Access edX (Edge) Course

  1. Access your edX (Edge) course.
  2. Select your course’s name from the Dashboard.

course selected in edX (Edge) dashboard

  1. Ensure View this course as: is set to Staff from the drop-down menu.
  2. Select Instructor.

in edx edge, view this course as is set to staff then instructor is selected


view course in studio selected

Access Peer Instruction Question Settings

Note: To enable Peer Instruction Question, it must be enabled through Advanced Settings. For more information, consult the Peer Instruction Tool for more information.

Note: This process is for creating new content. Settings can be changed to existing content by selecting the section, selecting the Problem then proceeding from Step 5 onwards.

  1. In your edX (Edge) course, expand the required section and the subsection.
  2. Select + New Unit.

 concepts, discussion and quiz, selected. new unit button selected after subsection

  1. Select Advanced.

advanced option selected in add new component

  1. Select Peer Instruction Question.

peer instruction question selected

  1. Select Edit.

edit option selected

  1. Provide a Display Name and Problem Weight.

Note: Problem Weight defines the number of points each problem is worth. If the value is not set, the problem is worth the sum of the option point values.

display name and problem weight text fields are selected

  1. Provide Question Text in the text field.

Tip: You may add an image to the question by selecting the Add Image To Question button.

question text field selected, optional add image to question button selected

  1. Provide a number to limit characters to both Minimum Characters and Maximum Characters text fields.

Note: By default, the character limits for student responses are 1 (for Minimum Characters) and 32000 (for Maximum Characters). Edit the character limits if you want students to submit a certain amount of text. 

minimum characters and maximum character text fields selected

  1. In Possible Answers, provide responses for students by typing in the text field.

Note: Prior to course release, it is advisable to add some responses so that students entering the course early have responses to select.

Tip: You can add an image the answer by selecting the Add Image button.

answer 1 and answer 2 text field selected, add image button for answer 1 and answer 2 selected

  1. In Correct Answer, select the drop-down menu then select the correct option.

Note: You may select n/a if there is no correct answer.

  1. In Explanation, provide feedback for the student.

correct answer drop down menu selected, explanation text field selected

  1. In Answers Students See – Selection Logic, select the drop-down menu then select either Simple or Random.

Note: For Simple, examples for different possibilities are intentionally selected when students are viewing peer answers. For Random, examples are randomised and may not include different answer possibilities.

  1. In Answers Students See – Number Selected, type a number in the text field to provide students that number of examples to see.

Note: By default, the hash symbol (#) is in the text field and indicates the same number of answer possibilities that are seen.

answers students see - selection logic dropdown menu selected, answers students see - number selected text field selected

  1. In Example Answers, match answers to an option by selecting the drop-down menu then the appropriate option.
  2. In Explanation, provide an explanation for the required answer in the text field.

Note: You may add additional examples by selecting the Add New Example button.

  1. Select the Save button.

example answer section, example answer 1 dropdown menu selected to option 1. explanation text field selected. Save button selected