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  • Calculated Multichoice Questions are individual numerical questions based on a formula using variables or "wild cards" (i.e {x} , {y}). These wild cards are selected randomly from a set of values when the quiz is taken. Warning: setting up this question type is very confusing, consider using a...
  • Calculated questions are individual numerical questions based on a formula using variables or "wild cards" (i.e {x} , {y}). These wild cards are selected randomly from a set of values when the quiz is taken. Note: Calculated questions can be complicated to set up. Consider using a Simple Calculated...
  • Note: This article covers the standard Wiki (legacy) activity which will no longer be available after Spring 2015. You may wish instead to refer to or set up the Wiki (enhanced) activity. The History tab allows users to see what has been changed in a Moodle wiki. Users can review previous versions...
  • In Moodle you can create assignments where students work in groups and each group makes an assignment submission. For example, students in a group can submit one file that represents their joint work. Any group member can download, modify, and re-upload a file, or edit a text entry. Note: Group...
  • Calculated questions require the student to calculate and provide a numeric answer for a specified formula using data that Moodle changes randomly for each student. The purpose of the Calculated question type is to create multiple versions of the question with different numbers used for each...
  • Note: This article covers the standard Wiki (legacy) activity which will no longer be available after Spring 2015. You may wish instead to refer to or set up the Wiki (enhanced) activity. Edit an Existing Page The Edit tab at the top of the wiki page or Edit in the Navigation block allows users...
  • Instructors can control access to resources and activities based on dates and times, on grades earned on previous activities, or they can simply hide items from students until they are ready to be used. Instructors can also release activities and resources exclusively to specific groups of students...
  • Note: This article covers the standard Wiki (legacy) activity which will no longer be available after Spring 2015. You may wish instead to refer to or set up the Wiki (enhanced) activity. A wiki is used for creating content as a group. Wikis are a hugely popular format on the Web for creating...
  • In addition to viewing student submissions to assignments individually from within Moodle, you can download all submissions to a particular assignment as a zip file. This can be helpful if you wish to print submissions, or view them in a separate window while grading.   On your course page,...
  • The Edit dates report lets an instructor review and change due dates, access dates, cut-off dates, etc., for multiple Activities or Resources at once. This feature is especially useful for instructors who are reusing a previous course. Use the 'Edit Dates' Report There are two paths to open...
  • On your main course page, click Turn editing on.  Editing links and icons will appear. In the section you want to add the video(s), click Add an activity or resource.  The Activity chooser pop-up window will open. Select External Tool and click Add.  The Adding a New External Tool page...
  • Embedded answers (Cloze) questions consist of a passage of text (in Moodle format) that can have various answers embedded within it, including multiple choice, short answers and numerical answers. This format utilizes specific key words and characters which Moodle then translates into the...
  • The essay question type gives the respondent room to compose a longer essay in response to a question (that may include an image). These must be scored manually by an instructor. Example of an essay question: Question Set-up In the Question Bank, select the desired question category, then...
  • With a single click, Moodle allows you to export and download an entire forum, a discussion (thread), or a single post. This feature can be especially helpful when you want to capture or print all students contributions to a Standard discussion. Export Whole Forum Follow the steps below for all...
  • Respondus desktop software for Windows allows you to import a variety of question types from a text (.txt) or rich-text (.rtf) file.  This page explains how to format questions for import. For information about downloading Respondus (free for UMass Amherst faculty and staff), see Respondus:...
  • Respondus desktop software for Windows allows you to import a variety of question types from a text (.txt) or rich-text (.rtf) file.  This page explains how to format questions for import. For information about downloading Respondus (free for UMass Amherst faculty and staff), see Respondus:...
  • The Submissions page for Moodle assignment activities allows you to do several important grading functions. Grades entered on this page will appear in the corresponding grade column of the gradebook. We recommend using this method instead of manually editing grades in the Grader report, especially...
  • The Forum activity in Moodle allows teachers to grade individual forum posts made by students. Grades in the Forum activity are referred to as Ratings.  When instructors and TAs assign a rating to selected posts in a specific forum, the ratings are then aggregated according to the forum's settings...
  • In the Grading evaluation phase, instructors determine the component grades for the workshop. To move the workshop to the Grading evaluation phase manually, adjacent to the phase column title, press the highlight icon . The Grading evaluation phase will activate To calculate grades for the workshop...
  • Student interaction is a key strength of Moodle.  While instructors can easily use activities in Moodle to deliver content and assess learning, Moodle also supports student-led activities and collaboration, especially in combination with using groups.  This document discusses some strategies and...

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