Exercise Help

Exercises are tasks for testing students' knowledge of representational methods. They are specific to Sessions within Courses , but are reusable by other courses at other times. Upon completion of the exercise, the student is graded for competence.

Creating a New Exercise

To create a new Exercise, click on Create an Exercise at the bottom of the main Exercise page .

Semantic Structure

Each Exercise page has the following semantic properties.

This is the name of the Exercise. Keep it short and descriptive.
An representative image for this exercise, typically an image of the final image that will be produced. Click on Upload file to add an image. Appears in search results.
Briefly describe the purpose of the exercise, what tools the student will use, and what deliverables are expected. Further elaboration will occur later on the page.
Assessment Objectives
The Assessment Objectives are the skills and knowledge areas that the exercise assesses. Structure this as a Bullet List following Assessment objectives include: . Make sure this list is concise because it defines what the student should have learned from the Session.
Evaluation Criteria
Structured as a Definition List , with definitions for what constitutes a High Pass , Pass , Low Pass , and Fail . This is the criteria by which exercise submissions are graded.
Uses Tools
A comma-separated list of tools that are employed within this workflow. This list must be formatted as Studiomaven page-names . The autocomplete feature ought to be useful here.
Uses Workflow
This is the Workflow that discusses the steps in completing all or part of the Exercise. At time of writing, Workflows are referenced by a 6-digit number, not by the title or name of the Workflow. To find the 6-digit number, navigate to the desired Workflow page, and copy the Page Name from the URL (it should be something like Workflow:###### ). Use the autocomplete feature to enter the Workflow into the form.
Exercise Type
The Problem Set exercise type is a single task that can be completed using the given resources. The Project exercise type is more long-term. The assessment objectives aren't as clear because more creativity is involved, so its grading is more subjective. It may be a short studio problem that may take multiple weeks, and a pin-up may be needed for grading.

Free-Text Structure

Each Exercise page should more-or-less adhere to follow the following structure.

A more in-depth discussion about how to complete the exercise. Include links to relevant Workflows, helpful tips, and what to pay attention to while completing the exercise. This content should be under a level 2 heading called "Instructions".
State exactly what is due for grading, and when it is due. For example, a good statement is, "Document will be turned in as a PDF by the following Monday, April 16, at 2pm." Also specify further details, such as image size, as needed. This content should be under a level 2 heading called "Submission".
Links to files and other resources stored on the Studiomaven Dropbox and any reference material that was used in the creation of the Exercise. Structured as a level 2 heading called "Files". List each file in a Definition List .