Once you have created lessons in a course, you can add all sorts of widgets to the mix. Assessment Widgets is one type of widget.
Mixed Assessment Widgets
The Mixed Assessment widget allows you to create an assessment in which each question can be either a True/False, Multiple Choice, Multi-Select, Fill-in-the-Blank, or Short Answer. True/False limits the answer choices to either "True" or "False". Multiple Choice allows for the authoring of specific answer options, of which users can only choose a single answer. Multi-Select allows for the authoring of specific answer options, of which users may choose multiple. Fill-in-the-Blank allows you to indicate which words will be presented to the users as blanks, which will require an exact string match to qualify as a correct answer. Short Answer questions are authored with a question and feedback text for the users to compare their responses against; there is no automated scoring involved. You can choose whether the question set is presented one at a time, requiring the completion of each question before proceeding, or presented all at once. You can also choose whether the feedback response is immediate, giving the users a maximum number of tries before revealing the correct answer, or delayed where the answers are provided at the completion of all questions in a summary screen. This widget allows the users to gauge their understanding of learning content in modes that can span from pure recall to critical thinking.
Adding a Mixed Assessment Widget
1. From the Add Widget window, select an assessment widget by clicking the Add button for it. (In these steps we will be using the Mixed Assessment widget as our example.)
The sample widget is inserted into your lesson. It has sample text to give you an idea of what the finished widget will look like.
2. Click the Edit Widget link to edit the widget.
Depending on the type of widget that you are editing, the widget will display in Edit mode.
The widget details display in an expanded mode. Below are the details for one of the sample widgets in the Assessment widgets.
3. Enter the name of the assessment widget in the Introduction field and the caption of the widget in the Caption field. Note: These two fields display no matter which component of the widget is being shown.
4. Click the Replace media arrow icon to locate another media object for this component..
5. Click the Align icon to align the media object, left-justified, centered, or right-justified.
The Add Media window displays.
6. To delete a media object, click the Delete icon.
7. To change the size of the media object click the Resize icon.
A resize box pops up to let you choose how to resize the media object by percentage.
8. Select a percentage and click Update.
1. You can choose the type of widget component to use from the following list:
Here are some sample components that you can use in an assessment widget:
Fill in the Blank
True / False
Each component allows you to generate feedback.
2. 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.
3. 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. Click the Feedback icon to add or review comments about the specific component.
Previewing Your Changes
At any time during editing or when you have finished, click the Preview button to see what a published version will look like.
Choose the type of device on which you want to preview the content.
You can choose:
- Tablet, Portrait
- Tablet, Landscape
- Mobile, Portrait
- Mobile, Landscape