Your homework in this class will be computer graded, from within the McGraw Hill Connect website. To get into the Connect website you must first register at one of the following, depending on your class:
ONLY for CVEN 221 Spring 2020 semester:
This is where you will get and submit your homework problem solutions, and do other things. Help comments can be found in the following text if you are having problems getting in. If you cannot seem to get into the Connect website using Internet Explorer, try Chrome or Firefox. If you sign up for the wrong section, they will not record your grades.
The first time you go there you have to “Register Now”. They will ask you for your textbook registration number, where they set up passwords with mixed O’s and 0’s and DEPENDING 0N THE F0NT Y0U ARE USING IT IS REALLY HARD T0 KN0W WHICH IS WHICH. So be careful.
It will show Dr. Michael Brackin as the instructor, since he is the course coordinator and set up the homework for all sections, even though your actual professor is Dr. Lowery.
After you are registered, just enter your email address and password to get in.
Once in, to get to your homework problems, you click on CVEN 305/504 TR or CVEN 221/503, or whatever your class is. You will see something like shown here. Note these slides were made last semester so yours will look different.
I’m not sure exactly what you see but this should be close enough. The sheet above is from last year for CVEN 305 so the dates, class number, and example problems will obviously be different depending on what class you are taking (CVEN 305 or CVEN 221). It should open under the “Assignment” list, marked in the red box above. If not, change it to “Assignment list” in the drop-down box. The first green ellipse is where you select the week’s problems you want to work on. Later green ellipses tell you the deadline when they are due. Finally, circled in green is the status of the homework set. “In progress” means you are still working on that set and have some un-submitted problems in that set. “See report” means that set has been “Submitted”, and the “Not Started” means just that. YOU MUST SUBMIT EACH SET OR NONE OF THEM WILL BE GRADED, so you need to work and get correct as many as possible and NOT SUBMIT THEM YET, until close to the deadline, then SUBMIT THEM. SADLY, YOU CANNOT SUBMIT EACH PROBLEM AS YOU GET IT CORRECT. ONCE YOU SUBMIT ANYTHING, EVERYTHING IS SUMITTED.
The Attempts Remaining will always say Unlimited, which is true, but your grade for that assignment set will be downloaded and recorded on the deadline date/time listed for that set. It will let you keep trying past that time and tell you your new/current score, but the one downloaded on the deadline will be your grade.
Be sure to “Submit” all of your work before the listed deadline. You won’t get credit for anything not submitted when your grades are downloaded at the listed deadline.
To work on a week’s problem set, click (for example) on WEEK 3:
Note that in this case, I must have already submitted problems 1 through 4, since it opened up at Problem 5. For CVEN 305 it shows:
So I would work out the solution and enter my answer, 666 micrometers in the box:
I would then click on “Check my work” to see if the answer is correct and get:
So much for guessing and praying. As noted on the Assistance menu above/right, you can View Hint to help you out. You can check your work and get hints an unlimited number of times without penalty.
Once you get the problem correct, at the FAR right of the page you see
The first icon is “Go to the eBook”, to see text reference materials regarding this problem.
The next icon is the “Save the responses on this page”, after which you can go to the next problem, or
“Save and Exit”, to save your work done on this page, go home, and come back later. This is also how you change weeks.
Click “Submit” to submit your work for FINAL grading. Then that’s it. You can go back and work on them some more to make sure you know how to work them and it will show you your new improved score, but it won’t report that new score to me, since it was already downloaded to me, and recorded.
Above the icons, there are detailed “Instructions”, and “Help”.
Miscellaneous questions and answers regarding Homework, and the Connect website:
One of our students had a problem logging on. We contacted McGraw Hill and during that exchange we received the following reply:
Please direct the student to our Customer Experience Group (CXG) as they will create a case number.
Customer Experience Group (CXG) Hours of Operation:
Sun: 11am – 1am
Mon-Thurs: 7am – 3am
Fri: 7am – 8pm
Sat: 9am – 7pm
(All times Central)
You can reach us toll-free at 800-331-5094 (US Only)
If there are still issues, please provide the case number for me to escalate.
This was sent by Amy Massingale [firstname.lastname@example.org]. She is the prime contact for this textbook.
From the course coordinator:
Ultimately, there are three ways the students can register for the course. I typically explain these during the first class:
1) Purchase a textbook with Connect access
2) Purchase a Connect account only with access to the Ebook (and rent/borrow/buy a new or used book)
3) Purchase an Ebook with Connect access
Each student went through this same process in CVEN 221, so they should have it down. One caution to be aware of is that some students may still have access to their connect account from CVEN 221, however, these “hold-over” accounts typically expire around October/November and cannot be restarted. This also becomes a grading nightmare. Please be sure to mention to those students who think they still have active accounts with Connect that they verify it is good for the entire fall semester.
As you can see, the course is laid out to run on a very tight schedule and the homework corresponds to specific video lectures. Every week there is a group of homework problems assigned that correspond to the week’s video lectures. Currently, I have the weekly homework assignments for each section due on Friday.
Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2017 9:25 PM
To: Lee Lowery <email@example.com>
Subject: Submitting CVEN 305 Homework past the due dates
I just had a simple question. If we submit the homework past the due date, do we get any credit for it?
Absolutely. The main credit you get is the confidence that you can work such a problem. Secondly you have practiced with a problem that may well show up on a weekly quiz or on the final exam (or a similar problem). But no, it doesn’t change your homework grade.