Spinner assessments in Honeycomb

Author-it Honeycomb User Guide

Spinner assessments can include multiple choice questions only: one to one, categorization, and sequence knowledge checks aren't supported.

In a spinner assessment, you divide all chosen questions into several groups. As the course developer, you choose the number of groups (must be between three and six) and the required number of questions the learner must answer from each group.

The spinner includes different colored segments for each group, with the group name in a key. To spin the pointer, the learner clicks the center of the spinner.

When the learner spins the wheel, the WBT randomly selects a group and a question from that group. After the learner answers each question, the wheel displays to be spun for the next random group/question. This cycle continues until the learner answers the required number of questions from each group.

To add a spinner assessment to a course:

Assessment spinner topic structure

  1. Create an assessment topic (parent) based on the Assessment Group - Spinner template.
  2. Place the slide topic at Level 1 in the book contents. Within this topic, you will find the assessment metadata table. We will discuss this soon.
  3. Add a topic based on the Group template for each group being used on the spinner.
  4. Place the group object as a child element to the assessment topic. Within this topic, indicate the number of questions you want the WBT to use from this group for the assessment.
  5. Add multiple choice questions as child elements to the group topic.

You can add as many questions as you like for each group in Author-it. Remember that the WBT randomly chooses questions from the group and presents them to the learner, until it reaches the number of questions you specified in the group topic. For this reason, you should avoid writing questions which build on each other; that is, don't refer to "previous" question content.