Here you can find answers to typical questions about RIF 3.0.

For whom are the tasks recommended?
The tasks can generally be solved very well from 7 years to adulthood. However, the task groups of RIF 3.0 are divided into two different age groups.

The task groups of the first five areas (Visualization (VI), Form Constancy (FC), Position in Space (PS), Transformation in Space (TS), and Object Combinations (OC)) are recommended for all learners from age 7 [Sample tasks].
The task groups in the other four domains (Spatial Visualization (SV), Spatial Relations (SR), Mental Rotation (MR), and Spatial Orientation (SO)) are generally suitable only for students 12 years and older [Sample tasks].

In the first five areas, basic components of spatial thinking skills can be trained. The other four areas contain advanced and therefore rather complex tasks.

How do I work with the platform as an educator?
As an educator you can manage classes by
- creating individual classes [Link] or
- activating one of the available task groups for a class for one hour up to three weeks (= 504 hours) [Link] or
- getting the data and results of your class [Link].

Why do I need a class code as an educator?
When creating a new class [Link], you will automatically be assigned a so called class code for each individual class. The class code is displayed on the screen directly after creating a new class. In addition, the class code (together with all other general data of the class) will be sent to you by mail. Furthermore, you can display, save and print the class code (together with the other master data) as a PDF.
The class code is therefore THE crucial access for working with a class. Make sure that the class code is not lost.

How do I use the access codes as an educator?
When creating a new class [Link], you will automatically get exactly one access code for each of your learners in addition to the class code for each individual class. The access codes are the individual codes for your learners. Each learner should get one of the available access codes. With this code, students will be able to enter the platform in the 'Start a Task Group' area (Step 3) [Link]. Students will automatically open exactly the task group that you have previously activated.

For how long can a task group be activated?
A task group can be activated for 1 hour up to 504 hours (= 3 weeks) by the educator [Link].

As an educator, can I activate multiple task groups at the same time?
No, you can only activate one task group at the same time. Only after deactivating a task group you can active another task group. Beware of the fact, that one task group can only be activated once for a class.

Can I close an activated task group prematurely as a educator?
Yes, you can enter the platform at any time in the 'Activate a Task Group' section (Step 2) [Link] to close an already activated task group and activate another task group if needed.

Can task groups be activated multiple times?
No, task groups can only be activated [Link] for a class exactly once. After that, this task group is no longer available on the selection page of the task groups. In the selection overview of all task groups, all those that you have already been activated for this class are displayed in a different color than the task groups that can still be activated.

How well will my students do on the different task groups?
In the area 'Get Class Data' (Step 4) [Link] you can get the results of a class with calculated solution probabilities - differentiated by task group, gender and age - for a realistic and fair classification. Various tables and overviews show 'fair' comparisons, e.g. the percentage of correctly solved tasks from students of the same age to the students in your class and from all students who have participated in RIF 3.0 so far.

Where can I get the results of my students?
After completing the last task of a task group, the students see their overall result and can additionally look through all tasks individually by clicking on the button [SHOW SOLUTIONS]. In this detailed view, the students can see for each individual task whether the correct or incorrect answer was given and what the correct solution would have been. As an educator you can get the cumulative results of each class as a PDF in the area 'Get Class Data' (Step 4) [Link] by entering the class code of the respective class.

How can I work with RIF 3.0 as a student?
You will receive an individual access code from your educator. This code is exclusively for you. With this access code you can enter the platform [Link]. After entering the access code and clicking on [NEXT], the task group activated by your teacher will open automatically and you can start completing the tasks of this task group.

Try to solve all the tasks of a task group. Only if you enter answers to all the tasks, your results will be shown after the last tasks und your educator will see the percentage of your correct answers.

How many tasks in a task group do I have to complete?
Make sure that you actually try to complete all tasks of a task group. Only if you complete all tasks, your performance will be displayed after the last task and your educator will see that you have completed the task group.

Note: If you cannot solve a task, you have two options:
- you can click on [SKIP] and skip the task for the moment or
- you can make a guess and click on the solution that seems to be the most suitable for you.
All skipped tasks will be displayed again at the end of the task group for you to complete.

Can I change wrong solutions?
You can change your solution as long as you are still on the same task. Once a solution has been submitted, you can no longer change this solution.

You can change a ticked answer by clicking on the same wrong tick again. Now you can set a tick by clicking again at the correct position.

You can correct a wrong spot (= hotspot) by moving it with the pressed left button of the mouse to the correct position.

You can change an incorrect number entry by deleting the number in the text field and then entering the correct value.

You can correct incorrectly joined pieces (puzzle pieces) by grabbing one of the pieces with the left mouse button pressed and moving it to the correct position.

How and where can I see my results?
After you have completed the last task of a task group, the number and percentage of correctly solved tasks will be displayed automatically.

If you additionally want to know which tasks you have solved correctly or incorrectly, you can click the button [SHOW SOLUTIONS] on the last page of a task group to look at all tasks again and compare your own solution with the correct one. With the button [OVERALL RESULT] you switch back to the page with your results and can leave the task group with the button [FINISH].

How can I work with the platform on my own as a student?
As a student, you can also work on your own with the platform. All you need to do is create a new class with exactly one student (step 1). Then you can activate one of the task groups included in RIF 3.0 with your class code (step 2). Now you can enter the platform as a student with your personal access code and start the task group you have activated (step 3). You can then call up the detailed results using the class code or access code (step 4). You can activate new task groups at any time with your class code and start and complete them with your personal access code.

Spatial Reasoning Instrument (SRI)
One of the task groups of RIF 3.0 (OC-6-SRI) is the so-called 'Spatial Reasoning Instrument (SRI)'. This task group was developed by the Australian scientists Ramful, Lowrie and Logan at the University of Canberra and digitized and translated by us. This diagnostic instrument with its 30 tasks is now available in German. The SRI tasks are presented in the same way as the other task groups of RIF 3.0. Of course, it is also possible to display the results for each learner on the last slide after completing all the tasks and also to click through all slides to see which task you got right and which you did not.
German Translation: Günter Maresch (2022). PDF-Download at https://serc.edu.au/spatial-reasoning-instrument/.
Ramful, A., Lowrie, T., & Logan, T. (2017). Measurement of spatial ability: Construction and validation of the spatial reasoning instrument for middle school students. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 35(7), 709-727.

Colorblindness can affect your performance on spatial thinking tasks and therefore your performance on RIF 3.0. We have put together a few questions that can help you determine whether or not you may be colorblind. Just click on the link and the test will start automatically: https://rif4you.eu/colors/en/. After the last question you will see your score.

If you are colorblind, you may not be able to complete some of the tasks on this website. Here you will find a list of those tasks under RIF 3.0 that may be limited or impossible to solve for colorblind people: https://rif4you.eu/colors/pdf/FAQ-colorblind-en.pdf