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Since the Fall 2010 term, we have been using WebAssign in some of our Calculus sections.  Starting Fall 2021, the 9th edition of the textbook will gradually replace the 8th edition used in the past years. That is, the 9th edition will be used for Calculus I starting Fall 2021, for Calculus II and III starting Spring 2022, and for Calculus IV and Accelerated Multivariable Calculus starting Summer 2022.

Student FAQ

Student FAQ

Q: Will WebAssign be required in my Calculus section?
A: Sections requiring WebAssign will be posted here, as this information becomes available. See your section’s CourseWorks page for the sign up link to WebAssign or the class key. Please note that a class key is not required if WebAssign is integrated with your section’s CourseWorks.

Calculus I: Sections 003, 004

Calculus II: Section 005

Calculus III: No

Calculus IV: No

Accelerated Multivariable Calculus: No

Q: Can I use WebAssign if it is not required in my Calculus section?
A: A WebAssign course that consists just of all available problems, for use as practice, has been set up for use of students who have or want to buy a WebAssign access code. The class key to use if WebAssign is not required in your section is columbia 5012 2821. Do not use this if your section requires WebAssign, in that case you will have a different class key. To enroll with a class key, follow this link.

Q: I have a copy of the book, but not a WebAssign access code. What do I do?
A: You should be able to enroll in your WebAssign section, but after a short grace period you will need to purchase an access code to continue using it.  You should be offered options for how to do this from within the software, or see here for more information about the possible ways to purchase an access code directly.

Q: I don’t need a print copy of the textbook, just want to buy an eBook. What should I do?
A: The publisher sells online access to the eBook version of the textbook, for all semesters you will use the book, see here for more information. At this point, WebAssign access includes the eBook, so you need not buy access to the eBook separately.

Q: How much does WebAssign cost?
A: The publisher has various options available here. For a single semester of access (officially, 5 months) to WebAssign (which includes access to the ebook) the cost is $100. For 10 months of access or for multi-term access (lifetime of edition) the cost is $125. The multi-term access can be purchased only from within the software, upon enrolling with a class key. Cengage Unlimited, which includes WebAssign and access to all of the publisher’s texts (some of which may be used in other Columbia courses), starts at $119.99 for a single semester.


Updated: January 21, 2022

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