STEP 1 - Complete your assignment and convert to electronic form.
BrightSpace D2L now will open most file formats, inclucing WORD, (.doc, .docx, .rtf), TEXT (.txt), HTML (.html), PDF (.pdf), JPG (.jpg), or GIF (.gif) files. If your file will not open, I will let you know and you will have to find a different file format. If your file will not open, you can convert it to PDF - see below.
You Can Use ANY Program You Want If You Print to PDF
You can use any program you want if you convert your file to a PDF file. To do this, download and install a free pdf creator at http://www.cutepdf.com/ or http://www.pdf995.com/download.html - I have personally downloaded products from both these companies. After you create your document, print to the PDF file (choose this as your printer) and you will then be able to create a PDF file of your work - it is much like a scan or copy of your work, except the file size is MUCH smaller.
Should I Scan My Work?
Yes, PLEASE do, if you can. This allows you to do all the math easily with pencil and paper. Please try to get all work on one page and then print the jpg or gif image file to PDF. You can also submit the work as a jpg or gif file but if the file size is over 1MB it can take a while to open. Printing to PDF reduces the file size.
If you can not scan, then do your best to show the math, using notations like ^ for exponents, / for division, * for multiplication, etc. Programs like WORD allow you to enter equations, which is helpful, but if all you have is NotePad to create text files, that will also work. I am very flexible on this.