Cognitive Tutor Authoring Tools 2.0 > CTAT Basics

Chapter 1. CTAT Basics

Table of Contents

1. Interface Overview
2. Switching Views
2.1. Window Docking
3. Tutor Types
3.1. Example-tracing Tutor
3.2. Cognitive Tutor (Jess)
3.3. Cognitive Tutor (TDK)
3.4. Simulated Student
4. Authoring Modes
4.1. Set Start State
4.2. Demonstrate
4.3. Test Tutor
5. CTAT Preferences
5.1. Behavior Graph Options
5.2. Global Preferences
5.2.1. General
5.2.2. Behavior Graph
5.2.3. Behavior Recorder
5.2.4. Production Rule Editor
5.2.5. Jess Console
5.2.6. Conflict Tree

1. Interface Overview

The Cognitive Tutor Authoring Tools (CTAT) interface is composed of modular windows that are grouped and arranged to form 'views'. A view is a collection of windows arranged in a specific layout. Depending on your task, you may only want to see a subset of all available windows in your 'view'.

By default, CTAT has grouped and arranged the windows that are likely to be useful for the given tutor type you're working on. This means that when you switch tutor types, your view will automatically switch for you.