Didacticus Help

The most important questions are answered here. If there is still something unclear please get in contact via the app.

What is the most effective way to learn with Didacticus?

The easiest way to start with new flashcards is using the modul Browse. Here both flashcard sides are shown simultaneously. This provides a good overview. When you feel reasonably confident then use Shrinking for a simple test. The next phase is Short-Term Goal. If you feel safe enough (almost all flashcards are in the 5th level) move on to Long-Term Goal. Otherwise you will forget a lot flashcards within a fairly short time. And for a change or just for fun try the Quiz :-)

How do I create stacks?

You can create a stack manually within a group just by tapping the plus symbol. Enter the name of the stack and optionally a descriptive text. Tap on the checkmark in the top right to commit. Now you have created an empty stack

Alternatively you can download stacks from Quizlet.com. Or you import a stack by AirDrop, e-mail or CSV file.

How do I create a group?

You can create new groups from within the groups view. Tap on the plus symbol. Enter the group name and tap on the checkmark symbol. Now you have created an empty group. Add stacks to this group or move stacks from other groups into this group.

What is the intention of groups?

Usually a stack is identical to a lesson. By using groups you can combine lessons. Eg. all English lessons are grouped into "English, 1st Semester".
Every time you get new material of a lesson (= stack) you will learn this. For a repetition and for preparing for an exam it is recommended to learn the whole group (= all lessons/stacks). To do so start learning from the groups view.

How do I move stacks between groups?

Swipe left on a stack and choose the 3 dots. Then select the other group from the list of available groups. Now the stack is associated with this group.

How dows the specification of the CSV file look like?

The CSV file (comma separated values) looks like below. Those fields in bold font have to be filled exactly a shown. The fields in italic font contain the user defined values for stack name and description as well as the flashcard data.

Didacticus 2.0
My Stack's Name My Description
FrontText BackText FrontImageURL BackImageURL
Question 1 Answer 1 http://www.foo.com/question1image.png http://www.bar.com/answer1image.png
Question 2 Answer 2 http://www.bar.com/answer2image.png
Question 3 Answer 3 http://www.foo.com/question3image.png
Question 4 Answer 4
http://www.foo.com/question5image.png http://www.bar.com/answer5image.png
Question 6 http://www.bar.com/answer6image.png
Answer 7 http://www.foo.com/question7image.png

The file will then look like:

Didacticus 2.0,,,
My Stack's Name,My Description,, FrontText,BackText,FrontImageURL,BackImageURL
Question 1,Answer 1,http://www.foo.com/question1image.png,http://www.bar.com/answer1image.png
Question 2,Answer 2,,http://www.bar.com/answer2image.png
Question 3,Answer 3,http://www.foo.com/question3image.png,
Question 4,Answer 4,,
Question 6,,,http://www.bar.com/answer6image.png
,Answer 7,http://www.foo.com/question7image.png,

You find an example CSV file here.

It is very important to save the file in UTF-8 format and use the comma as separator! 
The easiest way to create the file is using a spreadsheet and exporting the data.