This is how the students should login to the
MathClass website (also called WHS below) to retrieve and submit
homework assignments, check on grades and contact instructors.
Software Requirements: Use an internet browser, such as Internet
Explorer 8.0 (or later version) or Firefox 3.1 (or later version).
Safari will not work correctly.
Connect to http://www.mathclass.org
Click on the link labeled Login to WHS.
Login using your campus active directory account with the user
name typed as ad\UserName and the usual password for the "UserName" account.
If WHS decides that you need to set up a new Math Class account,you will
get a form entitled Register for an Account. Fill in the fields and submit the form.
These are the details of the form:
Email: Provide an e-mail where you will receive all further communication from WHS.
Remember it well! In the future, you should log into WHS using this email as your
Password: Set the password to be used for your WHS account.
It must be at least 7 characters long and include a character which is neither a
letter nor a digit.
Security Question and Security Answer: If you forget your password, you can have
it reset by using the Forgot yourpassword link on the login page and giving the
Security Answer in response to the Security Question. The Security Answer is case
First and Last Name: These should be the same as what you use for University records
as your instructor will need to match these with the name on the class roll and
Affiliation: Select College or University and another pull-down will appear.
From it, select University of Kentucky. A text field labeled UK or AS Account
will appear. Put in your active directory login name in the form ad\UserName
(just like you did to login).
Finally, To create the account, click on the *Create User* button, then click on
the *Continue* button.
Your WHS account should work normally, unless you have added the class within last
few hours. In that case, you may have a delay of up to 24 hours for your new account
to be active.
For any further assistance, go to Mathskeller (063 CB, basement of the Classroom Building).
Using other computers: A special setup is needed only if you use Internet Explorer for a
mathematics class. Even this may be unnecessary for any Windows pc in any SCS Lab or the
1. To install plugins for Internet Explorer, make sure you are logged in to an account
with administrative rights. For example, on a home computer, the first account created
on the computer would have administrative rights.
2. Start up Internet Explorer, go to http://www.dessci.com/, click on the MathPlayer icon,
and download and install the MathPlayer plugin.
3. Go to http://www.adobe.com/svg click on the link labeled Viewer Downloaed, select the
version for Win98-XP (even if you are running Vista), download and install it.
4. The first time you try to display a homework assignment, you will need to give permission to:
Display pop-ups from the site
Run the MathPlayer plugin on the site.
Run the Adobe SVGViewer plugin on the site.
Accept the Adobe license agreement
5. You may need also to put https://www.mathclass.org/ into the Trusted sites list,
depending on how your Internet Explorer security is configured. (In addition, you
If you have problems making this procedure work, temporarily work from
any SCS lab or the Mathskeller.