Working with Activities

You can use our activities as-is, edit activities, or create your own.

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Written by Peter Bohacek, Trevor Register, and Linda Detwiler

Quick Start: Modifying and Building Activities

Use this article as a jump point to find more information about editing and building activities.
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Written by Linda Detwiler
Updated over a week ago

How to Create a New Assignment

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Written by Linda Detwiler
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How to Modify a Pre-existing Assignment

In order to edit an activity, a copy must be placed inside of one of your libraries.
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Written by Linda Detwiler
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How to set and manage due dates

Setting and managing due dates with Pivot Interactives
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Written by Trevor Register
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Working with Locked Sections

You can require students to submit the current section before proceeding. This is useful when students are making and testing predictions.
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Written by Peter Bohacek
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Overview of Numerical Questions in Pivot Interactives

Learn how to make and use auto-graded, randomized numerical questions in Pivot Interactives
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Written by Peter Bohacek
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How to use Numerical Questions

How to use the Numerical Question component.
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Written by Trevor Register
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Copy components between activities

How copy a part of one activity and paste it into another.
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Written by Trevor Register
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Using Auto-Grading Multiple-Choice Questions

Multiple-choice questions can be configured to bye graded automatically and to provide automatic feedback
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Written by Peter Bohacek
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How to Set and Manage Visible Dates

A visible date allows you to reveal and hide an activity from your students.
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Written by Linda Detwiler
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Using the Pivot Interactives Iris™ Light and Color Measuring Tools

The Pivot Interactives Iris™ tools allow you to take light- and color-based quantitative measurements directly from a video.
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Written by Trevor Register
Updated over a week ago

Creating Links to Pivot Interactives Assignments

Post a link that students can use to access a Pivot Interactives assignment directly.
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Written by Trevor Register
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PhET and Pivot Interactives

How can I use PhET simulations and Pivot Interactives together?
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Written by Trevor Register
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Sharing Activities with the Community Library

You can share activities you make with your colleagues or with other instructors who use Pivot Interactives using the Community Library.
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Written by Peter Bohacek
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Archive an Activity to remove from a Library

If you want to remove an activity from your library, you can archive it.
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Written by Peter Bohacek
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Custom Libraries

Use Custom Libraries to better organize and share your activities with others.
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Written by Trevor Register
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Deep Dive: Video Instance

This article series includes component specific instructions for modifying and building activities.
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Written by Linda Detwiler
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Add a Desmos graph or activity

Here's how you can add a graph or activity from Desmos into your Pivot Interactives activity.
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Written by Trevor Register
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Deep Dive: Multiple Choice Questions

This article series includes component specific instructions for modifying and building activities.
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Written by Linda Detwiler
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Answer Keys for Pivot Interactives Activities

Is there an answer key for this activity?
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Written by Trevor Register
Updated over a week ago

Using LaTeX to format Equations and Text in Pivot Interactives

Use the popular and powerful LaTeX formatting code to make equations in questions, instructions in your activities
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Written by Peter Bohacek
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Searching and Filtering the Pivot Interactives Libraries

Here's how to find labs and activities to assign to your students
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Written by Peter Bohacek
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Deep Dive: Open-Ended Questions

This article series includes component specific instructions for modifying and building activities.
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Written by Linda Detwiler
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Deep Dive: Graphs

This article series includes component specific instructions for modifying and building activities.
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Written by Linda Detwiler
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Deep Dive: Data Tables

This article series includes component specific instructions for modifying and building activities.
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Written by Linda Detwiler
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Deep Dive: Numbered Instructions

This article series includes component specific instructions for modifying and building activities.
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Written by Linda Detwiler
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Deep Dive: Announcements

This article series includes component specific instructions for modifying and building activities.
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Written by Linda Detwiler
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Deep Dive: Modifying a Section

Activities are made up of sections, which can be modified to meet the needs of the activity.
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Written by Linda Detwiler
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Deep Dive: Activity Info, Categories, and Objectives

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Written by Linda Detwiler
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Deep Dive: Inside the Text Editor

Before you get started editing an activity, it can be helpful to know the power of the Text Editor!
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Written by Linda Detwiler
Updated over a week ago