• Yevgen Y

Quiz - Good Old Pal, What He Can Do...

Post from March 11, 2018

#Moodle offers a flexible quiz builder. Each question is featured in the set up as a web page and can include any valid HTML code. This means that a question can include text, images, sound or video files. In most courses quizzes are major events and used for normative knowledge #assessment. It takes some time to set up #Quiz and can be very time consuming, but it will save you more time on distributing, re-using and grading quizzes after the quiz is set up. You can create question banks and re-use your questions in the different quizzes.

I will be addressing writing quiz questions in my future posts. Today I want to give you an overview of what Moodle #Quizzes are. It is possible to create Essay, Short Answers, Calculation questions but the most successful use of quizzes is done through Multiple Choice, True or False, Matching questions. The benefit of using automated response questions in the immediate feedback and/or immediate grading.

You can create quizzes with different question types, randomly generated quizzes from pools of questions, allow students to have repeated attempts at a question or retake quizzes multiple times, you can also set time that requires students for completion of the test. You can also use Quizzes for collection of feedback but it is not recommended tool for that.

You should be aware of following settings of quizzes: as most of the activities you can open and close this activity at specific time; you can put time limit on the quiz; you can shuffle questions and answers within questions; you can allow multiple attempts and set times between attempts; you can penalize students in multiple attempts or weight questions for the final mark; you can show responses, feedback and answers during or after the quiz is submitted.

Why use the Quizzes in your courses?


Consider using quizzes to allow students to do self-assessment of their knowledge on a topic, determine which areas they still need to review, or to introduce them to a new topic and see what they already know.


Here are some creative uses:

  • Evaluate acquired knowledge at the end of the instructional unit.

  • Assess initial or prerequisite knowledge of a topic.

  • Create practice tests to help students determine which areas they must review before the real Quiz/Test.

  • Check students' understanding of unit of instruction to determine whether there are areas that require review or need for deeper/different instructions.

  • Students self evaluation.

Another interesting use of quizzes in your courses that results of quizzes can be used to open next learning activities or award certificates of completion.


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