Facets on Tags
There are 3 types of Facets to be aware of:
- Content (Exam, Module, Subject, Topic & Subtopic)
All the content tag facets work together as part of a linear hierarchy. Which can be used to describe the material. Exam, Module, Subject, Topic and Subtopic. Exam is the highest level way to group your content getting more specific as you move down the hierarchy to Subtopic.
In the examples below I've left out Exam and Module to keep it as simple as possible, as they can be very specific to each use case.
Looking at subject, topic and subtopic on Synap to show a relationship between tags. In theory can set these facets on any tags, however you should be looking for a relationship between all 3 first.
In the example above I have defined Alcohol, as the subject, as it what all of its corresponding topics and subtopics have in common.
Topics I've picked Wine, Spirits, Beers because their corresponding subtopics can be grouped together by that topic. Spirits relates to Whiskey and Vodka, but not to IPA and Lager. All of them still relate to Alcohol, the subject
Finally I have defined Red wine, to Lagers as subtopics as they are all independent enough from each other but are related back to their corresponding topic and subject.
It's important to remember that these are all still tags, we are just adding an extra layer of definition on top of them.
Once you've defined a set of content tags, users, admins and educators will be able to see a attempt breakdown against each facet in the results for that quiz or exam.
All the content tag facets work together as part of a linear hierarchy. Which can be used to describe the learning material.
Assign tags a skill facet to leverage the score by skill. We don't impose any requirements on what is or isn't a skill. You may find there is some overlap between skills and content tags, for example algebra is a skill but also a subject. The trick here is to prioritise what you want the users to see and visualise.
We recommend that skills be something that is shared across quizzes and questions, possibly something that goes across different topics.
Similar to skill , difficulty tags a will display a score on an attempt by difficulty. We don't impose any requirements on what is or isn't a difficulty. Tags that require are difficulty facet should be fairly independent and easy to identify from all other facet types.
Easy, Medium and Hard are the the standard selection, but you may have Level 1, 2, 3 or another system to rank the difficulty of questions.
By leveraging facets and tags you can provide your users with more insights, and more useful data on what they need to work on.
Remember that facets are just a type of tag, so have a think about what is important to your portal, what is your: content, skills and difficulty. You can test them out with your admin account and make changes after.
Navigate the tag pages or search for your tags (remembering they are case sensitive) by default tags will not be visible to students. If you wish to change this use the edit button and set to visible to students = Yes.
You can use the pencil icon to edit your tags and set facets