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Types of Screens

ArcLab offers a variety of screen types that you can add to your module to engage your learners and/or to meet your diverse organisational needs. Learn about the functions of these different screens and their specific configuration settings.

Information Screen

The Information screen is where you display your textual and visual content to your learners. From titles, instructions, descriptions, explanations, to summaries, this will be your go-to screen. 

ūüí° Tip: Learners learn and respond better to bite-sized information that is short, sharp, and succinct! Avoid packing too much information into your screens/module.

1. Font Size. Select and adjust font size for the text on your screen – from Small, Medium, to Large.

2. Text Alignment. Toggle the text alignment on your screen – left, centre, or right aligned.

3. Show Current Score. Toggle Yes/No to show cumulative score obtained by the learner on your screen.

4. Display Media. Toggle Yes/No to enable media display on your screen.

* Font Size, Text Alignment, and Show Current Score are standard screen configuration settings that are available across all types of screens.

Multiple-Choice Question Screen

The Multiple-Choice Question screen enables your learners to select one option from a set of options you provide. It is an easy and effective way for you to collect polls and/or to assess your learners’ understanding.

1. Display Media. Toggle Yes/No to enable media display on your screen.

2. Question Type. Toggle Quiz/Poll to switch between a quiz or a poll type question. A poll type question will have no correct answer, answer explanation(s), retries and display hint, and score computed. 

3. Time Limit. Toggle Yes/No to set a time limit (in seconds) to your question.

4. Number of Options. Toggle 2/3/4 to set the number of options to display to your learners. 

5. Correct Answer. Set the correct answer based on the options presented to your question.

6. Answer Explanation. Add answer explanation to each option selected by your learners to facilitate learning.

7. Allow Retries and Display Hint. Toggle Yes/No to enable your learners to retry the question and/or to display a hint to prompt them towards the correct answer. Set the maximum number of attempts permitted (up to 6) using the slider and add the hint (optional) that will be presented whenever your learners select the wrong option.

8. Display Percentage. Toggle Yes/No to display the percentage of learners who have responded to each option presented.

9. Question Tag. Add a label or classification to your question for a more detailed profiling of your learners’ performance – illustrated by a radar chart in your Learner Analytics dashboard. Learn more about question tagging in our Question Tags article.¬†

Multiple Select Question Screen

The Multiple Select Question screen enables your learners to select one or more¬† options from a set of options you provide. Similar to the Multiple-Choice Question screen, you can use it to collect polls and/or to assess your learners’ understanding.

1. Display Media. Toggle Yes/No to enable media display on your screen.

2. Question Type. Toggle Quiz/Poll to switch between a quiz or a poll type question. A poll type question will have no correct answer, answer explanation(s), retries and display hint, and score computed. 

3. Time Limit. Toggle Yes/No to set a time limit (in seconds) to your question.

4. Number of Options. Toggle 3/4/5/6 to set the number of options to display to your learners. 

5. Correct Answer. Set the correct answer(s) based on the options presented to your question.

6. Answer Explanations. Add answer explanation to the correct or wrong options selected by learners to facilitate learning. 

7. Allow Retries and Display Hint. Toggle Yes/No to enable your learners to retry the question and/or to display a hint to prompt them towards the correct answer(s). Set the maximum number of attempts permitted (up to 6) using the slider and add the hint (optional) that will be presented whenever your learners select the wrong option(s).

8. Display Percentage. Toggle Yes/No to display the percentage of learners who have responded to each option presented. 

9. Question Tag. Add a label or classification to your question for a more detailed profiling of your learners’ performance – illustrated by a radar chart in your Learner Analytics dashboard. Learn more about question tagging in our Question Tags article.¬†

Open-Ended Question Screen

The Open-Ended Question screen enables your learners to enter an open-ended response to your question. You can use it to collect open-ended feedback from your learners or to compose a more challenging open-ended question to assess your learners’ understanding.

1. Display Media. Toggle Yes/No to enable media display on your screen.

2. Optional. Toggle Yes/No to enable optional or mandatory responding from your learners.

3. Time Limit. Toggle Yes/No to set a time limit (in seconds) to your question.

Auto-Grading

Click the Auto-Grading tab on the rightmost column of your Editor and toggle Yes/No to enable auto-grading for your open-ended question. ArcLab helps you save the manual work by automatically grading your learners’ answers based on the correct/wrong keywords that you specify.

ūüí°¬†Tip: Keep your auto-grading enabled open-ended questions specific and well-defined. Avoid constructing vague and abstract questions that could generate a diverse variety of responses from learners.

1. Correct Keywords. Enter the correct keywords(s) to your question. Keyword(s) are punctuation-sensitive. Non-Roman languages (e.g. Mandarin, Korean, Japanese) are supported. For Smart-Translated modules, the keywords entered will also be automatically translated to your select language(s).  

2. Correct keyword configuration.

  • Add alternative term. Add other acceptable terms or synonyms to your correct keyword.¬†
  • Assign word as absolute.¬†Answers with absolute correct keyword(s) will be graded as correct regardless of any wrong keyword(s) found, unless the answer also contain absolute wrong keyword(s). Absolute wrong keyword(s) take precedence over absolute correct keyword(s).
  • Delete keyword. Remove keyword from auto-grading.¬†

3. Wrong Keywords. Enter the wrong keyword(s) to your question. Keyword(s) are punctuation-sensitive. Non-Roman languages (e.g. Mandarin, Korean, Japanese) are supported. For Smart-Translated modules, the keywords entered will also be automatically translated to your select language(s).  

4. Wrong keyword configuration.

  • Add alternative term. Add other acceptable terms or synonyms to your wrong keyword.¬†
  • Assign word as absolute.¬†Answers with absolute wrong keyword(s) will be graded as wrong regardless of any correct keyword(s) found. Absolute wrong keyword(s) take precedence over absolute correct keyword(s).
  • Delete keyword. Remove keyword from auto-grading.¬†
5.¬†Minimum number of correct keywords. Specify the minimum number of correct keywords in learner’s answer for the question to be graded as correct.
 
6.¬†Minimum number of wrong keywords. Specify the minimum number of wrong keywords in learner’s answer¬†for the question to be graded as wrong.
 
7. Allow Retries and Display Hint. Toggle Yes/No to enable your learners to retry the question and/or to display a hint to prompt them towards the correct answer(s). Set the maximum number of attempts permitted (up to 6) using the slider and add the hint (optional) that will be presented whenever your learners indicate the wrong answer.
 
8. Answer Explanations. Add answer explanation to the correct or wrong answers indicated by learners to facilitate learning. 
 
9.¬†Question Tag. Add a label or classification to your question for a more detailed profiling of your learners’ performance – illustrated by a radar chart in your¬†Learner Analytics¬†dashboard. Learn more about question tagging in our¬†Question Tags¬†article.¬†

Word Unscramble Screen

The Word Unscramble screen enables your learners to rearrange and solve scrambled words to form the correct words or phrases.¬†You can use it to gamify learners’ assessment and create more engagement for them!

1. Display Media. Toggle Yes/No to enable media display on your screen.

2. Make Media Full Screen. Toggle Yes/No to enable full screen display of your media.

3. Time Limit. Toggle Yes/No to set a time limit (in seconds) to your question.

4. Max Attempts. Set the maximum number of attempts permitted (up to 6) using the slider. 

5. Include Extra Letters. Toggle Yes/No to increase the number of letters in the pool of scrambled words to up the challenge for your learners.

6. Correct Answer. Enter the correct answer/word. 

7. Answer Explanations. Add answer explanation to the correct or wrong answers indicated by learners to facilitate learning. 

8.¬†Question Tag. Add a label or classification to your question for a more detailed profiling of your learners’ performance – illustrated by a radar chart in your¬†Learner Analytics¬†dashboard. Learn more about question tagging in our¬†Question Tags¬†article.¬†

Likert Scale Screen

The (5-point) Likert Scale screen enables you to collect and measure your learners’ attitude and opinions with a greater degree of nuance than a simple ‚Äúyes/no‚ÄĚ question. It can be used flexibly to measure a variety of sentiments from your learners; from agreement, satisfaction, frequency, to desirability.

NanoCred Screen

Reward and motivate your learners with digital badges/trophies! The NanoCred screen can also be used as a form of accreditation in recognition of your learners’ performance and completion of your training module/programme. It will only be presented at the end of a module after a learner’s scores has been computed.

1. Upload NanoCred Badge. Click to upload a customized NanoCred Badge/Trophy, using your own image or by using a stock image. Use an image with transparent background for best results.

2. Nano Credential Name. Give your NanoCred Badge/Trophy a name.

3. Minimum Score. Set a minimum score that your learners have to achieve in order for the NanoCred Badge/Trophy to be awarded. 

4. Valid for. Set a validity period for your NanoCredential to keep your learners relevant.

5. Upload Signature. Upload a signature to make it official.

A digital NanoCred certificate (pdf format) can be automatically generated and emailed to your learners who have achieved the NanoCred Badge/Trophy. Activate this feature from your Module Settings > Manage Email > Send an email to learner upon completion. Check out our Automated Analytics Report article to learn more.

Form Screen

The Form screen enables you to collect any other information or details from your learners. This is a particularly useful screen especially for public modules if you wish to obtain particulars from your anonymous learners. You can add up to 5 fields in the screen, customise each field label, and its respective placeholder text.

1. Optional. Toggle Yes/No to enable optional or mandatory responding from your learners.

2. Field label. Give your field a label (e.g. Name, Age, Job Role)

3. Field placeholder text. Give your field a placeholder text as an additional description or example of information required for the particular field.

4. + Add new form field. Add additional field(s) to your form screen (up to 5 fields).

End Screen

The End screen is a standard screen across all your ArcLab modules. It enables learners to view the total score achieved for a module, retry/return to dashboard, navigate to a different webpage, and/or share the module on their social media platforms Рyou can configure this under Module Settings > Manage Learners > Share Through Social Media; learn more in our Private vs Public Modules article.

1. Show Current Score. Toggle Yes/No to show cumulative score obtained by the learner on your screen.

2.¬†Show different page to learners with different scores?. Toggle¬†Yes/No to direct learners with different scores to different resources (via weblink) when they click on the Call-to-Action Button on their End screen (e.g.¬†reviewing the basics for those who didn’t do so well, power activities for those who ace-d your module).¬†If toggled No, learners will be directed to the weblink that you entered into your screen preview when they click on the Call-to-Action Button.

3. Allow learners to try again?.¬†Toggle¬†Yes/No¬†to allow learners to re-attempt the module. If toggled No, button will be disabled (for individual module invitation) or replaced with a “Return to dashboard” button (for folder invitation).¬†

FAQ

Check if navigation is enabled for your module under Module Settings > Question Settings > Enable Navigation. If navigation is enabled for your module, answers explanations, retries & hints, and question time limit will not be revealed or activated. This is to prevent learners from obtaining an artificially perfect score.

For Multiple-Choice Questions, learners will be automatically graded as wrong. For Multiple-Select, Open-Ended, and Word Unscramble questions, learners will be graded based on whatever response/answer(s) that they have indicated before the timer runs out.

There is no need edit the “Learner Name” on NanoCred screen from your Editor.

For private modules, the “Learner Name” will be¬†automatically¬†replaced by the name of the learner attempting the module.¬†

For public modules, since the learner’s identity cannot be tracked, the “Learner Name” will be automatically replaced by the word “You¬†(i.e. “ArcLab Trophy is awarded to You“).

Ensure that the media file format being uploaded is in a supported format and is within the maximum file size limit. Supported image and video files formats include JPG/PNG/GIFs, with maximum file size limit of 5MB, and MPG/AVI/MP4/MOV/FLV, with maximum file size limit of 1GB, respectively. 

You can upload a maximum of 1GB video for each screen in your module. That is equivalent to approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour of video length at 720p (HD). 

You may use built-in software on your computer or free third party services such as Optimazilla (for images), Ezgif (for GIFs), or FreeConvert (for videos) to compress or optimise your media files.

It is likely that your learner is not connected to a stable network connection. For modules with high number of videos or videos with long duration, it is recommended that learners’ mobile devices are connected to a WIFI instead of their cellular network. This helps to reduce their data usage and also ensures a more stable and smooth video viewing experience.

For images, ensure that the image is properly cropped and adjusted to fit the media display window. For GIFs, ensure that it has a dimension of 828 x 600 pixels before uploading. You may use free third party services/software such as Ezgif to resize or optimise your GIFs.

The End Screen on your module is present by default and they cannot be deleted. Apart from providing key functions to your learners upon their completion (e.g. try again, return to dashboard, total score obtained), the End Screen also gives us an indication to whether a particular learner has completed their module Рthus allowing their responses to be registered and stored on your Learner Analytics. 

Your learners will not be able to see any changes that you have made to your module until you have published those changes by clicking the Publish button at the top right of your editor. 

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