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Moodle® For Dummies® by Radana Dvorak

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Chapter 11

Quizzing and Testing in Moodle

In This Chapter

  • Using assessment creatively to give learners a positive experience
  • Crafting the Quiz module to create worksheets, quizzes, and tests
  • Setting up various question formats that you can reuse
  • Adding, editing, and previewing questions
  • Collecting data on all aspects of your assessment activity

Some form of assessment is important in training and education. Instructors spend time evaluating performance and even more time giving feedback to learners. As an educator, you may not like using quizzes and tests to measure performance, but often they're required by the organization providing a certificate of accomplishment or a degree. In an online learning environment, if you aren't interacting with your learners, then setting quizzes, tests, and assignments is the only way you can validate that your learners are remembering, understanding, and demonstrating they are able to apply what you're teaching them.

With Moodle's Quiz module, you can set up a variety of assessment activities to accomplish course outcomes and requirements. Moodle computerized assessment is designed to take marking off your hands and enables you to add feedback for each question or overall feedback for a series of questions. Imagine, writing feedback only once! Moodle can also manipulate questions to randomly shuffle multiple-choice answers and matching questions within the question, and you can control questions to be shuffled between attempts. Possibilities ...

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