Sets

Sets are smart templates that can be inserted and customized directly from the ribbon. There are static sets, which help authors display information in interesting and eye-catching ways, and interactive sets, which integrate with existing interactions, to help authors create beautiful activities and navigation elements without having to invest time in their design.

Inserting a set

To insert a static set element, use Basic Elements > Set. To insert an interactive set, use Interactions > Hot Spots, Interactions > Process, Interactions > Multiple Choice, Interactions > True False, Interactions > Drag Drop, Interactions > Sort or Interactions > Matching. To insert a navigation set, use Basic Elements > Navigation Set. To insert a test feedback set, use Interactions > Test Feedback.

These menus open the set creation drop-down. The drop-down shows a list of set options, shown as thumbnails. For activities, the first option is the “default” look, which is the most basic option which can then be fully customized by the author.

Selecting one of the sets displays several options to further customize it, along with a live preview of the current selection. Once all adjustments are made, the set is inserted to the document using the Insert button. After inserting a set, it can be further customized using all of Composica’s editing capabilities, just like any other element.

Variations

Underneath the list of sets, several possible variation options are available, which offer minor tweaks to the current set, while keeping its general form. The number of items participating in the set can also be selected.

Schemes

Schemes offer different color combinations for the current set. The default scheme matches the theme of the current document. Hovering any of the schemes with the mouse shows a live preview of that scheme.

Presets

Once a scheme is selected, the presets tab offers more color options using the selected scheme. Similarly to the schemes tab, putting the mouse over any of the presets shows a live preview of that preset.

Tweaks

The tweaks tab provides several more options for manually fine-tuning the colors, once a scheme and preset has been selected. This allows for infinite options of color combinations.

Feedback

For all activities, an additional feedback tab allows choosing the symbols shown in the correct and incorrect feedback elements, from the list of provided options.

Bullets

For the multiple choice and true false activities, an additional bullets tab allows choosing the bullets shown for answers in the set, from the list of provided options.

More options

Several more style options are available:

  • Reverse – Reverses the order of the colors used in the scheme.
  • Outline – Adds an outline to the set items.
  • Gradient – Applies a light gradient to the items. The angle of the gradient can be customized in the tweaks tab.

Customizing a set


After a set is inserted, its color scheme can still be changed or adjusted. When a set or an activity created as a set is selected, use Colorize in the element’s respective modify ribbon to open the Set Colorizer dialog. This dialog provides the same customization options as the set creation drop-down, showing a live preview of the changes in the active document.

Sample course

Taste: sample course, making use of a few sets