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  • Wikis are a series of inter-linked web pages. To navigate between wiki pages, users should follow the links added to a page in edit mode. Clicking on a link to a page will take users to that page. When designing a wiki, it is helpful to create links that go backward (such as back to the home or...
  • From the student perspective, a numerical question looks just like a short-answer question in that they enter their answer into a short edit box. The difference is that the answer has to be numerical, and answers are allowed to have an accepted error range. This allows a continuous range of answers...
  • Offline grading in Moodle allows you to grade Assignment submissions without being logged in to Moodle or connected to the Internet. With offline grading, you enter grades into a customized grading spreadsheet and upload the spreadsheet to Moodle at a later time. Offline grading is not available...
  • The Chat activity allows course members to hold real-time, text-based conversations with other course members. An instructor can add more than one chat activity to a Moodle course, so be certain you enter the correct chat if there is more than one. Join a Chat Session To participate in a Chat...
  • Learn how to publish a Respondus file to Moodle. This could be a quiz you have imported to Respondus from a properly marked-up text file (See Import Questions to Respondus), obtained through the Respondus Test Bank Network, exported using Respondus from Moodle or another LMS, or built directly in...
  • The following are brief descriptions of the quiz question types used in Moodle at UMass Amherst. For more specific help with each question type, please see the linked pages or contact the Instructional Media Lab (545-2823 or instruct@oit.umass.edu).   Calculated and Calculated...
  • Instructors and teaching assistants can use the Attendance activity to record student attendance. Each mark (e.g., Present, Late, Excused, Absent) is assigned a point value, and the aggregate score for each student appears in a single column in the Moodle gradebook. Students can also view their own...
  • Moodle makes it easy to reorder and move Resources, Activities, Sections and Blocks within your course. If Javascript is enabled in your browser (recommended), you can drag-and-drop the items to a new location on the page. If Javascript is not enabled, you will be able to click to move items up or...
  • About Respondus UMass Amherst has obtained a campus-wide license for the Respondus software. Respondus is a Windows desktop application for creating and managing quizzes. Quizzes can be printed to paper or published directly to Moodle. Respondus allows the bulk import of questions from a...
  • Instructors can release activities and resources to students in different ways. An activity or resource can be released to an individual or by group, date, grade, or completion status. Becuase Moodle does not have a dedicated "release criteria" tool, you will either use Groups or the Restrict...
  • Before you can publish or retreive a Quiz from Moodle, you need to configure the server settings in Respondus. Re-configure Settings for Connecting to Moodle If you are a Respondus user who set up your server connection to Moodle at UMass Amherst before October 1, 2013, you need to update...
  • Moodle does not come with a preset option to add individual journaling spaces for students, but you can set one up using a Forum. You can make the journal space private so that only the instructor and TAs can read students' posts, or you can allow students to read but not edit or comment on each...
  • Short answer questions require respondents to type a word or phrase in response to a question (that may include an image). Answers may or may not be case sensitive and can include more than one correct answer. Acceptable answers can be a word or a phrase, but must match one of your correct answers...
  • Simple calculated questions are individual numerical questions based on a formula using variables or "wildcards" (i.e {x} , {y}). These wildcards are based on a set of pre-generated values making it possible for respondents to see different values for the same question. Example of a Simple...
  • About StudyMate UMass Amherst has obtained a campus-wide license for StudyMate. StudyMate is Windows-based software that allows instructors to create Flash-based activities and games. These Flash activities can be published directly to your Moodle courses. For information on publishing StudyMate...
  • Why Use a Wiki? A wiki is a simple, flexible tool for collaboration. Wikis can be used for everything from simple lists of web links to building entire encyclopedias. As an example, Wikipedia is the largest wiki in the world. At the most basic level, wikis allow students to make sets of inter-...
  • The Activities block lists the various content types currently available to students in your course, such as Forums, Assignments, Quizzes, Resources, etc.  Links Are Automatically Added to the Block The categories of content displayed in the Activities block will grow as you add activities and...
  • In response to a question (the text for which may include an image), the student selects either True or False. Example of a True/False question: Question set-up In the ?Question Bank, ?select the desired question category, then click ?Create a new question... and choose True/False. The ?...
  • About Turnitin Turnitin helps instructors evaluate the originality of students’ work by comparing electronic documents to online sources and the Turnitin database. The software returns an “originality report” which rates submitted assignments and highlights text that appears elsewhere. Faculty...
  • The Moodle Question bank allows you to create, preview, and organize questions in categories before using them in a Moodle Quiz activity. Question categories can also be nested hierarchically. Open the Moodle Question Bank Navigate to the main page of your course. In the Settings block,...

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