EdX offers provisional support for this tool.
In a word cloud, students enter words into a field in response to a question or prompt. The words that all of the students enter then appear instantly as a colorful graphic, with the most popular responses appearing largest. The graphic becomes larger as more students answer. Students can both see the way their peers have answered and contribute their thoughts to the group.
For example, the following word cloud was created from students’ responses to a question in a HarvardX course.
Before you can add a word cloud to your course, you must enable the word cloud tool.
To enable the word cloud tool in Studio, you add the
"word_cloud" key to
the Advanced Module List on the Advanced Settings page. (Be sure to
include the quotation marks around the key value.) For more information, see
Enable Additional Exercises and Tools.
To create a word cloud, follow these steps.