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Creating matching questions


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Video: Creating matching questions

Now that we have our multiple choice questions in place, in our Review Widget Object of our Explore California Travel Guide. Let's go ahead and add the other two types of questions. Which are matching types of questions. To do this, we simply click one time to select our Review Object Widget and then in the Widget Inspector, click the Plus button and scroll down until you find the Drag Label to Target option and go ahead and select that template. Just as with the multiple choice types of questions, we'll begin by editing the text for the question itself.
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  1. 4m 48s
    1. Welcome
      48s
    2. Using the exercise files
      4m 0s
  2. 53m 58s
    1. Installing iBooks Author
      1m 47s
    2. Installing iBooks on an iPad
      1m 9s
    3. Creating a new document
      3m 25s
    4. Understanding the interface
      4m 48s
    5. Creating a book cover
      9m 26s
    6. Adding an intro video
      1m 48s
    7. Creating chapters
      8m 2s
    8. Creating sections
      3m 52s
    9. Creating pages
      2m 15s
    10. Adding visual interest
      4m 54s
    11. Customizing the table of contents
      5m 44s
    12. Creating a glossary
      2m 57s
    13. Previewing your work on an iPad
      3m 51s
  3. 27m 22s
    1. Understanding templates
      3m 18s
    2. Creating a blank layout
      3m 42s
    3. Modifying existing layouts
      5m 13s
    4. Creating a custom layout
      3m 57s
    5. Defining placeholder media
      1m 1s
    6. Defining placeholder text
      50s
    7. Adding auto-updating text
      1m 18s
    8. Creating a photo collage layout
      3m 25s
    9. Sharing a custom template
      1m 55s
    10. Creating a portrait-only book
      2m 43s
  4. 19m 25s
    1. Dragging and dropping plain text
      3m 16s
    2. Inserting text from Pages
      6m 51s
    3. Inserting text from Microsoft Word
      7m 11s
    4. Creating linked text boxes
      2m 7s
  5. 52m 13s
    1. Understanding how to format text
      2m 5s
    2. Formatting text
      8m 6s
    3. Creating lists
      5m 29s
    4. Creating custom styles
      9m 34s
    5. Controlling tabs
      5m 54s
    6. More on text control
      12m 37s
    7. Embedding equations with LaTeX
      3m 53s
    8. Embedding equations with MathType
      4m 35s
  6. 29m 14s
    1. Understanding objects
      7m 33s
    2. Adding objects
      2m 26s
    3. Manipulating objects on a page
      3m 24s
    4. Layering objects together
      1m 36s
    5. Changing an object's appearance
      7m 15s
    6. Adding titles, labels, captions, and descriptions
      5m 25s
    7. Adding accessibility text to objects
      1m 35s
  7. 21m 45s
    1. Adding images
      5m 33s
    2. Removing parts of photos with Instant Alpha
      3m 54s
    3. Cropping and masking images
      4m 0s
    4. Controlling image settings
      3m 0s
    5. Spanning an image across two pages
      5m 18s
  8. 16m 12s
    1. Understanding shapes
      2m 29s
    2. Adding shapes
      2m 29s
    3. Editing shapes
      3m 24s
    4. Drawing shapes
      3m 31s
    5. Creating a custom shape mask
      4m 19s
  9. 25m 57s
    1. Understanding tables
      2m 22s
    2. Creating tables
      2m 9s
    3. Adding and importing data into tables
      3m 3s
    4. Formatting table cells and data
      8m 37s
    5. Performing calculations
      3m 57s
    6. Using conditional formatting
      2m 52s
    7. Sorting table data
      1m 15s
    8. Adding a custom table description
      1m 42s
  10. 22m 33s
    1. Understanding charts
      2m 30s
    2. Adding charts
      3m 59s
    3. Editing chart data
      3m 51s
    4. Formatting charts
      5m 24s
    5. Changing the chart type
      5m 48s
    6. Adding chart descriptions
      1m 1s
  11. 45m 53s
    1. Understanding widgets
      4m 18s
    2. Creating an image gallery
      5m 18s
    3. Adding a movie
      4m 4s
    4. Adding a Keynote presentation
      5m 32s
    5. Adding a 3D object
      4m 24s
    6. Adding an interactive image
      7m 54s
    7. Adding custom HTML
      7m 57s
    8. Creating a scrolling sidebar
      3m 45s
    9. Creating a popover effect
      2m 41s
  12. 17m 4s
    1. Understanding review questions
      2m 26s
    2. Adding a review section
      2m 27s
    3. Creating multiple-choice questions
      7m 16s
    4. Creating matching questions
      4m 55s
  13. 27m 1s
    1. Preflighting on an iPad
      6m 21s
    2. Exporting a book in iBooks format
      2m 26s
    3. Exporting a book as a PDF
      2m 33s
    4. Exporting a book as a text document
      1m 49s
    5. Emailing a book
      2m 24s
    6. Getting ready to publish to the iBookstore
      4m 44s
    7. Publishing to the iBookstore
      6m 44s
  14. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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iBooks Author Essential Training
6h 3m Appropriate for all Jul 03, 2012 Updated Feb 18, 2013

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In this course, author and educator Chris Mattia demonstrates how to use the Apple iBooks Author application to create and publish your own ebook, without extensive design or publishing experience.

Follow along with Chris as he assembles, refines, and publishes a dynamic and engaging ebook for distribution on the iPad using the iBooks app. The course demonstrates the process of adding all of the components of a dynamic ebook, including engaging text, images, audio, video, 3D models, and dynamic web content. It also shows how to customize the iBooks Author interface and leverage built-in templates to produce a beautifully designed and polished ebook. The course wraps up with a review of the iBookstore publishing process.

Topics include:
  • Installing iBooks Author
  • Creating a book cover
  • Creating pages, chapters, and sections
  • Adding visual interest
  • Creating a table of contents and a glossary
  • Working with templates and placeholders
  • Importing text from Pages or Microsoft Word
  • Formatting text
  • Adding objects such as titles, labels, and captions
  • Inserting images
  • Adding tables and charts
  • Working with widgets such as movies, 3D objects, and interactive images
  • Creating review sections with multiple choice and matching questions
  • Exporting a book as an iBook, PDF, or text document
  • Publishing to the iBookstore
Subjects:
Elearning Design Digital Publishing Ebooks Teacher Tools Education Educational Technology Higher Education
Software:
iBooks Author
Author:
Chris Mattia

Creating matching questions

Now that we have our multiple choice questions in place, in our Review Widget Object of our Explore California Travel Guide. Let's go ahead and add the other two types of questions. Which are matching types of questions. To do this, we simply click one time to select our Review Object Widget and then in the Widget Inspector, click the Plus button and scroll down until you find the Drag Label to Target option and go ahead and select that template. Just as with the multiple choice types of questions, we'll begin by editing the text for the question itself.

To do this, simply triple-click on the question to select all of the text and then enter in The Channel Islands excursion leaves out of the Ventura Harbor and crosses the Santa Barbara Channel on the way to Smugglers Cove. Drag the text labels to their correct location on the map to identify where your excursion will take you. Next, we'll go ahead and add the map image to the Image Well. We can do this by grabbing the map out of our Media Browser and simply dragging and dropping it into the Image Well, the map should automatically fill the page.

If we need to adjust the image at all, we can do that by double-clicking on the image, clicking the Edit Mask tool, and then making some adjustments to our image by clicking on the image, adjusting the size, while holding down the Shift key, to make sure we lock into a uniform scale and then dragging the image to its final location. Next, we'll deselect the image and then click one time on the widget in order to select it. Then we'll move our mouse over top of the first Label target until we get the Hand icon, and we'll click and drag the label to its correct location.

In this case, we'll add the correct location to be approximately here on Santa Cruz Island, which is where Smugglers Cove is. We'll then double-click on the label itself in order to select all of the text and type in Smugglers. Then move our mouse up to the second label until we get the Hand icon and drag it to its location, which is over here on the right-hand side of the image. That's where the Ventura Harbor is. We'll then triple-click on the text field and type in Ventura. If we wanted to add additional options, we could do that by coming over to the Question section of our widget and selecting an additional location, and then simply grab that object and drag it to its correct location.

For simplicity's sake, I'm going to go ahead and leave mine set to only two answers. And that's all there is to creating the matching question. Because we've created the labels and their targets where they are at, iBooks Author will take care of the rest. Let's go ahead and add the last type of matching question by clicking the Plus button in our Widget Inspector and scrolling down to the bottom to the Drag Thumbnail to Target question type. Once again, we'll begin by editing the text of the question. We'll triple-click on the question text and then type in Place the photos taken by our explorers to the most likely location they were taken.

Next, we'll go ahead and add the image. We'll start by adding the CA_map by dragging the map into the Image Well. The map automatically fills the area. We'll then go ahead and add our first image. For this, we'll come down and we'll grab the image of the Golden Gate, and simply drag it over to the first Image Well. And we drop it into place. The image goes ahead and fills the well. Then we'll move our mouse over the Target until the cursor changes to a Hand icon, and then we'll simply click and drag that object to the correct location.

I'll drop the image right here where it's overlaying over top of the San Francisco Bay. Next, we'll do the same thing to the second image. We'll come over and grab the image of Death Valley, drag it and then drop it into the correct location, move our cursor over top of the Target and drag it down to about where Death Valley appears in California. iBooks Author will go ahead and take care of the rest. If we wanted to add an additional object, we could simply do that by once again clicking the dropdown menu and selecting an additional location.

I'm going to go ahead and leave mine set to two, for simplicity's sake. Be sure that any time you're adding questions especially those that have images that you come down to the Accessibility Description, and you edit the Accessibility Description for each of your image labels and for the overall target location so that your questions are accessible. The last thing we need to do to our Review section is to go over to the Layout tab and turn on the Background color. And we'll edit the text title for our object. We'll go ahead and select this text and enter in Test your knowledge of our Explore California Tour Packages.

All right. Our Review section is completely finished. We've added a bunch of question types to our Review section. We'll go ahead and scroll back here to the beginning of our questions, and now you're able to add Review sections anywhere throughout your book and test your users' comprehension and understanding as they're reading along with your book.

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Q: This course was updated on 02/18/2013. What changed?
A: This update covers changes included with iBooks 2.0. We added movies to address portrait-only book templates, embedded equations, scrolling sidebar and popover widgets, and updated movies on publishing to the iBookstore.
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