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  • 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 (413-545-2823 or instruct@umass.edu).   Calculated and Calculated SimpleCalculated...
  • Instructors and TAs can use the Attendance activity to record student attendance. Each mark is customized (e.g., Present, Late, Excused, Absent) and is assigned a point value. 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 and Sections 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 down. ...
  • The Respondus Quizzing & StudyMate desktop Windows applications are no longer be available for download and will no longer connect directly to Moodle  To import questions see: Import Quiz Questions to Moodle Using the Aiken Format. To export questions see: Export Quiz Questions from Moodle....
  • 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,...
  • 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, see: Import Quiz Questions to Moodle Using the Aiken Format. To...
  • Moodle does not come with a pre-configured activity for individual student journals, but you can set up journals using a Forum. You can make journaling spaces private so that only the instructor and TAs can read students' posts, or you can allow students to read but not edit or comment on each...
  • Short answer questions require respondents to type a word or phrase in response to a question (that may include an image). Answers may or may not be case sensitive and can include more than one correct answer. Acceptable answers can be a word or a phrase, but must match one of your correct answers...
  • Simple calculated questions are individual numerical questions based on a formula using variables or "wildcards" (i.e {x} , {y}). These wildcards are based on a set of pre-generated values making it possible for respondents to see different values for the same question. Example of a Simple...
  • About StudyMate StudyMate is Windows-based software for creating Flash-based activities and games. Respondus Quizzing & StudyMate desktop applications will no longer be available for download and will no longer connect directly to Moodle (Respondus will still be available for Blackboard users...
  • Turnitin helps instructors assess the originality of student work and ensure the proper citation of references by comparing students' electronic documents to a variety of online sources and to the Turnitin database. The software then creates an “originality report” that rates submitted assignments...
  • Why Use a Wiki? A wiki is a simple, flexible tool for collaboration. Wikis can be used for everything from simple lists of web links to building entire encyclopedias. As an example, Wikipedia is the largest wiki in the world. At the most basic level, wikis allow students to make sets of inter-...
  • The Activities block lists content by the types currently available to students in your course, such as Forums, Assignments, Quizzes, Resources, etc.  Links Are Automatically Added to the Block The list of types of Activities displayed in the Activities block will grow as you add activities and...
  • In response to a question (the text for which may include an image), the student selects either True or False. Example of a True/False question: Question set-up In the ?Question Bank, ?select the desired question category, then click ?Create a new question... and choose True/False. The ?...
  •   About Turnitin 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 highlights text that appears elsewhere. Faculty can...
  • Questions in Moodle are organized into categories. A new course starts out with one category named "Default for [course name]." To make it easier to find questions, and to facilitate the use of random questions, organize your questions into additional categories. You can create a hierarchy of...
  • The Wiki (enhanced) activity is used to create collections of collaboratively produced web pages in Moodle.  The activity begins with a start page (which the instructor can "seed" with content). Participants in the activity can then add and edit content, including linking to new pages.  Wikis can...

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