Making online quizzes using Moodle
Frequent in-class quizzes have been associated with positive learning outcomes including increased student achievement, attendance, and confidence (Ruscio, 2001; Wilder, Flood, & Stomsnes, 2001). Frequent quizzing reportedly maintains student study effort and promotes course engagement (Smith et al., 2000; Sporer, 2001). In general students rate the quizzes favorably and believe they are helpful in preparing for in-class examinations. Practice tests help students evaluate their learning and focus study effort accordingly (Maki, 1998).
Excellence in undergraduate teaching is associated with prompt evaluative feedback to students (Chickering & Gamson, 1999). Because online or otherwise automated quizzes provide students with immediate performance feedback (EdTech, 2005; Hutchins, 2003), they are commonly recommended to undergraduate students as tools of study (Jensen, Johnson, & Johnson, 2002; Jensen, Moore, & Hatch, 2002). Indeed, via web site or compact disc, automated practice tests characteristically accompany introductory undergraduate textbooks (for example, refer to McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2005).
To that end I would like to share two files and a few short video clips to help you create on-line quizzes in the learning management system Moodle.
How to add questions to a quiz
- different question types
- How to add a multiple choice and a true false question
- Once I have created questions how to I put them into a quiz
Later posts will show you how to get students to create the content for these quizzes, saving the lecturer even more time and effort
Brothen, T., & Wambach, C. (2001). Effective student use of computerized quizzes.Teaching of Psychology, 28, 292-294.
Byers, J. A. 1999. Interactive learning using expert system quizzes on the Internet.Educational Media International 36, 191-194.
Chickering, A. W., & Gamson, Z. F. (1999). Development and adaptations of the seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 80, 75-81.
EdTech. (2005). Online quizzing. Effective use of online course tools. Available athttp://www.edtech.vt.edu/edtech/id/ocs/quizzes.html
Grabe M., & Sigler, E. (2001). Studying online: Evaluation of an online study environment. Computers and Education, 38, 375-383.
Hutchins, H. M. (2003). Instructional immediacy and the seven principles: Strategies for facilitating online courses. Online Journal of Distance learning Administration, 6. Retrieved March 12, 2005, fromhttp://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/fall63/hutchins63.html
Jensen, M., Johnson, D. W., Johnson, R. T. (2002). Impact of positive interdependence during electronic quizzes on discourse and achievement. Journal of Educational Research, 95, 161-167.
Jensen, M., Moore, R., & Hatch, J. (2002). Electronic cooperative quizzes. American Biology Teacher, 64, 169-174.
Johnson, G., & Johnson, J. (2005). Online study groups: Comparison of two strategies. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2005 (pp. 2025-2030). Norfolk, VA: AACE.
Maki, R. H. (1998). Test predictions over text material. In D. J. Hacker, J. Dunlosky, & A. C. Graesser (Eds.), Metacognition in educational theory and practice (pp. 1187-144). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
McGraw-Hill Higher Education. (2005) Educational Psychology Online Learning Center. Available at http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0070909695/student_view0/index.html
Ruscio, J. (2001). Administering quizzes at random to increase students’ reading.Teaching of Psychology, 28, 204-206.
Smith, J. L., Brooks, P. J., Moore, A. B., Ozburn, W., Marquess, J., & Horner, E. (2000). Course management software and other technologies to support collaborative learning in nontraditional Pharm. D. courses. Interactive Multimedia Electronic Journal of Computer-Enhanced Learning, 2. Available athttp://imej.wfu.edu/articles/2000/1/05/index.asp
Sporer, R. (2001). The no-fault quiz. College Teaching, 49, 61.
Wilder, D. A., Flood, W. A. & Stromsnes, W. (2001). The use of random extra credit quizzes to increase student attendance. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 28, 117-120.