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Adding questions to a quiz

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Video: Adding questions to a quiz

In the previous video, we decided on the layout and format of our quiz, and made the quiz front page. We now need to add some questions to it, so we're going to click the button save and display, where we're told that we don't have any questions in our quiz yet, so we need to edit the quiz to ask some questions. Over on the right, we have a link, question bank contents. And clicking here will take us to the contents of the question bank, if any questions had already been made. Because, remember, that in the settings block of our course, which you can access by scrolling down here and looking on the left, we can get to the question bank, where all of the questions made by ourselves as a teacher, or any of the co-teachers are available.

Adding questions to a quiz

In the previous video, we decided on the layout and format of our quiz, and made the quiz front page. We now need to add some questions to it, so we're going to click the button save and display, where we're told that we don't have any questions in our quiz yet, so we need to edit the quiz to ask some questions. Over on the right, we have a link, question bank contents. And clicking here will take us to the contents of the question bank, if any questions had already been made. Because, remember, that in the settings block of our course, which you can access by scrolling down here and looking on the left, we can get to the question bank, where all of the questions made by ourselves as a teacher, or any of the co-teachers are available.

So, let's get back up to our quiz and click on the button, add a question, and get started. We now see the different types of standard questions that are available for a Moodle quiz. There are other non standard contributed questions, which your administrator might possibly have included as well. For example, we could have a matching question, a multiple choice question, which is what we'll use as our example, true/false, or even an essay question. The essay question is slightly different, because it's the only one where you would actually have to manually grade the question.

The others, Moodle will automatically grade for you, as long as you give it the answer. There's also a description type question. This isn't a question as such, but it provides you with a tiny MC text editor, into which you could give some extra instructions, information or an image or a video that might be useful throughout your quiz. If we click on the multiple choice question, we see that over on the right hand side, it gives us an explanation of the question type to find out a little bit about what it is.

This question list works in the same way as the activity chooser. So we can then click next to go on, and add that particular question. The name is only relevant to help us identify it in the question bank, if we want to reuse it later. And certainly, don't add a number because although this might be question one for our quiz today, it might be our colleagues question 20 in her quiz next week. So, a number is irrelevant. In question text, we write down the question which we're going to ask.

I already have one. Select it, which I'm going to paste into here. And then as we scroll down, you see that we have the option to give general feedback. And then, feedback for each of the correct and incorrect choices. So, this is a multiple choice question, so I'm going to provide the first answer in choice one, which I have here, which I will copy and paste. And then for each of the options, we need to decide whether it's correct or incorrect by clicking in the gray drop-down box.

This is actually the correct answer, so I'm going to choose 100%, which is at the top here. Notice that it's also possible if you want to, to give different grades from 100 down to, in actual fact, minus 100. And then if we wanted to, we could add personalized feedback for this answer, and then we go to continue with a couple of other choices. These answers are wrong, so I'm going to leave the grade at none.

When we're done, we can scroll down and click save the changes. And you see that we have our quiz with one question already. And, we can see what it's marked out of. So if we wanted to have different grades for different questions in our quiz, we could change them here. So, all we need to do now is click add a question again and again, to complete our quiz. In this video then, we've investigated different types of quiz question, how to add them, and where to locate previously made questions from the question bank

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  1. 3m 29s
    1. Welcome
      1m 13s
    2. Using the exercise files
      23s
    3. Surveying our project for this course
      1m 53s
  2. 24m 45s
    1. Obtaining Moodle
      3m 12s
    2. Logging in and moving around
      3m 28s
    3. Editing your profile
      2m 57s
    4. Using the text editor
      1m 58s
    5. Choosing your course layout
      3m 49s
    6. Setting up your course
      2m 24s
    7. Adding a banner
      3m 19s
    8. Adding a welcome message
      3m 38s
  3. 5m 58s
    1. Announcing course events
      1m 50s
    2. Using the calendar
      2m 19s
    3. Adding events blocks
      1m 49s
  4. 21m 8s
    1. Uploading your course information
      3m 56s
    2. Understanding the edit icons
      2m 35s
    3. Uploading a folder of exam papers
      3m 47s
    4. Giving instructions to your students
      2m 30s
    5. Displaying a YouTube video
      3m 26s
    6. Linking to a useful website
      2m 6s
    7. Embedding widgets into your course
      2m 48s
  5. 14m 40s
    1. Manually enrolling students
      1m 48s
    2. Allowing students to self-enroll
      2m 25s
    3. Putting your students into groups
      2m 54s
    4. Giving access to private files
      3m 38s
    5. Setting up messaging
      2m 21s
    6. Seeing who's online
      1m 34s
  6. 18m 5s
    1. Creating a discussion forum
      3m 53s
    2. Setting up a chat room
      3m 10s
    3. Blogging
      2m 57s
    4. Creating a wiki
      4m 12s
    5. Creating a glossary
      3m 53s
  7. 26m 45s
    1. Setting up a text assignment
      4m 9s
    2. Setting up a file assignment
      3m 50s
    3. Making a group assignment
      4m 3s
    4. Using blind marking
      3m 35s
    5. Student view of an assignment
      2m 14s
    6. Grading an assignment
      1m 57s
    7. Dealing with deadlines
      1m 35s
    8. Downloading assignments
      1m 50s
    9. Uploading feedback files
      3m 32s
  8. 12m 59s
    1. Gradebook overview
      2m 16s
    2. Organizing your gradebook
      1m 51s
    3. Manually adding grades
      1m 44s
    4. Adding custom scales
      2m 44s
    5. Importing and exporting grades
      4m 24s
  9. 11m 32s
    1. Overview of Moodle's quiz
      1m 38s
    2. Setting up a quiz front page
      3m 39s
    3. Adding questions to a quiz
      4m 6s
    4. Student view of a quiz
      2m 9s
  10. 10m 51s
    1. Feedback, Choice, or Survey?
      3m 2s
    2. Online voting with Choice
      4m 8s
    3. Getting student feedback
      3m 41s
  11. 14m 19s
    1. Enabling activity completion
      3m 42s
    2. Restricting access to activities
      3m 40s
    3. Enabling manual self-completion for a course
      2m 35s
    4. Enabling automatic course completion
      2m 56s
    5. Viewing completion reports
      1m 26s
  12. 11m 59s
    1. Viewing reports and logs
      2m 36s
    2. Importing from other courses
      2m 18s
    3. Backing up your course
      2m 8s
    4. Restoring a course
      3m 22s
    5. Resetting your course at year-end
      1m 35s
  13. 52s
    1. Next steps
      52s

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