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Revised developer/testing tool.


  • Download into src/extensions folder
  • Add following to config.json
    "_devtools": {
        "_isEnabled": true

Once installed a button is added to the navigation bar. By default this is a cog icon. Select the button to reveal the following features.

Important: if using adapt-contrib-trickle, please ensure that you are using the latest version.

Question hinting

Allows the user to toggle visual indicators which reveal how to answer correctly standard question components (gmcq, mcq, matching, ppq, question strip, slider, text input).

Auto correct

When enabled, automatically provides the correct answer when submit is selected. If not enabled the user can control-click the submit button to have the correct answer provided. Standard question components will be answered naturally; revealing the correct responses, feedback and marking if applicable. The plugin will not attempt to do this for bespoke questions or questions that do not have correct answers (e.g. confidence slider), but their models will still be modified to indicate that they are complete and correct.

Tutor toggle

Allows the tutor extension to be hushed, preventing feedback popups when questions are answered by the user. Feedback can still be viewed by manually selecting the Show Feedback button if available.

Toggle question banking

If banking is used in an assessment in the current page this can be toggled on and off. N.B. if the current page has more than one banked assessment then the toggle will be applied to each (when invoked all banked assessments in the page will have banking toggled on or off).


Once selected adapt-devtools will disable Adapt core locking (>=v2.0.9) throughout the course. For courses using older versions of the Adapt framework this feature will only attempt to break locking on menus, e.g. linear step-locking, assessment locking etc.


This feature appears whenever applicable. As the name implies selecting this will disable trickle and reveal all content in the current page.

Open course map

Select this button to reveal an interactive diagram of the course structure. The diagram will reveal all structural elements (content objects, articles, blocks and components) arranged in an intuitive way, reflecting both the hierarchical relationship of the elements and the vertical arrangement of content within each page. The map can be used to navigate directly to any element in the course. Performing a control-click will reveal the model of the selected course element in the browser console.

The course map uses the following legend:

  • Green fill: element is complete
  • Red fill: element is incomplete
  • Yellow triangle: element is trickled
  • Grey fill: element is optional (_isOptional:true)


Similar to the original functionality, when selected unanswered question components in the current page will be answered correctly. All non-question components will be completed.


As per the Pass functionality, but all unanswered questions in the current page will be answered incorrectly. How the questions are answered incorrectly is random; therefore, where applicable, questions may be answered partly correctly or incorrectly.


When selected, approximately half of the unanswered questions in the current page will be answered correctly, while the other half will be answered incorrectly. The choice of how each are answered is randomised.

Developer tools

The core Adapt object can be reached via window.a for convenience.

To display the underlying model for any content object, article, block or component, with the browser's console open: hold down the left mouse button on the relevant element then press m. Note that doing so also creates a global variable named according to the model's unique identifier.

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