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  • The Workshop activity in Moodle enables the collection, review, and peer assessment of students' work. Students can submit their work as: Online text: Students enter content directly into a text box on the workshop submission page. Useful for short papers or brief paragraphs. File...
  • In order to configure the assessment for a Workshop in Moodle, instructors need to build an Assessment form that consists of criteria by which students will assess their peers' submissions during the Assessment phase. Configure the Assessment Form When configuring the Assessment form, available...
  • Blind grading in Moodle allows graders in your course to grade assignment submissions without seeing the names of students attached to the submissions. Instead, randomly generated participant numbers are displayed when grading submissions. After grading, graders reveal student names and release...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. There are three basic ways to control access to course content: Visibility with Hide/ShowThe...
  • 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. You can download all...
  • Drag and drop into text questions require students to drag and drop text options from an answer bank into the question text. For example, you can ask students to complete a sentence or definition. These questions can be configured so that possible answers can be used more than once or have extra...
  • Drag and drop markers questions require students to drag and drop a marker onto a background image to a preset location. You will have defined preset drop zones which determine whether or not a student is correct. For example, a question might ask a student to drag and drop the names of countries...
  • Drag and drop onto image questions require students to drag and drop an image or text onto a background image to a preset location. You will define Drop zones which determine whether or not a student is correct. For example, a question might ask a student to drag and drop labels onto a diagram to...
  • 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 the...
  • Hoonuit (previously Atomic Learning) provides short, easy-to-use web-based tutorials on more than 250 common software and operating systems, including Adobe Creative Suite, Google Drive, Mac OS X, Microsoft Office Suite, Twitter, Windows, and more! You can also go beyond the 'how-to' with workshops...
  • 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...
  • Once students have submitted work to a Turnitin assignment, instructors can use the Submisison inbox to download individual submissions, export all student submissions in their original format or as .pdfs, and export an excel sheet list of grades. Exporitng submissions can be useful for instructors...
  • The Respondus Quizzing & StudyMate desktop Windows applications will no longer be available for download and will no longer connect directly to Moodle (Respondus will still be available for Blackboard users). To import questions use the Import Quiz Questions to Moodle Using the Aiken Format....
  • 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:...

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