Usage and Tips - adaptlearning/adapt-contrib-slider Wiki


  • Sliders are great for recording a numerical value in a question; however they are also useful for gauging opinion and judgement.

  • For example, consider matching the Slider with a component that’s showing a case study based on some previously presented learning. Learners can be asked to watch/read this case study before grading some aspect of performance before the question feedback provides the ‘correct’ score.

  • To further develop this concept the slider feedback can be supported with an ‘expert view’ which highlights the thinking behind how the ‘correct ‘score was arrived at, pointing out specific successes and failures within the case study.

  • This watch, rate and review approach works particularly well when the case study and the review are presented as video.

  • This approach works for case studies, soft skills, the following of procedures and anything where something is open to interpretation.

###Layouts Single or spanned (full width).

###Mobile fall-back If spanned, it will resize to a single width


Here are some techniques for getting the most from Slider:

###General tips on using questions:

  • Consider using questions early in the page to help increase engagement and get the learner reflecting on the topic at hand. This approach helps to engage any existing knowledge as well as provide the learner to self-assess on their current level of understanding. Questions pitched at the right level and accompanied by well-crafted feedback can help create conditions for learning by making clear any existing gaps in knowledge and reinforce the relevance of the training available on the rest of the page.

  • Add questions after key information is presented to allow the learner to self-check and look to use the feedback as an opportunity to provide remedial learning, rather than "Sorry, that’s not right"—instead elaborate on what made the correct options a good choice. Provide the same level of detail for correct feedback as the learner may have just got lucky.

  • Use questions at the end of the page to allow the learner to test their understanding of all the subject matter presented. Look to ask a question that requires more than the recall of some of the facts presented on the page, instead try creating a question that requires the learner to demonstrate a working knowledge of the subject matter.