Differential Equations and Linear Algebra with MyLab Math

MyLab Math is required for access to online homework and web enhanced learning
tools.

[Course coordinator: Robert Jantzen]

The **due date** for all homework is set to May 9, 2022 to allow
everyone to submit answers until they get 100 percent credit. For the first set
of numbers in the problem you get **three tries to enter a correct answer**,
and then the portal changes the numbers when you ask for a "**similar
problem**" to start again, redoing the new almost same problem. Use the
**Ask My Instructor **tool plus email if necessary to get help on a
specfic problem. Send a photo or Maple worksheet by email if your work needs
troubleshooting.

Enter BlackBoard and go to the Content area for information. Click on the left margin navigation link to "MyLab Math portal" and follow these instructions for temporary access for 2 weeks:

**Direct purchase here from the publisher**for $74.66.-
Bookstore info:

MyLab Math Digital Update with Pearson eText

-- Access Card -- for Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (18 Weeks)

$93.50 -
[igital Edition: 4th ISBN: 9780136743644 ]

Once the course is set up with the help of the local Pearson rep, you can create homework assignments and export the grades to an Excel spreadsheet.

For Instructor management of the homework assignments, grades, etc:

Go first to **Instructor Tools **at the bottom of the left
margin navigation pane.

Then to **Assignment Manager** to create and manage assignments.
Select **Create Assignment, Create Homework**,

Step 1: type homework assignment name (like 1.2b for the second assignment from
section 1.2 if you have mulitple assignments from a single section), then click
on

Step 2. Choose Chapter then section from the pulldown menus, then scroll down
to see a list of all available exercises for that section. Choose the ones you
want (you can even preview them) by check marking your choices, then click on
Add. Then scroll down until you see the Next
button and click on it.

Next choose a Due Date using the calendar (our choose
them all for the last day of the semester to have no deadlines), and a time
(like 11:59pm for midnight that day), Check mark "Allow students to work and change score after due date"
(if you wish to allow late submissions), optionally limit number of attempts for
each problem, but if there are no limits, after 3 wrong attempts students can
get a new variation of the same problem to restart), then check mark "Indicate and lock all correct answers after each Check Answer"
(why not?), then click on either Save (and Assign later) or Save and Assign and
make visible to students then. It will then appear in the list of assignments
for the students.

Once I have taught the class once, I show all semester classes and go to the last semester and one by one as the semester progresses, I edit each assignment, make any changes (rare), then Schedule the assignment for the first semester.

For extracting grades to an excel spreadsheet, go to **Instructor
Gradebook to Export Data, Advanced, **in order to get
the student cumulative grade, but you have to select it carefully from many
options, and choose Export percentage scores formatted as percents for numbers between 0 and 100.

BlackBoard integration is really helpful for students. The cumulative homework grade can also be synched with the BlackBoard gradebook. Here are the instructions:

This is the key document:**
**
https://media.pearsoncmg.com/long/CEPM.selfpaced/.Curriculum/Fall2020Webinars/GetStartedwithMyLabandMasteringwithBlackboard.pdf

Customer Support:**
**
https://support.pearson.com/getsupport/s/contactsupport

Our local Pearson "book rep" and customer support person is very helpful.