The Tuva Authoring Tool allows content creators to adapt the Tuva tools to the needs of their target audience by enabling or disabling buttons, menus, and features.
How to Use
The Tuva Authoring Tool will present you with a series of settings and modes, each containing toggles and radio buttons. As you toggle certain settings and switch between different modes you will be able to see the Tuva Tools update in real time.
Once you’re satisfied with your modifications, you must press “Save Plot” in the bottom right of the screen to save your changes. This will also save the current state of the plot: any attributes added to the axes or legend, the current graph type (i.e. dot, bar, pie, etc.), statistics, filtered data, etc. Once you have saved your work, you are ready to embed the plot on your site.
Continue reading for brief descriptions of the various modes and settings available to you.
Table of Contents
The Read Only mode for the Tuva Tool disables and hides several components while still allowing the user to click on individual cases, sift through the Case Card, and open the Table View.
Adding new attributes to a dataset gives users the ability to create a temporary attribute by performing a mathematical operation on any attributes present in the dataset.
Attribute Display Settings
The Attribute Display Settings will allow a user to hide or show an attribute in the Case Card.
Animations are ON by default in the Tuva Tools to give learners dynamic visual feedback and help them draw connections between the different graphical representations of the data. Since fast moving animations can potentially cause seizures for some learners, you have the ability to turn off Animations.
When the user places a numeric attribute on an axis, or places numeric attributes on both the X and Y axes, Grid Lines may be used to help users to visually approximate the value of a case.
The Tuva Authoring Environment enables both Tuva and its partners to customize tools for their audience. Creators can choose between pre-compiled editions of the tool via the authoring environment. Each edition focuses on data concepts and skills relevant to the concerned grade band. Currently, there are four available presets: Tuva Jr., Elem-middle, Middle, and High. These presets adjust the toolbar to display features suited for the respective school levels. Notably, Tuva Jr transforms the entire data environment to fit the needs of elementary school kids.
For more information about the different Tuva Tools editions, please visit the Tuva Tools Editions guide, also posted on the Partner Resources page.
The Tuva Tools supports several languages including: English, Arabic, Spanish, French, German, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Korean. Keep in mind, the change in language will change the text appearing on buttons and labels, but it will not change the language for the underlying dataset.
To ensure individuals with low visual acuity are able to access the Tuva Tools, we've added functionality to allow you to change the color contrast. This feature allows you to increase contrast by changing the default colors to reverse contrast, which will change the foreground, background, and text colors.