I have Terracotta. Now what?
Note: An experiment in Terracotta may require Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, depending on the goals of your research. If you aren’t sure, reach out to your principal or department chair.
When you create your first experiment, Terracotta will walk you through a sequence of design decisions (determining the number of treatment conditions, the experiment design, the informed consent procedures, etc.). The experiment builder has three sections: design, participation, and assignments.
When conducting an experiment within Terracotta, a teacher differentiates Canvas activities for different students. In doing so, some students will receive versions of assignments and learning resources that differ from their peers' assignments. To minimize concerns about fairness, consider the following recommendations: