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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Numbas is a robust assessment tool, which is particularly powerful for math-based assessments. These assessments can then be integrated with Canvas so that student scores are automatically entered in the Gradebook.

Want to see some of Numbas' advanced features? Try the questions in this Numbas Demo, developed by the University of Newcastle.

Numbas Resources

Use of Numbas as an online assignment system to enhance student learning for problem-based courses (written by Dr. Sayyed Ali Hosseini and Dr. Caroline Ferguson) - one of the chapters in the Technology Tools for Teaching in Higher Education practical handbook, which provides step-by-step instructions on how Numbas can be used to create math-based online assessments.

Getting started with Numbas (developed by the University of Newcastle) - Numbas documentation explaining how to create a Numbas account, create questions, exams (assessments). You can also view recorded Numbas training sessions delivered by the developer of Numbas, Christian Lawson-Perfect.

Basic Numbas tutorial (Ontario Tech University student-created video) - this video demonstrates how to create a Numbas project, how to set up various types of questions, including multiple choice questions and formula questions with randomized variable, how to create steps, and how to double-check your questions.

How to create multiple choice questions in Numbas (Ontario Tech student-created video) - this video focuses on how to create multiple choice questions in Numbas, which involves adding a statement and all possible answer options. It also shows how to enter your marking settings, as well as how to test run the question to ensure it is working correctly.

How to create short problems in Numbas (Ontario Tech student-created video) - this video focuses on how to make short numerical problems in Numbas, which use randomly defined variables.

How to create long problems in Numbas (Ontario Tech student-created video) - this video demonstrates how to create long problems in Numbas which are composed of multiple steps and/or parts.

How to create an assessment in Numbas - this document explains how to create an assessment (ex. an assignment, quiz, test, etc) using the problems you made in Numbas. 

How to pair Numbas assessment with Canvas - this video shows how to pair a Numbas assessment to Canvas, allowing students direct access to the assessment from your Canvas course, and automatically capturing student grades in the gradebook.

How to enter answers into Numbas (Ontario Tech student-created document) - this guide can be shared with your students, as it explains how to enter numerical answers and units into Numbas.

Help and Support

Please email if you have any Numbas - related questions. This email account is regularly monitored.

If you’d like one-on-one support to help you get started with Numbas, book an appointment with a Teaching and Learning Centre staff by filling out a:

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