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Using Team to Work with Your Colleagues
In EF Speak, everything belongs to a Team. Upon registration, if you don't belong to any Team (as a new user), a default team will be created. All of your assets, activities are under the team and can be co-edited with other members you invited. Switching Team On the top left of the dashboard, you can switch your team. Team Selection Create team You can view all the teams are in in *Settings ->
How to Create and Share Activity?
What is an Activity? An Activity is a speaking exercise, that you can create and share to your students, and collect their results. You can add the sentences to read-aloud, multiple-choice questions, or other multimedia information, such as image, video or audio. It can be used to practice pronunciation or dialog; for homework or tests; or even just to carry on videos and images with open questions you want the students to think about. There is no limitation on how the platform can be used.
How to Create a Dialog?
Dialog is a perfect format to carry the speaking activity. It is natural and close to the modern way that people chat in the apps. You can easily create a dialog and send it to students for roleplay. 1. Create a dialog step A Dialog is just like other Steps, you can add a dialog by clicking the add button and choose dialog adddialog 2. Setup roles There are at least two roles. You must give them a
How to Embed the Activity in Learning Management Systems?
If you want to embed the activity in any LMS (Learning Management System), the easiest way is to use iFrame. First, you can get the iframe code from the Share feature see: How to Create and Share Activity Then, you can copy paste the iFrame code and put it in your system. You can find the reference of the systems here Moodle: https://docs.moodle.org/310/en/Iframe EdX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM2k5L3iMag Blackb
Publishing Mini-course using Course Builder
Course builder, which is accessible on the main navigation, is a tool where you can build a course, under which sub-courses and activities can be added. To put it simple: a course could have other courses, and could also have activities under it. First create a course by clicking "create" button on the top right, fill in the name, optional background image and description. Then, you can "Link Activity" - add previously created activ
How to Use Tags?
Simply go to "Settings" -> "Tags" to create and manage tags. You can create tag with a selected color. To use the tags in activity and course, just start typing the tag name, and you will see the suggestion. You can add multiple tags. ![Tags](https://storage.cri
How are Points Calculated?
By default, a step has 1 point. There are different scenarios Read-aloud: the point is multiplied by the score (from 0 to 1) of the read-aloud sentence Multiple Choice: you get full point or zero, if you choose the right one or not Dialog: the point is multiplied by the average score (0 to 1) of the read-aloud role you play. Information/Media: no point Tutorial:
Feature Demo in 7 Minutes
The following video will demo the major EF Features in 7 minutes. It covers Login Create and share your first activity with all three types of Steps Uploading assets Managing teams Where to ask for help
How to Use Tutorial Step for Instruction?
Editing Details The information put here will be shown throughout the "slides". You can fill in title, instruction and optionally add media Editing details Adding Slides You can then add slides in the second tab. Each slide holds a piece of text or/and media. ![slides](htt
How to Enable "Go Back" for Activities
In order for students to go back to previous steps in the Activity, you must check the option in advanced options in the Activity editor. Enable "go back"
How to Use Text Extraction to Speed Up Activity Creation?
Text Extraction can extract text from an image. You can take a photo or scan of the book or any handwriting and upload/drag it to the editing field. The system will extract all the texts available for you to insert to the activity text boxes. You can find a [+] on the top right corner of all text boxes. Also refer to this video for a quick walk-through. What if I have only PDFs? You can use
How to Use Youtube Videos?
You can use Youtube videos as media assets, together with your self-uploaded assets in your activities. First, click the select an asset in the activity editor Select an asset Then, click Insert Youtube Video Insert youtube video Finally, copy-paste the Youtube link and you are all set. ![Insert
Open Answer Questions
open answer How to choose Voice or Text type Simply switch the type in the editor as shown below voice or text Test mode In test mode, you can specify preparation time and countdown. Preparation time is the time to prepare th