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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. Offline grading is not available...
  • There are a number of ways to add structure and visual interest to your Moodle course page. For example, you can name Sections, add subheadings, annotations or images to the page, and indent items to create an outline hierarchy. Organize Your Course Page with Text & Images To make it easy for...
  • 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@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...
  • 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 a...
  • Select missing words questions allow instructors to create questions that require students to select words or phrases from a drop down menu embedded into a question text.  Create a New Select Missing Words Question On your course page, in the Administration block, under Course Administration,...
  • Before you can publish from Respondus to Moodle or retrieve a Quizzes and questions 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...

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