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History Teaching with Moodle 2

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History Teaching with Moodle 2

Overview of this book

Moodle is an open source virtual learning environment that is coming to be used in more and more schools worldwide. History and Moodle complement each other perfectly in terms of content and delivery. This book will show you how to set up tasks and activities that will enable your students to forge a greater understanding of complex issues, bringing History into the 21st century.History Teaching with Moodle 2 presents new and exciting ideas for the delivery of History content making use of tried-and-trusted methods of teaching the subject. By following a sample course, you will find it easy to transform your existing lesson plans into a Moodle course that will become even more efficient, attractive, and useful over time. Make the past come to life using a range of tasks and activities that can consolidate learning for some, enhance understanding for others, and enthuse all. Learn how to add an RSS feed to your home page to display daily 'On this day in history' posts. Create a one-minute quiz about how the Second World War began. Post video footage of a trip to a castle and set some questions for students in anticipation of their next visit. Set up a wiki so that student groups can create their own story about 'murder at a monastery'. Moodle's built-in features allow students to get a better grasp of historical concepts and will rejuvenate their interest in the subject.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Compiling the quiz

Having created a set of questions for our 'What did medieval people believe?' topic, we now need to create a quiz that students can take part in. We are going to use the questions and when students complete the quiz, they will be awarded a mark out of 20.

  1. 1. Go to the Year 7 History course and turn editing on.

  2. 2. Click the 'What different jobs did monks do?'quiz.

  3. 3. In the Question bank category dropdown, select 'What did medieval people believe?'

  4. 4. Tick the checkbox beside a variety of questions such as True/false, matching, and multiple choice.

  5. 5. Click Add to Quiz.

    • We can now concentrate on the layout of the quiz.

    • The Total of grades figure is the number of marks for each question added up. The Maximum grade is the figure that the scores will be scaled to. In our example, we have increased the Grade value of the True or False question to 2 so that Total of grades and Maximum grade are the same. These are the values we intend to use for this quiz. The results will be seen...