One of the great features that Moodle allows for is blind grading, where the name of the student submitting the assignment is not known to the instructor. When you create a new assignment in Moodle, one of the many settings that can tailored is the “Grading” setting. One grading option is “Anonymous Submissions,” which you can switch to “yes” as shown on the screenshot below.
Students are then each assigned a Participant ID number in place of their name. You can choose to “reveal student identities” (see screenshot below), but this would work only after all the assignments have been graded to keep this process blind.
To make sure that the grading remains blind, it is worthwhile to ask students not to include their names in the submitted pdfs or Word documents.
Restrictions are an extremely useful tool embedded within assignments that allow the instructor to control whether or not a student is able to attempt an assignment based on the date, the student’s grade, prior assignment completion, and much more. Restrictions can also be used for any activity or resource in Moodle, such as a quiz or file viewing. Continue reading “Using Restrictions on an Assignment”
First, make sure editing has been turned on in the course, as described in the “Editing a Course” post. Go to the course section (week or topic) where you want to create an assignment. From the “+Add an activity or resource” link, choose Assignment under Activities. Then click the “Add” button at the bottom of the pop-up window. You will then be working within the Adding a new Assignment window. Continue reading “Create an Assignment”
The Moodle Assignments tool is a great way to have students submit their work to you. It will free up space in your email inbox, store all student submissions in a consistent location, and allow you to give students feedback online. It can also help mitigate issues where large files get “stuck” in student’s email outboxes and arrive in your inbox late (Moodle records detailed submission time information, and usually uploads files faster than they can be emailed). You can give the students ‘template’ files, and also accept short text submissions (rather than full files) or audio/video recordings. There’s also a variety of feedback types you can provide, including annotated PDFs and audio responses. Continue reading “Assignment Submission”
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”
For students with the accommodation of extended test time, you will need to adjust the total time for a test, quiz, and if applicable, an assignment. You may also want to change the time of an exam or assignment for students in a different time zone. This is done easily using a User Override. If you are adjusting for a group of students, use the Group Override option.
Continue reading “Giving Extra Time for a Test, Quiz or Assignment”
Creating groups in a Moodle site can be useful in a number of ways: You can create discussion areas for group projects, keep multiple sections of the same course separated, set different due dates for assignments based on group membership, and even create individual research logs by creating a group for each student. Continue reading “Creating and Using Groups”
You can easily add questions to a video file using Kaltura and Moodle. You can determine at what point to pause the video and ask a question and set various quiz options.
To get started the video must be in your Kaltura Media Space. You can upload videos directly or you can copy clips from videos linked to your Moodle site into your own space, from a library course reserve for example. You can create the quiz either in Kaltura Media Space or in the Moodle Media Gallery for your course but we recommend starting the quiz in Media Space. Continue reading “Creating a Kaltura Video Quiz”