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Since the Fall 2010 term, we have been using WebAssign in some of our Calculus sections.  For Fall 2020, we are using the 8th edition of the textbook and may require use of WebAssign in Calculus sections at the choice of the instructor.

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 course outline for the WebAssign class key.

Calculus I

Calculus II

Calculus III

Calculus IV

Accelerated Multivariable Calculus

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 0582 8404. Do not use this if your section requires WebAssign, in that case you will have a different class key.

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, the cost is $125. 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.

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