Instructor guide

If you have questions, please contact us at instructors@accepi.com.

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Getting started

How do I get started?

Send your syllabus to instructors@accepi.com and we will create assignments for you based on your syllabus. Alternatively, request instructor access and we will email you with access details: You can then click on "Create new course," followed by "Create new assignment" to create your first assignment.

What are next steps?

Once you've decided to use Accepi for your course, you should do the following:

What should I tell my students?

Here's some text for your syllabus.

If you use direct access:

We will be using Accepi for online homework. You need to register by following this link: (insert registration link from the course home page). You can then log in on https://accepi.com with your email address and chosen password. The first time you do, you'll be asked to pay $9.95 by credit card. You can then start work on the first assignment. Once you've completed a problem, you can practice the same problem again with new numbers without affecting your overall score. If you have questions, please visit https://accepi.com/support or contact support@accepi.com.

If you use LMS integration:

We will be using Accepi for online homework. You'll access the system through (name of LMS). The first time you do, you'll be asked to pay $9.95 by credit card. You can then start work on the first assignment. Once you've completed a problem, you can practice the same problem again with new numbers without affecting your overall score. If you have questions, please visit https://accepi.com/support or contact support@accepi.com.

Student and instructor management

How can my students get access to the assignments?

If you use LMS integration, your students have to click on the link to Accepi in your learning management system. Otherwise, you need to give them the registration link displayed on the course home page. The link should look like accepi.com/register?t=jwldwe23, but with a different token at the end. When first accessing the course, students will be asked to pay the registration fee of $9.95, and can then work on the assignments.

How can I add TAs or other instructors to my course?

Click on "Manage people" on the course page and paste their email into the relevant field.

How can I accommodate ADA requests?

You can give some students more time for timed assignments by clicking on “Manage people” and giving them a time factor greater than 1.

How can I give a student an extension for an assignment?

Click on "Grant extensions" on the respective assignment page and enter a new due date next to the student's name, then click outside the input field to save the date. Doing so will also reset their time limit for timed assignments.

How can I reset a student's time limit for a timed assignment?

You can reset the timer by clicking on "Grant extensions" and giving the student an extension (any new value will do). You can then change the value back to the original due date. Giving an extension resets the timer.

How can I remove a student?

Click on "Manage people" on the course page, then on the "x" to the right of the student's name. You should remove students when they dropped the course or registered twice.

Course management

How can I reuse a course that I used previously?

Hover over the title of the course that you want to reuse on the "My courses" page, then click on the copy icon that appears on the right.

How can I add model assignments to my course?

Click on "Add existing assignments" on the course home page, select a textbook and check the checkboxes next to the chapters for which you want to add model assignments.

How can I share my course with another instructor?

You can share a course with another instructor by adding them as an instructor on the "Manage people" page. They can then copy the course for their own use.

How can I delete a course?

You can delete a course that you created accidentally by clicking on the “x” that appears to the right of the course title when you hover over it on the “My courses” page. If you delete it accidentally, you can undo the deletion by clicking on the red undo icon that appears on top while you’re still on the same page (you need to contact our support to undo the deletion later). It is best practice not to delete regular courses that are over; instead, make them inactive on the course page.

Assignment management

How can I rename a course or assignment?

Click on the course or assignment title on the course or assignment page and make your changes, then click outside to save your edits.

How can I change the order of assignments or problems?

Drag and drop assignments or problems into the correct order on the course or assignment page: click and hold onto the row that you want to move, then move the mouse up or down (while still holding the left mouse button) until it's in the desired order.

How can I add problems from your question bank?

Click on "Add existing problems" on any assignment page. Select a source textbook and chapter, click on a problem title to view it, then click on the blue "Add" button.

How can I remove a problem?

On the relevant assignment page, hover over the title of the problem you want to remove. An "x" will appear on the right of the title. Click on the "x" to remove the problem. To undelete, click on the red symbol that appears above.

How can I make assignments appear at the right time?

Make the assignment public on the assignment page and choose an open date in the future. Students are only able to see and work on public assignments between their open date and due date. To change the open or due date, enter a date in this format: 6/20/2020 (or alternatively, 6/20/2020 12:00 AM).

Exam management

How can I create an online quiz or exam?

Create an assignment with the questions that you want to be on the quiz. Change the assignment type from homework to exam on the assignment page.

How can I create a paper quiz with different versions?

Create an assignment with the questions that you want to be on the quiz. Click on "Print" on the assignment page. Print the answer key, then print with white space for the actual quiz. You can change all numbers by clicking on "Change numbers" in order to create different versions of the quiz. Important: Before clicking on "Change numbers", make sure to print the answer key for yourself or to print it to pdf to distribute it to your students after the quiz.

How can I impose a time limit?

You can impose time limits for exams by changing the type of the assignment you want to use as the exam to "Exam," then clicking on "Edit settings" on the course home page, navigating to the "Exams" tab and selecting a time limit.

Viewing student answers and results

How can I see students' scores and/or download them?

Click on "See results" on the course page (to see all scores) or any assignment page (to see the assignment results). The course results page also give you an option to download scores in CSV format.

How can I inspect students' answers and/or give them more points?

Click on the student's score on the results page. If you want to give the student full points for a part, click on "Grant full points."

How can I see what students see?

You can switch to student view by clicking on the blackboard icon in the top menu bar.

Course settings

How can I change the required answer precision, maximum number of attempts or penalties for incorrect answers?

Click on "Edit settings" on the course home page.

How can I allow students to see the solution when they're stuck?

Click on "Edit settings" on the course home page and select "When requested and after final answer" from the selection box next to "Show solution".

What is the difference between homework, practice and exams?

Practice assignments do not count towards students' total score, while homework and exams do. The only difference between homework and exams are the settings on the "Edit settings" page, which you can adjust.

How can I make each question worth 1 point?

You can change the number of points per question (part) by clicking on “Edit settings,” then choosing the “All” tab. This will change the points for all past and future answers.

How can I allow students more than one attempt (trial) per assignment?

You can give all students a second (and third, etc.) chance after they finished an assignment by clicking on “Edit settings” and increasing the number of trials to more than one. If students choose to make use of the additional trial, they have to redo the entire assignment from scratch. Only their most recent trial scores show up on the results page.

How can I impose a late penalty?

You can let students work on an assignment after the due date and impose a late penalty by clicking on “Edit settings” and choosing a late penalty that is less than 100%.

Editing problems

How can I change a problem to better suit my course?

Click on "Edit" in the top right corner on the solve page. Any edits you make will only affect your own course.

How can I edit a problem or create a new problem?

Please read our guide to creating problems.


More questions? Please contact us at instructors@accepi.com.