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
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.
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 .