January 5, 2012 Release Notes
This release focused on the Previous Answers page, eBook access during the grace period, and improvements to how some students purchase WebAssign access. Some functionality was available on January 3.
Previous Answers Page Redesign
The Previous Answers page was redesigned and displays all the answers submitted by a student for an assignment question. The Previous Answers page lists the answers that were submitted each time by the student and indicates if question values were rerandomized.
This redesign addresses a number of known issues with the previous version of this page.
This page is available after students have made more than one submission only if enabled by the instructor in the assignment settings. See View Your Previous Answers for a Question.
eBook Access During Grace Period
Depending on the publisher, some eBooks will now be available to students during the grace period. For more information, see Purchase WebAssign Access.
Purchasing Workflow Improvements
Some students accessing WebAssign through another system, such as Blackboard or a school Web site, previously had difficulty purchasing WebAssign access. The purchasing workflow has been improved so students logging in from other systems do not need to log in to WebAssign directly in order to complete their purchase.
Students who log in to WebAssign directly will not notice any changes. For more information, see Purchase WebAssign Access.
Improved Help Links
Help topics for mathPad, calcPad, physPad, chemPad, marvinSketch, and graphing tool now open pages in the student help system to facilitate finding additional help information.
Enhanced Communications Views
Private Messages, Ask Your Teacher messages, and messages in the Trash now display a short 100character summary of a message's contents.
New Content
The following textbooks are available in WebAssign as of January 6.
 Astronomy

 Seeds and Backman, Foundations of Astronomy 12e
 Mathematics

 Aufmann, Lockwood, Nation, and Clegg, Mathematical Excursions 3e
 Aufmann and Lockwood, Beginning Algebra 8e
 Aufmann and Lockwood, Intermediate Algebra 8e
 Aufmann and Lockwood, Mathematics with Allied Health Applications 1e
 Berresford, Applied Calculus 6e
 Clark and Anfinson, Beginning & Intermediate Algebra: Connecting Concepts Through Applications 1e
 Harshbarger and Reynolds, Math Applications 10e
 Larson, Calculus: An Applied Approach 9e
 Larson and Hodgkins, College Algebra with Applications for Business and the Life Sciences 2e
 Larson and Hodgkins, College Algebra and Calculus: An Applied Approach 2e
 Larson, Edwards, and Falvo, Elementary Linear Algebra 7e
 McKeague, Basic Mathematics: A Text/Workbook 8e
 McKeague, Beginning Algebra: A Text/Workbook 9e
 McKeague, Intermediate Algebra: A Text/Workbook 9e
 McKeague, PreAlgebra: A Text/Workbook 7e
 McKeague and Turner, Trigonometry 7e
 Smith, Mathematics: Its Power and Utility 10e
 Smith, Precalculus: A Functional Approach to Graphing and Problem Solving 6e
 Stewart, Redlin, and Watson, Trigonometry 2e
 Stewart, Calculus: Concepts and Contexts, Hybrid 4e
 Stewart, Calculus (Metric) 7e
 Stewart, Calculus: Early Transcendentals (Metric) 7e
 Tan, Applied Math for Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences 6e
 Tussy and Gustafson, Elementary Algebra 5e
 Tussy and Gustafson, Intermediate Algebra 5e
 Wilson, Adamson, Cox, and O'Bryan, College Algebra: Make It Real 1e
 Statistics

 Brase and Brase, Understanding Basic Statistics 6e
 Mendenhall, Beaver, and Beaver, Introduction to Probability and Statistics 14e
 Privitera, Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 1e
 Physical Science

 Shipman, Wilson, and Higgins, An Introduction to Physical Science 13e
 Physics

 Ostdiek and Bord, Inquiry into Physics 7e
Resolved Issues
The following reported issues have been resolved since the previous release.
Issue Summary  Notes 

Students were awarded conditional points for early assignment submission when their submission occurred after the specified date.  SWAT362, FTWO79 
Students were able to receive credit for submitting blank responses for chemistry questions that used the JME editor.  SWAT345 
MarvinSketch was not correctly grading ordered resonance structures.  SWAT4 
MarvinSketch did not recognize answer orientation for stereochemistry questions.  FTWO522 MarvinSketch will now consider answer orientation for stereochemistry questions. It does not consider answer orientation for other types of chemistry questions. 
Personal Study Plan scores were sometimes incorrectly omitted from the WebAssign Gradebook. 
FONE835 
Clicking the update button for the advanced conditional points at the assignment level did not make the pop up window close.  SWAT72 
eBook links were displaying incorrectly for some textbooks.  SWAT328 
Read It buttons were not showing up properly for some students.  SWAT224, SWAT28, SWAT261 
Mathematical and other symbols were not displayed in some assignments. This occurred for assignments that displayed many different symbols in the student view.  SWAT26, FONE933, FONE1027 
Granting secondary textbooks to classes was granting invalid refunds.  SWAT 137, SWAT286 
The popup messages for eBook and Personal Study Plan icons that explain more information about these features were not appearing in applicable products.  SWAT267 
High school students could not purchase homeworkonly access to Brooks/Cole 2012 textbooks.  SWAT337 
Students were unable to submit work after logging in to WebAssign in another browser tab. 
FONE1085 Although this specific issue is fixed, it is not recommended for students to log in to WebAssign simultaneously in multiple browser tabs or windows. 
Students were able to enroll in courses that had been trashed.  FTWO124 
A student could not use the an access code to access a book in different courses during the same semester.  SWAT14 
Question parts were numbered incorrectly in student assignments for questions with popup tutorials. 
FONE541 
Some formatted notation created with the <watex> tag was displayed too small in student assignments. 
FONE28 
Students lost work when clicking Submit buttons manually added to a small number of WebAssign and instructorcreated questions using the <SUBMIT> tag. Submissions using the standard Submit button were unaffected. 
FONE29 
Some tutorial links did not work in Internet Explorer. 
FONE821, FONE745 
ChemPad was not working properly in Tutorial questions.  SWAT373 