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!