The Table widget

Tables can be added to lessons either as questions or purely as information.


The table widget is extra versatile in that it can either be created as a markable question for students to interact with, or it can be added as referential information like the text widget. Continue reading below for some suggested applications of the table in Stile.


When creating a table, the teacher has a broad selection of tools available:

  • Add and delete rows and columns
  • Rich text formatting including special characters, quotations, hyperlinks, emphasis, sub/superscript, alignment and indentation, bullets and numbering and font style and colour.
  • Image uploads
  • Cell resizing
  • Cell shading

Students also have access to these tools when creating a table within the Open response widget.

When responding to a table questions, students can only type in cells that have not been filled by the teacher.
Note: If a cell is shaded, then it will no longer be editable by students.

Build a table

Start by dragging the table widget into the lesson, and decide whether it will be a question or not.


The table is only interactive for students if it is presented as a question. If the table will not be used as a question and therefore not interactive, then click this table isn't a question

Click into the desired cell to be edited before selecting the tool(s) to use. Click and drag to select multiple cells for bulk editing, such as shading an entire row at once. 

The Delete column and Delete row buttons will be aligned with whichever cell is highlighted. The Add column button will be aligned with its right edge, and the Add row button will be aligned with its bottom edge. Move these buttons around the table by clicking on other cells.

The rubbish bin button will clear all contents of the highlighted cell(s). 

Always click Done to save changes once the table edits are complete. 

Suggested applications

Create a rubric quickly and easily using the table widget. It can be used as reference to the student or it can be an interactive self assessment. Learn how to build a rubric in Stile.

The table provides an efficient way for students to collect data during a prac or experiment, and works especially well when followed by a graph. Set up the table with row and column labels for the students or prompt them to build their own with an Open response.


A complete the table style of question in which some information is filled in by the teacher and the rest of the cells are left blank is a great way to assess student comprehension. The example above also includes cell shading to differentiate the cells completed by the teacher versus those that need to be completed by the student.


Add a completed table for reference as a non-question, and then prompt the students to analyse the table using a variety of question types. 


Build a table to help students organise their thoughts and analyse new concepts. This can condense what would otherwise be several written responses.