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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.
The next type of question for us to create is a Short answer question. We are again going to be using the Category of Ecology to keep things organized, and then we will go ahead and click on the button for Create a new question. Select the Short answer radio button that's down on the left-hand side and then click the Next button. When the page loads for the Question name, we will go ahead and enter in Short Answer. Then for the Question text we are going to ask the students to Please enter the correct scientific name of this organism.
Now hit Return and now we are going to add two pieces of media. The first piece of media we are going to add is simply an image. So we will go ahead and click the Insert an image button, click the Find or upload an image. Then in your Private files section under the BIOL432 folder, go into the images folder and if you're following along in an earlier movie you have a folder called DropBoxImages. If not, I've included this in the Chapter12 exercise files. Go into the DropBoxImages folder and we are looking for the organism gymnothorax_funebris.
On my screen it's down here in about the fourth row third column. Click on the link to add the image. In the Save as let's change the name from gymnothorax_funebris to SAI for short answer image and a 1. That way the students can click on the image and figure out what the name of the organism is. Go ahead and click the Select this file button and now we are given a preview of that file. If we scroll down a little bit we can see there he is, gymnothorax funebris the Green Moray.
For the Image Description we will simply type in Image. Click the Insert button and that image is inserted into our page. Go ahead and scroll down a little bit to get towards the bottom of the image. You can see our cursor should still be down here. Go ahead and hit Enter or Return on your keyboard and now we are going to insert some Moodle Media. Go ahead and click on the Moodle Media button, click the Find or upload a sound file. If you're following along in an earlier exercise and we connected up our YouTube repository, you should see a listing over here on the left side in the File picker for YouTube videos.
If you don't, I've included the video that we are going to use gymnothorax_funebris.mov inside of the Chapter12 exercise files. So if we click on YouTube videos, we should be able to come up to search videos and type in my YouTube channel, which is cmmattia. When you hit the Search field this will bring up a list of the bunch of movies that I've uploaded into my You Tube channel. The one that we are looking for is this one right here Gymnothorax funebris. Go ahead and click on that link. You can see a preview of the YouTube video.
In the bottom, we are given the option to Save as. We don't want to save the name Gymnothorax funebris. We want to go ahead and change that to SAV1 for short answer video 1. Go ahead and scroll down on that window and click the Select this file button. Then click the Insert button. The file appears inside of here and listed just as a link, but that's all right. When we go ahead and save this file, it's going to put the YouTube video in there.
Now let's go ahead and scroll down and set up the other parameters. The Default mark, we are going to leave this question to still be worth I point. If we scroll down a little bit further, the next option here is Case sensitivity. If we wanted to be a real stickler and wanted to make sure that the students not only spelled the name correctly, but have a correct capitalization we could select Yes, case must match exactly. If we want to be a little more lenient, then we could simply say No, case is not so important as long as they get the name correct.
For the purposes of this training, I am going to go ahead and leave this set to No, case is not important. Let's go ahead and scroll down. Now we are going to provide the correct answers. So for the first answer let's go ahead and type in the full correct name. Gymnothorax funebris. Now if a student types this in exactly, we are going to give them 100 points. We are going to skip adding Feedback for right now. Let's scroll down a little bit further. Now if they can't remember the genus name, but they can remember funebris and I type in G. funebris.
Then we will go ahead and we will give them partial credit and we will give them 50%. Scroll down a little bit further to Answer 3. This time if the student just types in the genus we will give them also 50%. So in this case type in gymnothorax, and again, assign them 50% of the available points. We could end there, but we can take this a little bit further by clicking on the button to add 3 more choices.
When the page does refresh go ahead and scroll down until you find the space for Answer 4. Now for Answer 4 we will give some partial credit for those students who can only remember the common name of Green Moray, but a common name is not quite the scientific name so we are only going to give these students 25%. Go ahead and scroll down and we can be a little bit more generous and if the students can only remember that this is an Eel, then we will only give them 10% of the available points.
That's as generous as we want to be for this question. Now we can set Settings for multiple tries. If a student comes in makes multiple attempts at this, if we have the quiz set up as an interactive quiz, where we are allowing the students to take multiple attempts, we can diminish their point value by 33% for any wrong answers that they provide. So we will go ahead and leave that value set to there. Next, we could go in and we could add some hints if we wanted to. Let's go ahead and skip the hints, scroll down and simply click the Save changes button at the bottom.
Now let's go ahead and preview the question by clicking on the Preview icon and check our work. Before we look any further at the question go ahead and scroll down at the bottom and I want to make sure that under the Marks we have it set to Show mark and max. That way our multiple point values will all appear for us. Click the Start again with these options and now we can have a look at our question. Our question is displayed at the top, our image is displayed properly here, and if we scroll down, we can see the link to the YouTube video that's embedded, students can click on the link for that video, and they can watch the animal in action.
In the Answer field down in the bottom, we can go ahead and type-in the correct name to check the answer, which is Gymnothorax funebris. Go ahead and click the Submit and finish button and when we scroll back down we can see that the field is listed in green and we are shown that we got the correct answer. When we scroll back up, we can see that we got the full point value, 1 out of 1 point. Okay, let's go ahead and reset by hitting the Start again button and this time when we scroll down for the answer, just type in the genus name, Gymnothorax.
This should be a correct answer and should give us 50%. So let's see. Click the Submit and finish button. We can see that we got 50% for our answer, and when we scroll down and we look at our answer, we see that the answer is highlighted in yellow. Feel free to keep hitting the Start again button and try the other partial correct answers. Go ahead and hit Start again, scroll down and this time, type in Gymnothorax, but misspell the word.
Hit the Submit and finish button, and when you scroll down, you will see that you have been given a wrong answer. Now Moodle will store the answer that the student gave. So if you want to go in later on and give additional partial credit just because the student was not able to spell the name of the organism correctly, but they got really close to what they were trying to say, then you have the ability to go in and assign your own partial credit. But just remember that Moodle is going to mark this as an incorrect answer, because the answer did not match exactly.
Okay, go ahead and hit the Close preview button and I now you know how to create a short answer question that incorporates both images and video directly from YouTube.
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