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  • 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....
  • Instructors can add an External Tool configured to connect to course materials hosted by UMass Amherst Libraries Reserves. As of November 2, 2017, this method replaces the UMass Libraries Course Materials block previously available in Moodle at UMass Amherst. Once configured, the External tool...
  • This is the fourth of five phases in a Workshop activity. The primary task during the Grading evaluation phase is to calculate the final grades for submissions and for assessments, and provide feedback for authors and reviewers. Workshop participants can no longer modify their submissions or their...
  • The View/grade all submissions page for a Moodle assignment activity 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 grading Assignments from this page, rather than manually entering ...
  • 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...
  • Grading guides, like Rubrics, are a type of Advanced Grading Method provided in Moodle. When grading with a Grading guide, the teacher designs a simple set of criteria and then, when assessing student work, is presented with a form where they can leave a comment and a score for each criterion. The...
  • Grading workflow and Grading allocation for Moodle Assignment activities are especially useful for large classes and classes with more than one instructor or TA. These features can be used either in conjunction with one another or independently.  Grading workflow allows instructors and graders (e....
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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. Write Questions in the Aiken Format Write your questions in a word-processing application (e.g., MS Word) or a text...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.Note: Offline grading is not...
  • There are a number of ways to add structure and visual interest to your Moodle course page. The less cluttered and better organized you make your course page the easier it will be for your students to use. To help your students find their way around your course page: Avoid unnecessary content on...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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@umass.edu).   Calculated and Calculated SimpleCalculated...
  • 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...

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