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Creating numerical questions

From: Moodle 1.9 Essential Training for Teachers

Video: Creating numerical questions

The last question type that we're going to create as part of this training is a numeric question. A numeric question is very similar to the Short Answer question that we created earlier. It allows the students to answer a question by filling in their answer inside of a blank. The differences that in a numeric question, you can set a range of number values within the accepted tolerance that will be accepted as a correct answer. Let's begin by clicking the dropdown menu for Create a new question and selecting Numeric from the dropdown menu. We'll set the Category for this question set to Ecology. We'll then type in the Question name of Numeric.

Creating numerical questions

The last question type that we're going to create as part of this training is a numeric question. A numeric question is very similar to the Short Answer question that we created earlier. It allows the students to answer a question by filling in their answer inside of a blank. The differences that in a numeric question, you can set a range of number values within the accepted tolerance that will be accepted as a correct answer. Let's begin by clicking the dropdown menu for Create a new question and selecting Numeric from the dropdown menu. We'll set the Category for this question set to Ecology. We'll then type in the Question name of Numeric.

Inside the Question text, we'll type in 'Hermatypic corals have a very specific temperature range in which they survive. Please list an acceptable average annual sea water temperature (C) where you will typically find coral reefs.' Next, we'll scroll down in the window and set the additional parameters for this question. We do not need to display any images as part of this question, and the Default grade for the question of 1 and a Penalty factor of 0.1, are both fine. We're also not going to provide any General feedback to the student.

Let's go ahead and scroll down to the Answer section. Now corals need a temperature range of between 18 and 32 degrees Celsius as an average annual seawater temperature. This means, if we enter in an answer of 25, for 25 degrees Celsius and we give that a correct answer of 100%, then we would need to add in an acceptable error of 7, meaning that 7+25 is 32, and 25-7 is 18. So Moodle would then give a correct answer for any value that a student enters in between 18 and 32 degrees Celsius.

If you want to provide any feedback, you can do that here. If you scroll down on the window, you could provide additional answers, if need be, that will provide additional ranges of questions and provide a sliding scale for partial credit. However, since corals would not be able to survive with an average annual temperature, we'll leave both of these blank, scroll all the way to the bottom and click on the Save changes button. We can then test the numeric question by clicking on the magnifying glass next to Numeric. We can see that we still have our Hermatypic corals linked as a hyperlink back to their definition. In this case, this definition wouldn't give any additional information to our students, so it may be fine to go ahead and leave it. We'll go ahead and turn that off though in just a second.

Come down to the Answer blank and let's test our answers. So let's begin by answering in a correct answer of 26. We'll hit the Submit button and see that we get full credit. Let's then change the answer to 18, hit Submit. We again get full credit. But what happens if we hit 34? Hit the Submit button and we're not given any credit for this answer. This is considered a wrong answer because it falls outside of the range or a correct answer is 25 +/- 7. Let's go ahead and take care of that Hermatypic corals link.

We'll go ahead and close the Preview window. Then hit the Edit button next to Numeric. We'll select the entire question and click the button for Prevent automatic linking. We'll scroll all the way to the bottom once more, click the Save changes button, preview the question one time to verify that our change took. Now we can see that Hermatypic corals is no longer linked back to the definition inside of our course glossary. We can close the Preview window.

We'll then click the dropdown menu for Category and select Default for Coral Reef Ecology. Now we can see all the different question types that we've explored as part of this training. The next thing we want to do is show you how to import a test bank that's been exported out of a Blackboard quiz from another course.

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Moodle 1.9 Essential Training for Teachers

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  1. 8m 21s
    1. Welcome
      2m 8s
    2. Course overview
      5m 22s
    3. Using the exercise files
      51s
  2. 34m 55s
    1. Getting started
      2m 59s
    2. Installing Moodle on a Mac
      8m 45s
    3. Installing Moodle on a Windows computer
      14m 24s
    4. Creating user accounts
      3m 55s
    5. Creating a new course
      3m 0s
    6. Just enough site administration to get you going
      1m 52s
  3. 41m 16s
    1. Logging in and getting oriented with Moodle
      5m 8s
    2. Customizing your profile
      4m 7s
    3. Customizing course settings
      3m 49s
    4. Editing the header block
      1m 33s
    5. Posting a course syllabus
      3m 55s
    6. Communicating news to students
      3m 5s
    7. Managing files and folders
      3m 41s
    8. Posting lecture slides
      3m 11s
    9. Setting up the gradebook
      5m 35s
    10. Sending email to the class
      2m 54s
    11. Creating a simple assignment
      4m 18s
  4. 51m 28s
    1. HTML editor overview
      10m 11s
    2. Formatting text
      8m 42s
    3. Creating tables
      9m 36s
    4. Creating internal links
      7m 27s
    5. Creating external links
      7m 2s
    6. Inserting local pictures with HTML
      3m 55s
    7. Inserting pictures from Flickr
      4m 35s
  5. 49m 22s
    1. Preparing images
      6m 53s
    2. Batch-uploading files
      5m 58s
    3. Posting image files
      2m 33s
    4. Posting a photo gallery
      3m 45s
    5. Preparing audio files
      10m 14s
    6. Posting audio
      3m 50s
    7. Preparing video files
      7m 45s
    8. Posting video
      3m 48s
    9. Inserting video from YouTube
      4m 36s
  6. 37m 11s
    1. Creating a text label
      6m 14s
    2. Linking to a web site
      6m 2s
    3. Creating a text page
      4m 45s
    4. Creating a web page
      10m 56s
    5. Linking to a folder of documents
      4m 18s
    6. Inserting an IMS content package
      4m 56s
  7. 27m 23s
    1. Assignments overview
      2m 13s
    2. Advanced uploading of files
      10m 32s
    3. Online text
      4m 26s
    4. Uploading a single file
      5m 1s
    5. Offline activity
      5m 11s
  8. 11m 39s
    1. Creating a live chat room
      5m 13s
    2. Creating a choice
      6m 26s
  9. 15m 45s
    1. Setting up a simple database
      4m 14s
    2. Creating database fields
      2m 49s
    3. Customizing a database template
      1m 33s
    4. Entering data into a database
      1m 43s
    5. Enabling database auto-linking
      3m 23s
    6. Enhancing a database with file uploads
      2m 3s
  10. 17m 16s
    1. Creating a main glossary
      4m 45s
    2. Adding concepts to the glossary
      3m 16s
    3. Enabling glossary auto-linking
      3m 38s
    4. Enabling students to edit a glossary
      2m 5s
    5. Creating a secondary glossary
      3m 32s
  11. 9m 58s
    1. Creating a forum
      5m 21s
    2. Using a discussion forum
      4m 37s
  12. 32m 17s
    1. Creating a wiki
      7m 3s
    2. Wiki editing basics
      4m 26s
    3. Creating lists
      6m 1s
    4. Subdividing a class wiki
      3m 43s
    5. Adding attachments and images
      2m 54s
    6. Creating external links
      2m 27s
    7. Creating a table
      5m 43s
  13. 1h 9m
    1. Online assessment overview
      1m 38s
    2. Creating question pool categories
      1m 58s
    3. Creating a first question
      6m 24s
    4. Creating true/false questions
      4m 39s
    5. Creating multiple choice questions
      7m 23s
    6. Creating short answer questions
      6m 59s
    7. Creating essay questions
      6m 22s
    8. Creating match questions
      6m 38s
    9. Creating numerical questions
      4m 56s
    10. Importing question pools from Blackboard
      6m 24s
    11. Creating a quiz
      9m 9s
    12. Adding questions to a quiz
      6m 50s
  14. 39m 16s
    1. Gradebook overview
      2m 6s
    2. Completing assignments as a student
      9m 34s
    3. Grading an assignment
      4m 52s
    4. Quick grading
      2m 25s
    5. Grading assignments with uploaded files
      2m 18s
    6. Grading offline assignments
      1m 16s
    7. Grading an online quiz
      3m 30s
    8. Quiz data analysis
      3m 4s
    9. Adding assignments
      2m 3s
    10. Exporting grades
      3m 55s
    11. Importing grades
      4m 13s
  15. 20m 4s
    1. Calendars and events overview
      3m 51s
    2. Creating a new event
      3m 21s
    3. Creating a repeating event
      3m 15s
    4. Exporting a calendar to iCal
      4m 5s
    5. Exporting a calendar to Outlook
      5m 32s
  16. 44m 40s
    1. Course administration overview
      3m 3s
    2. Managing course settings
      12m 48s
    3. Managing user roles
      2m 59s
    4. Managing groups
      4m 51s
    5. Backing up your course
      4m 34s
    6. Restoring data from a backup
      3m 14s
    7. Importing content to another course
      4m 53s
    8. Resetting a course
      3m 24s
    9. Running reports
      4m 54s
  17. 4m 14s
    1. Additional resources
      2m 58s
    2. Goodbye
      1m 16s

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