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Moodle 1.9 Testing and Assessment

Jason Myrick

Develop and evaluate quizzes and tests using Moodle modules
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849512343
Paperback392 pages

About This Book

  • 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


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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Testing with Moodle Quiz
Moodle-based tests
What is Moodle Quiz?
Creating our first questions
Quiz features
Creating a Quiz
Item choices
Options in True/False
Adding Questions to the Quiz
Preview the Test
Your turn
Testing with True/False
Chapter 2: Multiple Choice Quizzes
Getting started
Categories and contexts
Multiple Choice item creation page
Making a single response item
Making a multiple-answer item
Question design and formatting
Adding images to multiple-choice questions
Manual adjustments
Adding multiple images
Multi-image multi-response
Adding a Web Link (Hyperlink)
Creating the Test
General feedback issues
Your turn
Chapter 3: More Question Types
Short Answer
Random Short Answer matching
Creating a multi-variable item
Embedded Answers (Cloze)
Chapter 4: Creating a Quiz
Getting started
The General section
Review options
Common module settings
Overall feedback
Saving the test
Designing the test
Test introduction
Section introduction
Remaining sections
Adding to the Quiz
Previewing the test
Quiz results
Importing and Exporting Questions
Quiz considerations
Chapter 5: Using Lesson
What is a Lesson?
Creating a Lesson
Setting up Lesson
Creating the Lesson content
Chapter 6: Using Workshop
Why use Workshop
Finding Workshop
Workshop features
Number of Comments, Assessment Elements...
Making a Workshop
Chapter 7: Listening Tests
Using audio files
Importing audio files
Listening questions in Quiz
Using video
Listening tasks
Multiple playing of audio files versus single attempts
Chapter 8: Testing Reading
Testing vocabulary
Testing reading
Hot Potato activities
Making a QuizPort test
Chapter 9: Testing Speaking
Using NanoGong
NanoGong Description
Setting up your NanoGong
Possible NanoGong ideas
Setting up Voiceshadow
Speaking tests in Forums
Real-time conversations
Chapter 10: Testing Writing
Choosing a portfolio
Forum-based writing portfolios
More writing tasks
Chapter 11: Using Gradebook
What is Gradebook?
Gradebook options
Accessing Gradebook
Setting up categories

What You Will Learn

  • 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.


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