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  • Quizzes in Moodle are used to evaluate student understanding of material. Moodle quizzes are comprised of a Quiz activity that contains one or more questions from your course's Question bank. The Quiz activity lets you administer a wide range of questions (see Quiz Question Types in Moodle) within...
  • The Gradebook in Moodle can help you organize and manage information about the students in your course. For example: Students can view their own grades in individualized reports that protect student privacy. You control which grades are visible to students, and when. Course members with Teaching...
  • 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 On your course page, click the name of the...
  • Use Groups in Moodle, to assign a particular activity (or all course activities) to groups of students. Groups can be especially useful for activities where students interact with one another. With forums, wikis, and databases, students in the same group can post and reply only to each other. Each...
  • The Assign groups report lets an instructor review and change group mode, grouping, and group availability for multiple Activities or Resources at once. To use this tool, activities and groups or groupings containing students must already exist in the course. Use the Assign Groups Report...
  • Instructors can add abilities for individual users enrolled in their course by adding a "role."  Roles can be added at the course level, or only for a particular resource or activity. Roles are "additive"; they add new privileges without blocking what the user can already do. For example, teaching...
  • At the end of each semester, we recommend instructors take the following steps to preserve their Moodle course contents, and archive student work and grades. Step 1: Create and Download a Moodle Backup File To archive course Resources, Activities, and course settings for safekeeping, we recommend...
  • 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...
  • The following browser recommendations and settings will improve your experience using Moodle and ensure access to the activities and tools in your Moodle courses.Note: UMass Amherst IT Computer Classrooms and Library Learning Commons computers are set up for Moodle. Browser Versions For security...
  • 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...
  • Moodle's gradebook is a powerful tool for sharing grades and feedback with students and calculating final grades. The gradebook provides several different options for how to calculate and display grades. You may configure your gradebook before the start of the semester or build it as you teach....
  • About the Database Activity The Database activity module allows instructors and/or students to build, display, and search a bank of recorded entries about a topic. The Database is most often used as a collaborative activity in Moodle, where students are assigned to add the entries. Contributing...
  • A Glossary is a database of terms and definitions. Most often instructors set up glossaries to be compiled by members of your class. To contribute to a glossary if your instructor has set up the activity to allow student participation: In your Moodle course, click the link to a Glossary activity...
  • 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...
  • Instructors can control whether students can access and view their grades in Moodle in a personalized grade report called the User report. By default, this report is set to be visible to students, meaning students can see their own grades for any graded activities that are not hidden from students...
  • Moodle allows you to delay the release of students' grades manually, or at a scheduled time. This can be useful if you are grading assignments over a series of days and want all students to see their grades only after all grading has been completed. Manually Hide Grades for an Entire Assignment or...

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