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Maple T.A. Instructor Help


1. Overview of the Instructor Help
2. What's New in Maple T.A. 10
New Question Types
Enhanced Usability
Authoring Questions
3. Copyrights and Trademarks
1. Getting Started
1.1. Introduction to Maple T.A.
Introduction to Questions, Assignments, and Gradebook in Maple T.A.
System Overview
1.2. How Maple T.A. Works
User Roles
The System Login
1.3. Getting Help
2. Creating and Managing Classes
2.1. Class Manager
Creating a New Class
Editing an Existing Class
Registering Users in a Class
Shared Classes
2.2. Manage Instructors
Adding Additional Instructors
Deleting an Instructor
2.3. Manage Proctors
Adding a Proctor
Deleting a Proctor
2.4. The Class File Manager
Uploading Single Files
Uploading Multiple Files
Viewing or Deleting Files
Working with Folders in the Class Web Site
3. Creating and Managing Assignments
3.1. The Assignment Editor
Overview: The Assignment Editor Screen
Options in the Assignment Editor
Creating New Assignments
Copying Assignments
Deleting Assignments
Editing Assignments
Previewing Assignments
Printing Assignments
Controlling the Sequence of Listed Assignments
Assigning Partial Credit
3.2. Tutorial: Using the Assignment Editor
Assignment Editor Step 1: Choose Name
Assignment Editor Step 2: Select Questions
Assignment Editor Step 3: Setting Policies
Assignment Editor Step 4: Review & Finish
3.3. Assignment Types
Assignment Types Overview
Homework or Quiz Assignments
Proctored Exams
Anonymous Practice Assignments
Study Session and Mastery Assignments
Mastery Assignments
Study Session Assignments
3.4. Details on Using the Assignment Editor
Choose Name Tab
Select Questions Tab
Set Policies Tab
Review & Finish Tab
3.5. Details on Using the Adaptive Assignment Editor
Create New Adaptive Assignment
Choose Name Tab
Select Questions Tab
Set Policies Tab
Review & Finish Tab
4. Managing Questions
4.1. Navigating the Question Repository
4.2. Question Authoring in the Question Editor
Creating a New Question or Editing an Existing Question
Introduction to Question Types in the Question Editor
Question Designer
Adaptive Question Designer
4.3. Additional Options in the Question Editor
The Algorithm Designer
Adding and Editing Algorithms
Adding and Editing Information Fields, Hints, or Feedback
Deleting Information Fields, Hints, or Feedback
Text Formatting in Questions
Testing the Grading of a Question
Maple Plots
Images and Reference Files in Questions
Questions with Labeled Images
Flash Movies and Java Applets in Questions
Creating Popup References in Questions
Using a Maple Repository
4.4. Organizing and Sharing Questions
Question Repository
Searching for Questions in the Question Repository
Editing Question Details in the Question Repository
Organizing Questions in the Question Repository
Deleting Questions from the Question Repository
Previewing a Question
Exporting Work to Your Hard Drive
Sharing Questions
5. Authoring Question Types
5.1. A Summary of the Question Types Available in Maple T.A.
5.2. Question Designer Questions
Introduction: Question Types Supported in the Question Designer
Authoring Tips
Authoring in the Question Designer
Free Body Diagram Questions
Sketch Questions
5.3. Adaptive Question Designer Questions
Sections of an Adaptive Question
Presentation of an Adaptive Question
Partial Credit in an Adaptive Question
Next Steps
5.4. Clickable Image Questions
Next Steps
5.5. Essay
Next Steps
5.6. Fill in the Blanks Questions
Example 1: Menus
Example 2: Textboxes
List Questions and Blanks Questions
Next Steps
5.7. Mathematical Formula Questions
Example 1: Formula Subtype
Example 2: Formula without Logs and Trig Subtype
Example 3: Formula with Physical Units Subtype
Example 4: Formula that Matches Responses to within +C Subtype
Example 5: Equation Subtype
Example 6: Unordered List of Formulas Subtype
Example 7: Ordered List of Formulas Subtype
Example 8: Vectors of Formulas Subtype
Example 9: Chemical Equation Subtype
Next Steps
5.8. Maple-graded Questions
Maple-graded Question Type - Overview
Maple-graded Formula
Maple Syntax
Copying Content from the Maple Worksheet to Maple T.A.
Example 1A: Maple-graded, Formula
Example 1B: Maple-graded, Formula and Plotting
Example 2: Maple-graded, Maple Syntax Option
Example 3: Designing a Maple-graded Question to Accept Mathematically Equivalent Responses
Example 4: Maple-graded, Determinant of a Matrix
Example 5: Maple-graded, Coefficient Matrix
Example 6: Maple-graded, Matrix Question with Infinitely Many Correct Responses
Example 7: Maple-graded, Using the InertForm Package to Avoid Simplification
Next Steps
5.9. Matching Questions
Example 1: Triangle Types
Example 2: Slope Fields
Next Steps
5.10. Math App Questions
General Overview on Creating Math App Questions in Maple T.A.
Next Steps
Create a Math App in a Worksheet
Initializing Parameters in a Math App Question
Example 1: Exploring a Series Expansion
Example 2: Exploring an Integral Numerically
Example 3: Exploring a 2-D Plot
Example 4: Exploring a 3-D Plot
Example 5: Creating the Quadrant Game Math App
Example 6: Making the Quadrant Game Math App Gradeable through Maple T.A.
Example 7: Creating an Interactive Plot of a Circle
Example 8: Making the Interactive Plot of a Circle Math App Gradeable through Maple T.A.
5.11. Multipart Questions
Multipart Questions: Sequencing Parts
Working with Multipart Questions
Next Steps
5.12. Multiple Choice Questions
Example 1: Creating a Simple Multiple Choice
Example 2: Creating a Multiple Choice Question with Algorithmic Addition
Example 3: Derivative of a Simple Expression
Next Steps
5.13. Multiple Selection Questions
Example 1: Creating a Simple Multiple Selection Question
Example 2: Using an Algorithm for a Multiple Selection Question
Next Steps
5.14. Numeric Questions
Using a Question Bank-specific Table of Units
Example 1: Creating a Simple Numeric Question
Example 2: Creating a Simple Numeric Question with Units in the Question Designer
Example 3: Numeric and Algorithmic Variables
Example 4: Numeric Question with Units and Algorithmic Variables
Next Steps
5.15. Palette-based Symbolic Editor Questions
Example: Evaluate to an exact value
Next Steps
5.16. True/False Questions
Next Steps
6. Authoring Mathematical Questions
6.1. Authoring Mathematical Questions
Fundamental Capabilities
Mathematics Question Types
6.2. Basic Math Syntax in the System
Writing Mathematical Expressions
Variable Names
Operator and Function Syntax
6.3. Understanding the Math Capabilities in the System
6.4. Student Responses and Grading
Student Responses
Controlling Answer Format in Numeric Questions
Controlling Answer Tolerance
Setting a Margin of Error in Non-numeric Questions
Significant Digits in Maple Questions
Using Maple Code to Prevent Cheating in Maple Syntax Questions
Entering Chemistry Expressions
Plotting a Student Response
6.5. Using Formula Syntax
6.6. Using the Equation Editor to Create Formatted Math Expressions
Editing with the Equation Editor
Equation Editor Palette
Equation Editor Requirements and Syntax
6.7. Using MathML to Create Formatted Math Expressions
Inline Display of Formatted Math Expressions
MathML Authoring with MathType
MathML in the Questions
Simplified Math Expressions
6.8. Plotting Using Maple
Displaying a Maple Plot
6.9. Mathematical Functions & Operations
6.10. Using a Table of Units
Default Table of Physical Unit Equivalents
Custom Table of Equivalent Units
6.11. Tutorial: Displaying Answers vs. Formulas for Answers
Displaying the answer Field Formula:
Displaying the Calculated Final Answer:
Displaying Both the Formula for the Answer and the Final, Calculated Answer:
6.12. Tutorial: Formatting Integers and Reals
6.13. Tutorial: Setting Margin of Tolerance in Non-numeric Questions
Absolute Errors
Percentage Errors
Algorithmic Variables
Using the ? Operator in Complex Expressions
6.14. Overview of Algorithmic Question Capabilities
6.15. How Does an Algorithmic Question Work in an Assignment?
Assignment Creation
Assignment Use
6.16. Working with Variable Data
Types of Variables
Functions within Algorithms
Inline Variable Expressions
Rules for Naming Variables
6.17. Generating Random Numbers in Questions
6.18. Functions and Arguments
decimal(n, x), sig(n, x), int(x)
eq(a, b), ge(a, b), le(a, b), ne(a, b)
frac(a, b)
gcd(a, b)
gt(a, b), lt(a, b)
if(a, b, c)
indexof(k, a, b, c, d, ...)
java(cn, a, b, c, d, ...)
lsu(n, x)
max(a, b, c, d, ...), min(a, b, c, d, ...)
numfmt(fmt, x)
rand(m, n), rand(m, n, k)
Random Integer Generation range(n), range(m, n), range(m, n, k)
rank(n, a, b, c, d, ...)
Random Integer Generation rint(n), rint(m, n), rint(m, n, k)
Statistical Operations
strcat(a, b, c, d, ...)
sum(varname, start, stop, expr)
switch(n, a, b, c, ...)
6.19. Mathematical and Logical Operators in Algorithms and Answers
Unreserved Operations
Reserved Operations
6.20. Question Chaining Variables
Details on Question Chaining
6.21. Setting Plot Options
2-D Plot Statement Options
3-D Plot Statement Options
6.22. Details on Using Algorithmic Variables
The Answer Field Evaluation and Requirements
Controlling Display of Numbers within Questions
Variables within Variable Statements
Displaying the $ (Dollar Sign) in Questions
Displaying the Backslash Symbol in Questions
Text Strings in Variable Statements
6.23. Tutorial: Algorithmic Question
6.24. Tutorial: List-based Variables
6.25. Tutorial: Maple-based Algorithmic Question Authoring
Using a Text or HTML Editor
Using the Question Editor
Tutorial 1
Tutorial 2
7. Working with the Gradebook
7.1. Overview of the Gradebook
Viewing Scores and Performing Gradebook Searches
Generating Grade Reports
Rubric Tables
External Assignments
7.2. Performing Gradebook Searches
Setting Search Criteria
Setting View Criteria
7.3. Searching for Class Grades
Viewing Assignment Grades
Changing Grades and Adding Feedback
Changing the Total Points for an Assignment
7.4. Searching for Item Statistics
7.5. Working with Grade Reports
Creating a New Grade Report
Viewing a Grade Report
Publishing a Grade Report for Students
7.6. Rubric Tables
Accessing Rubrics
Creating a New Rubric
Editing an Existing Rubric
Using a Rubric to Grade an Assignment
Linking an Assignment and a Rubric
Using a Rubric Table to Assign the Student a Grade
Class Homepage and Rubric Tables
7.7. Adding an External Assignment
Adding External Grades using a Roster
Adding External Grades Individually
Modifying External Assignment Grades
7.8. Forced Grading
8. Administering Maple T.A.
8.1. Editing Your Profile
8.2. Changing Your Password
8.3. Deleting Student Records
8.4. Security Issues to Consider
Instructor Password
Student Account Management
Proctored Exams
Proctored Browser
8.5. Integrating Maple T.A. with an LDAP Server
LDAP Overview for Instructors
Login and Forgotten Passwords with LDAP
User Manager - Add Users with LDAP
User Manager - Import with LDAP
9. Course Modules
9.1. Course Modules Overview
Technical Information: Expected Behaviors of Course Modules
9.2. Creating a Course Module
Course Module Creation and Shared Class Inheritance of Questions and Assignments
9.3. Exporting a Course Module
9.4. Importing and Installing a Course Module
Additional Notes
9.5. Viewing Details of a Course Module
9.6. Adding and Deleting Elements within a Course Module
Adding Course Module Contents
Deleting Course Module Contents
Why Delete Only Part of a Course Module
9.7. Deleting a Course Module
9.8. Relative Web References in Course Modules
9.9. Importing HTML Content for Question Creation
A. Plain Text Script Authoring
A.1. Project Elements
Authoring: When to Use the Question Editor
Authoring: When to Use Maple T.A. Plain Text Script Files
A.2. Question Banks
What is a Question Bank?
Planning Your Question Bank Project
Topic Structure within Question Banks
Opening a Saved Question Bank File
Creating and Opening Modules
Question Fields
Question Modes (Question Types)
Required Question Elements
The name Field: Using Question Descriptions
The answer Field
The info Field
Hints, Coaching, and Performance Feedback
Comments and Performance Feedback
Using Complete Solutions (Study Session Assignments)
Special Characters in Questions
A.3. Using Script Files to Author Questions
A.4. Library of Source Scripts
Algorithmic Mathematical Formula Question Source Script
Algorithmic Multiple Selection Question Source Script
Answer Tolerance Source Script
Applet Questions
Clickable Image Question Source Script
Essay Question Source Script
Fill in the Blanks Question Source Script
Flash Questions
Formula - Form Variant
Graph Sketching Question Source Script
Key Word or Phrase Question Source Script
Labeling Graphics in Questions Source Script
List Question Source Script
Maple-graded Formula Question Source Script
Maple Syntax Question Source Script
Matching Source Script
Multipart Formula
Multipart Question Source Script
Multiple Choice Question Source Script
Multiple Selection Question Source Script
Numeric Question Source Script
Question Designer Question Example using Various Embedded Questions
Short Phrase Question Source Script
True or False Question Source Script

List of Figures

1.1. System Homepage
1.2. Class Homepage With Assignment List
2.1. Inherit Content From A Featured Class
2.2. Locking Class Registration Figure
2.3. Exporting a Class Roster
2.4. Add an Instructor to Your Class
2.5. Proctor Tools
2.6. Add a Proctor to Your Class
2.7. Class File Manager
3.1. Assignment Editor
3.2. Options in the Assignment Editor
3.3. Step 1: Choose Name
3.4. Selecting Question Groups
3.5. Adding Questions to the Assignment
3.6. Select Questions: Specify Order and Weighting of Questions
3.7. Setting the Assignment Type
3.8. Enabling Proctored Browser
3.9. Assignment Properties
3.10. Feedback Options
3.11. Restrict Access to Specified IP Addresses
3.12. Set Criteria for Assignments
3.13. Review Assignment Details
3.14. Policies for Mastery Assignments
3.15. Setting a Time Limit in Assignments
3.16. Proctored Browser Compatibility
3.17. Authorization for Proctored Browser
3.18. Defining An Exit Strategy
3.19. Defining Branch Switching Procedures
4.1. Question Designer Screen
4.2. Specify Settings for a Section in an Adaptive Question
4.3. Adaptive Question with Three Sections
4.4. Algorithm Editor
4.5. Create a Random Number Variable
4.6. Search Results in the Question Repository
4.7. Exporting Questions
5.1. Access the Equation Editor in the Question Designer
5.2. Equation Editor Palettes
5.3. List Response Area in the Question Designer
5.4. List Question in the Question Designer
5.5. Maple-graded Response Area in the Question Designer
5.6. Formula without Simplification in Question Designer
5.7. Multiple Choice Response Area in the Question Designer
5.8. Numeric Response Area in the Question Designer
5.9. Free Body Diagram Authoring
5.10. Free Body Diagram Questions in the Readiness Class
5.11. Edit Response Area for a Sketch Question
5.12. Sketching the Correct Response
5.13. Sketching Questions in the Readiness Class
5.14. Adaptive Question
5.15. Clickable Image Figure with Correct Regions
5.16. Clickable Image Figure with Incorrect Regions
5.17. Clickable Image Example Question
5.18. Essay Example Question
5.19. Fill in the Blanks Question Editor
5.20. Fill in the Blanks Example 1
5.21. Fill in the Blanks Example 1 Preview
5.22. Fill in the Blanks Example 2
5.23. Fill in the Blanks Example 2 Preview
5.24. Demonstration of Various and Fill in the Blanks Questions
5.25. Formula Example Algorithm
5.26. Formula Example Preview
5.27. Formula without Logs and Trig Example Preview
5.28. Formula with Physical Units Example Preview
5.29. Formula that Matches Responses to within +C Example Algorithm
5.30. Formula that Matches Responses within +C Example Preview
5.31. Equation Example Algorithm
5.32. Equation Example Preview
5.33. Unordered List of Formulas Example Algorithm
5.34. Unordered List of Formulas Example Preview
5.35. Ordered List of Formulas Example Preview
5.36. Vectors of Formulas Example Algorithm
5.37. Vectors of Formulas Example Preview
5.38. Chemical Equation Example Preview
5.39. Maple-graded Example 1A: Formula
5.40. Maple-graded Example 1B: Formula and Plotting
5.41. Maple-graded Example 2: Maple Syntax Option
5.42. Maple-graded Example 3: Designing a Maple-graded Question to Accept Mathematically Equivalent Responses
5.43. Maple-graded Example 4 Algorithm
5.44. Maple-graded Example 4: Determinant of a Matrix
5.45. Maple-graded Example 5 Algorithm
5.46. Maple-graded Example 5: Coefficient Matrix
5.47. Maple-graded Example 6: Matrix Question with Infinitely Many Correct Responses
5.48. Maple-graded Example 7: Using the InertForm Package to Avoid Simplification
5.49. Matching Triangle Types Example Question
5.50. Matching Slope Fields Preview Algorithm
5.51. Matching Slope Fields Example Question
5.52. Parameter Test for Math App Question
5.53. Multiple Choice Example 1
5.54. Multiple Choice Example 2 Algorithm
5.55. Multiple Choice Example 2
5.56. Multiple Choice Example 3 Algorithm
5.57. Multiple Choice Example 3
5.58. Multiple Selection Example 1
5.59. Multiple Selection Example 2 Algorithm
5.60. Multiple Selection Example 2
5.61. Specify Acceptable Answer Format in a Numeric Question
5.62. Specify Answer Precision and Tolerance in a Numeric Question
5.63. Numeric Example 1
5.64. Numeric Example 2
5.65. Numeric Example 3 Algorithm
5.66. Numeric Example 3
5.67. Numeric Example 4 Algorithm
5.68. Numeric Example 4
5.69. Palette-based Symbolic Editor Question Example
5.70. True False Example Question
6.1. Students Can Change Entry Mode for Responses
6.2. Students Can Use the Equation Editor for Responses
6.3. Equation Editor
6.4. Plot with Algorithmic Variables
6.5. Plot with Labels
7.1. Filter Results in Gradebook
7.2. Custom User Field Search
7.3. User Data Search
7.4. Grade Data Search
7.5. Summary Data Search
7.6. Grade Reports and Available Assignments
7.7. Re-ordering Assignments
7.8. Rubric Table Editor
7.9. Delete Rubric
7.10. Rubric Table
7.11. Class Homepage Rubric
7.12. Import External Grades into the Gradebook from a File
8.1. Authorization for Proctored Browser
9.1. Create, Import, Export, or Delete Course Modules
9.2. Create Course Module
A.1. Input Field For A Multipart Formula Question

List of Tables

1.1. System Overview of Components
3.1. Assignment Attributes
4.1. Examples of HTML Tags to Use for Formatting Text
4.2. Question Repository: Available Actions through the Drop-down Menu
4.3. Question Repository: Available Actions using Bottom Buttons
4.4. Question Repository: Available actions in the question edit screen
5.1. Different Question Types Available in the System
5.2. Different Types of Graphs Available in Maple T.A.
5.3. Subcurves Available in Maple T.A.
5.4. Properties of an Adaptive Section
5.5. Mathematical Formula Subtypes Comparison Table
5.6. Rules and Keys for Entering Chemistry Expressions
5.7. Maple-graded Question with Partial Credit
6.1. Guidelines for Entering Chemistry Expressions
6.2. Keyboard Shortcuts for the Equation Editor
6.3. Defining Palettes
6.4. Options for the mathML Function
6.5. Mathematical Functions and Operators
6.6. Hyperbolic and Inverse Hyperbolic Functions
6.7. Maple Notation
6.8. Base units recognized by Maple T.A.
6.9. Derived units recognized by Maple T.A.
6.10. Other units recognized by Maple T.A.
6.11. Formatting Numbers with $m
6.12. Random Number Generators
6.13. Maple Randomization Commands
6.14. Options for GIF and JPEG Plots
6.15. Mathematical Functions that Students Can Use
6.16. Mathematical Functions Reserved for Instructor Use
6.17. Options for 2-D Plots
6.18. Option for 3-D Plots
7.1. Assignment Summary
7.2. Item Statistics
7.3. Creating Columns For a Rubric Table
7.4. Creating Rows For a Rubric Table
A.1. Question Fields
A.2. List of Question Types and Corresponding Modes
A.3. Answer Field Requirements by Question Type