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  • Calculated questions require the student to calculate and provide a numeric answer for a specified formula using data that Moodle changes randomly for each student. The purpose of the Calculated question type is to create multiple versions of the question with different numbers used for each...
  • Edit an Existing Page The Edit tab at the top of the wiki page or link in the navigation block allows users to edit an existing Moodle wiki page. While multiple users can view the same wiki page at once, Moodle only allows one editor at a time. The edit function allows users to add text, insert...
  • Instructors can control access to resources and activities based on dates and times, on grades earned on previous activities, or they can simply hide items from students until they are ready to be used. Instructors can also release activities and resources exclusively to specific groups of students...
  • A wiki is used for creating content as a group. Wiki's are a hugely popular format on the Web for creating documents collaboratively. For an introduction to using a wiki in your course, see Moodle Wiki Activity Overview. Create a wiki activity On your course page, click Turn editing on (top...
  • If you want to make private spaces for you and individual students to interact asynchronously or in real-time, you will need to create one-person groups for each student. The most useful naming convention for these groups is to title each group with the name of the student it contains. There is a...
  • In addition to viewing student submissions to assignments individually from within Moodle, you can download all submissions to a particular assignment as a zip file. This can be helpful if you wish to print submissions, or view them in a separate window while grading.   On your course page,...
  • The Edit dates report lets an instructor review and change due dates, access dates, cut-off dates, etc., for multiple Activities or Resources at once. This feature should be especially useful for instructors who are reusing a previous course. Use the 'Edit Dates' Report There are two paths to...
  • Embedded answers (Cloze) questions consist of a passage of text (in Moodle format) that can have various answers embedded within it, including multiple choice, short answers and numerical answers. This format utilizes specific key words and characters which Moodle then translates into the...
  • The essay question type gives the respondent room to compose a longer essay in response to a question (that may include an image). These must be scored manually by an instructor. Example of an essay question: Question Set-up In the Question Bank, select the desired question category, then...
  • With a single click, Moodle allows you to export and download an entire Forum, discussion (thread), or single post. Forum To export and download all contributions to a forum, click Export whole forum (at top of page). Discussion Thread To export and download an entire discussion thread, click...
  • Respondus desktop software for Windows allows you to import a variety of question types from a text (.txt) or rich-text (.rtf) file.  This page explains how to format questions for import. For information about downloading Respondus (free for UMass Amherst faculty and staff), see Respondus:...
  • There are several approaches you can take to grading a Moodle Assignment activity. This article explains how to enter grades by opening the Assignment activity, then entering grades on the assignment Submissions page.Note: Although you can manually edit grades in the Grader report, when grading an...
  • The Forum activity in Moodle allows teachers to grade individual forum posts made by students. When instructors and TAs assign a rating to selected posts in a specific forum, the ratings are then aggregated according to the forum's settings and displayed in the Moodle gradebook as a single grade...
  • Student interaction is a key strength of Moodle.  While instructors can easily use activities in Moodle to deliver content and assess learning, Moodle also supports student-led activities and collaboration, especially in combination with using groups.  This document discusses some strategies and...
  • Respondus is a Windows desktop application for creating and managing quizzes that allows the bulk import of multiple choice, true-false, paragraph, short answer, matching, and multiple-choice questions from a text (.txt) or rich-text (.rtf) file. You can also import images and HTML with your...
  • The Aiken format lets you create multiple-choice or true-false questions using a simple, human-readable format that you can save as a plain text file and import into a Moodle. To bulk import paragraph, short answer, matching, or multiple response questions, or questions that include images, you can...
  • The OWL Link in Moodle enables your students to access course activities in OWL directly from Moodle. Students who use this Link automatically receive an OWL account and are added to the roster of your OWL section. Grades are not synced between OWL and Moodle, but instructors who use the Moodle...
  • Matching questions provide a list of sub-questions along with a list of answers. The respondent must "match" the correct answers with each question.  Example of a matching question: Create a New Matching Question In the ?Question Bank, ?select the desired question category, then click ?Create...
  • “Wiki” tools (from the Hawaiian for “quick”) were originally created to make it easier to build and maintain web sites, but it is their collaborative features that have taken off. A wiki is indeed a fast method for creating content as a group. It's a hugely popular format on the Web for creating...
  • In response to a question (that may include an image) the respondent chooses from multiple answers. There are two types of multiple choice questions - single answer and multiple answer. Example of a multiple choice question: Question set-up In the Question Bank, select the desired question...

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