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  • Respondus is a Windows desktop application for creating and managing quizzes that allows the bulk import of multiple choice, true-false, paragraph, short answer, matching, and multiple-choice questions from a text (.txt) or rich-text (.rtf) file. You can also import images and HTML text with your...
  • The Aiken format lets you create multiple-choice or true-false questions using a simple, human-readable format that you can save as a plain text file and import into a Moodle. To bulk import paragraph, short answer, matching, or multiple response questions, or questions that include images, you can...
  • The OWL Link in Moodle enables your students to access course activities in OWL directly from Moodle. Students who use this Link automatically receive an OWL account and are added to the roster of your OWL section. Grades are not synced between OWL and Moodle, but instructors who use the Moodle...
  • Matching questions provide a list of sub-questions along with a list of answers. The respondent must "match" the correct answers with each question.  Example of a matching question: Create a New Matching Question In the ?Question Bank, ?select the desired question category, then click ?Create...
  • Note: This article covers standard Wiki (legacy) activity which will no longer be available after Spring 2015. You may wish instead to use the Wiki (enhanced) activity. “Wiki” tools (from the Hawaiian for “quick”) were originally created to make it easier to build and maintain web sites, but it is...
  • In response to a question (that may include an image) the respondent chooses from multiple answers. There are two types of multiple choice questions - single answer and multiple answer. Example of a multiple choice question: Question set-up In the Question Bank, select the desired question...
  • 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. Wikis are a series of inter-linked web pages. To navigate between wiki pages, users should follow the links...
  • From the student perspective, a numerical question looks just like a short-answer question in that they enter their answer into a short edit box. The difference is that the answer has to be numerical, and answers are allowed to have an accepted error range. This allows a continuous range of answers...
  • Offline grading in Moodle allows you to grade Assignment submissions without being logged in to Moodle or connected to the Internet. With offline grading, you enter grades into a customized grading spreadsheet and upload the spreadsheet to Moodle at a later time. Offline grading is not available...
  • The Chat activity allows course members to hold real-time, text-based conversations with other course members. An instructor can add more than one chat activity to a Moodle course, so be certain you enter the correct chat if there is more than one. Join a Chat Session To participate in a Chat...
  • You can use the Respondus Publish Wizard to upload a quiz you have imported to Respondus from a properly marked-up text file (See Import Questions to Respondus), obtained through the Respondus Test Bank Network, exported using Respondus from Moodle or another LMS, or built directly in Respondus....
  • The following are brief descriptions of the quiz question types used in Moodle at UMass Amherst. For more specific help with each question type, please see the linked pages or contact the Instructional Media Lab (545-2823 or instruct@oit.umass.edu).   Calculated and Calculated Simple...
  • Instructors and teaching assistants can use the Attendance activity to record student attendance. Each mark (e.g., Present, Late, Excused, Absent) is assigned a point value, and the aggregate score for each student appears in a single column in the Moodle gradebook. Students can also view their own...
  • Moodle makes it easy to reorder and move Resources, Activities, Sections and Blocks within your course. If Javascript is enabled in your browser (recommended), you can drag-and-drop the items to a new location on the page. If Javascript is not enabled, you will be able to click to move items up or...
  • About Respondus Respondus is a Windows desktop application for creating and managing quizzes available for use by UMass Amherst faculty, teaching assistants, and students. Quizzes can be printed to paper or published directly to Moodle. Respondus allows the bulk import of questions from...
  • Instructors can release activities and resources to students in different ways. An activity or resource can be released to an individual, or by group, date, grade, or completion status. Because Moodle does not have a dedicated "release criteria" tool, you will either use Groups or the Restrict...
  • Before you can publish or retrieve a Quiz from Moodle, you need to configure the server settings in Respondus. Re-configure Settings for Connecting to Moodle If you are a Respondus user who set up your server connection to Moodle at UMass Amherst before May 2015, you need to update Respondus,...
  • Moodle does not come with a preset option to add individual journaling spaces for students, but you can set one up using a Forum. You can make the journal space private so that only the instructor and TAs can read students' posts, or you can allow students to read but not edit or comment on each...
  • Short answer questions require respondents to type a word or phrase in response to a question (that may include an image). Answers may or may not be case sensitive and can include more than one correct answer. Acceptable answers can be a word or a phrase, but must match one of your correct answers...
  • Simple calculated questions are individual numerical questions based on a formula using variables or "wildcards" (i.e {x} , {y}). These wildcards are based on a set of pre-generated values making it possible for respondents to see different values for the same question. Example of a Simple...

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