Once you have created lessons in a course, you can add all sorts of widgets to the mix. Flashcard Widgets is one type of widget.
The Flashcard widget allows you to create custom flashcards to test the user’s knowledge of information.
1. From the Add Widget window, select a Flashcard type of widget by clicking the Add button for it.
The sample widget is inserted into your lesson. It has sample flashcards to give you an idea of what the finished widget will look like.
2. Click the Edit Widget link to edit the widget.
The widget details display in an expanded mode. Below are the details for one of the sample widgets in the Flashcard widgets.
3. You can collapse some or all of the objects in the widget.
4. Click the Collapse All link in order to view the components in a collapsed mode. Click the Expand All link in order to view the components in an expanded state.
You can also select the collapse/expand arrow for individual components. This allows you to easily move the components to different positions in the widget by clicking the up/down arrows.
The numbers to the left of the components indicate their position in the widget.
In the collapsed mode, you can more easily copy a component by clicking the Copy icon. You can also delete the photo by clicking the Delete icon.
For each flashcard you can enter an introduction and caption so that the user will know what it is about. Click the arrow down to open the entry fields. Click the arrow up to hide the entry fields.
Adding Terms and Definitions
You can add your own terms and definitions that display when you hover over them. In Edit mode you can replace the sample content with your own.
1. Enter a term in the Term field.
2. Enter the definition text in the Definition field.
3. Continue adding terms and definitions as needed.
Previewing Your Changes
1. At any time during editing or when you have finished, click the Preview button to see what a published version will look like.
2. Choose the type of device on which you want to preview the content.
You can choose:
- Tablet, Portrait
- Tablet, Landscape
- Mobile, Portrait
- Mobile, Landscape
3. The Flashcard arrows toggle between the term and the definition. Here the term displays.
4. Clicking the arrows again and the definition displays.
4. Clicking the Options buttons allows you to decide how the flashcards display.
Study View Options:
Term First - the term is displayed first.
Definition First - the definition is displayed first.
Reset - the deck is reset to the original setting.
Shuffle - the flashcards are randomly shuffled so the user does not see them in any set order.
Auto Flip - the flashcards automatically flip from the first position to the second position. So if the user has terms first, the flashcards would flip to the definition.
You can also progress back and forth in the flashcards in a linear fashion by clicking the Next/Previous arrows.
Note: The counter in the lower left corner keeps track of how many flashcards users have viewed and how many were answered correctly or “mastered”.