An Activity is a session in which participants answer questions posed by a Facilitator. These questions might be prepared ahead of time, or they might be "Instant" questions. Activities can be either "Real Time" activities, or "Self Paced" Activities.  Activities can be flagged as "LTI Activities" in which case they can only be accessed by the Participants through a link from the LMS system.

A "Real Time" Activity is one at which the Facilitator and the Participants are logged in at the same time and the Facilitator is managing the pace of the delivery of question batches. The Real Time activity is used in any synchronous teaching or presenting session, typically to increase audience engagement, create excitement and motivation, and maximise session relevance through enabling instant formative assessment.

A Self-Paced activity is intended for access by participants at their own pace entirely, and does not require the Facilitator to be logged in. The facilitator determines the availability for the Self-Paced activity (dates and times as well as access for groups) at the time of launching it. Participants can log in once the activity becomes available to them, and up until the set close time. Participants can log in multiple times and will be directed to the point at which they were last active, to progressively increment their score whilst progressing through the activity.

An LTI Activity is an activity which has been configured for integration with a Learning Management System using LTI.  LTI Activities may be real-time activities or self-paced activities, however they can only be accessed by the Participants through a link from the LMS system. In the case of a real-time LTI activity, the Lecturer will be able to launch and manage the activity as usual using Q-Launcher or using the activity running pages in the QF site.

For more about configuring and using Xorro-Q with your LMS system see:

Integrating Xorro-Q with your LMS    Using Xorro-Q with your LMS via LTI (Facilitator instructions)


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