Please fill out the form below, and then click the button to enroll in WebGrades. You must be enrolled in one of Dr. Beeson's Ma30 classes to do this. I have added the names of the people to whom I gave add codes on Aug. 22, so all of should be able to enroll now.
After you have successfully enrolled, you will have an opportunity to download MathXpert Calculus Assistant with WebGrades, the software that will be used in this course. Enrolling in WebGrades enables the server to know who you are when you submit your homework.
Alert to Mac users: There is some information on this page that is important for you, please do read past the button.
Alert to students using a 64-bit (i.e. fairly new) version of Windows: Read this.
The form asks for your nine-digit ID in order to verify your enrollment in Ma30; it asks for your email address because that will serve as a convenient unique identifier that you won't forget. You will have to type it in once each time you start MathXpert. It won't be placed anywhere that could result in your receiving unwanted email. Please don't use a fake email address, as that will defeat the purpose of having a unique identifier.
This version of MathXpert will work only when you are connected to the Internet (which you will need to be anyway to submit your homework), and it will work only while you are enrolled in a course using Webgrades. That will probably mean it will die on Christmas, as I won't be teaching in spring semester.
Here are some details you don't really have to know right now, concerning the use of nine-digit IDs, email addresses, and "secret numbers". Of course, your nine-digit ID is a unique identifier, but it is illegal to store them on an off-campus server, so I can't use them as identifiers. On the other hand, your email address is not private enough to post grades by email, so the system will also issue you a "secret number". Grades will be posted by that secret number (again, it's illegal to post them by 9-digit student ID, at least without written consent from each student). Your secret number will show up by itself when you submit homework from your own copy of MathXpert. So if you forget it, just run your own copy and submit a problem. In short: we need secret numbers to post grades, email addresses as unique identifiers that you won't forget and are legal to store off-campus, and nine-digit IDs to verify enrollment.
For Mac users: I run MathXpert just fine on my Intel Mac under Parallels, a program that can turn a window on your Mac into a virtual PC. At this time there is no native Mac version of MathXpert. Probably it will also run under other PC simulators. It won't run on Macs too old to have Intel chips. There is one feature of MathXpert, ShowStep, that requires disabling "mouse synchronization" in Parallels; if anyone is running Parallels, talk to me about it. Whatever Windows simulator you run on a Mac, you will need a copy of Windows. Here is one way you could get one: Sign up for CS110L, a one-unit course that comes with an automatic CR grade and lets you use the CS student lab. You don't need to use the lab, but signing up for one CS course makes you officially a CS student, and then the CS club (located in the NE corner of the second floor of MH) will give you a free copy of Windows, or instruct you how you can get one. Only CS students are eligible, but "CS student" means "enrolled in at least one CS course", and CS110L would qualify.