Topic outline

  • General

    Welcome to the wonderful world of Moodle quizzes.  Of course you can create tests and quizzes but this function can do so much more.  I like using Moodle quizzes because it gives students immediate feedback on how they did.  When I go over the assessments with students, I can focus on the most missed questions instead of taking class time to go over what they already understand really well.

    I have used it with several old worksheets that I liked.  Again, Moodle offers immediate feedback and if they got questions incorrect, I dinged them partial credit and gave them a change to find the correct answer.  Or, sometimes I will offer them the chance to retake and I'll either take the highest grade or an average of the two grades.

    Moodle quizzes has made it easier to create accomodated tests for students with special needs.  I use the adaptive function to do this.

    My hope is that I can share what I know about Moodle quizzes and that I can help you better understand this educational tool.  I know that as you become more familiar with it, I will learn things from you also.

    • Topic 1

      How to Make Quizzes and Tests in Moodle

      1.  Teachers take the example quiz (note: this is an assignment that uses the adaptive feature and 3 types of questions).

      a.  Go over the results (like going over most missed questions after assessment)

      2.  Intro video on

      a.  Teachers create their own quiz within their Moodle course (this can be something you will use in your class!

      1.  Creating catagories (STAY ORGANIZED!).

      2.  Create your question banks.  (STAY ORGANIZED!)

      3.  Create a quiz from the questions you have added to your question banks (I'll walk you through all of the options).  Create a multiple choice question, true/false, and essay question while utlizing feedback for each question.

      4.  Let another teacher enroll in your course and take your quiz.

      5.  Manually grade the essay question and view the statistics for your results.

      3.  Importing questions from examview into Moodle.

      4.  Utilizing Adaptive mode to create modified assessments for special education students.

      a.  Click on your quiz.  Within the options, click on "Question Behavior."  Click on "Adaptive mode."  When creating each question, I apply a penalty factor of 0.5.  This gives students a second chance when taking a test but penalizes them a 1/2 point for doing so.

      b.  I also use adaptive mode to create assignments that students would answer as they completed a reading.  I often set such an assignment for multiple attempts.  This way students can take it again to get a 100% if they so choose to.  I use this to drill the correct info into their heads!

      c.  Chrome READ&WRITE works with moodle quizzes and you can have security on.  Safari's reading function only works when your security function is off.

      4.  Limiting Cheating

      a.  Allow students to view their results only after immediately finishing an attempt.  This is when feedback is of most value to students.

      b.  Shuffle questions

      c.  Limit the number of questions visible at one time.  (I recommend 10).  Less is better but it can clog up your internet connnection if you go less.

      d.  Sit at the back of the room and make students feel like you are watching their screens.

      e.  Quizzes with few questions are easier to share with other students.

      f.  Latest trend in cheating is that student's have been taking a screen shot of their answer report at the end of the quiz, sending it to other student's.  You will see them minimize their screen to look at the screen shot.  Check them and enforce the board's cheating policy!  Zero on this attempt/loss of course credit the second time they cheat!