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Take Your Spring Course Online with eMath and OpenStax



Free Services for Spring 2020

To help faculties to deal with the current Covid-19 pandemic situation, eMath now offers free services to help you set up online courses with automatically graded assignments for the rest of the Spring semester.

eMath can help you to modify a pre-built course or create new assignments according to your direction.

Free for Students

Your students can use eMath for free to the end of the spring.

About eMath

eMath.com is a full-featured course and homework management system. It supports most OpenStax textbooks in math. eMath focuses on students' daily workflows and provides a rich set of learning features for assignments to facilitate learning and knowledge retention.

For more information please review eMath for OpenStax or contact us at [email protected].

eMath Assignment Settings

eMath has a large algorithmic question bank with over 30,000 questions. These questions can be used by any textbook in eMath. The above list only shows questions currently linked to a specific textbook. More questions can be linked to a textbook easily at any time. The following are available controls for assignments.

Access Setting
Start & End TimeCan be set based on the class schedule. It can be set as recommended or enforced. If enforced, students can only open the assignment during the allowed time window.
End Time OptionsIf set as the due time, a student must complete the assignment before the end time or be auto-submitted by the system.
DependencyWhen set, students can open an assignment only if met the minimum scores of selected assignments.
Allowed time for each attemptCan be unlimited or a specific duration. If a student used up the allowed time, the system will force a submission when the assignment is open by the student.
Number of repetitions allowedUnlimited or 1-5 times.
Allow printingIf enabled, students to print out the assignment to work offline and return to enter their results.
PasswordInstructors can set passwords for special assignments such as quizzes and online tests. An assignment can have multiple passwords for different time windows.
Grace period and discount after the due timeInstructor can allow students to take an assignment past the due time with discounted scores.
Accept UploadsIf turned on, students must upload required documents to see grades.
Restricted IPIf turned on, students can only open the assignments with allowed IP addresses.
Grade Policy
Grading methodThe default is to allow the system to automatically grade student submissions. You may also choose to manually grade each question.
When to show solutions and answersFor practices, homework, and quizzes, mostly show solutions and answers immediately after submission. For online tests, it is often set to show after the end time.
CountedYes for most assignments. If set as not counted, the assignment will be excluded from grade calculations.
Overwrite ScoreBy default assignments are scored in %. Instructors can let the system automatically convert the score to a specific point score automatically, proportional to the % or directly to a fixed number.
ThresholdDefault as None. Can set a minimum score in % as a requirement.
Improve knowledge mastery before retaking the assignmentIf enabled, students must review and practice related concepts to achieve required mastery status before retaking the assignment again.
Review & practice before taking an assignment
Show Question GuideIf turned on, students can review and practice similar questions before taking the assignment. Students can easily review relevant ebook content as objectives and prerequisites of each question.
Show Knowledge GuideIf turned on, the system generates a mini-ebook based on questions in the assignment.
Show Concept Review before the first submissionIf turned on, students can review and practice assignment related concepts and skills.
Learning helps when inside an online assignment
Show Knowledge PointsShow student linked ebook content of objective and prerequisite knowledge of every question.
Show HintShow student question hint.
Show SolutionInstructors can always see solutions. If turned on, students can review solutions to every question too.
Show Sample questionIf turned on, students can study sample questions when taking the assignment.
Allowed number retries of a version of a questionWhen the value is >1, students can check and retry a version of a question multiple times.
Allowed number of versions of an algorithmic questionStudents may be allowed to take more than one version of the same algorithmic question.
Post-Submission Remedial Options
Show Concept ReviewStudents can review and practice assignment specific concepts and skills.
Concept Review CountedProgress will be added to the assignment score.
Work on WeaknessAllow students to retake missed questions and weak prerequisites.
Work on Weakness countedProgress will be added to the assignment score.

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