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Maple T.A. Instructor Help


1. Overview of the Instructor Help
2. What's New in Maple T.A. 2016
Authoring Workflow
Course Management Integration
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. Managing Instructors
Adding Additional Instructors
Deleting an Instructor
2.3. Managing Proctors
Adding a Proctor
Deleting a Proctor
2.4. The Class File Manager
Working with Folders in the Class File Manager
Viewing or Deleting Files
Uploading Files
3. Creating and Managing Assignments
3.1. The Assignment Editor
Tutorial: Using the Assignment Editor
3.2. Details on Managing Assignments in the Content Repository
Searching Assignments
Previewing Assignments
Assignment Visibility
Controlling the Sequence of Listed Assignments
Editing Assignments
Cloning Assignments
Deleting Assignments
Printing Assignments
3.3. Details on Using the Assignment Editor
Managing Questions in Assignments
Configuring Assignment Properties
Using Proctored Browser
3.4. Details on Using the Adaptive Assignment Editor
Creating an Adaptive Assignment
Choose Name Tab
Select Questions Tab
Set Policies Tab
4. Managing Content
4.1. Content Repository Orientation
4.2. Managing Questions
4.3. Question Authoring in the Question Editor
Creating a New Question or Editing an Existing Question
Question Designer
Adaptive Questions in the Question Designer
4.4. Additional Options in the Question Editor
The Algorithm Designer
Adding and Editing Algorithms
Adding and Editing Information Fields, Hints, Feedback, or Themes
Deleting Information Fields, Hints, or Feedback
4.5. Organizing and Sharing Questions
Searching for Questions in the Content Repository
Editing Question Details in the Content Repository
Organizing Questions in the Content Repository
Deleting Questions from the Content 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
5.2. Clickable Image Questions
Next Steps
5.3. Essay Questions
Next Steps
5.4. Free Body Diagram Questions
Next Steps
5.5. HTML Questions
Next Steps
5.6. List 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: Formula without Simplification
Example 6: Equation Subtype
Example 7: Unordered List of Formulas Subtype
Example 8: Ordered List of Formulas Subtype
Example 9: Vectors of Formulas Subtype
Example 10: 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
Creating a Math App in a Worksheet
Initializing Parameters in a Math App Question
5.11. 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
5.12. 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
5.13. Scanned Document Questions
Working with Scanned Document Questions
Next Steps
5.14. Sketch Questions
Creating Basic Sketch Questions
Next Steps
5.15. Sorting Questions
Example: Creating a Sorting Question
Next Steps
5.16. True/False Questions
Example: Creating a True/False Question
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
More Details About Course Modules
9.2. Creating and Accessing a Course Module
9.3. Sharing and Cloning a Course Module
Sharing a Course Module
Cloning a Course Module
9.4. Exporting a Course Module
9.5. Importing and Installing a Course Module
9.6. Viewing Details of a Course Module
To View the Detailed Content of a Course Module:
9.7. Adding and Deleting Elements within a Course Module
Adding Course Module Content
Deleting Course Module Content
Why Delete Only Part of a Course Module
9.8. Deleting a Course Module

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
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. Step 1: Choose Name
3.2. Step 2: Add Questions
3.3. Step 2: Adding Additional Questions
3.4. Enabling Proctored Browser
3.5. Policies for Mastery Assignments
3.6. Summary of Assignment Details
3.7. Authorization for Proctored Browser
3.8. Defining An Exit Strategy
3.9. Defining Branch Switching Procedures
4.1. Question Designer Toolbar Figure
4.2. Quick Symbols Palette
4.3. Equation Editor Palettes
4.4. Adaptive Question Example
4.5. Specify Settings for a Section in an Adaptive Question
4.6. Adaptive Question with Three Sections
4.7. Algorithm Editor
4.8. Create a Random Number Variable
4.9. Search Results in the Content Repository
4.10. Exporting Questions
4.11. Share Dialog
5.1. Clickable Image Figure with Correct Regions
5.2. Clickable Image Figure with Incorrect Regions
5.3. Clickable Image Example Question
5.4. Essay Example Question
5.5. Free Body Diagram Authoring
5.6. Free Body Diagram Questions in the Demonstration Class
5.7. List Response Area in the Question Designer
5.8. List Question Preview
5.9. Formula Example Algorithm
5.10. Formula Example Preview
5.11. Formula without Logs and Trig Example Preview
5.12. Formula with Physical Units Example Preview
5.13. Formula that Matches Responses to within +C Example Algorithm
5.14. Formula that Matches Responses to within +C Example Preview
5.15. Formula without Simplification in Question Designer
5.16. Equation Example Algorithm
5.17. Equation Example Preview
5.18. Unordered List of Formulas Example Algorithm
5.19. Unordered List of Formulas Example Preview
5.20. Ordered List of Formulas Example Preview
5.21. Vectors of Formulas Example Algorithm
5.22. Vectors of Formulas Example Preview
5.23. Chemical Equation Example Preview
5.24. Maple-graded Example 1A: Formula
5.25. Maple-graded Example 1B: Formula and Plotting
5.26. Maple-graded Example 2: Maple Syntax Option
5.27. Maple-graded Example 3: Designing a Maple-graded Question to Accept Mathematically Equivalent Responses
5.28. Maple-graded Example 4 Algorithm
5.29. Maple-graded Example 4: Determinant of a Matrix
5.30. Maple-graded Example 5 Algorithm
5.31. Maple-graded Example 5: Coefficient Matrix
5.32. Maple-graded Example 6: Matrix Question with Infinitely Many Correct Responses
5.33. Maple-graded Example 7: Using the InertForm Package to Avoid Simplification
5.34. Matching Triangle Types Example Question
5.35. Matching Slope Fields Preview Algorithm
5.36. Matching Slope Fields Example Question
5.37. Math App Example 3B Question
5.38. Parameter Test for Math App Question
5.39. Defining the Variables Question Preview
5.40. Multiple Choice Example 1
5.41. Multiple Choice Example 2 Algorithm
5.42. Multiple Choice Example 2
5.43. Multiple Choice Example 3 Algorithm
5.44. Multiple Choice Example 3
5.45. Specify Acceptable Answer Format in a Numeric Question
5.46. Specify Answer Precision and Tolerance in a Numeric Question
5.47. Numeric Example 1
5.48. Numeric Example 2
5.49. Numeric Example 3 Algorithm
5.50. Numeric Example 3
5.51. Numeric Example 4 Algorithm
5.52. Numeric Example 4
5.53. Edit Response Area for a Sketch Question
5.54. Sketching the Correct Response
5.55. Sketching Questions in the Readiness Class
5.56. Sorting Question Preview
5.57. True/False 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. Viewing Assignment Grades
7.7. Changing a Student's Grade
7.8. Essay Annotation Palette
7.9. Essay with Graded Annotation
7.10. Grade Reports and Available Assignments
7.11. Re-ordering Assignments
7.12. Rubric Table Editor
7.13. Delete Rubric
7.14. Rubric Table
7.15. Class Homepage with Rubrics
7.16. Import External Grades into the Gradebook from a File
8.1. Authorization for Proctored Browser
9.1. Adding and Naming a Course Module
9.2. Accessing a Course Module
9.3. Course Module Panel
9.4. Current Class Panel
9.5. Sharing a Course Module
9.6. Share Dialog
9.7. Course Module Panel
9.8. Cloning a Course Module
9.9. Course Module Panel
9.10. Selecting a Course Module to Export
9.11. Importing a Course Module
9.12. Viewing Details in a Course Module
9.13. Deleting Content in a Course Module
9.14. Deleting a Course Module
9.15. Confirming Deleting a Course Module

List of Tables

1.1. System Overview of Components
3.1. Assignment Attributes
3.2. Randomly Order Menu Options
4.1. Icons in the Content Repository
4.2. Options in the Content Repository
4.3. Examples of HTML Tags to Use for Formatting Text
4.4. Properties of the Adaptive Section Dialog
4.5. Question Repository: Actions Available in the Question Summary Pane
5.1. Different Question Types Available in the System
5.2. Mathematical Formula Subtypes Comparison Table
5.3. Rules and Keys for Entering Chemistry Expressions
5.4. Maple-graded Question with Partial Credit
5.5. Different Types of Graphs Available in Maple T.A.
5.6. Subcurves Available in Maple T.A.
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. Options in the Question Responses View
7.3. Item Statistics
7.4. Creating Columns for a Rubric Table
7.5. Creating Rows for a Rubric Table
9.1. Overview of Course Modules