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Creating match questions


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Moodle 2.1 Essential Training for Teachers

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Video: Creating match questions

The next type of question that we are going to create is a matching question. To do this, make sure we're still in our Ecology category and then click the Create a new question button. Select Matching from the left-hand column and then click the Next button. When the page loads, for the Question name, let's simply type in Matching. For the Question text, let's enter in Identify each organism and select the correct scientific name from the list of choices. Go ahead and scroll down and we are going to make sure that our Default mark or point value for this question is set to 1 as we've set for all other questions.
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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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Moodle 2.1 Essential Training for Teachers
9h 53m Beginner Aug 22, 2011

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In this course, author Chris Mattia helps educators create online courses that complement classroom-based instruction and foster student interaction using the free learning management system Moodle. The course details the basics of setting up a test environment, disseminating course information, creating forums, and assessing student progress. Tutorials on building course materials with Moodle's built-in HTML editor, preparing and posting various types of media, uploading assignments, and evaluating tests automatically are also included.

Topics include:
  • Installing and configuring Moodle
  • Creating assignments students can complete online
  • Posting instructions on the course home page
  • Messaging students
  • Configuring Dropbox, Google Docs, Flickr, and YouTube repositories
  • Creating a custom course web page
  • Building a live chat room
  • Designing surveys
  • Setting up course-specific glossaries
  • Seeding a forum with questions
  • Creating a wiki for students to contribute content
  • Developing multimedia exams to assess course comprehension
  • Handling course administration and settings
  • Backing up and restoring a course
  • Importing a Moodle 1.9 course into Moodle 2
Subjects:
Elearning Teacher Tools Education Educational Technology Higher Education LMS
Software:
Moodle
Author:
Chris Mattia

Creating match questions

The next type of question that we are going to create is a matching question. To do this, make sure we're still in our Ecology category and then click the Create a new question button. Select Matching from the left-hand column and then click the Next button. When the page loads, for the Question name, let's simply type in Matching. For the Question text, let's enter in Identify each organism and select the correct scientific name from the list of choices. Go ahead and scroll down and we are going to make sure that our Default mark or point value for this question is set to 1 as we've set for all other questions.

We're going to skip, providing any general feedback to the students. The next option here is for Shuffle and we want to make sure that there's a check inside of that box so that any time a student clicks into this question, all of the matching items on each column will be shuffled. Go ahead and scroll down and now we can go in and begin entering our questions. The questions are set up in a pair with a question and answer and for this question type, we need to make sure that we have at least two questions and at least three different answers.

So for the Question, rather than typing in some text, let's go ahead and use an image. So click inside the field for the first question, and then click the Insert/edit image tool. Click the button for Find or upload an image, make sure you are in your Private files section and go into your BIOL432 folder and go into your images folder. In an earlier exercise, we uploaded a whole series of images into a folder called DropBoxImages. If you don't have this folder, I've included it in the Chapter 12 exercise files.

Next, go ahead and scroll down towards the bottom of the list and the first image we're going to add is this one called Montastrea_annularis. Go ahead and select that image and then where it says Save as, what I'd like to do is go ahead and select that text, copy it to my clipboard using Command+C or Ctrl+C so I can get back to the correct spelling of this, and then I want to change the name of this image because I don't want students when they are taking the exam to be able to simply click on the image and find the name of that file and get the answer. So instead of calling it Montastrea annularis, we'll simply call this M for Matching, I for Image and a number 1.

Then we'll hit Select this file. The image appears inside of our standard image editor. For the Image description, we'll type in Image, and now as I am looking at this image, this image is a bit large. So let's go ahead and reduce the size of the image right here. Go ahead and click on the Appearance tab, and we can see that this image is 321X500 pixels. Select the 500 pixels and as long as you have the check box for Constrain proportions, you should be able to simply type in 300, click outside of the box, and the other dimension will automatically adjust keeping the image in proportion.

We click back to the General tab and then hit Insert, and now we can see that our image is a much more appropriately sized image. Unfortunately, this box doesn't really open up a whole lot for us to able to look at the image. For the answer, simply click inside of the Answer field and press Command+V or Ctrl+V on your keyboard to paste in the answer. Then simply backspace over the underscore and put a space back in, so that the correct name of the file is listed. Let's go ahead and add a few more of these to the next to questions. For the next question, click inside the Question field and then hit the Insert image tool, hit Find or upload an image, go back into your BIOL432 folder, go back into your images folder, back into DropBoxImages, then scroll down to the bottom and this time we want Montastrea_cavernosa.

Go ahead and click on that image, select the name of the image, copy it with Command+C or Ctrl+C, type over top of it and type in M for Matching, I for Image and 2 for the second one. Click the Select this file button. The image appears. We'll click into the Image description field and again, type an image, we'll go over to Appearance, this time we want to change the width proportion from 500 to 300, making sure the Constrain proportions is on.

We can click the Insert button and that image now appears inside of our window as well. We can click inside the Answer field, press Command+V or Ctrl+V on our keyboard to paste in the correct spelling of this coral and then get rid of the underscore. Let's do one more. Go ahead and scroll down, in this field, click inside and click the button for insert an image. Click Find an image, go under your BIOL432 folder into your images folder, into your DropBoxImages folder, scroll down to the bottom and this time, we want Porietes_asteroides.

Go ahead and click on that image, once more, select the text, copy with Command+C or Ctrl+C, type in MI3, hit Select this file. We'll change the Image description to be simply Image. We'll go over to Appearance and again, change the width parameter from 500 to 300, making sure that Constrain proportions is checked. Hit the Insert button, go into the Answer field and paste in the name, Porietes asteroides, and get rid of the underscore.

Now we could simply stop there, but it would be nice to add in an additional answer into the mix so if the students had four names, but only three images to match. To do this, simply hit the button for blanks for three more choices and when the page reloads, scroll down in your window until you find Question 4. We don't need to enter anything into the Question field, but inside of the Answer field, type in Porietes Porietes. Then simply scroll down in the page until we can see that continued feedback section.

Here if we wanted to provide any additional feedback to the students for any correct responses, we could do that. for partial responses, we could enter that here. We could also add for any incorrect responses. We are going to leave all of these blank for now, go ahead and scroll down. If we want to set a penalty for the students so if they are making incorrect choice, it takes points away from them, we can set that here for Penalty for incorrect try. I'll go ahead and leave this set to 33%. So if they make an incorrect selection, they'll lose one-third of a point.

We could add additional hints if we wanted to as well. we are going to go ahead and leave those blank and simply scroll down at the bottom and click the Save changes button. Now we have our matching question. Let's go ahead and preview that by hitting the Preview button. Here we can see our three images that have been laid out for us. If we click the dropdown menu, we have the four choices that we can select from. Let's go ahead and make a quick selection here. This one happens to be Montastrea cavernosa, the next one is Porietes asteroides, and the following one is Montastrea annularis.

Go ahead and scroll down, click the Submit and Finish button and check our answers. Look at that. We got all three right. Perfect! Go ahead and scroll down and click the Close preview button. The matching question is a very flexible type of question where you can have a long list of items that you want the students to match from one side to another.

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