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What is Textivities?
Textivities is a platform that helps teachers preparing fun language activities and text games. The website was designed for and by educators.
When will Textivities be available?
The launch date is scheduled for mid-2017, before the 2017/18 academic year starts.
Who develops Textivities?
Textivities is developed by Studio Kah!, a web development company based in Austin, TX. It started as a project by Spanish software developer and educator Alvaro Montoro to assist teachers with educational web activities.
What is Web accessibility?
Web accessibility is the practice or removing obstacles and barriers that prevent people with disabilities to access websites.
How does Textivities work with Web accessibility?
We consider it is important that people (in general) have access to the opportunities available online. And, in particular, we have worked with language teachers whose students had disabilities and needed activities that they could work with.
We use multiple utilities to confirm that the site is web accessible. Among them:
- Color contrast tools
- Web accessibility checking tools like Wave or SortSite
- W3C validition tools
- Screen readers like NVDA
What is responsive design?
When a website is mobile-ready/responsive, the layout responds or adapts based on the size of the device they are presented on.
A responsive website automatically changes to fit the device from which the user is connecting.
How does Textivities implement responsive?
We implement responsive and adaptive web design with Bootstrap, and test it with mobility tools, smartphones and tablets.
What is a textivity?
A textivity is a text activity. From the classic "fill the gap" to more computer-oriented ones to sort sentences by drag-and-dropping blocks.
How can I create textivities?
Teachers can create textivities by logging into their admin panel. From there they can go to the "textivities" section, and follow the easy-to-make process to create activities. These activities will be generic, and could be attached ot different courses.
How can I get support?
Teachers can contact us to request support in different ways:
- Filling the contact form
- Sending a message to our Facebook group
- Messaging our Twitter account (@textivities)
- Contacting the development company: Studio Kah
Students can contact us in the same ways, but they should reach their teacher/class administrator before. Most common issues can be solved by teachers from their admin console.
Can I see how Textivities work without an account?
When Textivities is launched by Mid-2017, there will be a demo page with sample textivities for teachers to see.
What is Premium Textivities?
Premium is an extension to Textivities that gives teachers the ability to manage their classroom results better, as well as to create tests and exams based on textivities.
Most teachers will be able to operate the site without the need of Premium.
How can I get Premium Textivities?
Premium is currently not available.
What can I do if I forgot my password?
If you are a teacher: contact us using the form on this page.
If you are a student: contact your teacher or class administrator.
What can I do if a student forgot his/her password?
Teachers can reset students' passwords from the admin section. The teacher/class admin must:
- Log into the site
- Go to the class
- Click on the student's name (it will take to his/her profile)
- Click on the "Reset password" button
- Fill in and submit the new password form
Security and Privacy
What personal information does Textivities collect?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.
How is the data protected?
We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers.
We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
How is the data used?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
- To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
- To improve our website in order to better serve you.
- Understand and save user's preferences for future visits.
- Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
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