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Creating multiple choice questions

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Video: Creating multiple choice questions

The next type of question that we are going to add is going to be for our Ecology category, and we are going to ad a multiple-choice question. So go ahead and click on the button for Create a new question. In the pop-up window, select Multiple choice from the list of options, and then click the Next button. When the page finally loads, go ahead and click in the Question name type and let's type in Multiple Choice. For the question, go ahead and ask the students to, Please select the correct scientific name for this organism.

Creating multiple choice questions

The next type of question that we are going to add is going to be for our Ecology category, and we are going to ad a multiple-choice question. So go ahead and click on the button for Create a new question. In the pop-up window, select Multiple choice from the list of options, and then click the Next button. When the page finally loads, go ahead and click in the Question name type and let's type in Multiple Choice. For the question, go ahead and ask the students to, Please select the correct scientific name for this organism.

Hit Return, and now we will go ahead and add an image, and then again, in your File picker under Private files, go into your BIOL432 folder and into the images folder, and if you're following along in an earlier movie, we've already uploaded a folder called DropBoxImages. I have included this in the Chapter12 exercise files, if you don't have it already. Go ahead into DropBoxImages, and then we are looking for the file in the third row down called Diploria_labyrinthiformis. If we select that item, we can see it listed in here.

We probably don't want to name the file inside of our quiz to be the exact name of the organism that we are looking for. So let's go ahead and rename this file to Multiple Choice MC, I for image 1. Then go ahead and click the button for Select this file. Now the image is displayed here inside of our page. We can change the image description to simply say Image, and then click the Insert button. The organism's image has now been added into this page.

Let's go ahead and scroll down and set up some of the other parameters. For Default mark, this question is also going to be worth only 1 point. If you want to add some general feedback as we saw in an earlier movie, you can do that here. Go ahead and scroll down a little further and now we can select how we want the answers to work. The default is to have One answer only. This means only one of the following answers is going to be correct. If we select the other option, Multiple answers allowed, then we can assign point values to multiple different answers, but in this case, only one of these answers that we are going to create is going to be the correct answer.

So we will leave it set to One answer only. The next check box is for Shuffle the choices. I always like to leave this set. This way, every time a student sits down and they click on this question within a quiz, Moodle is going to automatically shuffle the order of all of the answers. That way if two students happen to be sitting at computers next to each other, and they both click onto the same question at the same time, the chances are pretty good that a correct answer of A on the first student's computer would likely be a correct answer of B or C on the next student's computer.

The next option is Number of choices, and this is how our answers will be numbered. We can choose to have them in lowercase a, b, c, uppercase A, B, C, 1, 2, 3, lowercase (i)s or so forth. In this case I like to have my answer set to simply lowercase a, b, c. now let's go ahead and scroll down a little bit and let's go into the box for Choice 1. Now for an answer we could simply just type in the name of the organism, and what that would suffice. That would not really push what we are really able to do inside of a Moodle quiz.

Let's instead up the anti a little bit, by having the student's listen to an audio file where we have pronounced the name of the organism and they have to select the correct pronunciation. So in this case go ahead and click on the Insert Moodle Media tool in the toolbar, then click on Find or upload a sound. Again, go into your Private files section and go into the BIOL432 folder. In an earlier movie we uploaded a bunch of audio files. If you don't have these I have included them in the Chapter 12 exercise files.

Go ahead into the Audio folder and now you will see a listing of all of the audio files that we added earlier. Let's start off by adding the correct answer. So we want to find Deploria_labyrinthiformis. On my screen it's listed in the second row first column. Go ahead and click on the link, and now again, we don't want to save the name of this audio file, so that the students might be able to find out what that is. So I'll go ahead and change the name to MC for multiple choice, A for audio, and add 1 to it.

That's pretty nondescript, but it allows us to be able to add each audio file to have a subsequent number and not have something that the students can easily identify. We will go ahead and hit Select this file ,, and then we will hit the Insert button. Because this is the correct answer, we want to set the grayed dropdown menu to give 100% of full points to this correct answer. Don't worry that the name here looks a little odd. Moodle will take care of just displaying the audio file for us. Let's go ahead and scroll down to Choice 2 and let's repeat the process and choose another audio file.

So we will simply click on the Insert Moolde Media tool, click Find or upload a file. Inside of the Private files, we will go into our BIOL432 folder. We will click into our Audio folder and now we will simply select another organism. In this case, I will go ahead and select Aplysina_fistularis. Again, I want to change the name, so I am going to this MCA, A for audio, and we will give this a 2, and say Select this file, and then hit the Insert button. We are going to leave the Grade for this choice set to None.

We will scroll down to Choice 3, and repeat the process one more time. Clicking on Insert Moodle Media, Find or upload a sound, go into our BIOL432 folder, go into our Audio folder and now we will select another coral. This time I will go ahead and select Acropora_palmata. We can simply change the name one more time. MC for multiple choice, A for audio and this is audio file 3. Hit the Select this file, hit the Insert button and there we go.

We still have our Grade set to zero. Go ahead and scroll down on the page. A little bit further down you will find a button for Blanks for 3 more choices. If you hit this, we could add additional choices so we could have a whole list set for the students to be able to have more answers available to them to have to listen to. Let's go ahead and scroll down to the next section Combined feedback. For any correct response, we can give some additional feedback. This is more like the general feedback that we saw in the true/false question. For a partially correct answer, we can provide additional feedback.

We could also provide additional feedback for incorrect responses. In this case we are going to leave all of these responses blank for right now. Go ahead and scroll down a little bit further. The next option allows us to set a penalty for any incorrect try. If we are allowing the students to take multiple attempts at completing this question, we can assign a point value that decreases the total number of points that they get for any wrong answer. I will go ahead and set mine to 33.3%, so if they get the question incorrect, they lose 1/3rd of a point.

Let's go ahead and scroll down a little further. Here you're able to add a hint if you want to add that, and finally, we can add some tags that we've seen earlier. Go ahead and click the Save changes button, and let's see how this multiple choice question works. The question appears in our overall test bank for ecology questions. Now we can preview up by hitting the magnifying glass icon. Here we see the text of the question. We see the image that's nice and big for our students to be able to see clearly, to identify the organism. Then if we scroll down a little bit we are given three audio files.

Let's go ahead and click on the first one. Now yours may not be in the same order that mine are in, simply because the questions are going to be shuffled. "Acropora palmata, Deploria labyrinthiformis, Aplysina fistularis." So in that case B would be the correct answer. This is a Deploria_labyrinthiformis. So go ahead and click the B button and hit Submit and Finish and we are provided the feedback, yes we got that question correct. Excellent! Go ahead and scroll down a little bit and hit the Close preview button and that's how you create a multiple choice question that incorporates both images and audio files directly into the 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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