Selecting Your Interactive Content

A full course offers several ways to intersperse instructional material alongside activities and resources. Your project may contain some of the following activity types, depending on the goals and parameters of your course. While not all activity types are included in a single Active full course, your editorial team will work closely with you to select the activity types most suited to your individual project.

  • Original Writing
    • Provide instructional text in mini books, which contain varying degrees of interaction, as documents, as slides, or as embedded text.
  • Flashcards
    • Support students in working toward achieving course goals such as recalling information, defining terminology, and describing ideas.
  • Drag-the-Words, Mark-the-Words, True/False
    • Help students learn and study essential content.
    • Help students distill vocabulary, types of speech, and other pieces of content.
    • Assist students in confirming their basic comprehension of topics and concepts.
  • Fill-in-the-Blanks
    • Push students to recall and spell terms without the assistance of word banks.
  • Multiple-Choice/Multiple-Answer
    • Support students in confirming comprehension of material in a more challenging manner.
  • Drag-and-Drop
    • Help students achieve course goals centered on categorizing, comparing, and/or differentiating among concepts or items.
  • Sequencing or Timelines
    • Assist students in organizing material according to chronology or causation.
    • Enrich students’ understanding of events within specific historical contexts and reinforce important dates.
  • Interactive Lessons and End-of-Chapter Reviews
    • Add helpful ways of wrapping up topics, reinforcing important material, and summarizing content at the conclusion of a chapter or unit.
  • Scenarios and Case Studies
    • Encourage students to delve into real-world examples, make decisions, and consider ramifications of different choices.
  • Hot Spots, Image Annotations, and Image-Based Exercises
    • Illuminate aspects or expand on components of an image or a map. Hotspots may open to reveal text, other images, or videos.
  • Third-Party and Original Video
    • Enhance third-party videos with embedded pop-ups and self-check questions or use videos as-is from the public domain. Create original recordings and screencasts to review topics.
  • Audio
    • Support activities in which students may listen to foreign language discussions, interviews, podcasts, or pieces of music.


If you have other activity types in mind, connect with your project editor and instructional designer to discuss additional options.