Using LockDown Browser for ‘in-class’ tests

LockDown Browser® (LDB) is a custom browser that locks down the environment within a Moodle Quiz.  This year, IT Services have simplified the process of setting up and running quizzes and exams using LockDown Browser. It is currently being used to run ‘alternative provision’ exams. Jon White from the Pathways team has also been using …

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In Focus: Moodle Quiz (7) – Reporting

Reporting Once your students have started submitting attempts for the quiz, you will want to check on how they've performed. Quiz reports There are a number of reports available ranging from a table listing all quiz attempts through to statistical reports on specific questions. In this post, I will explain the difference between the various …

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In Focus: Moodle Quiz (6) – Managing attempts

Managing attempts With many students attempting the quiz (potentially multiple times), you may like to exercise some degree of control over which attempts are retained and also over how many times a quiz can be attempted. This post focusses on the different options available to you and suggestions for how different scenarios can be managed. …

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In Focus: Moodle Quiz (4) – Giving feedback

Giving Feedback One of the huge benefits of using the Moodle Quiz activity, particularly when there is a focus on remote-learning, is its provision for immediate feedback to students; this feedback can range from specific feedback (granular feedback dependent on the answer given to a question) to overall feedback on a student's general performance in …

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Managing marking in the Moodle Assignment activity

I've recently received a number of queries about controlling the visibility of grades and feedback for students in relation to marking student submissions to a Moodle Assignment activity. Whilst it's true that you can simply hide an Assignment activity from the students, this does make it tricky to begin marking whilst waiting for late submissions …

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In Focus: Moodle Quiz (2) – Question types

Question types Before delving into the Quiz activity itself and the different configuration options, it's perhaps worth initially looking at the different question types - after all, what's a quiz without questions?! When adding a new question to the Moodle question bank, you are prompted to choose from over 20 different question types. On selecting …

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In Focus: Moodle Quiz (1) – “Why use a Quiz?”

"Why use a Quiz?" Over the next few weeks, I'll be taking a look at the Moodle Quiz - a feature-rich activity in Moodle that can be used for both formative and summative assessment. At a time where classroom-based learning is limited, it is the perfect tool to give confidence to both students and tutors …

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