Edfinity is a centrally cloud-hosted, modern homework system in use at 400+ institutions. Edfinity supports WeBWorK as one of the underlying problem formats. This provides an easy migration path to Edfinity for institutions that are currently running their own WeBWorK servers - i.e. Edfinity can auto-import existing WeBWorK files/assignments seamlessly in minutes to allow uninterrupted usage of existing WeBWorK courses.
Edfinity Vs native WeBWorK
In comparison to native WeBWorK, Edfinity provides numerous advantages including:
- Centralized cloud hosting with 99.99% uptime and unlimited support
- A modern, intuitive interface with superior functionality that fosters greater student engagement and improved learning outcomes (see edfinity.co/onboarding)
- Adaptive Learning with personalized support to every student. Studies show an increase of 18% on average in assignment scores and 21% on average in assignment completion rates.
- Ready-to-go homework courses for over 300 OER and publisher textbooks.
- A large and growing repository of 100K+ interactive, algorithmic, peer-reviewed WeBWorK problems, which is a superset of the WeBWorK OPL
- Feature parity and more with all publisher platforms for a fraction of the cost
- LMS integration in minutes
- A community of 400+ institutions
- Seamless migration from native WeBWorK
WeBWorK Import Instructions
If you have an existing WeBWorK course, you can easily export the problem sets (as definition files) and import them into Edfinity, as follows:
- Go to the WeBWorK course with the content you want to copy from.
- Click on Homework Sets Editor.
- Select Export and pick the sets you want to export (or select all) and click Take Action!. The export function creates "set definition files" for each assignment. These .def files have a filename generated from the name of the homework set and contain the assignment name, dates, and problems. The files are saved in the templates directory of the course. If you have extra problems that are not in the Open Public Library (OPL), you will need to export those directories as well.
- Go to the File Manager.
- Select all of the .def files you want to copy (make sure you are in the templates folder).
- Select Make archive and a .tgz file will be created. This is an archive (like a zip file) containing all of the .def files.
- Download the .tgz file to your computer by selecting the .tgz file and clicking the Download button.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org, asking us to do the import. Please attach the file and let us know your desired timeframe for completing the import.