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Instant Moodle Quiz Module How-to

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Instant Moodle Quiz Module How-to

Overview of this book

Enhancing learning experience and improving student success has many instructors searching for effective tools. Moodle Quiz is just such a tool to aid instructors in creating powerful assessment experiences for their learners. "Instant Moodle Quiz Module How-to" is a practical, hands-on guide that provides you with a number of clear step-by-step procedures, which will help you take advantage of the real power that is behind Moodle Quiz, and give you a good grounding in using it to achieve effective assessment in your courses.This book covers how Moodle Quiz module can be used to create effective assessment FOR and OF learning in your courses. It will take you through a number of clear, practical recipes that will help you harness the power of Moodle Quiz quickly and painlessly.You will begin by learning to set up clear categories, carefully designed questions and helpful feedback to create the question bank that is the foundation of Moodle Quiz. Once you have configured the quiz and specified your security requirements, you can select questions by hand or randomly. Once learners have completed the quiz you can interact one-on-one or examine statistical data for large groups using the easily generated reports.Using "Instant Moodle Quiz Module How-to" you will learn how to create effective quizzes and how to provide meaningful feedback and evaluate results.
Table of Contents (7 chapters)

Quiz from the learner's perspective (Must know)

This is a chance to take a look at the quiz as the learner sees it. This includes the number of attempts, timelines, navigation, scoring, feedback, and flagged questions.

Getting ready

Well, we have done it! Our quiz is ready and we can use a test student to see how the quiz works for the learner. It is interesting to see how all of our decisions play out in the learner context.

How to do it...

Of course, all the work we have been doing is only important in the hands of the learner.

How the learner will experience the quiz is our most important consideration.

  1. Here is what our learner, Kathy, sees when she opens the quiz and clicks on the Attempt quiz button:

    So she is informed of the number of attempts allowed and is given the opportunity to decide if she wants to proceed with this quiz now.

  2. You can see that Kathy is provided with a navigation bar with her picture. It highlights the current question.

    Question number 1, the Matching question is the only question on page 1, as we had planned. Kathy has an option to flag a question to return to it later.

  3. When Kathy clicks on Next at the end of the quiz or if she clicks on End Test in the navigation block, she is taken to Summary of attempt. This summary shows whether or not the question is answered and indicates any flagged questions. This is a good place for the learner to see if they have forgotten to answer any questions before they submit the quiz.

    In the preceding screenshot, we can see that Kathy has flagged question 2, which she has not yet answered.

    Now we can see that she has remembered to provide an answer for the flagged question before she submits the quiz.

  4. When Kathy is sure that she has answered all questions, she can click on the Submit all and finish button to hand the quiz in for grading.

How it works...

Seeing how a test student proceeds through the quiz gives us insight into how the quiz is working with regard to the number of attempts, timelines, navigation, scoring, feedback, and flagged questions. If we notice any changes, we need to make that change before we open our quiz to our learners. We can delete the test student's attempt and make the desired changes.