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Creating a first question

From: Moodle 2.1 Essential Training for Teachers

Video: Creating a first question

Now that we have our categories set up, it's time to begin creating our first question. We need to make sure that we are in our question bank in our Settings section and we select from the Category dropdown menu, Ecology, because this is going to be an ecology question. Next, we want to click the button for Create a new question here at the bottom. A pop-up window will appear asking us to choose which type of question that we want to add. In this case, we are going to use a simple example of a True/False question. So select the radio button near the bottom of the left-hand corner for True/False and then click the Next button.

Creating a first question

Now that we have our categories set up, it's time to begin creating our first question. We need to make sure that we are in our question bank in our Settings section and we select from the Category dropdown menu, Ecology, because this is going to be an ecology question. Next, we want to click the button for Create a new question here at the bottom. A pop-up window will appear asking us to choose which type of question that we want to add. In this case, we are going to use a simple example of a True/False question. So select the radio button near the bottom of the left-hand corner for True/False and then click the Next button.

When our page loads, we again have the ability to change the category that this question is going to be associated with. The category of Ecology is correct. So we'll go ahead and leave that set as it is. Just below that, we can enter in a name for the question and this is not going to be the text of the question. this is just a name to help us identify what question this is. For this chapter, we are going to be naming each of our question types for the movie that we are recording them in so that we can help keep track as to which questions go with which movies.

In your course, you would probably want to use a more descriptive question name that more closely relates to the type of information that you are going to be asking in that question. So in our case, we'll simply type in A First Question. For the Question text, this is the text that we want to appear for our students that we want them to answer. So in our case, we'll ask them a simple question. Hermatypic Corals and Zooxanthellae have a symbiotic relationship.

Scroll down a little bit and the next option that we have to set is the Default mark. The Default mark is how many points is this question going to be worth. We can set any point value that we want in here. in our case, to keep things simple, we are going to make every single one of our questions worth only one point. The next section is for General feedback. Now the general feedback is provided to all students regardless of if they answer the question correctly or incorrectly. This can be the type of feedback that you would want to give to your students to let them know the type of question or some general information that they should be knowing about this question or so forth.

We'll simply type in, Symbiosis is key concept in coral reef ecology. Let's go ahead and scroll down a little bit further and now we can select what the correct answer should be. The correct answer for this question happens to be true. So we'll select True from the dropdown menu. Now in the feedback responses, for a true answer, we want to give the students some feedback. If the student answers true, and that's correct, we can simply tell them, Good job! The next section would be displayed if a student answers the question false.

That's not right so we'll say Try again. We'll scroll down a little bit further and we'll see that we can add some additional tags down here to this question. Since this question is related to Symbiosis, we'll go ahead and add a Symbiosis tag. At the bottom, we'll simply click the Save changes button. When the page refreshes, we can see a listing of all of the questions that we've entered. Currently, we've only entered one question, so there's only one being displayed and it's being displayed for the ecology block.

If we want to preview how this question looks, we can click on the magnifying glass on the right-hand side of the line for that question. A pop-up window will appear where we can test out how this question is going to work. So the question is displayed, we have our selection here. Let's go ahead and answer true first by clicking on the True radio button and then click the button for Submit and Finish. We are instantly given our feedback. We're told that we've got the right answer, we've given the specific feedback of good job, we're given the general feedback of Symbiosis as a key concept in coral reef ecology and we are also given the feedback that the correct answer is true.

All right! What would happen if we answer it false? Hit the Start again button and click the False answer and then Submit and Finish. Now we are shown that this is an incorrect answer, we are given the specific feedback, the general feedback and we are given the feedback to let us know what the correct answer is. Go ahead and hit the Start over button and then let's scroll down in the Change Options so we can control some of the specific options as to how we want this question to react.

The first option of how questions behave gives us the ability to set how we want the feedback to be provided to our students. Do we want deferred feedback meaning that Moodle will wait until the very end of our exam before it provides any feedback to our users? Do we want an interactive feedback with multiple tries where it will continuously give the students feedback? This is a great tool for creating test or quizzes that are meant to be study questions for the students to go in and do multiple attempts to learn more information about a particular area.

I want to go ahead and set this to deferred feedback. So all my feedback is provided to my students at the end. The next option is Marked out of and this will let us know how many points that this question is totally worth. The next option allows us to say whether or not we want the students to be shown when they have a correct or an incorrect answer. If we choose Not shown here, then under Marks, whether or not we want to show how the student is doing that's these areas up here, marked out of 1 point, Question 1, Not yet answered, we would start having items filled in here to let us know how we are doing overall.

So we'll go ahead and say Not shown. We can choose how many decimal places we want for our grade. Here they are being displayed as being two decimal places that's fine. We can choose whether or not we want to provide the students with the specific feedback. We can say Not shown for that and we can say Not shown for the right answer, but may be we do want to show them the General feedback. And we can also choose whether or not we want to show them their Response history. So if they are taking a practice exam and they go through the questions multiple times, we can show them how they've changed their answers over time.

So with these settings here, we'll click the button at the bottom that says Start over with these options, and now when we click the True answer and hit the Submit and Finish, the only feedback that we're given is the general feedback of Symbiosis as a key concept in coral reef ecology. We are not given any specific feedback as to whether we've got in the question right or wrong. That feedback would be held back until the very end of the exam. I am going to go ahead and scroll back down here and turn on all of these different options that we just turned off and then go ahead and hit the button for Start again with these options.

Everything should be turned back on and we can close the preview. That should give you a pretty good overview of the general process that's required to create a question bank question. Over the next several movies, we'll step through many of the other types of questions, so you can get a feel for what types of things are possible within a Moodle question.

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  1. 3m 26s
    1. Welcome
      1m 14s
    2. Course overview
      1m 34s
    3. Using the exercise files
      38s
  2. 1h 10m
    1. What you need to get started
      4m 27s
    2. Installing Moodle on a Mac
      9m 23s
    3. Configuring Moodle for the Mac
      5m 29s
    4. Installing Moodle on a Windows computer
      11m 35s
    5. Configuring Moodle for Windows
      7m 21s
    6. Creating a custom theme
      10m 0s
    7. Creating user accounts
      6m 4s
    8. Creating a new course
      6m 35s
    9. Just enough site administration
      9m 51s
  3. 1h 20m
    1. Logging in and getting oriented
      4m 23s
    2. Managing private files
      3m 41s
    3. Customizing your profile
      8m 26s
    4. Customizing course settings
      10m 14s
    5. Editing the header block
      5m 18s
    6. Posting a course syllabus
      3m 43s
    7. Communicating news to students
      4m 4s
    8. Managing files and folders
      6m 14s
    9. Posting lecture slides
      4m 37s
    10. Organizing course content
      12m 31s
    11. Setting up the Gradebook
      5m 4s
    12. Creating a simple assignment
      9m 45s
    13. Messaging students
      2m 49s
  4. 26m 45s
    1. HTML Editor overview
      5m 9s
    2. Formatting text
      5m 10s
    3. Creating internal links
      3m 14s
    4. Creating external links
      2m 42s
    5. Inserting local pictures with HTML
      4m 26s
    6. Creating equations
      6m 4s
  5. 47m 28s
    1. Preparing images
      5m 19s
    2. Posting image files
      3m 18s
    3. Posting a photo gallery
      3m 23s
    4. Creating header graphics in Fireworks
      7m 58s
    5. Preparing audio
      9m 41s
    6. Posting audio files
      4m 49s
    7. Preparing video
      7m 21s
    8. Posting QuickTime video as .mov files
      2m 43s
    9. Posting Flash video as .flv files
      2m 56s
  6. 36m 9s
    1. Understanding repositories
      3m 5s
    2. Configuring a Dropbox repository
      6m 13s
    3. Using a Dropbox repository
      4m 43s
    4. Configuring a Google Docs repository
      1m 15s
    5. Using a Google Docs repository
      5m 20s
    6. Configuring a Flickr repository
      6m 13s
    7. Using a Flickr repository
      4m 5s
    8. Configuring the YouTube videos repository
      1m 7s
    9. Using the YouTube videos repository
      4m 8s
  7. 38m 50s
    1. Understanding resources and activities
      1m 9s
    2. Posting a file or document
      8m 36s
    3. Displaying a folder of documents
      4m 33s
    4. Using a label to bring your course to life
      6m 42s
    5. Creating a custom web page
      10m 33s
    6. Posting a URL for a web resource
      7m 17s
  8. 25m 51s
    1. Assignments overview
      1m 43s
    2. Advanced uploading of files assignment
      11m 32s
    3. Online text assignment
      4m 20s
    4. Uploading a single file assignment
      3m 42s
    5. Offline activity assignment
      3m 21s
    6. Assignment and Gradebook interactions
      1m 13s
  9. 35m 34s
    1. Creating a live chat room
      4m 57s
    2. Understanding Choice, Feedback, and Survey activities
      1m 23s
    3. Creating a Choice activity
      5m 10s
    4. Creating a customized Feedback activity
      4m 47s
    5. Adding a multiple choice question
      3m 14s
    6. Adding a dependent followup question
      3m 7s
    7. Adding a rating question
      2m 39s
    8. Adding an open response question
      2m 36s
    9. Analyzing Feedback results
      4m 16s
    10. Adding a standardized survey
      3m 25s
  10. 17m 18s
    1. Creating a main glossary
      5m 29s
    2. Adding concepts to the glossary
      2m 53s
    3. Enabling glossary auto-linking
      2m 53s
    4. Creating a secondary glossary
      6m 3s
  11. 11m 56s
    1. Creating a forum
      4m 40s
    2. Seeding a forum with questions
      3m 9s
    3. Participating in a forum
      4m 7s
  12. 31m 24s
    1. Creating a wiki
      4m 15s
    2. Wiki editing basics
      5m 28s
    3. Creating new pages
      2m 47s
    4. Creating lists
      3m 42s
    5. Adding images
      3m 53s
    6. Creating external links
      4m 24s
    7. Creating a table
      6m 55s
  13. 1h 4m
    1. Online assessment overview
      1m 20s
    2. Creating question pool categories
      2m 24s
    3. Creating a first question
      7m 10s
    4. Creating true/false questions
      3m 1s
    5. Creating multiple choice questions
      8m 22s
    6. Creating short answer questions
      8m 19s
    7. Creating essay questions
      4m 59s
    8. Creating match questions
      7m 10s
    9. Creating a quiz
      9m 0s
    10. Adding questions to a quiz
      2m 20s
    11. Changing the order of questions
      3m 1s
    12. Assigning quiz points
      1m 35s
    13. Previewing a finished quiz
      5m 50s
  14. 39m 38s
    1. Gradebook overview
      4m 53s
    2. Moving an assignment into a category
      1m 33s
    3. Completing assignments as a student
      11m 31s
    4. Grading assignments
      5m 5s
    5. Using quick grading
      1m 28s
    6. Grading assignments with uploaded files
      1m 58s
    7. Grading offline assignments
      1m 26s
    8. Grading an online quiz
      5m 1s
    9. Exporting grades to Excel
      2m 48s
    10. Importing grades from Excel
      3m 55s
  15. 9m 55s
    1. Calendars and events overview
      4m 8s
    2. Creating a new event
      2m 40s
    3. Creating a repeating event
      3m 7s
  16. 50m 41s
    1. Course administration overview
      2m 54s
    2. Managing course settings
      9m 5s
    3. Enabling completion tracking
      2m 20s
    4. Setting tracking for resources and activities
      3m 38s
    5. Managing tracking settings
      3m 51s
    6. Reporting on course tracking
      1m 32s
    7. Managing user roles
      4m 2s
    8. Backing up your course
      3m 36s
    9. Restoring data from a backup
      4m 50s
    10. Restoring a Moodle 1.9 course into Moodle 2.1
      6m 25s
    11. Importing content to another course
      3m 46s
    12. Resetting a course
      4m 42s
  17. 2m 6s
    1. Additional resources
      1m 37s
    2. Goodbye
      29s

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