Deep Dive: Data Tables

This article series includes component specific instructions for modifying and building activities.

Written by Trevor Register
Updated over a week ago

# Use

Allows the students to collect qualitative and/or quantitative data and create graphs based on this data.

# Sub-Components

When editing components, some sections of the component are required for the activity to save. These sections are marked with a yellow star.

## Prompt

This is the question or instruction for the students to complete the data table and graph.

## Instructor Notes

These are viewable notes in the "Grade by Student" view. They are also seen in the "Grade by Question" view and shown under the correct answer in the "Show Answers and Notes" view.

## Hint

This is additional information that you may want to call out about the question. This information appears under the prompt in italics. Check out this help article to learn more about hints.

## Point Value

This is the point value of the section. Points must be whole numbers starting at 0. If the question has zero points, a grade cannot be added.

Viewable to Students? No

All Sections Required: No

Correct answers are seen by the instructor in the “Grade by Question” view when grading. These can be modified to meet the teacher’s needs. To edit columns, type into the appropriate box. The units and variables are used when creating the equations for curve fits. For more information on using the data table tool, check out our article about using the data tables and graphs.

## Pre-populated Value

Viewable to Students? Yes

All Sections Required: No

The "pre-populated value" is shown to the students when they open the assignment. Use this to add examples or prefill part of the table. Anything included in this table will appear in the student's table when they open the activity. For more information on using the data table tool, check out our article about using the data tables and graphs.

## Table & Graph Settings

This is a toggleable section in which you can choose to turn on column statistics. Check the box to add a Calculate option to a column. This can automatically calculate a column's:

• Total

• Median

• Standard Deviation

• Mean