Home » Get Support » Webcourses@UCF Support » MateriaMateriaWhat is Materia?Materia is designed to supplement traditional web courses with a form of interactive media that we call widgets. The beauty is in the convenience: it is a platform that allows us to host a variety of widgets, track usage, and report on your students’ progress. In the end, our goal is to enhance the way online learning is delivered by providing a tool that puts instructors and students at the helm of education.Why use Materia?Engage more students using proven game play mechanics.Diversify your course content.Create interactive practice assignments.How do I use Materia?Run through our Materia Quick Start Guide.Check out each widget in the Materia Catalog.Add Materia to your Webcourses@UCF online course section.Get technical help from Webcourses@UCF Support or your instructional designer.Frequently Asked Questions Do I need to create a Materia account?No. It is not necessary to create an account to use Materia. All UCF faculty and students can use the system by signing in with their NID and NID password. Why can’t I login to Materia?There are a few different reasons why you may be unable to login to Materia.Expired NID Password: If your password has expired, you will not be able to login to Materia. Reset your password before attempting to login again.Missing Knights Email address: All students must have a Knights Email address to log into Materia. If you have not have one, set it up as soon as possible. Within 24 hours, you should be able to access Materia. Faculty are not required to have Knights Email; however, they are required to have an email address entered in myUCF.Employee Start Date: Faculty must be categorized as currently employed to gain access. If your employee start date has not occurred yet, you will not be able to login to Materia. How do I use Materia in my Webcourses@UCF course?Learn how to create graded assignments and study tools in Webcourses@UCF with Materia. My Webcourses@UCF course was copied into a new course. Will the Materia widgets still work?Yes. If a course is copied over, you do not need to recreate any Materia assignments. Why do I get an error message when I preview a Materia widget in Student View?Materia does not work inside Student View. You can login to Materia directly and preview your widget there.