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This guide is designed to assist with Moodle 4.1 questions.

Create Quiz

Creating Quizzes

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. Creating a quiz is a two-step process. To create a quiz:

  1. In the top right corner of your course, toggle on edit mode. 
  2. Click add an activity or resource and select quiz.
  3. On the adding a new quiz page, give your quiz a name, and add a description.  Check the box below the description if you want to show it to your class.
  4. Select other options below the description box. These options include timing, grade, question behavior, layout, etc.
  5. Click save and display at the bottom of the page. 
  6. Next, you can add questions by clicking add question.
  7. Click add, which is just under shuffle. Choose to add a new question, from question bank, or a random question.
  8. If you are adding a new question, then select the option.
  9. Choose the type of question from the list, and click add.
  10. Follow the steps provided for the question you selected. Click save changes when you are finished with that specific question.
  11. When you are finished adding questions to the quiz, click save changes.

The Moodle Quiz Activity

Tips: Academic Integrity and Online Quizzes

Maintaining Academic Integrity

While online, it is impossible to prevent students from taking quizzes and finals with open books or open note. Instead of thinking of quizzes as a way to assess student memorization, think of it as an activity to reinforce or support lessons. Some examples of the above are the following:

  1. Apply a concept that was covered in class to an example that wasn't exactly discussed or included in the textbook so answers can't be found in open notes or textbooks.
  2. Allow students to retake exams multiple times and let the highest score count.
  3. Ask questions about concepts instead of exact answers.
  4. Give students a list of options that are not an exact thing, but ask them to pick which one is most like the thing. (None of these songs are by Beethoven -- which is the most like Beethoven)
  5. Change from multiple choice questions to open ended responses.
  6. Have students engage in a real-world related skill, such as writing a review, writing a report, etc.

If you want to keep using traditional quizzes in Moodle, there are a few tweaks that could make it more difficult for students to share answers. Do the following:

  1. Change when correct answers are revealed: Moodle's default setting is to let students see the complete answers as soon as they finish their quiz attempt. To change this, go to quiz settings, located under review options. Uncheck all the options in the columns, making it so results and correct answers are not revealed until after the quiz is closed. 
  2. Question Bank: ​You can set up a bank of questions so that students are asked different questions. This is more work for faculty and can be less fair for students if there is varying difficulty in the questions.

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