Berlin - Activities | Multiple Matrix answer

"Multiple Matrix activities" allow creating a question offering multiple answers, but these answer options may be inserted in a text or a table. 

This type of activity is divided in two areas:

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

B. Answer options. This area may also include more answer options and/or new "Columns" that include new contents.

Setup process

  • Step 1. Create the activity
  • Step 2. Set up activity properties
  • Step 3. Set up the wording
  • Step 4. Add answer options
  • Step 5. Advanced layout design: how to add columns

Step 1. Create the activity

There are two preset templates available to add a Single Matrix activity: an empty activity or an activity where various answer options are inserted inside a table (Single matrix).

A. Activities with table format help to quickly create an activity where we can select one or more correct options per row and/or column.

B. Empty activities allow us to create activities from scratch and customise them.

Step 2. Set up activity properties

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

PROPERTY

DESCRIPTION

Title

Activity title.

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).

Competences

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 3. Set up the wording

1. Write the text for the question (see Section 5.10.) in the Author's Guide to check the setup options available for texts).

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

Step 4. Add answer options

Paso 4. Añade opciones de respuesta

3. Selecciona el texto que encontrarás debajo del enunciado. Debes redactar el contenido que deseas y dejar los espacios correspondientes a las opciones de respuesta.

4. Sitúa el cursor en el sitio del texto donde quieres añadir una opción. En el editor de textos, despliega el menú "Componentes"y selecciona "Opción Matrix Multiple". La opción se añadirá en el texto. Repite la operación con tantas opciones como necesites.

5. Tras añadir todas las opciones deseadas, selecciona una opción correcta, accede a la pestaña "Propiedades" y márcala como verdadera en la propiedad "Corrrecto". Repite el proceso en todas las opciones que sean correctas.

Step 5. Advanced layout design: how to add columns

Normally wordings and answer options are enough to configure activities correctly, but sometimes we want to add especial elements (images, audios, etc.) to 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 "It's the last column".


PROPERTYDESCRIPTION

Size

This is the size occupied by a column inside a row. Columns can occupy 1-12 spaces.

Offset

This option allows creating a breaking space on the left of the column, which can be visually noticed. Offset can have 1-12 spaces.

It's the last column

This property allows marking a column as the last column within a row. This means that the second column will be placed below the first column, so that the third column appears as the last one within the row. So, this example shows that more options could have been included in the first row, but we have decided to insert them in the next row.