A Quiz To Help You Choose The Right Moodle Quiz Activity Setup

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With the help of Stuart Mealour and our friends at New Zealand Moodle Partner HRDNZ, the following guide will help you decide the best way to quiz your Moodle students. Essay, Cloze, multiple choice? Time limits or special grading? Let us help you choose!

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Write down the choices on a list. After each question, add points (dots or lines or any way you can keep score) to each choice if the answer is Yes, . The winning choice will be, of course, the one with the most points.

Do your students need to…

demonstrate knowledge about concepts?

Essay: +2
Cloze: +2
Multiple Choice: +3

articulate a concept in their own language and mental models?

Essay: +3
Cloze: +2
Multiple Choice: +1

show how topics relate to one another or to the world at large?

Essay: +3
Cloze: +1
Multiple Choice: +1

use their skills in time-sensitive activities?

Essay: +1
Cloze:  +1
Multiple Choice: +3

provide work made previous to the quiz?

Essay: +3
Cloze: +1
Multiple Choice: +1

answer the quiz in a way that makes the grading easier?

Essay: +1
Cloze: +2
Multiple Choice: +3

What’s your answer?

Generally speaking, the more the students need to write, the more open-ended the assessment is, but also the more challenging, for both student and teacher. It does not mean that Essay is always ideal. Many subjects just do not need a deep assessment approach and can be checked off quickly.

Read “Moodle Quiz ultimate guide – Essay question” at elearningworld.org.

Learn more:

Moodle Docs, “Quick Quiz Guide”

Moodle Docs, “Question Behaviours”


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