WebAssign presents
WAUG 2015
June 25–26, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Why Attend

Join us for the 15th annual Users Group Meeting and bonus workshop! Not only will you walk away with a cool T-shirt and new friends, but you will also become a WebAssign insider and learn new ways to engage your students and achieve your classroom goals. We now offer CEU credits for attending WAUG! Contact us to learn more.

Interactive Workshop

This year we will offer a Thursday afternoon workshop with interactive sessions on topics such as adding media to your course, and learning how to create your own questions. This event will feature time to work one-on-one with our expert coders who will assist you on individualized content projects.

Users Group Meeting

WAUG is a great opportunity to connect with other WebAssign users, hear about our latest features, and learn best practice tips and tricks for teaching with WebAssign. Past events have featured presentations on Flipping the Classroom, Large Course Management, MOOCs, and Low-Cost Education Solutions.

Speakers

Check back often as we add more speakers to our lineup.
Frances Gulick

Frances Gulick, Ph.D.

Senior lecturer of mathematics
Jason Justice

Jason Justice

WebAssign Content Development Manager
Jennifer Ferralli

Jenn Ferralli

WebAssign Math Product Manager
Matt Kohlmyer

Matt Kohlmyer, Ph.D.

WebAssign Physics Product Manager
Amit Savkar

Amit Savkar, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of mathematics
Zach Holdridge

Zach Holdridge

Science instructor
Richard Conkle

Richard Conkle

Chemistry instructor
Steve Matchett

Stephen Matchett, Ph.D.

Professor of chemistry
Kimberly Benien

Kimberly Benien

Mathematics instructor
Sharon Vestal

Sharon Vestal, Ph.D.

Associate professor of mathematics
Rochelle Beatty

Rochelle Beatty, Ph.D.

Adjunct online mathematics instructor
Michael Lafreniere

Michael Lafreniere

Associate professor of environmental engineering technology and mathematics

Schedule

Day 1
Jun 25 2015
Day 2
Jun 26 2015

Registration and Check-in

Pick up your WAUG schedule and tote bag in the lobby then grab some lunch to fuel up for the day.

Introduction to Question Creation

For instructors who have little or no experience creating questions in WebAssign, this workshop will teach you how to create basic numerical, multiple-choice, and symbolic questions.

Help With Anything!

Do you have a question about WebAssign? Take advantage of this workshop to work individually with a WebAssign expert to ask additional questions, learn new skills, or solve a specific...
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Creating and Grading Images of Molecules

Instructors will learn how to use MarvinSketch to display and grade chemical structures.

Using Mathematica to Create Graphs and Images

For instructors who want to create their own graphs, this workshop will teach you how to use Mathematica to create static and randomized graphs.

Using Mathematica to Grade Student Responses

For instructors who have experience creating questions in WebAssign and want to incorporate more complex grading, this workshop will teach you basic Mathematica syntax, and how to use a computer...
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Modifying Existing Questions

For instructors who want to learn how to duplicate and modify existing questions, this workshop will show you how to navigate and use WebAssign’s collection of Question Coding Templates.

Large Section Management

For instructors or course coordinators who manage assignments for several sections or courses, this workshop will teach you how to streamline the process for setting up large sections.

Adding Media to WebAssign Courses

For instructors who want to add richness to their courses through the addition of images, videos, and other resources from around the web, this workshop will show you how to...
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Creating Answer-Dependent Questions

For instructors who want to create questions with answers dependent on student input, this workshop will teach you how to leverage the technology WebAssign uses to create online labs to...
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Adding Hints and Feedback to Questions

For instructors who want to deliver feedback to students working on assignments, this workshop will teach you how to deploy student hints using WebAssign’s assignment editor. Also learn how to...
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Social

Join us for heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, and great networking.

Registration and Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast with colleagues and pick up your WAUG schedule and tote bag in the lobby.

New Feature Highlights

Take a deeper look at and learn best practices for the features WebAssign has released this past year, including Class Insights and scheduling updates.

The 3 Rs: Using Class Insights to Review, Reflect, & Redesign Assessments for Improved Performance

Do you struggle to teach required course content and assure student success? Is it difficult to know where to focus your efforts to improve student performance? Class Insights helps instructors...
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Kimberly Benien
Kimberly Benien

Sneak Peek at Upcoming Features

Take a behind-the-scenes look at upcoming WebAssign features such as Placement Testing, Student Insights, and the New Textbook Edition Upgrade Tool. Hear from our product management team about the newest...
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Q&A with the WebAssign Team

Here’s your chance to ask members of our executive, technology, and product management team any questions you have about WebAssign!

Placement Exams – Are They Necessary and What Do They Tell Us?

This talk will focus on the effect of math placement exams (MPE) on pre-calculus and calculus courses at the university level. It will provide a comparison of psychometric properties of...
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Amit Savkar
Amit Savkar, Ph.D.

Creating a Collaborative Hybrid Classroom Using WebAssign

What is a hybrid classroom, and how can you make one work for your course? See how several instructors use WebAssign to create a collaborative hybrid experience. Precalculus professor Frances Gulick,...
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Frances Gulick
Frances Gulick, Ph.D.
Zach Holdridge
Zach Holdridge
Richard Conkle
Richard Conkle

Visible Learning in WebAssign

Peering into a student’s cognitive and conceptual approach is possible using WebAssign tools and capabilities. In this session we will discuss visible learning approaches that show how student mathematical thinking...
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Michael Lafreniere
Michael Lafreniere

Moving Beyond Question Authorship: The Power Of Larger Scale Content Creation

Many users have discovered the value of writing their own WebAssign questions, including portability between texts, and tailoring to fit your style of assessment. I hope to break open a...
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Steve Matchett
Stephen Matchett, Ph.D.

Fight or Flight: Designing Curriculum to Ensure Students Persist Beyond the First Test

Have you noticed that students gauge their ability to be successful in your course on their results from your first exam? In this session, we will discuss Vincent Tinto’s “conditions...
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Rochelle Beatty
Rochelle Beatty, Ph.D.

What I Wish My First Semester Calculus Students Knew

Do you find that your calculus students struggle with algebra and trigonometry more than calculus? In this session we will show new Calculus I lab materials that can be used...
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Sharon Vestal
Sharon Vestal, Ph.D.

WebAssign Help Desk

Do you have a question about WebAssign? Take advantage of this time to work with a WebAssign expert to ask additional questions, learn new skills, or solve a specific problem.

One-on-One Expert Help

Need help on a topic that is not covered in other sessions? Take advantage of this workshop to work individually with a WebAssign expert to ask additional questions, learn new...
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Math Updates and Trends

Review the latest math offerings in WebAssign, including new free math resources and open source textbook options, and get a sneak peek at upcoming new developments. Showcase will include seeing...
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Jennifer Ferralli
Jenn Ferralli

Physics and Chemistry Updates and Trends

Take a look at some of the latest offerings for physics and chemistry in WebAssign including open-source textbook options, HTML pads, and free resources. There will be time at the...
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Jason Justice
Jason Justice
Matt Kohlmyer
Matt Kohlmyer, Ph.D.

Location

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Doubletree by Hilton — Raleigh-Brownstone
1707 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27605

Tickets

Interactive Workshop
10.00 USD

One-on-One Event with
WebAssign Question Coders

Discounted Hotel Stay

Thursday Lunch & Evening Social

T-shirt and Goodie Bag

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Users Group Meeting
25.00 USD

Access to All Agenda Sessions

Discounted Hotel Stay

Thursday Evening Social and
Friday Breakfast & Lunch

T-Shirt and Goodie Bag

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Workshop + WAUG
30.00 USD

Get the most value by attending both the workshop and WAUG sessions!

 

 

 

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WAUG was a great event that had sessions on a variety of topics and an appropriate amount of time for networking with other attendees as well!

Jon Oaks, Macomb Community College, Warren, MI

FAQ

What is included in my registration?

This year we are having a one day Users Group event on Friday with a half-day coding workshop prior to that on Thursday afternoon. Tickets for either event include discounted hotel stay, a networking dinner on Thursday evening, and a WAUG T-shirt and goodie bag.

The Thursday Workshop ticket includes lunch and access to interactive sessions on topics such as adding media to your course, and learning how to create your own questions. In true workshop fashion, this event will feature time to work one-on-one or in small groups with our expert coders to assist you on individualized content projects.

The WAUG Friday ticket includes access to all agenda sessions, breakfast and a networking lunch, and a chance to meet and speak with WebAssign’s executive, technology, and product teams.

What should I bring to WAUG?

A laptop with wireless Internet access.

Business cards to exchange with new contacts.

A list of any questions you want to have answered by WebAssign experts while in attendance.

How do I get there?

All WAUG sessions and workshops will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Brownstone located close to NC State’s campus.

The DoubleTree Brownstone is located at 1707 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27605. Parking is available.

Closest Airport

Raleigh-Durham International (10 miles from campus)

Taxi services

Taxi Taxi of Raleigh
919-333-3333
Raleigh Durham Flyer Taxi
919-302-2985

Where should I stay?

All WAUG sessions will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Brownstone located close to NC State’s campus and a block of rooms has been reserved for this event at a rate of $109/night. Rooms must be reserved by June 3rd to receive the discounted price. Reserve your room at the DoubleTree hotel now.

We also recommend these nearby lodging options.

Where can I eat lunch/dinner in Raleigh?

We will host a social event on Thursday with plenty of food and drinks for dinner, and breakfast and lunch will be provided on Friday. If you are staying at the DoubleTree by Hilton, the Harvest Grille restaurant is located on the lobby level of the hotel and is a convenient place to eat.

Cameron Village and Hillsborough Street nearby also offer some great dining options. Please check out this list of nearby restaurants provided by the DoubleTree.

What else is there to do in Raleigh?

If you are coming into town early or staying late we hope you will get a chance to explore Raleigh! This city has a lot to offer and you can explore visitraleigh.com to check out specific items of interest and events.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at waug@webassign.net for additional information.