Lesson Exercises are a system generated test drawing on data from each individual lesson to test the learner's knowledge of a particular lesson. Before generating lesson exercises, you need to first configure the exercise. The configuration page for each publisher can be found in Tests.
1. Click on Configuration
2. Select Channel and Level
First, select the Channel you would like to edit. Publishers can have more than one channel, but a OpenLanguage administrator needs to help you configure this.
3. Configure Lesson Exercise
There are 4 types of questions for lesson exercise: 1) Matching 2) Reordering 3) Dictation 4) Choice.
3.1 Configure Matching
Matching exercises ask the learner to match the key and supplementary vocabulary in target language to the source language. First, set question numbers, then item numbers.
Question numbers refer to how many sets of matching questions you'd like to feature; item numbers refer to the pair of words in each set. It is recommended that the publishers calculate an average number of key and supplementary vocabulary in each lesson in order to determine the question numbers and item numbers. For example, if the average number of key and supplementary vocabulary for each lesson is 10, then you may set the questions numbers as 2, and item numbers as 5. If the number of vocabulary exceeds or falls short of the numbers you have configured, you can always edit the questions for each lesson in its dedicated lesson page.
3.2 Configure Reordering
Reordering asks the learner to arrange randomized dialog sentences into the correct order. The system will automatically pull out all the sentences from the dialog.
3.3 Configure Dictation
Dictation asks learners to type out the audio recording they hear. The recordings feature vocabulary and expansion sentences in the lesson. Set question numbers. It is recommended that you set 4 questions to keep the test appropriately challenging while manageable.
3.4 Configure Choice
Choice (multiple choice) asks the learner to choose the answer that best matches the blank in a sentence. The data is from the expansion sentences and tests learner's knowledge of the key vocabulary. Set question numbers based on the average number of expansion sentences in a lesson. Set item numbers as 4 which is the standard for multiple choice questions.
Publishers can edit each question type and its content after generating the exercise in the lesson page. (screen shot) Therefore, what you set in Test Configuration should be an average number which provides a base to edit and refine.