We are planning to take College Algebra online at our institution. We have been asked to do this without the aid of an online homework platform so we will be creating the homework assessments ourselves. The equation editor is wonderful, but is there a way to assess a students' ability to graph properly through blackboard? In class we would give a paper/pencil test, and students would DRAW a graph. We want them to pair technology with the ability to accurately reproduce a graph. Thanks!

Hi,

Could you expect them to upload pictures of their graphs? If so, you create a test with file upload questions.

Alternatively, perhaps even in addition to the above, you could think about what questions they would have to draw a graph for in order to answer correctly. For instance, questions about the geometry of the graph (which way does the line point, shape of the curve, etc) could work in conjunction with questions about coordinates. The file upload could then serve as a supplement to their answers.