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Interactions, extensions and themes

Make the most of endless and evolving options for presenting course content to learners.

The Adapt Learning community, including Can Studios as an approved collaborator, is continually developing new features for Adapt.

These include: Components – individual presentation, question and navigation interactions that course content is built from. Extensions – provide functions that typically extend across a course and can be applied to multiple course elements. Themes – style courses in a variety of ways, including the colour scheme. We fully test our own and community features, and make the best and most robust available regularly – so our users get extra functions faster.


These are the individual interactions that we build courses from in Adapt – broadly made up of presentation, question and navigation interactions. We’ve built this course to demonstrate the main components available in Adapt from Can Studios – with a working example for each. As well as the core components from the open source tool, you’ll find:

  • exclusive components available only in Adapt from Can Studios
  • community components added into our tool once fully tested.

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Component list

Meter Question Gamification tool giving learners instant response on decisions they make within a scenario; affects the value of a course wide meter (up or down). Supports multiple meters. Can Studios Exclusive
Meter Feedback Displays the values associated with your meters, and gives learners text feedback on scenario-related decisions, based on meter positions. Can Studios Exclusive
Advanced Hot Graphic Play audio and show image with text when a user clicks an image or hot spots. Can Studios Exclusive
Accordion Displays a vertically stacked list of clickable titles – each title has a collapsible panel containing text and/or an image. Core Component.
Assessment Results Used to display a single assessment’s results. Core Component.
Background Scroll Background changes as the user scrolls. A timer prevents completion when instantly scrolling to bottom. Community Component.
Blinds Horizontally stacked images widen when hovered over. Optional captions are displayed. Community Component.
Drag ‘n’ Drop A fully working drag and drop question component. Nice animations when toggling between user/model answer. Community Component.
Expose Content is hidden behind covers. Click the cover and expose the content below. Range of animations. Community Component.
Flipper Displays lists of items one at a time. When the learner clicks it flips to the next item. Community Component.
Graphic Dynamically displays small and large images of different resolutions based upon device width. Core Component.
Graphical Multiple Choice Question A multiple choice question component, with images. Core Component.
Hot Graphic Enables a user to click on hot spots over an image and display a detailed popup that includes an image with text. Core Component.
Matching Question Allows the learner to match the options to question stems. Core Component.
Media Playback of video and audio with a Flash Player fallback for IE8+. Core Component.
Multiple Choice Question Answers presented by a radio button or checkbox, depending on a single answer or multiple answer. Core Component.

Narrative Displays an image gallery with accompanying text. Core Component.  

Quick Navigation Allows you to add a customisable strip of navigation controls anywhere on the page. Community Component.
Slider Allows the learner to position a slider on scale. Core Component.
Stack List Items fly in one at a time, alternating from left to right, when the learner clicks a button. Core Component.
Text Text may include HTML. Core Component.
Text Input Allows the learner to input text based upon a question stem. Core Component.


These provide function that extends across a course and may be applied to multiple items.

Preview Editor WYSIWYG editor to edit all titles, body text and instructions in preview/live mode. Can Studios Exclusive

Assessment Attaches to an article object to group various question components, providing a score with feedback. Core Extension

Bookmarking Maintains a record of the learner’s current location within the course, allowing easy access on relaunch. Core Extension

Language Picker Provides content in more than one language and allows the learner to switch languages while the course is in progress. Core Extension

Page Level Progress Show a user’s progress through a page. Calculated as the percentage of child components that have been completed. Core Extension

Resources Allows learners to view resources through an icon in the navigation bar. Core Extension

Trickle Gives course authors the option to hide/lock portions of pages until preceding interactions have been completed. Core Extension

Tutor Provides a basic feedback overlay for question components. Core Extension

Spoor Allows SCORM tracking to link your course to learning management systems. Core Extension


Choose from any of these colour palettes for your Adapt course.

Can Studios Exclusive

Clean Modern
Can Studios Exclusive

Das Boot
Can Studios Exclusive

Dreams Forever
Can Studios Exclusive

Neutral Blues
Can Studios Exclusive

October Night
Can Studios Exclusive

Orange Teal
Can Studios Exclusive

Red and Smooth
Can Studios Exclusive

Shades of Blue
Can Studios Exclusive

Can Studios Exclusive


Vanilla core theme