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  • Activities are interactive tools used to engage students in learning and assess their progress. Moodle includes the standard tools you'd expect from any learning management system including forums, assignments, and quizzes, along with collaborative activities such as wikis, glossaries and...
  • There are many types of activities available in Moodle at UMass Amherst: several types of assignments; activities for communication and collaboration between you and your students; quizzes, polls and surveys; tools to aid in managing students; and formats for delivering interactive content....
  • The Chat activity allows course members to hold real-time, text-based conversations with other course members. Different chat rooms can be set up for the same course. For example, a course may have some chats where meeting times are scheduled, and others that are always available. Chat sessions can...
  • The Moodle Checklist module allows teachers to create a "to do" list for students to work through and provides an easy visual representation of what has been accomplished so far. Teachers can use the Checklist to monitor progress as students complete items on the list, and students can see a...
  • A Choice activity allows you to present a single question to students with multiple responses as possible answers. Each student can then pick one of the given choices. Choice activities are intended for gathering information only and are not gradable. This activity can be useful as a quick survey...
  • The Database activity allows students and/or instructors to populate, display, search, and comment on a bank of record entries. The format and structure of these entries is highly customizable, with the option to include images, files, URLs, numbers, checkboxes, and text. Versatile settings options...
  • Instructors and students can communicate and collaborate using Moodle Forums. Instructors can create discussion topics or, depending on the forum type, allow students to originate topics. Course members can then post replies, and subscribe if they want to receive an email copy of each post made to...
  • The Glossary activity allows users to create a collection of terms and definitions, as in a dictionary, that course participants can search or browse. Teachers can restrict access to a Glossary so that only they can create entries, or they can allow students to add new entries as well. Instructors...
  • Set up a Group self-selection activity to allow students to join a group in the course. Instructors must specify which groups are available for the activity, and can place a limit on the number of members in each group. Create Groups for Your Students to Choose From, and Add the Groups to a...
  • The Questionnaire activity allows you to survey your students using a wide range of question types. For example, you can collect informal/ungraded student feedback on your course or on a particular topic. You can view all responses or individual student's responses (and control whether or not...
  • Turnitin assignments differ from regular Assignments in Moodle. Turnitin helps instructors evaluate the originality of students’ work by comparing electronic documents to online sources and the Turnitin database. The software returns an Originality Report which rates submitted assignments and...
  • A Workshop in Moodle is a peer assessment activity with many options. Students submit their work via an online text tool and attachments. There are two grades for each student: a grade for their submitted work, and a grade for their peer assessments of other students' work. For a summary of the...
  • The Assignment activity lets instructors communicate tasks, collect work, set due dates, and provide feedback and grades. Students may submit digital files (such as word-processed documents, spreadsheets, images, or audio and video clips), or type text directly into a text submission box....
  • Many Web-based teaching and learning tools can be integrated with Moodle via a method called Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI). You can connect these tools to your Moodle course with the External tool activity. If you are a Teacher or Course Designer, you can configure External tools in Moodle...
  • A Quiz in Moodle is a powerful and adaptive activity that instructors can customize in numerous ways. This page explains how to add a Quiz activity to your course and reviews the many options you can set for delivering a quiz and providing feedback, for example, how many times it may be attempted,...
  • In Moodle, you can add an image anywhere you see the a Text editor toolbar. Instructors can use images in activity descriptions (such as the description for an Assignment), Quiz questions, a post to a Forum, or in a Page resource. Students can add images when posting in a forum, submitting a text...
  • This article explains how to add questions to a Moodle Quiz that has already been added to your course.  To learn how to create a Quiz activity see Add and Configure a Quiz Activity in Moodle. Add a New Question to a Quiz On your course page, click the Quiz name. The Quiz summary page will open...
  • Learn how to adjusting quiz scoring, override quiz access settings for particular students or groups of students, and review and grade student attempts on quizzes. Configure Quiz Scoring When a student attempts a quiz activity in Moodle, the student's responses are scored automatically by Moodle...
  • Assignments in Moodle allow you to collect and evaluate student work. Managing student work using an Assignment activity gives you these benefits: Paperless management of student work: The Assignment activity provides a convenient database of student submissions that you can organize and manage...
  • 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...

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