Respondus StudyMate

What is it?

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StudyMate Author lets you create ten Flash-based activities and games using four simple question formats, including mathematical problems. Add graphics and audio files to create an even more diverse set of questions. The Flash activities can be used with any web server or published directly to your WebCT Vista online course. StudyMate Author will import items from MS Word files, Respondus Quiz files and publisher test banks, making it easy to create interesting, interactive activities from existing content.}

Uses and Benefits

Academic Uses

  • Assist students in recalling important terms for your course, such as acronyms, chemical compounds and medical ailments
  • Help students improve their foreign language vocabulary using activities like the flash cards
  • Potentially increase student engagement with alternative ways of presenting course content
  • Open avenues for peer to peer learning with competitive games

Authoring

  • Create Flash-based activities and games using an “offline” Windows interface
  • Four templates let you create ten activities and games
  • Insert graphics such as gif, jpeg, bmp, png, and pcx
  • Embed audio files such as mp3 or wav
  • Convert oversized graphics to a suitable size with one click
  • Create algorithmic questions using the “Calculated” template

Preview, Publish and Settings

  • Publish directly to your WebCT Vista online course
  • Select from six language interfaces for activities (Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, and Spanish)
  • Choose settings that meet your accessibility objectives
  • Preview activities and games before generating the Flash object
  • Select only the activities and games wanted for the final Flash object

Examples

Challenge

The Challenge format is similar to the game show Jeopardy where questions are assigned values and arranged according to the categories of your choice. Instructors can set the difficulty of each question and students can freely choose which question they want to answer. It is only available for multiple choice questions.

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Crossword

You can make crossword puzzles with a series of one-answer questions. Answers can have a maximum of 180 characters.

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Fact Cards and Fact Cards Plus

Fact Cards is a study tool that helps students remember different facts and factoids for your course. Students can go through them one by one or randomly shuffle through the set.

Fact Cards Plus has an additional feature where students can choose which category of questions they want help with.

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Fill in the Blank

Create short answer questions where students can fill in the response field with the correct answer.

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Flash Cards

Ask questions using flash cards where students can flip the cards in order to see the correct answer. Students can also choose to show the answers first to help them learn what specific terms are about.

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Glossary

Create a glossary of important terms and factoids students need to learn before your exam. Words are arranged alphabetically based on the first letter of the term.

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Matching

Students will match a series of questions with a list of correct responses. Each set will ask 6 questions and students have to choose from 9 potential answers.

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Pick A Letter

Similar to the game of Hangman, students will respond to questions by choosing the letters that spell the correct answer.

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Quiz

Create quizzes from multiple choice or calculated questions.

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Get Started

Request Respondus StudyMate

Download a copy of Respondus Quiz by visiting https://tools.elearning.ubc.ca and doing the following steps:

  1. Click on StudyMate on the left-hand sidebar and login with your CWL.
  2. Enter your email address and click the SEND EMAIL button.
  3. Click the first link provided to download the Respondus StudyMate installation file.
  4. Please take note of the following:
    • Installation Password
    • Username [e-Learning Utility ID]
    • Password

Installing Respondus StudyMate

How to Use Respondus StudyMate

The user guide is available at http://www.respondus.com/products/userguide.shtml.

Please download the guide for StudyMate Author.

Resources

UBC

Games in Education

Respondus StudyMate Resources

Tips

  • When downloading Respondus StudyMate for the first time, please take note of the following information essential to uploading your activities to Vista:
    Installation Password
    Username [e-Learning Utility ID]
    Password
  • Respondus Quiz is only available on Windows.
  • Sometimes it is easier to write your quizzes or exams ahead of time using a word processor such as word. You can easily import the saved file into Respondus Quiz.
  • Before uploading your activities to Vista, review the games using the Preview function to see if everything is working correctly.
  • Take some time to play with the games as each one will be different and see which ones will be best for your desired teaching and learning outcome.
source: http://wiki.ubc.ca/Documentation:Respondus_StudyMate/Elearning

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