Turk Talk Test

Welcome to our test page for Turk Talk

Want to try out our Turk Talk interface for OpenLabyrinth? Now you can.

We have set up a small testing scenario with a really simple case that illustrates how you might use TTalk interactions. To use it, follow these steps:

  1. Decide upon a time when you will play the Scenario as a group
  2. Up to 5 people can login and play
  3. The usernames are alphaTT, betaTT, gammaTT, deltaTT and kappaTT
  4. The password is the same for everyone: ttalk
  5. Decide which of you is going to act as the Director or Turker
  6. The Turker will go to https://demo.openlabyrinth.ca/webinarManager/chats/209
  7. The other four will go to https://demo.openlabyrinth.ca/webinarManager/render/209

The Turker should see a view like this:

The Turker can pick the usernames from the top of each column so that the view displays the Chat channel for each learner. It does not matter which order you place them in.

The players/learners should see a view like this:

Click on the green [Play] button to start the case. It is pretty obvious when you come to a TTalk interactive panel.

The Turker will be able to watch what Node each player is on but looking at the status Node at the bottom of each column. When the learner starts to type text into the TTalk interactive panel, it will appear in their column on your Chat view.

For this quick wee test, it does not really matter which learner you attend to first. There is a colored bar which indicates who has been waiting the longest:

red–> orange –> yellow –> green –> blue

Once you respond to that column/learner, the color bars will readjust to show the next oldest entry (red). It can sometimes be a challenge for the Turker to keep up with the flow of questions but generally the process works fairly well, even for inexperienced Turkers.

The Turker can also redirect the learner onwards in the case. Select the Node to send them to, using the ‘Redirect to’ drop-down and then click on the green arrow to activate the redirection. The Turker might do this if they are happy that the learner has responded well and can progress; alternatively, the Turker might send the learner to a different node which has extra clues or information to help them.

Further resources

We have some further info on how to use Turk Talk.

Created for ACFP CMN on 19Jul2021.