When using essay responses to test students, grading is not able to be automated through Moodle. However, the process of grading can be made easier through the use of rubrics and marking guides. Adding a rubric to free-response questions offers the students a model to better address the content you’re looking for, as well as provide you as the instructor with a consistent model to grade responses. Continue reading “Using Rubrics and Marking Guides”
This post will demonstrate the settings and the capabilities of the different types of quiz questions that moodle offers.
The question bank allows instructors to create and edit questions from a database of question categories. These questions from a category can be exported to a quiz or lesson activity. Continue reading “Using the Question Bank”
Responses created by students within forums are able to be graded through ratings within the discussion forum. This system allows instructors and teaching assistants to rate selected responses which will then be graded based on the forum’s settings. Continue reading “Setting up a Graded Discussion Forum”
Feedback activities are the most efficient method within Moodle for collecting observations from students about the course, topics or specific assignments. This feedback can be set to have names attached or be done anonymously, and uses many of the same question methods as quizzes, allowing instructors to provide a variety of multiple-choice or open-ended responses. The results can be restricted to teacher-view only, or shown to the entire class. It differs from the Survey tool in that it allows you to write your own questions, rather than choose from a list of pre-written questions, and unlike Moodle Quizzes, you can create non-graded questions. Continue reading “Collecting student observations using the Feedback activity”