A challenge is not the same as a sequence. What's the difference?
- A sequence is a specific set of activities based on a particular resource (or on multiple resources).
- A sequence requires students to complete only the specified activities AND in the order specified.
- You can set a 'pass mark' for activities within a sequence, so that a student needs to score, say, 90%, in order to pass on to the next activity in the sequence.
- A record of time taken, individual scores and the overall score is uploaded to textivate when a student successfully completes a sequence.
- Teachers can access student scores via the gradebook icon on the textivate home page.
- You create sequences for your resources via the "Sequence" tab on the textivate home page.
- A sequence is usually part of a textivate resource -- the sequence information is stored and uploaded as part of the resource itself.
- See this blog post introducing sequences (and see also the links on that page to other posts related to sequences).
- See this example of a sequence with 18 activities based on a text + match resource (a short text in French + vocab on the subject of "chez moi")
- A challenge can be based on several resources, or just on one resource.
- Students can do any of the activities from any of the resources included in the challenge, in any order they like.
- Points are added to the scoreboard after each activity. Scoreboard points are based on how well the activity is completed, and more difficult activities score more points than easier ones.
- You create challenges via the challenge trophy icon on the textivate home page.
- A challenge is completely separate from your other textivate resources. You can make changes to the challenge at any point without this affecting the resources themselves.
- Students and teachers can access the scoreboard at any time.
- See this blog post introducing challenges.
- See this example of a challenge based on a text + match resource. It's the same short text in French + vocab on the subject of "chez moi" as used in the sequence example above.