How do I create Fact Lists?

Education Perfect's Fact Lists test students' knowledge by asking them questions based on various subjects. You can make your own Fact Lists based on what your students are doing in class.

To begin, select Content in your Control Panel.

Content Tab button in navigation bar

Set your Content Library to Edit mode, using the switch in the top-right corner of the page.

Edit mode toggle in Content Library

From here, select Fact List from the task bar at the top of the screen.

Fact List option in content library

From here choose to either build your own list, import from another EP list or import from a spreadsheet. Let's try the Import from spreadsheet option.

Import from spreadsheet option

You can then copy columns of questions and answers from a spreadsheet file to paste directly into the system. Click OK to confirm.

Pasting data into EP to import to Fact List

You can form a list based on questions from lists already in the system using the Import from another list button. You can search for questions to add from there.

Import from another, existing EP list.

To build a Fact List from scratch, select Build.

Build a list from scratch option.

Here, you manually type in questions and answers. Add questions by typing the question on the left or the answer on the right.

Screenshot showing how to manually add questions and answers.

Synonyms

When you are editing the list you need to have the options listed separately. Anything within the grey square is a full answer so if you have them all in the same box students will have to write it all out as a single answer.

To enter in a separate acceptable answer (i.e. a synonym) there are a couple of different methods:

  • You can click into the blank space after the last existing definition.
  • As you're typing you can type ; to start a new definition, or as you're typing you can hold down Ctrl (Windows) or Cmd (Mac) and press Enter.

Continue to add as many questions as you would like by selecting Add Question, and repeating the process. Filling in the lowest entry and selecting Enter on the keyboard will also automatically create another entry.

Add questions option

You can still import questions from other lists or from a spreadsheet, by selecting Import at the top of the screen. 

Import button when editing a new or existing list

Give your list a name by clicking the title and typing it in. Then click Save.

Save button

Your Fact List will now be showing up in your My Content folder. You can assign it as a Task or Quiz and if you would like to make it visible to other teachers or students, move it to your school's folders.

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