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I need to do assignments on Maple T.A. but the website is in Japanese?


Everytime I visit (doesn't matter whether I type in the webadress or whether I follow a link via Google or elsewhere) I get a website that's entirely in Japanese. 


My PC language is English (UK) and Dutch, I have tried removing cookies, history etc of my webbrowser. Nothing has helped. I can reach the English site via my mobile phone browser.

I have a base class with a lot of assignements. The classes that I let my students use are all child classes of that. I used to be able to hide all the assignements except those, that the students should actually work on, but now I can no longer do that. The base class is shared with several colleges and not "owned" by me, but that didn't ust to be an issue. Is there a solution to this problem?

I am getting the following error in one question

Error handling the file: /usr/local/hosted_apps/MapleTA/11/webapps/mapleta-2016.0.3-1148820/WEB-INF/modules/proctoredTest/questionSheet.html
Error in line 26: Error in line 4: Syntax error: Token[gte], line 1 in manage file

Does anyone have any idea what the problem could be? Link to question file:questions.qu

Dear readers,

For a question for my students I want them to calculate tge resulting vector from two vectors. The student had to answer by giving the length and angle of the resulting vector.

For the question the vector angle is always larger as 180 derges, the student should for example give a result of 270 degrees.

Currently I'm using the following code:


As you can see maple will always give an angle smaller than 180 degrees since the angle between two vectors is always 180 degrees or smaller.

Can anyone tell me how I should code this problem such that the rest for A4 will be 270 degrees rather than 90 degrees, as is given from the current way of coding.

Thank you in advance.

Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen has created 105 questions related to engineering mechanics for structures (statics/construction). These 105 randomised questions with graphics are used for first year students in civil engineering, structural engineering, architectural engineering and building engineering.

The topics of the course modules are as follows:
- Force Vectors (10)
- Support Reactions (26)
- Internal Forces (31)
- Stress (21)
- Trusses (17)

All questions have a translation button which makes it easy to switch from English to any other language. The questions are first shown in Dutch [NL] but by clicking [UK] in the Preview, the English version is shown. The text can easily be edited and changed into the language of choice in the Maple T.A. question editor. Only the button needs adjustment in the question source.

60 questions are “exercises“ which means that these questions have extended feedback. The remaining questions (45) are “tests” meaning that the questions include no feedback. - construction exercises (60 questions) - construction tests (45 questions)

Maplesoft Product Manager, Online Education Products

Has anyone had any luck integrating Maple TA and Ellucian Banner? Specifically storing the test scores in the banner SORTEST table using the Maple TA Web Services API?

More generally, has anyone had an luck pulling scored in to ANY system using the Web API? Care to share a sample of your code?




I am currently working on an adaptive question in Maple TA 2016 and it seems that there is a bug in the drop - down list functionality: 

After I click "Verify" in a section, the answer disappears even though I choose it to be displayed. The window simply goes back to showing (Click for List) instead of keeping the answer, see the screenshot below.


Perhaps I am doing something wrong, though I have used Lists extensively in the previous version and never had that problem ..


Thanks for your  help!




I apologize, as I'm still very new. I've flipped through a lot of pages, but I'm unsure of how Maple code translates to Maple TA.


I have randomly assigned an integer for the value of a year in Maple TA. I'd like it to appear as "2013" for example, but it will instead appear as "2,013". Is there a way to set the output formatting of a variable individually within a problem in TA?


I am setting up a practice set on how to find a common denominator, add, and reduce.

If I do not set "allow arithmatic", there is no way for students to correctly type in the answer, which is CURRENTLY the return value for a frac() function call. If I DO set "allow arithmatic", the student can just literally type the question into the answer box to get full credit / never has to reduce, etc, which defeats the purpose of the lesson. This is also the case with the Maple Graded answer type unless I do something fancier than I'm doing.

I can set up the answer properly without using frac() and reduce the fraction, but then--when the answer should be a whole number--the student has to type in "3/1" as an example.

I've also tried setting up an if statement for the answer, but when i convert the numbers to strings, then "2/3" becomes .2.0/3.0". 

So, at this point, I'm super open to ideas. 



# Define the denominators. We want them to be between 2 and 8.

# Make it so that the numerators can be between 1 and 1 less than the denominators.
# We also want to make sure they're not 0.
# Hashtag dividingby0.

# Calculate the numerator multiplied by the denominator. We'll do this step expressly
# because we'll want it for our feedback.

#Calculate the greatest common factor and the answer.

Greetings, all!

I'm extremely new to Maple T.A., and I am building tools for my math department since I'm the only one with a programming background. I have a generic question, and sincerely apologize if I've missed it being answered elsewhere. It's a case that will probably come up multiple times for us, so I was hoping to find an answer =).

I have a problem where students are adding exponents of like bases. As an example, you get questions that look like this.

When the coefficient is 1, I'd like to accept a blank answer in the first response area as a correct solution. Is there an easy (or less easy =) way of making this happen?

Thanks in advance!

Maple T.A. MAA Placement Test Suite  2016 is now available. It leverages all the improvements found in Maple T.A. 2016, including:

  • A redesigned authoring workflow that makes it faster and easier to create and modify questions and assignments
  • A new content repository that makes it substantially easier to manage and search for content
  • New built-in connectivity options for integration with course management systems

To learn more, visit What’s New in Maple T.A. MAA Placement Test Suite 2016.

Maplesoft Product Manager, Online Education Products

Hi All,

I seem to have problems with the table formatting in Maple TA 2016, concretely changing the cell padding has no effect. Is this a general issue ? I don't have this problem in Maple TA 10 (I tried both versions using the same browser (Safari)).




Disclaimer: This blog post has been contributed by Prof. Nicola Wilkin, Head of Teaching Innovation (Science), College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and Jonathan Watkins from the University of Birmingham Maple T.A. user group*. 

Written for Maple T.A. 2016. For Maple T.A. 10 users, this question can be written using the queston designer.



I am using algorithmic variables to generate questions about the greatest common divisor of two integers.

Unforuntately the integers come out as 1,664 instead of simply 1664 (for example). How can I change the format to the simple version ?

Thanks for your help!


I’m pleased to announce the release of Maple T.A. 2016.

For this release, we put a lot of effort into streamlining the authoring experience. We worked closely with customers to find out how they authored content, the places where they found the interface awkward, the tasks that took longer than they should have, and what they’d like to see changed. Then we made it better.

Right away you’ll notice that questions and assignments are no longer in separate places in Maple T.A. All your content is stored in a convenient location that makes it simple to browse your content. Contextual navigation, filtering options, sorting tools, question details, drag and drop organization, combined import feature, and more make it easier than ever to find and organize your content. The Maple T.A. Cloud also sees improvements. Not only can questions be shared, but assignments and entire course modules can be as well.

For question creation, we consolidated all question authoring into the question designer, so you have a single starting point no matter what kind of question you want to create. We have also refined the text editor to help authors find the tools they need to modify their questions. This includes embedding external content, importing questions from the repository, text formatting options, and more.

Of course, once you have questions, you’ll want to put them into an assignment, and assignment creation is now easier than ever. A key change is that you can now create and modify questions while you are creating an assignment, without having to leave the assignment editor. There are also changes to how you preview questions, set properties, and even save your assignments, all of which contribute to making assignment creation simpler and faster.

Of course, there’s more than just a significantly improved author workflow. Here are some highlights:

  • Assignment groups for efficient organization, both in the content repository and on the class homepage.
  • Easy-to-create sorting questions – no coding required!
  • HTML questions, which can be authored directly in the question designer.
  • Clickable image questions are Java-free and easier to author.
  • Maximum word counts and other improvements to the essay question type.
  • A new scanned document feature lets instructors upload and even grade scanned documents.
  • Officially certified LTI integration for connectivity with a wide range of course management systems

See What’s New in Maple T.A. 2016 for more information on these and other new features.

Jonny Zivku
Maplesoft Product Manager, Online Education Products

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