Good Activities stimulate your learners by simulating real-world scenarios. The main concern of adult learners is relevance; they are cautious with their time and want to know that what they are learning will be applicable to their jobs. Activities should provide learners with virtual experiences and practice that is as relevant as possible.

There are four main parts of an Activity: the question, answer, distractors (incorrect answer options), and feedback.

A diagram showing an example Activity with the question, answers, distractors, and feedback labelled. The question is How will you receive your paycheck? The answer is Direct deposit. The distractors are Check, Cash, and eTransfer. The feedback is You will be paid through direct deposit every two weeks. The money will appear in your account on the Friday of that pay period.

Within OttoLearn, you can create multiple choice Activities in different formats. An effective multiple choice Activity meets the following criteria: 

  • Practices the Concept’s knowledge 
  • Includes a clear question or statement 
  • Includes one or more plausible distractors 
  • Provides feedback after all responses (correct or incorrect) 
  • Follows language best practices 
  • Follows structural best practices 
  • Includes media assets (where appropriate)

ProTip: You can use our Planning Template to draft your Activities before creating them in OttoLearn.