When it comes to reinforcing key concepts, nothing is as direct, easy to set up and effective as it is to ask true or false questions. We have seen many users utilise Multiple Choice to do this, however there are a variety of templates available which can perform the same function.
5 Ways to ask true or false questions
Having various methods of interaction within a lesson increases user engagement, and consequently increases retention. In this article, we will cover ways you use other Ed interactive templates to ask true or false questions.
By setting the categories in Categorise to true and false, you can introduce a drag interaction to your lessons. Simply split your statement into two pieces, with the first half in the Title box and the second half in the Answer box, and you’re good to go!
Strikeout allows you to have incorrect words displaying in a sentence, which the user identifies by crossing them out. By setting the incorrect word displayed to have the opposite meaning of the correct word (e.g. should vs shouldn’t) you can create a true or false scenario.
Analytics show a significant number of users answer Strikeout templates correctly, so it can be the perfect template to use when introducing a new concept via true or false for ensuring retention.
3. Missing Word
Setting up a Missing Word slide is as easy as typing in the words which you want to be missing in the sentence (which then appears in the box below). However for an added level of difficulty you can also type decoy words which don’t appear in the sentence – users then have to decide which words will make it correct.
Similar to strikeout, setting the decoy words to have the opposite meaning of the missing word can create a true or false question, where the user has to select if the sentence is / isn’t true.
Carousel offers the same format as Multiple Choice, but asks your users to swipe instead of tap. Changing up interaction types is a simple way to keep your users thinking during an Ed lesson – so introduce a Carousel slide and get swiping!
5. Timed Multiple Choice
Returning to the Multiple Choice template, applying a time limit to the question reinvigorates users by forcing quick decision making. The fact that there are only two options – true or false – means that you can afford to set a shorter timer to force a clutch decision.
Good use of the timer requires thinking when creating the question; give your users too long and there is no sense of jeopardy, but too little time can be frustrating and doesn’t give enough thinking room.