Grasple enables you to collaboratively create and share openly licensed exercises for math and statistics. Do note that Grasple is initially meant for formative testing only. Currently summative exams are only available for PRIME. We expect Grasple to be suitable for other programmes in the future. Until then, summative testing needs to be done in Mobius.
Basics of Grasple
To know how you can use Grasple, you need to know the basics. In Grasple there are Courses, Modules, Subjects, Tests and Exercises.
A Course in Grasple is used to organize Exercises. One Brightspace-course can only link to one Grasple-Course. Within a Course you can have one or more Modules that can contain one or more Subjects. A module can have only one Test. The subjects are filled with Slides for explanations and Exercises for practising.
Courses in Grasple Navigation bar
Courses: lists your Grasple courses.
Important note: There is an option to create a new course. There are only two legitimate reasons to use this option:
- Summative tests by PRIME
- Practice creating courses, not for public
Monitor: shows the progress of the students in your course.
Tests: gives access to the different Tests.
Repositories: gives access to the different repositories.
The Subjects, Exercises and Tests are stored in Repositories. You look at Repositories as folders. There are 3 levels of Repositories:
- Personal Repositories (Your own Repositories)
- Organization Repositories (TU Delft broad Repositories)
The TU Delft repositories contain Exercises developed and checked by our own Math department. They are created under creative commons and can be used by everyone.
- Community Repositories (Grasple repositories)
The community repositories contain Exercises that are not verified by the TUDelft. Make sure to check these exercises before you use them.
Creating your Personal repository
Once you created a new subject, you can add a text, question or exercise.
It is also possible to first create Exercises and link these to subjects (or tests for PRIME only)
Tests can be used within courses for progression tests. Grasple Help Center explains how to set up a Question Pool
Grasple is still developing the import options. Due to the current amount of work to import from Mobius, this option is not being used at TU Delft.
You will always have Admin rights to your own repository. It is also possible to share your repository by adding a user
The first time you log on to Grasple through Brightspace you will need to verify your account. A code will be sent to your TU Delft e-mail address. To directly log in Grasple use your SSO University Account:
When creating a course make sure this course will have the same name structure as in Brightspace with ‘TUD-’ added in front:
TUD- coursecodecoursename (academic year semester)
Example: TUD – NB2171 Statistics (2020/21 Q3)
Setting up your Grasple course
The automatic option will create a test for you, based on the exercises of the module. For creating a manual course see Tests. These tests can be linked to Grades in Brightspace.
- Note: When you are finished, always click Save on the top right.
- Note: You can only connect one Grasple Course to your Brightspace Course. Also, once a connection has been made, you cannot disconnect it yourself! Please contact Grasple Support, via chat box if you want to disconnect (right bottom of your screen)
- Note: A Course in Grasple is used to organize Exercises. One Brightspace Course can only link to one Grasple Course. Within a Course you can have one or more Modules that can contain one or more Subjects. A module can have only one Test. The subjects are filled with Slides for explanations and Exercises for practising.
Courses can be linked to Grades in Brightspace. At the moment, this is mainly for the summative tests of PRIME. The Grasple monitor will also give you an insight of the students’ progress. From there you can also invite another Teacher or Tutor to your course. A Teacher will have full access to the course, just like the owner. A Tutor will have a few limitations. More information about these roles is to be found under Authorization.
- In your Grasple module, click Existing Activities and select Grasple from the dropdown menu.
- In Add Activity, choose Graded tests and click Link Content.
- The test will appear in the Brightspace content. Go to View topic in the dropdown next to the selected test and add a Grade item.
Here you can check the test and adjust restrictions. In order to visualize the score in the gradebook you need to add a grade item.
- Save grade item
- Check in Grades
To double check if the test is connected to Grasple, go to Manage Grades
Grasple is only meant for practicing, for formative testing. For summative testing you need a secured environment. For that we have Mobius. If you want to do formative testing during the semester and a summative test in the end, it is wise to do the formative testing with Mobius as well as you will only need to invest time in learning one tool.
No, you cannot import your Mobius questions to Grasple. If you have a large question bank in Mobius and want to use Grasple, please contact Brightspace Support, so we can see what the options are.
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If you are adding Grasple to your course for the first time, it might be that you are prompted with an ‘Error: Not Authorized’ message. To resolve this issue, click here and log in using your university account. Once you have done this, you should be able to link content in Brightspace.
If it still doesn’t work, don’t hesitate to contact us at Brightspace Support.