Learning Catalytics provides a searchable shared question library, with thousands of questions that include both Pearson content and community-contributed content. You might want to search the question library when you are:
Creating a module for a course and looking for questions to include. At the bottom of the Add Questions and Customize Module page, click:
Add a question from the library
Exploring available content, which you can clone (copy and edit) and add to a module later. In the instructor navigation bar, click:
If you create or clone a question that works well in your courses, you can share it to make it available to other instructors.
Note: You cannot clone content provided by Pearson.
You can use the filter options in any combination. The more criteria you select, the more targeted your search results will be. As you select and clear options, the resulting list of questions changes dynamically.
Content source. Select Pearson content or community-contributed content, or click x to select from both sources.
Discipline. The default discipline is the one most closely related to your Mastering discipline. You can select a different discipline or sub-discipline, or click x to select from all disciplines.
Book. If you are including Pearson content in your search, some disciplines list textbooks you can use to narrow your search.
Format. Select from among the question formats available in Learning Catalytics, or click x to see questions that use any format.
Added by. Enter any 3-character portion of a question author's name to see a list of names that include those characters, and then select the name you are seeking. If you select your own name, you see all the questions you added or cloned that match the other selected criteria, even if you didn't elect to share the questions. (Others see your questions listed only if you share them.)
Content tag. Click in the field to display an alphabetical list of tags that have been applied to questions from the content source and discipline currently selected. Select as many tags as you'd like. Each tag you add potentially increases the length of the list of questions. Tags perform an OR search, not an AND search, which means each question must contain at least one of the tags you select, not all of the tags.
Search. You can enter a single string to find questions that contain that string.
In the results list, click any question to open it. There you see the following information:
Note: Only when you add a question to a module do you see its default point value. If the default value is 0, students' answers to the question are not automatically scored. You can set a different point value for any question you add, but if you change 0 to ≥ 1, you must manually mark each student's response as either correct or incorrect. For more details, see Learning Catalytics scores and Learning Catalytics automatic and manual scoring.
Depending on whether you are working on a module or exploring and cloning content, you have the following options at the top of the page:
Working in a module:
Exploring and cloning community content:
Note: These options don't apply for questions provided by Pearson.
Should I edit or clone? Read before editing a question...
Think of editing a question like editing a Wikipedia page—you should edit a question when you think the original question author would believe that you are improving it (for example, fixing typos, clarifying wording). However, if you are making substantive changes to the question, then you should clone it instead, to preserve the original version of the question in the library.
Options are available to Like, Dislike, and Comment on a question. You can also select the option to E-mail me when someone comments on this question.
For questions from Pearson, you can use the Contact the publisher link to send a message about an issue with a specific question. If your mail program doesn't open automatically when you click the link, use the following in your To and Subject fields:
Subject: Error report in Learning Catalytics question [question number]
Overview: Learning Catalytics
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