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Setting up a quiz front page

From: Moodle 2.4 Essential Training

Video: Setting up a quiz front page

When we make a quiz in Moodle, there are two actions we need to take. First, we create the front page of the quiz where we decide on the settings that are most appropriate for our students. And then we create and add questions to this front page. In this video, we'll set up the quiz front page. The opening screen for our students when they click on it. And the settings for how the questions and the feedback behave. To do this, we need to have the editing turned on, either by clicking the button, top right, as we'll do now, or the link in the settings block.

Setting up a quiz front page

When we make a quiz in Moodle, there are two actions we need to take. First, we create the front page of the quiz where we decide on the settings that are most appropriate for our students. And then we create and add questions to this front page. In this video, we'll set up the quiz front page. The opening screen for our students when they click on it. And the settings for how the questions and the feedback behave. To do this, we need to have the editing turned on, either by clicking the button, top right, as we'll do now, or the link in the settings block.

And then, in the section where we want to add our quiz, we are going to add it to the assessment and evaluation section, we click the link. Add an activity or resource. From the activity chooser, we click Quiz. Clicking the radio button once gives you some information and teaching ideas for using a quiz in your course, and then you can click the Add button to get started, or if you've already made several quizzes and are familiar with it, you can simply click the radio button twice. The name is important because that's what identifies the quiz for our students.

And then we give a description, which I already have prepared, and which I am going to paste in here. We can choose to display that description on the course page, by checking the box. And then there are many settings as we scroll down. It's useful to click the question mark icon next to any setting you're not sure of to have more information. Because we don't have time in short videos to go throgh every single option. We can see, however, that we have the possibility of having quiz open and closing times, and that we can also set a time limit in terms of grading, how many attempts do we want to allow them to do this quiz, and if we give them more than one attempt, how do you want the grade to go, from the highest to the average, first or last attempt? In terms of layout, we can decide how we want the questions to be ordered, and whether we want a new page for every question, or all questions on one page, or specific numbers.

My personal preference, is to have all questions on one page. Although this might mean you have a long scroll, it's easier for some students to understand that they need to scroll down. We can then decide where in the quiz we want to provide feedback, because there are so many options to give individual customized or general feedback for right or wrong answers throughout the quiz. It's also possible in terms of feedback to give overall feedback at the end of the quiz, and so according to what percentage your students get.

You can then give them a personalized message. We're going to leave that for now and simply scroll down and click Save and Display. This will then take us to where we're going to add the quiz questions. It's worth noting that when we click Save and Display or Save and Return to Course, our quiz front page is now live on the course. But it has no questions. So, we'd either need to add our questions now, or else, hide the quiz by clicking on the icon on the course page.

Otherwise, our students might access an empty quiz. In the next video, however, we're going to go directly to the question bank and add some questions. So in this video, we've learned how to create the quiz entry page. And we've decided the basic settings for our quiz. We've learned that the quiz set up page and the question making screen are separate from each other. And in the next video, we will look at the question making screen to make some questions to add to our quiz entry page.

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Moodle 2.4 Essential Training

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  1. 3m 29s
    1. Welcome
      1m 13s
    2. Using the exercise files
      23s
    3. Surveying our project for this course
      1m 53s
  2. 24m 45s
    1. Obtaining Moodle
      3m 12s
    2. Logging in and moving around
      3m 28s
    3. Editing your profile
      2m 57s
    4. Using the text editor
      1m 58s
    5. Choosing your course layout
      3m 49s
    6. Setting up your course
      2m 24s
    7. Adding a banner
      3m 19s
    8. Adding a welcome message
      3m 38s
  3. 5m 58s
    1. Announcing course events
      1m 50s
    2. Using the calendar
      2m 19s
    3. Adding events blocks
      1m 49s
  4. 21m 8s
    1. Uploading your course information
      3m 56s
    2. Understanding the edit icons
      2m 35s
    3. Uploading a folder of exam papers
      3m 47s
    4. Giving instructions to your students
      2m 30s
    5. Displaying a YouTube video
      3m 26s
    6. Linking to a useful website
      2m 6s
    7. Embedding widgets into your course
      2m 48s
  5. 14m 40s
    1. Manually enrolling students
      1m 48s
    2. Allowing students to self-enroll
      2m 25s
    3. Putting your students into groups
      2m 54s
    4. Giving access to private files
      3m 38s
    5. Setting up messaging
      2m 21s
    6. Seeing who's online
      1m 34s
  6. 18m 5s
    1. Creating a discussion forum
      3m 53s
    2. Setting up a chat room
      3m 10s
    3. Blogging
      2m 57s
    4. Creating a wiki
      4m 12s
    5. Creating a glossary
      3m 53s
  7. 26m 45s
    1. Setting up a text assignment
      4m 9s
    2. Setting up a file assignment
      3m 50s
    3. Making a group assignment
      4m 3s
    4. Using blind marking
      3m 35s
    5. Student view of an assignment
      2m 14s
    6. Grading an assignment
      1m 57s
    7. Dealing with deadlines
      1m 35s
    8. Downloading assignments
      1m 50s
    9. Uploading feedback files
      3m 32s
  8. 12m 59s
    1. Gradebook overview
      2m 16s
    2. Organizing your gradebook
      1m 51s
    3. Manually adding grades
      1m 44s
    4. Adding custom scales
      2m 44s
    5. Importing and exporting grades
      4m 24s
  9. 11m 32s
    1. Overview of Moodle's quiz
      1m 38s
    2. Setting up a quiz front page
      3m 39s
    3. Adding questions to a quiz
      4m 6s
    4. Student view of a quiz
      2m 9s
  10. 10m 51s
    1. Feedback, Choice, or Survey?
      3m 2s
    2. Online voting with Choice
      4m 8s
    3. Getting student feedback
      3m 41s
  11. 14m 19s
    1. Enabling activity completion
      3m 42s
    2. Restricting access to activities
      3m 40s
    3. Enabling manual self-completion for a course
      2m 35s
    4. Enabling automatic course completion
      2m 56s
    5. Viewing completion reports
      1m 26s
  12. 11m 59s
    1. Viewing reports and logs
      2m 36s
    2. Importing from other courses
      2m 18s
    3. Backing up your course
      2m 8s
    4. Restoring a course
      3m 22s
    5. Resetting your course at year-end
      1m 35s
  13. 52s
    1. Next steps
      52s

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