Moodle 1.9 Testing and Assessment


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  • Create and evaluate interesting and interactive tests using a variety of Moodle modules
  • Create simple vocabulary or flash card tests and complex tests by setting up a Lesson module
  • Motivate your students to excel through feedback and by keeping their grades online
  • A well-structured practical guide packed with illustrative examples and screenshots

 

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 392 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : December 2010
ISBN : 1849512345
ISBN 13 : 9781849512343
Author(s) : Jason Myrick
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Other, Content Management (CMS), e-Learning, Moodle, Open Source

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Testing with Moodle Quiz
Chapter 2: Multiple Choice Quizzes
Chapter 3: More Question Types
Chapter 4: Creating a Quiz
Chapter 5: Using Lesson
Chapter 6: Using Workshop
Chapter 7: Listening Tests
Chapter 8: Testing Reading
Chapter 9: Testing Speaking
Chapter 10: Testing Writing
Chapter 11: Using Gradebook
Index
  • Chapter 1: Testing with Moodle Quiz
    • Moodle-based tests
    • What is Moodle Quiz?
    • Creating our first questions
    • Quiz features
      • General
        • Name
        • Introduction
        • Timing
        • Display
        • Attempts
        • Grades
        • Review options
        • Security
        • Common module settings
        • Overall Feedback
    • Creating a Quiz
      • Step 1
      • Step 2
      • Step 3
        • Save and return to course
        • Save and display
        • Cancel
      • Editing
      • Step 4
        • Info
        • Results
        • Preview
        • Edit
      • Step 5
    • Item choices
      • Calculated
      • Description
      • Essay
      • Matching
      • Embedded Answers (Cloze)
      • Multiple Choice
      • Short Answer
      • Numerical
      • Random Short-Answer Matching
      • True/False
    • Options in True/False
      • Category
      • Question name
      • Question text
      • Format
      • Image to display
      • Penalty factor
      • General feedback
      • Correct answer
      • Feedback for the response 'True'
      • Feedback for the response 'False'
      • Step 6
      • After saving the question
      • Question Options
        • Sort
        • Action
        • Add to quiz
        • Preview
        • Edit
        • Move
        • Delete
        • Select
      • Select all/Deselect all
      • Question Name
      • Question Type
    • Adding Questions to the Quiz
      • Order
      • #(Number)
      • Question Name
      • Question Type
      • Grade
      • Total
      • Maximum Grade
      • Action
      • Show Page Breaks and Show Reordering Tools
    • Preview the Test
      • Question Name
      • Quiz Name
      • Question
      • Submit
      • Submit page
      • Submit all and finish
      • Fill with correct
      • Start again
      • Close preview
      • Step 7
      • Step 8
    • Your turn
      • Step 1
      • Step 2
      • Step 3
      • Step 4
      • Step 5
      • Step 6
      • Step 7
      • Step 8
      • Step 9
    • Testing with True/False
      • Simple
      • Finding Value
        • True/False in formative testing
        • Self-assessment
      • Weaknesses in True/False
    • Summary
    • Chapter 2: Multiple Choice Quizzes
      • Getting started
      • Categories and contexts
        • Miscellaneous/Course Category
        • Course
        • Activity
      • Multiple Choice item creation page
        • One or multiple answers
        • Shuffle the choices
        • Number the choices
      • Making a single response item
        • Step 1
        • Step 2
      • Making a multiple-answer item
        • Step 1
          • Grade
          • Partially correct feedback
        • Step 1
        • Step 2
        • Step 3
        • Step 4
        • Results
      • Question design and formatting
        • Basic text formatting
      • Adding images to multiple-choice questions
        • Step 1
        • Step 2
          • Image URL & Alternate text
        • Layout
          • Alignment
          • Border thickness
        • Spacing
          • Horizontal
          • Vertical
        • Size
          • Width
          • Height
        • File Browser
        • Preview
        • Browse & Upload
      • Manual adjustments
        • Size
        • Layout
      • Adding multiple images
        • Create Folder
      • Multi-image multi-response
      • Adding a Web Link (Hyperlink)
      • Creating the Test
      • General feedback issues
      • Your turn
        • Step 1
        • Step 2
        • Step 3
        • Step 4
        • Step 5
      • Summary
      • Chapter 3: More Question Types
        • Short Answer
          • Step 1
          • Step 2
          • Step 3
            • Incorrect response
            • Variations
            • Spelling
            • Multiple response
          • Creating Short Answer
            • Item #1
            • Item #2
          • Short Answer considerations
        • Numerical
          • Step 1
          • Step 2
            • Accepted Error
          • Step 3
          • Your turn
          • Numerical considerations
            • Variables and word problems
        • Matching
          • Step 1
          • Step 2
          • Step 3
          • Step 4
          • Step 5
          • Your turn
          • Matching considerations
        • Random Short Answer matching
          • Step 1
          • Step 2
          • Step 3
          • Random Short-Answer matching considerations
        • Calculated
          • Step 1
          • Step 2
            • Correct Answer Formula
            • Tolerance
            • Tolerance Type
            • Correct Answer Shows
            • Format
          • Step 3
          • Step 4
            • Update the datasets parameters
            • Param
            • Range of Values
            • Decimal Places
            • Distribution
            • Next Item to Add
            • Add
          • Step 5
            • Delete
          • Step 6
        • Creating a multi-variable item
          • Step 1
          • Step 2
          • Step 3
          • Step 4
          • Step 5
          • Your turn
          • Calculation considerations
        • Embedded Answers (Cloze)
          • Short Answer—Cloze
            • Step 1
            • Step 2
            • Step 3
            • Step 4
          • Numerical
            • Step 1
            • Step 2
            • Step 1
            • Step 2
          • Matching
            • Step 1
            • Step 2
            • Step 3
          • Embedded Answers (Cloze) considerations
        • Essay
          • Step 1
          • Step 2
          • Essay considerations
        • Description
        • Summary
        • Chapter 4: Creating a Quiz
          • Getting started
          • The General section
          • Timing
          • Display
          • Attempts
          • Grades
          • Review options
          • Security
          • Common module settings
          • Overall feedback
          • Saving the test
          • Designing the test
          • Test introduction
          • Section introduction
          • Questions
          • Remaining sections
          • Adding to the Quiz
          • Previewing the test
            • Step 1
            • Step 2
          • Save
          • Quiz results
            • Overview
              • Result table
              • Deleting attempts
              • Exporting data
              • Preferences
              • Results graph
              • Regrade
              • Manual Grading
              • Item Analysis
              • Analysis options
              • Exporting data
          • Importing and Exporting Questions
            • Importing Questions
              • File format
              • General
              • Import from file upload
              • Import from File already in course files
            • Exporting questions
              • File format
              • General
              • File name
          • Quiz considerations
          • Summary
          • Chapter 5: Using Lesson
            • What is a Lesson?
            • Creating a Lesson
              • General
                • Name
                • Time limit (minutes)
                • Maximum number of answers/branches
              • Grade options
                • Practice Lesson
                • Custom scoring
                • Maximum grade
                • Student can re-take
                • Handling of re-takes
                • Display ongoing score
              • Flow control
                • Allow student review
                • Display review button
                • Maximum number of attempts
                • Action after correct answer
                • Display default feedback
                • Minimum number of questions
                • Number of pages (cards) to show
              • Lesson formatting
                • SlideShow
                • Slideshow width and slideshow height
                • Slide background color
                • Display left menu
                • Display left menu only if grade greater than
                • Progress bar
              • Access control
                • Password protected lesson
                • Password
                • Available from
                • Deadline
              • Dependent on
                • Dependent on
                • Time Spent (minutes)
                • Completed
                • Grade better than
              • Pop-Up to file or web page
                • Show close button
                • Window height and width
              • Other
                • Link to an activity
                • Number of high scores displayed
                • Use this lesson's settings as default
              • Common module settings
                • Visible
                • ID number
                • Grade category
            • Setting up Lesson
              • General
              • Grade options
              • Flow control
              • Lesson formatting
              • Access control
              • Dependent on
              • Pop-Up to file or web page
              • Other
              • Common module settings
            • Creating the Lesson content
              • Edit
                • Adding a Branch Table
                • Adding a Question page
                • Clusters
                • End of branch
                • End of Lesson
                • Import questions
                • Import PowerPoint
                • Reports
                • Grade Essays
              • Vocabulary drills
            • Summary
            • Chapter 6: Using Workshop
              • Why use Workshop
              • Finding Workshop
              • Workshop features
                • Submission Title
                • Description
                • Grade for Assessments
                • Grade for Submission
                • Grading Strategy
                  • Not Graded
                  • Accumulative
                  • Error Banded Grading
                  • Criterion
                  • Rubric Grading
              • Number of Comments, Assessment Elements...
                • Number of Comments—Not Graded grade strategy
                • Assessment Elements—Accumulative grade strategy
                • Grade Bands—Error Banded grade strategy
                • Criterion Statements—Criterion grade strategy
                • Categories in a Rubric—Rubric Grading
                • Number of Attachments expected on Submissions
                • Allow Resubmissions
                • Number of Assessments of Examples from Teacher
                • Comparison of Assessments
                • Number of Assessments of Student Submissions
                • Weightage for Teacher Assessments
                • Over Allocation
                • Self Assessment
                • Assessments must be agreed
                • Hide Grades before Agreement
                • League Table of Submitted Work
                • Hide Names from Students
                • Use Password
                • Password
                • Maximum Size
                • Start of submissions
                • Start of assessments
                • End of submissions
                • End of assessments
                • Release Teacher Grades
                • Group mode
                • Visible
              • Making a Workshop
                • Workshop page—Teacher's view
                • Workshop page—Student's view
                • Teacher assessments of submitted work
                • Student Assessments
                • Teacher Administration page
              • Summary
              • Chapter 7: Listening Tests
                • Using audio files
                  • Creating audio files
                • Importing audio files
                • Listening questions in Quiz
                  • True/False with audio
                  • Multiple Choice with audio
                  • Images and audio
                  • Other question forms with audio
                  • Multiple audio in questions
                • Using video
                  • Linking video
                  • Embedding video
                • Listening tasks
                  • Listening for sounds
                  • Listening for vocabulary (Cloze Listening)
                    • Embedded Answers (Cloze) Listening
                    • Short Answer
                    • Mixed format
                  • Listening for gist, main idea, and comprehension
                  • Using forums for listening tests
                    • Forum Type
                    • Grading
                  • Podcasts
                • Multiple playing of audio files versus single attempts
                • Summary
                • Chapter 8: Testing Reading
                  • Testing vocabulary
                    • Quiz
                    • Flash Cards
                      • Name and Flash Card Set Summary
                      • Start Time and End of Time
                      • Questions from bank to import
                      • Force reloading from question
                      • Customization
                      • Question media type
                      • Media type for answers
                      • Flip answers and questions
                      • Decks
                    • Setting up a Flash Card review
                      • Lietner play
                      • Free play
                      • Summary
                    • Glossary
                    • JCross
                  • Testing reading
                    • Creating timed reading tests with Quiz
                  • QuizPort
                    • General
                      • Unit name
                      • Source file
                      • Configuration file
                      • Add a Quiz chain
                      • Quiz names
                    • Display
                      • Window
                      • Show entry page
                      • Entry page text
                      • Entry page options
                      • Show exit page
                      • Exit page text
                      • Exit page feedback
                      • Exit page links
                      • Previous activity
                      • Next activity
                    • Access control
                      • Available from and Available until
                      • Time limit
                      • Delay 1
                      • Delay 2
                      • Attempts allowed
                      • Allow resume
                      • Require password
                      • Require network address
                    • Assessment
                      • Grading method
                      • Maximum grade
                      • Grade weighting
                      • Attempt grading method
                    • Common module settings
                  • Hot Potato activities
                  • Making a QuizPort test
                  • Forums
                  • Summary
                  • Chapter 9: Testing Speaking
                    • Using NanoGong
                    • NanoGong Description
                      • Name
                      • Description
                      • Color (In the form of '#rrggbb')
                      • Maximum Number of Messages Allowed…
                      • Maximum Duration of Each Audio Message...
                      • Maximum Score
                      • Allow Guest Access and Visible
                    • Setting up your NanoGong
                    • Possible NanoGong ideas
                    • Voiceboard
                      • General settings
                        • Name
                        • Summary
                        • Format
                        • Grade
                        • Use recording type
                      • Common module settings
                        • Upload file
                        • Record audio
                        • Add comment
                        • Student
                        • Audio recording
                        • Comment
                        • Peer evaluation
                        • Teacher evaluation
                      • Notes on Voiceboard
                    • Voiceshadow
                      • General
                        • Name
                        • Summary
                        • Add html to embed video file
                      • Record audio
                        • Player
                        • Upload mp3 file
                        • Use recording type
                        • Grade
                      • Common module settings
                    • Setting up Voiceshadow
                    • Speaking tests in Forums
                      • Setting up an Audio Forum
                    • Real-time conversations
                      • Skype module
                    • COVCELL
                    • Summary
                    • Chapter 10: Testing Writing
                      • Choosing a portfolio
                      • Forum-based writing portfolios
                        • Step 1
                        • Step 2
                        • Step 3
                        • Step 4
                      • Pre-Writing
                        • Mindmap module
                      • More writing tasks
                        • Quiz module
                        • Assignment
                          • Offline activity
                          • Upload a single file
                          • Online text
                        • Advanced uploading of files
                          • Maximum size
                          • Allow deleting
                          • Maximum number of uploaded files
                          • Allow notes
                          • Hide description before available date
                          • Email alerts to teachers
                          • Enable Send for marking
                      • Plagiarism
                      • Summary
                      • Chapter 11: Using Gradebook
                        • What is Gradebook?
                        • Gradebook options
                          • Grade Items
                          • Grade Categories
                        • Accessing Gradebook
                          • View
                            • Grader report
                            • Overview report
                            • User report
                            • Outcomes report
                          • Creating Outcomes
                            • Course Outcomes
                            • Add a new scale
                            • Standard Outcomes
                            • Exporting and importing Outcomes
                            • Using the Outcomes
                          • Categories and Items
                            • Name
                            • Aggregation
                            • Extra Credit
                            • Max grade
                            • Actions
                            • Select
                            • Course total
                          • Full view
                            • Aggregate of non-empty grades
                            • Aggregate including subcategories
                            • Include outcomes in aggregation
                            • Drop the lowest
                            • Multiplicator
                            • Offset
                        • Setting up categories
                          • Grade category
                            • Grade item
                          • Scales
                            • Custom scales
                            • Standard scales
                          • Letters
                            • View
                            • Edit
                          • Import and Export
                            • Importing grades
                            • Exporting grades
                        • Summary

                        Jason Myrick

                        Jason is interested in testing and assessments and computer delivery methods for testing. He has spent many hours playing with Moodle and teaching colleagues how to deliver tests with it. He decided that instead of a piecemeal approach, he would write a book that covers the basics of how to use Moodle to deliver tests and assignments for assessment.

                        Aside from working, he likes scuba diving, cooking, and good beer! He is currently developing a research proposal for a PhD in testing focused on computerized delivery methods and validity.

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                        What you will learn from this book

                        • Create a Moodle quiz intended to help instructors to efficiently develop and offer computer-based tests to their students inside their Moodle course
                        • Create multiple-choice tests that are a big part of small-scale and standardized tests
                        • Build a complete test by setting the various options such as Timing, Display, and others
                        • Set up an adaptive and interactive Lesson to make students learn and understand
                        • Test your students' listening and comprehension skills for details using audio, video, and forums
                        • Evaluate reading skills using Moodle modules such as Timed reading quizzes and Hot Potatoes
                        • Assess your students' speaking ability by recording multiple audio files and tracking their comments by using NanoGong and Voiceboard
                        • Scrutinize your students' writing skills by using forums, portfolios, and pre-writing assignments available in Moodle
                        • Track the progress of the tests to monitor students improvement by setting up Moodle Gradebook

                         

                        In Detail

                        Moodle is a free Course Management System (CMS), which is a web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites. Moodle also has many effective modules and assessment techniques for testing that can be used for any subject. Computer-based testing is inevitable in any online teaching course. As you consider the benefits of computer-based testing you will want to easily create tests and instantaneously assess them.

                        Moodle 1.9 Testing and Assessment puts together a variety of modules and activities that allow us to easily create and deliver a variety of tests on any subject. It is a step-by-step guide that will assist you to develop and assess simple as well as complex quizzes and tests.

                        You will initially learn to create different types of questions such as short answer questions, multiple choice questions, and so on. After you have learned to create questions, you will learn to integrate all of them in a Moodle quiz to create a complete test by tweaking the various options. Next you will learn to create and set up a Lesson, which you can use to create simple vocabulary or flash card tests or complex tests.

                        You will learn to test and assess students through work submitted using Moodle Workshop. This module also provides an opportunity for self- and peer-assessment of your student's work. Then you will learn skill-specific tests such as listening, reading, speaking, and writing tests that will help you to judge a person's ability in a particular field. At the end of this book you will learn how you can grade tests using Moodle Gradebook.

                        This hands-on guide helps you to establish optimal tests that can be graded using Moodle modules.

                        A step–by-step tutorial that helps you to develop different types of tests using the various Moodle modules and activities and assess them using the Gradebook

                        Approach

                        This book is an illustrative how-to guide with many screenshots and examples that helps you to create simple to complex tests and assess them using Moodle. It covers effective usage of tools available in Moodle and offers some Moodle options that you may not have tried yet. It will guide you from the basic philosophy of online testing to creating skill-based assessments in Moodle.

                        Who this book is for

                        If you are a tutor or Moodle Administrator who is responsible for developing and evaluating an online test using Moodle, then this book is for you.

                        This book assumes that you have already successfully installed and set up a Moodle site for teaching.

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