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Contents in Siette

The contents in Siette are divided in subjects, each subject has an associated topic tree and each topic is assigned a set of items that can be evaluated. The items may be of different types:

Basic Items

They are called basic items because any items that can be defined in Siette corresponds to one of these. There are three basic types of items:

  • Multiple choice and simple answer items: are those items in which students must select one of a set of possible responses, which may leave the question blank, ie, without indicating any response.
  • Multiple choice and multiple answer items: are similar in format to those above but in this case students can select more than one answer from the set of alternatives.
  • Short answer items: are those items in which students must give a written short response given a certain stem. With the exception of the stem any other information about the response is provided to the student.

Generative items

The generative items are items which are implemented using HTML embedded languages like JSP. They are templates with parameters that are instantiated when being showed.

External items

the external items are items that are located outside the server which is the system, and therefore, its presentation is not directly controlled by Siette, but an external application is responsible of this.

Types of user

First of all is important to know that there are three types of user in Siette:

  • Administrator, he will be able to install and configure. It is his duty to manage and maintain the system. In addition to his privileges, he holds those of a editor and basic users.
  • Editor, he will be able to create items, define tests and activate them. In addition to his privileges, he holds those of basic users.
  • Basic User, he will be able to take tests.


We can see the actions they can perform all types of users graphically in the workflow:

Picture 2. Representation of the order in which actions take place in Siette

To begin working with Siette must be a registered user. To register as a Basic User can be done through the web of Siette. To register as Editor will have to contact the Administrator for processing this. We will describe more specific actions that can perform each of the types of users Siette now.



Administrator functions.


An editor can perform the following actions:

Basic Users

A Basic User can do a test.

Video Tutorials

Some videos about the use of Siette can be viewed in the Siette YouTube channel.

User privileges

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