Berlin - Activities | Tap - Tap answer

"Tap-Tap answer" activities allow linking contents located in two columns (Origin and Target).

This type of activity is divided in two areas:

A. Wording area. It includes a sample text by default, which can include other components like images, audios, and videos.

B. Answer options. This section consists of two columns. The left column is the "Origin" and the right column is the "Target".

Setup process

  • Step 1. Set up activity properties
  • Step 2. Set up the wording
  • Step 3. Set up answer options
  • Step 4. Advanced layout design: how to add columns

Step 1. Set up activity properties

After adding the activity, go to the "Properties" tab and configure them:

PROPERTY

DESCRIPTION

Title

Activity title.

Mastery

Score required so we can mark activities as complete and get a positive feedback. Getting a 100% score is required by default.
In order to calculate the score of tap-tap activities, we use the following formula: number of correct links / total number of links.
For example, if an activity has 5 possible links and students choose 3 correct links: 3/5= 0,6 = 60%.

Attempts

Number of attempts available for students to find the right option. Once a student finds the right answer, attempts will expire automatically. If you want unlimited attempts, write "0" attempts. (It will only be finished after overcoming the activity).

Skills

This property allows choosing what skills or academic goals are achieved after completing this activity. This option is useful when the platform used to publish a unit keeps record of these data.

Step 2. Set up the wording

1. Write the text for the question (see here).

2. Optionally, you can add more components within the wording. Make sure you select the wording (you will easily find it with the breadcrumb trail) before going to the "Add" tab and include the components you need.

Step 3. Set up answer options

3. Select each of the origins, go to the "Properties" tab and change the space that will be covered using the "Size" property. For example, 6 spaces (half of the screen). You can also configure properties like "Offset" and "isEndColumn".

4. If you need to add more origins, click on the last one, access the "Add" tab and add as many options as needed. Don't forget you should also edit the size of new options.

5. Repeat the same process to configure targets (Define their size and add new target options if appropriate).

6. Once options are put in the right place and have the right size, we should write the contents for each origin and target options. Remember that text of origins and targets can be replaced by images.

7. Select each "Target", go the "Properties tab and choose a title for each target option.

8. Select each "Source", go to the "Properties" tab and choose its target, that is, the correct target option for each source option.

Finally, you can configure other options within origins and targets.

Origin properties

PROPERTY

DESCRIPTION

Correct

This property allows choosing the right link between origin and target options.

Type of index

You can add a number to each origin option. This way, when reviewing activities and analysing source-target links, we could say that Origin A is linked with Target 2.
We can disable the type of index ("None"), choose "Number", "Upper Latin", "Upper Roman", or "Lower Roman".

Size

This option works like a column, so it occupies 12 spaces in the screen by default (that is, 100% of available space). We can change the number of spaces, from 1 to 12.
Normally, an origin should occupy 6 spaces, half of the screen.

Offset

This option allows creating a breaking space on the left of the origin option (1-12 spaces).

isEndColumn

This property allows marking an option as the last element within a row. This means that any other element added after this will be placed below, even if there is enough space available within the same row.

Target properties

PROPERTY

DESCRIPTION

Title

Target name. This will be shown in the "Correct" property within the origins.

Type of index

You can add a number to each origin option. This way, when reviewing activities and analysing source-target links, we could say that Origin A is linked with Target 2.
We can disable the type of index ("None"), choose "Number", "Upper Latin", "Upper Roman", or "Lower Roman".

Size

This option works like a column, so it occupies 12 spaces in the screen by default (that is, 100% of available space). We can change the number of spaces, from 1 to 12.
Normally, a target should occupy 6 spaces (half of the screen).

Offset

This option allows creating a breaking space on the left of the origin option (1-12 spaces). So, if we want to separate origins from targets, we could use the Offset option.

isEndColumn

This property allows marking a target option as the last element within a row. This means that any other element added after this will be placed below, even if there is enough space available within the same row.

Step 4. Advanced layout design: how to add columns

Normally wordings, origin and target options are enough to configure activities correctly, but sometimes we want to add especial elements (images, audios, etc.) and create more complex layout designs. So, we will be able to add "Columns".
Columns can be inserted anywhere: after wordings, after answer options, etc.
Within a column, we can add different elements: images audios, videos, texts or answer options. Within the "Properties" tab, we can configure properties like "Size", "Offset" and "isEndColumn".