Updating your Moodle module (1) – “How do I organise the General section?”

Ensure that the General section has limited content. The student will have to scroll past the General section regardless of which Unit/Week section they choose to go to so it must be kept short.  General section (top of the course page) Replace the placeholder text in the Course summary section (at the top of the …

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Current issue in Zoom (and a temporary workaround)

UPDATE (06/07/2021)We understand that this issue has now been resolved and so, whilst the steps described below will still work, it may be preferable to revert to the previous method for creating meetings with pre-assigned breakout rooms (ie. scheduling the meeting via the Zoom LTI and then pre-assigning the breakout rooms via https://brookes.zoom.us) Unfortunately the …

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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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