Content & Assessment Types

Anatomy of an Acrobatiq Course

Acrobatiq's default organizational structure is

  • Units*
  • Modules*
  • Lessons (or pages)

*These defaults may be customized in your course - ie. "Modules" may be "Chapters" that correspond with a textbook. 

One of the most powerful features of Acrobatiq courseware is the embedded formative assessment and feedback in each lesson. Lessons (or pages) contain course content and are tagged toLearning Objectives

As students practice what they have learned by engaging with these activities, they produce a rich data stream on the learning process that drives adaptivity and data analytics.



Content Types

The following outlines the unique content types within Acrobatiq:

  • Basic declarative text and media learning content. Includes but not limited to TablesGlossary Terms, and Citations/References
  • Images, Video, and Dynamic Media Elements
  • Learn by Doing (formative practice)

Most course content pages have formative activities that provide students with opportunities to practice what they are learning.  Learn by Doing activities allow students to practice the concept that they are learning, with hints and feedback to guide them if they struggle.


Assessment Types

The following outlines the unique Activities, Assessments, and Assignments types within Acrobatiq. Your course may contain some or all of these types:

Activities, Assessments, and Assignments
Formative Practice

Default name(s): Learn by Doing, Did I get This?

Formative practice activities are assessments that appear inline with course content and provide students with practice and feedback at the point of learning. 

  • Students may work practice questions an unlimited number of times.
  • First attempt accuracy is captured in the Learning Dashboard.
  • Shows as % "Practice Completed" in Gradebook - see Gradebook Scoring
  • Not included in LMS grade sync


Before You Continue

Learner self-evaluation activity against learning objectives used to determine over or under confidence in learning. 

  • Student responses are captured in the Learning Dashboard.
  • Shows as check mark for completion in gradebook - see Gradebook Scoring
  • Not included in LMS grade sync


Summative Assessments

Default name(s): Quiz, Test

Summative assessments appear at the end of a unit of learning and measure student mastery on course learning objectives. 

  • Summative assessments are scored and grades are recorded in the course gradebook. 
  • Features include multiple settings for attempts and scheduling.
Personal Practice (adaptive)

Personal Practice activities are adaptive, formative assignments that generally appear at the end of a section of a unit of learning prior to its paired summative assessment.

  • The Acrobatiq platform delivers questions and scaffolded content determined by their learning estimate*.
  • Students receive feedback as they answer questions, which helps them prepare for the quiz/test.
  • Students' scores are sent to the gradebook and are based on the percentage of these assignments completed.
  • Student learning is also captured in the Learning Dashboard.
Hand-in Assignment Hand-in assignments allow students to electronically hand in an assignment to an instructor for grading. Instructors utilize a templated Rubric for easy grading that reports to the gradebook.

Note: Course content availability - assignments, adaptivity - may vary.  If you do not see an expected content item please contact support.

*More on Learning Estimates