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Shared Passages

Description

The Passage feature allows you to create and format long text passages, and then add these passages to items. Passages can also be shared across items.

To add a passage, follow the steps below:

  • Create an item as normal and from the Features section select Passage.
  • In the Feature Editor area, insert the passage Heading and then Contents. This field supports HTML formatted data and includes font styling, paragraph styling, layout templating, embedded images, LaTeX and MathML.
  • Click Save and Close to return to the Item.

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Figure 1: Adding a passage using Passage feature.

Shared Passages

To use an existing passage on an item, follow the steps below:

  • Create an item as normal. You will notice three vertical dots appearing in the top right-hand corner of the item.
  • Click through to Find existing passage.
  • This will take you to a list of all passages previously created. From here you can search by content, preview and select the passage you wish to use.

Using an existing passage on an item.

Figure 2: Using an existing passage on an item.

Paginated Passages

You can enable paginated content on a shared passage at any time, either when you create the passage or when you edit an existing passage. Check the box beside Enable paginated content - this can be found underneath More options. Multiple text input fields will now appear in the contents area, and each one represents a separate page of the passage.

Enable paginated content option

Figure 3: Enable paginated content option.

Use the live preview to see how students can view and interact with the paginated passage:

Paginated passage preview screen.

Figure 4: Paginated passage preview screen.

Drag-and-drop the pages using the drag handle on the left of each text input field:

Reorder paginated passages

Figure 5: Reorder paginated passages.

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