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.

Following the new privacy and data management rule issued by the European Commission, we are improving some of the apps using Learning Analytics (LA) for you. For this reason, it might happen that some apps will be missing for the period of their redesign. The following apps are affected: Concept Map Aggregation, Concept Map Dashboard, and Reflection App (coming back soon); User Visualisation App (coming back with extended functionality); Action Statistics, Timeline, and Wiki apps (will be replaced). We are sorry for the inconvenience.

If you select apps in Finnish, the descriptions on this website will still be displayed in English. However, when you include the app in an ILS and change the language setting of the ILS to Finnish, the app will be displayed in Finnish within the ILS.

The Hypothesis Tool helps learners formulate hypotheses. Predefined domain terms can be combined to form a hypothesis, using drag and drop. Learners can also add their own terms using the Type your own box. As a teacher you can change the configuration of this tool.
The Experiment Design Tool (EDT) supports planning scientific experiments and recording the results observed. Learners can define several experiment designs from the given set of properties and measures, and enter the values obtained from the corresponding experimental trials.
In the conclusion tool the learners can check whether the results of experiments in the form of data graphs and/or observations support their hypotheses from the hypothesis scratchpad or are relevant for the questions posed in the question scratchpad.
This Padlet app allows students to use a Padlet Wall in an inquiry space. A Padlet wall is a collaborative whiteboard where students can write, add pictures and organise content easily.
The Concept Mapper tool lets learners create concept maps, to get an overview of the key concepts and their relations in a scientific domain. They can define their own concepts and relations or choose from a list of predefined terms.
The Data Viewer provides features for learners to organise and visualise the data from experiments. Data sets can be presented in different ways, e.g. as a bar chart, scatter plot or line chart. As a teacher you can change the configuration of this tool.
A simple note taking app for the students. This app automatically saves the notes for each student separately.
The Questioning Scratchpad helps learners formulate research questions. In addition to free text editing, pre-defined domain terms are offered to support them. As a teacher you can change the configuration of this tool.
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.
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.