Add a True or false question to your Lesson to gauge student comprehension and reduce your time spent marking.
The True or false question widget is one of the simplest widgets in Stile. It is quick and easy to add to your Lessons, quizzes and tests, and you get real-time data as your students select their responses. They also mark automatically and present pre-written feedback to reduce your time spent marking work.
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- How to set up the question;
- How students interact with the question;
- How to review student responses.
How to set up the question
The True or false widget can be found in the Questions section of your content bar in Prepare mode. If you can't see the content bar in your Lesson, then click on the Add content tab sticking to the right edge of your page.
When writing the question, you have access to the full rich text toolbar that includes options for formatting, special characters, and mathematical notation. Click here for a complete tutorial on what's available. You may want to help your students with some visual cues, such as writing cognitive verbs in bold or highlighting context clues with italics. If there are multiple parts to the question, then outline them in a numbered list. This is entirely up to you!
If your Lesson is an Assessment, then be sure to adjust the number of marks. All Stile questions are worth 1 mark by default and this can be changed to whatever you like. If the Lesson is not an assessed quiz or test then this box can be ignored.
The only possible answers to this question are True or False, so click the radio button to the left of the correct option. If you want to add more answer options, such as "I don't know," then we recommend using a Multiple choice question instead.
Automatic feedback can be optionally added by clicking + Add auto-feedback and then typing in the red and green bubbles that appear beneath each answer option. Feedback will only appear to the student for the answer they select, and only after the work is submitted.
In the Settings tab you can flag the question as a Key question or Challenge. These flags are optional and should not be used on every question in a Lesson. Key questions demonstrate student understanding of a stated learning goal, and Challenges are typically more difficult to answer than the rest of the Lesson. You can learn more about Key questions and Challenge questions here.
Click the blue Done button in the lower right corner of the widget when you are satisfied with the question's setup.
Protip: The True or false widget is compatible with the Side by side layout! Place it next to another question to reduce the length of the Lesson, or embellish your question with an image or diagram.
How students interact with the question
Students working through your Lesson will see the question as you've written it followed by the answer options. They will not see any indication of which is the correct answer.
To answer the question, students click on the radio button to the left of True or False.
The student will be able to see more information after they submit. True or false questions are designed to give students instant feedback and the opportunity to learn and improve, and so they will be able to see how their responses are marked as soon as they click the Submit button on normal Lessons. If the student answered incorrectly, then they can take back their work and try again.
Students will not see any of this feedback (including ticks and crosses) on Assessments until you explicitly release answers and feedback to them.
How to review student responses
Teach mode allows you to review your students' responses during class, while they work. This is great if you want to discuss answers with everyone and catch misconceptions before you go deeper into the Lesson.
Find the question within the page and click on Show responses. This will add a light grey bar graph to the answer options to show how many students selected each answer. This can be used at the same time as clicking on Show answers, which will reveal the ticks and crosses for each answer option. Hover your cursor over each answer option to see who selected it.
In Analyse mode, True or false questions display a red, green, and grey bar graph. This represents the number of students who answered correctly and incorrectly, out of the total in the class. Click on the question to drill down for a more detailed view of how everyone answered. You can also click on a specific student's name to go directly to their worksheet.
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