Graphicacy is a graphing and data assessment tool used to support students’ graphical literacy.
To access Graphicacy, visit graphicacy.uoregon.edu.
At the start of each term, faculty are faced with a need to quickly determine where their students are in their ability to interpret graphs, charts, and data.
The program, Graphicacy, was developed by the Interactive Media Group (IMG), a part of the UO Libraries, with this need in mind.
By using Graphicacy, faculty can create a quiz that includes questions using:
- Static graph images – link directly to a graph or data for students to review. This image will display within the Graphicacy quiz interface.
- External graph images – link directly to a graph which displays on an external website
- Preset Formula Graph – Use one of seven formula types – sin, cos, tan, exponential, logarithmic, PeRT (financial), and Population Growth Model. You have the flexibility to set specific variables for the graph’s X and Y-axes.
- Custom Formula Graph – use your own custom formula for differential equations or function plotters.
- CSV File Graphs – upload a csv file with two columns of data and Graphicacy will generate the graph.
- Question Pool – select from preexisting questions created by other faculty members or from your previous quizzes.
Tutorials and videos
Graphicacy How To pdf document to get users started with the tool box.
Creating Quiz Questions
- Static Image Graph
(Link to a static image of a graph hosted on a Picasa account.)
- External Image Graph
(Link to a graph displayed on another website.)
- Preset Formula Graph
(Choose from preset graph types and edit variables. Types include: sin, cos, tan, exponential, logarithmic, PeRT and Population Growth Model.)
- Custom Formula Graph
(Graph your own differential equation or function plotter.)
- Graph CSV File
(Create your own graph from a CSV data file.)
- Question Pool
(Add questions created by other instructors to your quiz. Once added, the question text can be edited for your individual needs.)