Conceptual Overview

Learnosity provides the building blocks required to assemble and deliver rich, online assessments at scale. These blocks are used within the core areas of EdTech products: authoring content, delivering assessments and analyzing results.

Authoring / Assessment / Analytics.

The authoring web pages are where teachers and subject matter experts craft educational content from Learnosity’s Question types. Content is stored in an Item bank.

Example Learnosity authoring web page.

Within student facing educational websites, Learnosity's tools help deliver a diverse range of rich assessments. The tools are intuitive, customizable, scalable, available on multiple platforms, and accessible to the broad spectrum of users with disabilities.

Example Learnosity assessment web page.

The assessment results can then be presented for analysis through Learnosity’s reporting tools. Students can be shown how they performed in tests; teachers can be shown how their class performed; authors can infer how effective their Questions were at measuring the capabilities of a user base.

Example Learnosity analytics web page.

Let’s now learn about the hierarchy of Learnosity components, starting by understanding how they are used to build an assessment website.

Component hierachy

At the center of Learnosity’s functionality is the ability to embed interactive Questions on the web. Authors use Learnosity’s visual authoring tools to create Questions from over 60 Question types.

Sample Question

Questions are complemented by Learnosity’s Features, which provide passages, videos, audio clips, calculators, rulers, protractors and so on.

Sample Question

Questions and Features are grouped and laid out into containers we call Items. An Item might be used to:

  • Combine related or multi-part Questions;
  • Combine a video Feature with an associated Question;
  • Add in rulers, protractors and calculators with associated mathematical Questions.
Sample Question

Multiple Items are combined to create an Activity, which you can think of as the assessment, quiz or a test that an author creates.

Sample Question

We track delivered assessments as sessions. These sessions represent a single student taking a specific activity, at a particular time. The student’s submission of the completed activity can then be analyzed using Learnosity’s reporting tools.

So now you have learned about Learnosity's key concepts, why not dig a little deeper: