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Gamification with Moodle by Natalie Denmeade

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Chapter 3. Challenges for Learners (Self-Assessment and Choice)

This chapter is about using the Moodle assignment to record scores for offline (face-to-face) activities. You will also see how the simple Choice activity can be used for self-assessment.

This chapter will cover the following topics:

  • Self-assessment
  • Score keeping
  • Growth mindsets
  • Suspense and risk
  • Uncertain rewards and dopamine

Moodle assignments

The most popular activity used in Moodle is the assignment activity that is mostly used to upload a document for grading. With some creative thinking, you can implement many game elements with this simple activity:

Moodle assignments

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