The following reflects the content of the videos on How to set up Apps. 

Hypothesis Scratchpad

The Hypothesis Scratchpad helps students to formulate hypotheses. The tool can be also used to offer ready (or partial)- made hypotheses for students, which means that the hypotheses are created on the authoring environment (Graasp) by the teacher. Students can use predefined variables and cause and effect terms available on the top of the tool. They can drag and drop terms to the hypothesis box to create a hypothesis. To change the order of the terms, simply drag and drop them in the correct position. Additional words can be added by dragging the “type your own” box to the hypothesis box and typing. Words can be deleted by dragging them outside of the green box. Students can show how confident they are in the validity of their hypothesis by using the confident meter (horseshoe next to the hypothesis).

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The Hypothesis Scratchpad

Below you can see what other actions can be made in the Hypothesis Scratchpad:

1   Add more hypotheses.

1  Delete an individual hypothesis.

 3  Delete all the hypotheses.

 9    3  Undo or Redo changes made.

You can also watch the video Hypothesis Scratchpad available on http://support.golabz.eu/video/hypothesis-tool

Configuration of the Hypothesis Scratchpad

This section explains how to configure the Hypothesis Scratchpad. To adjust the content of the Hypothesis Scratchpad, click on the gear icon  1 and the configuration window will open.

You can edit the conditionals or variables simply by clicking on them (will be highlighted in green) and changing the text. You can remove a term by selecting the term and then by clicking on the minus icon. To add more terms, click on the plus icon. To change the order of the terms, select and move them up or down by clicking on the up or down arrows. This can be also done by clicking on the up or down arrows on your keyboard. 

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The configuration window of the Hypothesis Scratchpad

On the bottom of the configuration window, you can check if your students see the confidence meter and if they can type their own terms. With the sliders you can set the minimum and maximum number of hypotheses students must create.

You can also watch the video Configuration of the Hypothesis Scratchpad available on http://support.golabz.eu/video/hypothesis-tool

Question Scratchpad Tool

The Question Scratchpad helps students formulate research questions. Students can use pre-defined variables and cause and effect terms available on the top of the tool. These terms can be drag and drop in the question box below. Students can also type their own words as they include pre-defined terms.

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The Question Scratchpad tool

Individual research questions can be deleted by clicking on the trash bin icon  1 , and can be added by clicking on the plus icon  1 .

The eraser icon  1  is used to delete all the content of the Question Scratchpad.

The three-quarter turn icons can be used to undo  1  and redo  1  changes made.

You can also watch the video Question Scratchpad Tool available on http://support.golabz.eu/video/question-tool

Configuration of the Question Scratchpad Tool

This section demonstrates how you can configure the Question Scratchpad. A related demo video, named Configuration of the Question Scratchpad is also available on http://support.golabz.eu/video/question-tool

To adjust the content of the Question Scratchpad click on the gear icon 1. The configuration window is shown in the figure below.

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The configuration window of the Question Scratchpad

You can edit the conditionals and variables simply by clicking on them and changing the text. To remove a term, click on it, which means it will be highlighted in green and then click the minus icon. To add more terms, click on the plus icon. To change the order of the terms, select them and move them by clicking on the up and down arrow buttons. This can be also done by clicking on the up or down arrows on your keyboard. With the sliders you can set the minimum and maximum of questions students must create.

 

Concept Mapper

Concept Mapper is an app that allows students to create concept maps by using predefined concepts or type their own and set the relations between the concepts.

When the main interface is clicked, a pop-up window with predefined terms appears, as shown in the figure below. Students can select a term or type their own.

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Predefined and new terms

The color of a text box can be changed by clicking on the brush icon  1 

A term can be deleted by clicking on it and then clicking on the trash bin  1 

To change the position of a term, simply click and drag.

When the  1  arrow is clicked the relations between concepts mode is activated and the button is highlighted in green. To draw a relation line, click and drag from one concept to another and name the relation, either by typing a new word/phrase or by selecting a predefined relation. Naming the relation is obligatory. 

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Relations between concepts

The other buttons perform the following actions:

1     Delete all content of concept map.

1  1   Undo or Redo changes made.

1     Center concept map on the screen.

1    Change the layout of the concept map to a more compact form.

You can also watch the video Concept Mapper available on http://support.golabz.eu/video/concept-mapper

Configuration of the Concept Mapper

This section provides a detailed explanation on how to configure the Concept Mapper app. It reflects the content of the video Configuration of the Concept Mapper available on http://support.golabz.eu/video/concept-mapper

To begin the configuration, click on the gear icon  1  and open the Concept Mapper options drop-down menu as shown in the figure below.

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Concept Mapper options

To add predefined concepts students can use in their concept map, click on the plus icon and type the concept. To delete a concept, select it, which means it will be highlighted in green and click on the minus icon. To reorder the position of the terms, select the terms you want to move up or down and click on one of the arrows. The same actions, namely creating, removing or reordering, works the same way for links. See the figure below.

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Creating, removing, reordering terms

Experiment Design Tool (TB+)

The Experiment Design tool

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Configuration of the Experiment Design Tool

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Viewer

Configuration of the Viewer

With the Viewer app your students can view data from apps used in previous phases of an ILS. To configure the Viewer, click on the gear icon  1.

The configuration window of the Viewer app is shown in the figure below.

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The configuration window of the Viewer

Select the phase of the ILS where the app you want to extract data from is situated. In the example shown in the figure above, the Conceptualization phase was selected. Then select the app from which you want to show the data. In our example, the Hypothesis Scratchpad was selected. When you do nothing else, a standard text will be shown with the Viewer tool (see Use standard in the figure). Otherwise, you can select Use my own and type your own Application title and/or Text shown when the student has not yet filled in the selected application.

You can also watch the video Configuration of the Viewer which is available on http://support.golabz.eu/video/configuration-of-the-viewer

 

Table Tool

Configuration of the Table Tool

This section explains how you can use and edit the Table Tool. It reflects the content of the video Table Tool available on http://support.golabz.eu/video/table-tool.

The Table Tool helps you create a table by defining the columns and rows your students can fill it in with text or numbers. To adjust the content of the Table Tool, click on the gear icon   1  and then click on the Table tool options drop-down menu as shown in the figure below.

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The configuration window of the Table Tool

You can change the name of the columns and rows by typing the text. To add more columns and/or rows click the plus icon. With the minus icon you can remove a selected row or column. To change the order of the rows and columns, use the up and down arrow icons. This can be also done by clicking on the up or down arrows on your keyboard. You can also type a name of the column showing the row names. Close the configuration window by clicking the cross icon  1 .

The figure below shows an example of an adjusted table in the student view of an ILS.

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An example of table in an ILS

Students can fill in the cells of the table by using the keyboard. They can undo and redo changes made by using the three-quarter turn icons, while the eraser can be used to delete all the content of the table.

 

Conclucion Tool

The Conclusion Tool helps students formulate their conclusions by checking whether the results of experiments support their hypotheses and/or questions.

In the Conclusion Tool students can view their previously made hypotheses and/or questions. For example, in the figure below two hypotheses are shown, retrieved from the Hypothesis Scratchpad app in the Conceptualization phase. A hypothesis is activated (highlighted in green) by simply clicking on it.

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The Conclusion Tool interface

The plus icon  1  can be used to add data collected earlier in the ILS. Students can select the kind of data to add, meaning data graphs or observations. Then, the selected data is loaded by clicking the play icon  1 , as shown in the figure below.

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Data loading window

The next figure shows an example in which a data graph and an observation have been added to support the second hypothesis.

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Work in progress in the Conclusion Tool

Data is enlarged by double clicking on it and can be deleted using the minus icon  1 .

For each hypothesis, students can re-adjust the confidence meter and the text box below can be used to explain their changing confidence.

Clicking on the eraser icon  1 all the content of the Conclusion Tool is deleted.

The three-quarter turn icons can be used to undo  1  and redo  1  changes made.

You can also watch the video Conclusion Tool available on http://support.golabz.eu/video/conclusion-tool

 

Configuration of the Conclusion Tool

This section explains how you can configure the Conclusion Tool. A related demo video, named Configuration of the Conclusion Tool, is available on http://support.golabz.eu/video/configuration-of-the-conclusion-tool. To change the settings of the Conclusion Tool, click on the gear icon  1 and then click on the Conclusion tool options drop-down menu as shown in the figure below.

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Conclusion tool options

Check or uncheck the information (i.e., data graphs, confidence meter and observations) students can load in the tool to form their conclusion. It is important to ensure that you’ve added the apps to the ILS from which you want students to load data. For instance, if the Use observations is checked, this will give your students the option to load their observations from the observation app to help them formulate a conclusion.

Unchecking all options will give students only the option to create a conclusion without any information from previously used apps in the ILS.

 

Report Tool (TB+)

The Report Tool

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Configuration of the Report Tool

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Observation Tool

The Observation Tool allows students to record observations made during experimenting (see figure below). Observations recorded in the tool can later be retrieved in the Conclusion Tool as a basis for drawing conclusions.

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The Observation Tool

The plus icon  1 can be used to add new observations. Clicking on the minus icon  1 deletes a single observation. When using the eraser icon  1  the entire content of the Observation Tool is deleted. The three-quarter turn icons can be used to undo  1 and redo  1 changes made.

You can also watch the video Observation Tool available on http://support.golabz.eu/video/observation-tool

 

Quest Tool

The Quest tool can be added to an ILS to include a questionnaire or survey. This section explains how you can configure and customize your questionnaires. To start configuring the Quest Tool click on the gear icon  1 .

In the configuration window the overview mode is activated, as shown in the figure below.

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The overview of the Quest configuration window

The question that is currently selected is highlighted between green lines. New questions can be added by typing the text in the question box. To change the order of the questions, simply click and drag a question to the correct position. To edit a question, select it and then click on the Edit button. The Edit mode is shown in the figure below.

The question can be edited by typing the text in the question box. The following actions can be performed in the Edit mode:

1   Create a Likert-scale item. The smileys scale is active by default. However, you can select to create a new scale (e.g. Totally agree, Agree, etc.).

1  Create a multiple-choice question. You can create the available options by typing the text in the answer boxes.

1  Create an open-ended question. You can include a hint (e.g. what students have to enter in the answer box) and adjust the size of the answer box.

  1    Add a header before a question.

  1   Add an image by entering an image URL. You can change the size and the layout of the image (e.g. image above text, etc.)

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The Edit mode of the Quest configuration window

Close the configuration window of the Quest tool by clicking on the cross icon  1 .

To view the results of the questionnaire, click on the cap icon  1 .

You can also watch the video Quest Tool available on http://support.golabz.eu/video/quest-tool

 

Quiz Tool

The Quiz tool can be added to an ILS to create a quiz with multiple-choice, yes/no, and open-ended questions. This document explains how you can configure and customize your quizzes to fit your learning goals. To start configuring the Quiz Tool click on the gear icon  1 .

In the configuration window the overview mode is activated, as shown in the figure below.

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The overview of the Quiz Tool configuration window

The question that is currently selected is highlighted between green lines. New questions can be added by typing the text in the question box. To edit a question, select it and then click on the Edit button. The Edit mode is shown in the figure below.

The question can be edited by typing the text in the question box. The following actions can be performed in the Edit mode:

1Add an image by entering an image URL. You can change the size and the layout of the image (e.g. image above text, etc.)

2Create a multiple-choice question. You can create the available options by typing the text in the answer boxes. You can include feedback on why an answer is wrong or right and adjust the number of attempts that students have, to give an answer. You can select if you wish to show the correct answer.

2Create a two-way question (e.g. yes/no, true/false). You can include feedback on why an answer is wrong or right and adjust the width of the buttons.

2Create an open-ended question. You can include a hint (e.g. what students have to enter in the answer box) and adjust the size of the answer box.

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The Edit mode of the Quiz Tool configuration window

Questions related to chemistry, mathematics and physics are currently under construction. Close the configuration window of the Quest tool by clicking on the cross icon  1 .

You can also watch the video Quest Tool available on https://support.golabz.eu/video/quiz-tool 

 

SpeakUp

The SpeakUp App

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Brainstorming with SpeakUp in an ILS

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Time Planner

The Time Planner App

The Time Planner is an app that students can use to specify the time they expect to be working on the different phases of an ILS. The teacher can set an expected total time which is shown at the bottom of the app (see figure below). In the main window, all specified phases are shown, and the student can fill in how much time he or she expects to work on that phase. The sum of all phases must be equal to the time set by the teacher. The number next to the total will then turn green. This planning works in collaboration with the Time Checker app (see https://www.golabz.eu/app/time-checker).

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The Time Planner app

You can also watch the video Time Planner available on http://support.golabz.eu/video/time-planner

 

Configuration of the Time Planner

This section explains how you can configure the Time Planner. It reflects the content of the video Configuration of the Time Planner available on http://support.golabz.eu/video/configuration-time-planner

To change the settings of the Time Planner, click on the gear icon  1  and then open the Specify time planning drop-down menu. For each phase of the ILS, enter a description in which you explain what a student is expected to do. In most cases, you leave the description of the last phase of the ILS open. Leaving it open will exclude the last phase because this phase will most likely be the phase where students have to reflect on their planning. Then specify the total time needed for a student to complete the whole ILS. Figure 1 presents an example of the configuration of the Time Planner.

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The configuration window of the Time Planner app

Time Checker

The Time Checker shows the time spent by the student compared to his or her own planning (see figure below). This app works in collaboration with the Time Planner app (see https://www.golabz.eu/app/time-planner) and reflects on the information given by the student.

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The Time Checker app

The student sees his or her estimated times from the Time Planner in the green horizontal bars. The real time spent in each phase is presented just below each green bar, with a blue bar. When you hover your mouse over the estimated time or real time, only that information is shown in the bar chart. To refresh the information shown in the bar chart click on the refresh icon  1 .

You can also watch the video Time Checker available on http://support.golabz.eu/video/time-checker

 

Timeline App

The Timeline is an app that visualizes how much time is spent in each phase of an ILS. In the main window of this app, all time spent by all students in all different phases of an ILS is shown (see figure below). When you hover the mouse above one of the bars, the information is specified. To highlight one of the phases, click on that phase name in the top of the Timeline app.

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The Timeline App

When the check-box Show app activity is checked, you can see how much time a student was actively working on an app in each phase and how many actions did he or she performed (see figure below). The Select a date drop-down menu gives you the option to select a different date on which the ILS is used.

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The Timeline App with the app activity

To refresh the information shown in the timeline click on the refresh icon  1 .

You can also watch the video Timeline App available on http://support.golabz.eu/video/timeline-app

 

Phase Transitions

The Phase Transitions app provides student with a graphical overview of the time spent in phases and switching between phases over time, as shown in the figure below. All phases of the ILS are shown on the y-axis. The horizontal bars show how much time the student has spent in each phase.

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The Phase Transitions app

To refresh the information shown in the bar chart, click on the refresh icon  1 .

The Phase Transitions app can optionally include reflection questions, as shown in the figure below.

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The Phase Transitions app with reflection questions

You can also watch the video Phase Transitions available on http://support.golabz.eu/video/phase-transition

 

In-App Help Function (TB+)

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Configuration of a General Tool in an ILS (Calculator)

This section describes how you can use apps as general tools in an ILS, which means they are available in all phases of an ILS. It reflects the content of the video Configuration of a General Tool in an ILS (Calculator) available on http://support.golabz.eu/video/configuration-of-a-general-tool-in-an-ils-calculator

In this instruction, the calculator is been used as the general tool. You can do this by simply adding the calculator in the main folder of an ILS, as depicted in the figure below. Click on the plus icon, choose Add App, type Calculator on the select app box and click on the Calculator.

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The Calculator in the main folder of an ILS

The Calculator will appear in every phase of the ILS, as you can see in the standalone view of the ILS in the figure below. Also, other tools, such as the Viewer or Input box are handy as a general tool.

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The Calculator in the standalone view of the ILS

GoModel App Tutorial (TB+)

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Gear Sketch Lab

The Gear Sketch is a drawing-based learning environment where you can create all kinds of creations with gears. To create a gear, simply draw a circle on the canvas where you want to place a gear. To connect two gears together drag one towards another by clicking in the middle and dragging it. They will connect when the mouse button is released. Gears can also be stacked by dragging a smaller gear upon a bigger gear. In the figure below, you can see the process of drawing, two connected gears and two stacked gears.

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Drawing and connecting gears in the Gear Sketch

To connect two gears by a chain, draw a line around the two gears you want to connect (see figure below). To delete a gear or a chain, simply drag a line through it.

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Gears connected by a chain

To set a gear or a combination of gears in motion, drag an arrow from the top towards the direction you want the gear to turn and then click on the play icon  1 .

A longer arrow results in faster turning. In the figure below, you can see the arrows that have been drawn to set gears in motion.

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Gears in motion

To stop the motion, simply click somewhere in the canvas. This is how you can work with the Gear Sketch.

You can watch the video Gear Sketch (English) available on http://support.golabz.eu/video/gear-sketch-english

The video is also available in Dutch on https://support.golabz.eu/video/gear-sketch-dutch