Important terms to start with

The following terms are functions in ovos play and you will come across them again and again in this guide.

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Here is a glossary of the most important terms used in ovos play - they will help you to understand the content and apply the tips in this manual.


The content on the flashcards can be presented in the form of text, images, audio, video, etc. for knowledge acquisition. The content cards can be used to discover a deck.


Task cards are all cards where learners have to solve tasks, e.g. in the form of a quiz question or a cloze text. There is always one or more definitely correct answers. Learners receive immediate feedback on whether or not they have answered the task correctly. The task cards can be used for both discovery and practice.


You can use survey cards such as scale, star or choice to ask your learner about various things. There is no right or wrong answer here. The survey cards can be used when discovering a deck.

Note: All the corresponding card templates for these three categories of ovos play can be found here.


A deck contains all the cards (content cards, task cards, survey cards). A deck can consist of a Discover part and a Practice part.


Learners can discover content, i.e. they look at content for the first time. Content cards, task cards and survey cards can be integrated into the discovery process.

Note: The task cards in the Explore section are not evaluated - they are only used for interactive teaching.

ovos play determines individually which learning content has been discovered. Only then can learners practise.


Learners can practise the content in the practice section of a deck. This assumes that they have discovered it beforehand. Practice consists purely of task cards, i.e. different questions about the content in order to repeat and consolidate it. Learning progress is also measured here - depending on how the algorithm is set up, learners can increase their learning progress by practicing every day, for example.

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