstore, your text should include a WebAssign access code. If you used WebAssign in a previous semester at BSU with Stewart’s Calculus, you should still have access. Otherwise, you will need to purchase an access code.

You only need to enroll in WebAssign once. After that, use the sign in page.

Our WebAssign course will become visible on Sunday 20 August 2017. You have two weeks of free access before you need to purchase access.

Getting Help:

If you have any problems or questions while working on WebAssign, contact me (Dr. Ultman) before you use your last attempt.

The best way to contact me about WebAssign questions is to use the “ask your teacher” links. (This allows me to identify problems more quickly than an email sent to my BSU email address.)

More information about WebAssign: WebAssign Quick Start Guide, WebAssign Student Support