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How to: Categorise

Key takeaway: The categorise template has three key applications, which can be used in your own microlessons.

The Categorise template, a relatively new addition to the Ed template library, has seen immense success, becoming a staple in many instructional designer’s custom learning content.

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In this article, we will look at some of the variations on the template we have seen most commonly appearing in lessons; Categorise: Classic, True / False and Complete.

Categorise: Classic

The classic version of Categorise, in this version of the template, learners are asked to put something into one of two categories.

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Use the Title field to prime your learner for their current task, and put the item you would like them to categorise in the Answer field. This item could be a statement, a product, a question, or more – if it fits in a category, then you can reinforce your learners on the concept using Categorise: Classic.

Categorise: True or False

In Categorise: True or False, learners must identify whether a statement selected by you is true or false. This variant of the template is a great way to use an easy-to-create question (“True or False?”) in an alternative format to the Multiple Choice template.

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Set the Title of the template to Is the following statement **true** or **false?**, and set the answer to the statement you are questioning the learner on. Occasionally, we have seen instructional designers bolding the categories of True and False to ensure good readability when the learner arrives on the slide, which you can do to your preference.

Categorise: Complete

A Categorise: Complete version of the template gets the learner to complete a sentence by dropping it into one of two categories, which contain different endings to the sentence.

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Set the Title fied to Complete the following statement., and the Answer field to the first half of your sentence. Then, an ending to the sentence in each category – one correct and one incorrect.


Since the Categorise template was introduced three key variants on it have been seeing popularity, which you can include in your own custom learning content. These are:

  • Categorise: Classic
  • Categorise: True or False
  • Categorise: Complete

How have you used the Categorise template in your lessons? Let us know on hello@edapp.com!