Apps are dedicated software tools that help students in their inquiry learning tasks and help students to create hypotheses, design experiments, make predictions, formulate interpretations of the data, etc. Other learning apps present students, for example, with a quiz or allow students to view online teacher feedback. The apps can be combined with an Online Lab to create an Inquiry Learning Space (ILS). Learning Analytics apps give teachers an overview of students’ progress in the ILS.
The observation tool allows students to record observations made while preparing, conducting and analyzing experiments. Observations, together with data analyses, can later be retrieved in the conclusion tool as a basis for drawing conclusions.
This app allows students to upload files, e.g., assignment and reports, to the Inquiry learning Space. The app also allows teachers to download the uploaded files.
With the quiz tool teachers can create quizzes containing multiple choice, multiple select, open answer, slider for numerical values, tabular, and two-way (yes/no) questions. The questions, possible answers and feedback to the student can be edited interactively in the configuration.
This app plots mathematical functions. Multiple functions can be drawn in the same plot. Derivative and a tangent can be inserted for the last added function via the press of a button.
The table tool lets learners fill text or numbers in a table. You as the teacher, define the rows and columns of the table.
This app offers a text area that can be edited by all users of a certain inquiry learning space or a profile owner. History of changes is saved and can be displayed.
Chempy is a tool specifically designed to enter and check chemical formula using the standard notation of using subscripts for coefficients and superscripts for charges. Teachers configure Chempy by giving the formula (e.g., Na+ + Cl- -> NaCl) that students have to enter.
The teacher feedback app enables teachers to provide feedback to their students. This can be achieved by opening the link of the standalone user (available in the members section at the authoring view), proceed to the phase where this app has been located, and enter the comments in box
In the report tool the learners can create the final report of their work. The learners can include the content of other tools, such as concept maps, hypotheses, questions, observations and data graphs.
This app allows the use of Matlab in an Inquiry Learning Space.