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How can I categorise question cards into competences?
How can I categorise question cards into competences?

Question cards can be grouped together across several areas of competence in order to practise questions relating to a specific competence.

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Written by Adrian Fuchsluger
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In ovos play, competences are used as an overarching category to classify question cards into a competence. The competences summarise questions from all thematic decks. You can visualise the structure as follows:

In the app, question cards that are assigned to a competency can be practised in a targeted manner. The learning progress for individual competences is displayed in the app on the profile page.

Create competences

In the Create section, you will find the Competences menu item. Here you can create and manage new competences.

You will find the menu item "Competences" in the "Create" area.

Click on Add competence to create and configure new competences.

Each competence must have a name and an action. The action defines what is called up in the app when a competence is clicked on in the profile page. The options are "Exercise session" and "Static page".

A competence must define an action that is either an "Exercise session" or a "Static page".

Practice session

If the action is a practice session, users can start a practice session with question cards that are assigned to this competence. A maximum of 10 questions are displayed per session.

Static page

If the action is a static page, users can call up more information on a competence. For example, you can use a static page of the "Text" type to explain which skills are measured by the competence or use a static page of the "External link" type to refer to external training courses that deal with this competence.

If you select the "Static page" type, you must specify which static page should be opened. You can find out how to add static pages in the article: How do I create static pages in ovos play?

If you select the "Static page" type, you must select a static page.

Assigning question cards to a competence

If you have created competences, you can now assign question cards to fill exercise sessions for the competences and to measure the learning progress of the competences.

Edit the desired card and switch to the Competences tab.

Click on Add field to assign the card to a competence.

Click on "Add field" to assign a question card to a competence.

Then select the desired competence to which you want to assign the card.

Select the desired expertise.

You can also create a new competence at any time in this input field. Enter the name of the new competence and click on Add competence. The competence is created with the standard configuration with the "Exercise session" action. You can manage the competence in the Competences menu item.

Show self-assessment for competences

The self-assessment can be activated as an additional module. If required, please get in touch with your contact person at ovos or register at

The self-assessment is a competency-based evaluation of survey cards, because there is no right or wrong here. This allows you to create interactive learning paths in which users receive an evaluation of how well they are already performing in defined competences and where they need to catch up.

The self-assessment is also displayed on the profile page within the competence bars instead of the learning progress.

Die Selbst-Einschätzung ersetzt den Lernfortschritt in der Profilseite.

Assigning survey cards to a competence

To assign a survey card to a competence for self-assessment, proceed in the same way as for exercise cards. Navigate to the Competences tab and select the desired competence.

When creating survey cards, you will find an additional field Self-assessment in the Content tab. Tick this box to mark the survey card for self-assessment. Only marked survey cards are taken into account for the evaluation.

Tick the "Self-assessment" box.

Only the following cards can be marked as self-assessment cards:

  • Survey: Text Single Choice (no multiple choice)

  • Survey: Scale

  • Survey: Star

If you mark a survey card as a self-assessment, the order of the answers will be used for the evaluation. You will find this information in the info box next to the "Self-assessment" checkbox:

The order of the answers determines the self-assessment value. The value ranges from 0 to 1. The top answer in the editor always has the value 0. The values are ranked for the user from top left (0) to bottom right (1).

With four possible answers in the single choice and star template, this results in the following response values:

  • Answer 1: 0 %

  • Answer 2: 33 %

  • Answer 3: 66 %

  • Answer 4: 100 %

In the scale template, the entered position of the slider is used from 0 % on the left and 100 % on the right.

The competence bars in the profile page show the combined values of all answered survey cards in per cent from 0 % - 100 %.

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