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Teachers, learn how to create engaging courses with Moodle 2.4 and get your students excited about online learning. In this course, Moodle expert Mary Cooch shows you all the steps to creating classes for K–12 and college settings. Learn how to set up Moodle so it's just right for your classroom, add course materials (including videos, widgets, and web links), get your students enrolled, and start fostering collaborative learning with blogs and chats. Plus, learn to build quizzes, grade assignments, and get student feedback. Mary also shows you how to back up a copy of your course to use again the next year, or share with others.
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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