This is the second entry in our DLE user guide series covering creating quizzes in your DLE. You can read the first blog in this series here.
DLE quizzes are highly versatile but they can initially appear daunting to set up. This guide will assist Learning Pool customers in building effective quizzes.
There are three parts to making a quiz:
- Creating the container for the quiz – this sets out how the quiz will work, number of questions per page, feedback required, pass marks and so on.
- Questions – these can be created separately from the quiz in question banks.
- The final part is allocating the questions to the quiz and deciding if they are allocated at random, whether some or all are mandatory and whether or not they come from different categories.
Part 1 – Creating the Quiz.
In a course, you start by using the Add an activity option to add a Quiz. You will see a long page with a number of options. Listed below are those options that either need to be changed or options that you might like to change.
Name: Give the quiz a clear and sensible name so that you will easily be able to identify it on the reports.
Introduction: This is where you give instruction to your learners about the quiz – what to expect, what the pass mark is etc.
Attempts allowed: Allows you to limit the number of attempts your users can have.
Grading Method: Lets you choose between Highest, Average, First and Last Attempt. Highest Grade is the most commonly used setting.
Question Order: Here you decide to display the questions in the order that you create them or to have them shuffled randomly. Shuffling the answers helps to protect against cheating.
New Page: This will insert page breaks based on your choice
Shuffle within Questions: This setting automatically shuffles the a,b,c answers in a multiple choice question.
How questions behave: There are many ways that students can interact with questions but the common one is Deferred Feedback. This allows the students to enter an answer to each question and then submit the entire quiz, before anything is graded or before they get any feedback.
Review options: This is where you get an overwhelming choice of tick boxes about the feedback you can give students. The quizzes were designed with University type students in mind. That is why they can be Open or Closed. We don’t tend to do that so you need only be concerned with the lists for Immediately after the attempt and Later, while the quiz is open (just in case the student wants to go back in and review what they achieved). The important check box is the Overall Feedback as this will tell them if they have passed or failed.
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