First, let's briefly explain the scoring in the tRAT.
tRAT questions can use a decreasing scoring scale, meaning that with each attempt, marks are deducted.
For instance, a question with say 5 answer options can have the following scoring scale: "4, 2, 1, 0".
This means that if a team select an option that is correct in the first attempt, then they will get 4 marks for this question and they can move on to the next question.
However, if they did not get the correct answer in their first attempt, on their second attempt, if they get the correct answer, then they will only be given 2 marks for the question.
If they did not get the correct answer in their second try, then the next attempt will grant them 1 mark if they choose the right one.
Any other attempts after their third try, regardless of whether they select the correct answer or not will credit 0 marks.
You can change the scale for the tRAT in the Scratchie authoring
Some teachers I know have a tRAT marking scale as "5, 2, -2, -5". Yes, I'm not kidding! 😀
To do this, take a look at the Authoring instructions and then see the Student's view in the other tab.
Make sure you turn on the option in the tRAT (Scratchie tool):
Enabling confidence level display in the tRAT
When reaching the tRAT, students are able to see which answer every peer in their team selected in the iRAT along with the confidence level.
Yes. Some students might be a bit apprehensive about showing their name next to a wrong answer.
Just check the option to "Do not display students' names with confidence levels" option and now students can see that headcounts for each answer and the confidence levels for them, but no names are displayed.
Yes, mark hedging and confidence level play along quite well. When both in use, student will be able to see the distribution of marks each student selected in the iRAT
tRAT showing mark hedging distribution from the iRAT
Yes. But it is optional though -however it is ON by default.
Enabling burning question in Scratchie authoring
The student leader is able to add challenges or burning questions on behalf of the team.
Yes, and each the question order for each team will be different
If you require questions to be shuffled in the tRAT, enable the option to do so as follows.
Yes, all marks can be changed at any time by the tutor/teacher.
All LAMS activities can be mapped to learning outcomes making your curriculum mapping to actual learning activity a breeze!
Mapping curriculum learning outcomes to activities (and questions for that matter) can help you find where a particular learning outcome is covered in your course.
As the teams are answering the tRAT question, you will be able to see their challenges or burning questions in this table.
Burning questions or challenges raised in tRAT
Each question, for which a challenge has been raised, it is displayed along with the team that raised it and the "like count"
The "like count" shows how may teams have "upvoted" this challenge. This is a feature that allows the students to prioritise which challenges are more relevant and should be addressed first.
There is two ways to do this.
Yes, all LAMS activities support reflection upon their complition. See the
End of Activitysection in the Tools' Advanced tab.
Si señor! This is how you do it:
Exporting grades from tRAT
Any change you do to a question in the iRAT or the tRAT will automatically update on the tRAT and iRAT respectively.