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Moodle Help

This guide is designed to assist Earlham faculty with Moodle questions.

Create Quiz

When you add a quiz to your course, you can choose to add multiple choice, true/false, short answer, essay, and matching questions as well as many other options.

  1. Under Administration, click Turn editing on.
  2. Choose the drop-down menu that lists Add an activity, and select Quiz.
  3. On the Adding a new Quiz page, Give your quiz a Name, and you can add a Description. (Note: There is a box to click below the description if you want the description to show in your class.) 
  4. Select other options below the Description box. These options include: 
    Timing (ex. when you want the quiz to open and close, if you want the quiz to have a time limit, etc.)
    Grade (ex. how many attempts you will allow, etc.)
    Layout (ex. how many questions you want to display, etc.)
    Question behavior (ex. if you want questions to be shuffled, etc.)
    Review options (ex. when you want students to receive feedback, the correct response, points, etc.)
    Others: AppearanceExtra restrictions on attempts, Overall feedbackCommon module settingsRestrict access
    For more information about each of these options, visit Moodle's help site on Quiz settings
  5. Click Save and display at the bottom of the page. 
  6. Next, you can add questions by clicking Edit quiz.
  7. You can add the Maximum grade, and then click Save. You can choose to Shuffle questions just below the Maximum grade area. 
  8. Next, click Add, which you will find a few lines under the Maximum grade area. Choose to add a new questionfrom question bank, or a random question.
  9. If you are adding a new question, then select the option.
  10. Choose the type of question from the list, and click Add.
  11. Follow the steps provided for the question you selected. Click Save changes when you are finished with that specific question.
  12. Then continue to add questions in a similar manner described above. When you are finished adding questions to the quiz, then you can return to the main page of your course. Drag and drop the quiz to the select folder and/or week in which you want the quiz to appear.

The Moodle Quiz Activity

Select Question Types

There are many types of questions available in Moodle. Check out Moodle's help site for more information about various Question Types.

Quiz FAQ

The Moodle help site has covered many topics extensively through its Quiz FAQ page. 

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