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Questions

Creating questions

There are two ways you can create questions in eCampus:

  • Adding questions straight into a Question Bank*
    *Preferred option
  • Adding a new Quiz to a course and then selecting [Edit quiz] 

Questions are best created in a Question Bank. A Question bank can be specific to one course or it may be created at a category level that allows it to be accessed from multiple courses across a qualification. Under default conditions questions will only be available in the course you create them. The Question Bank may have more questions than used in Quizzes, allowing for a random selection of questions that ensures a different quiz experience for each student.

Working in the Question Bank helps you to concentrate simply on getting questions made, leaving the method of presenting those to the student (via the Quiz) as a separate task.

If you use the second method (creating questions in a quiz) then those questions are only available to that individual quiz. 

This help deals only with Creating questions. See Add a Quiz activity for help on creating quizzes, which are the interface between your questions and the student. See Add questions to quiz for help on how to place questions you have created into a selected quiz.

Please see sub-chapters in this book for information on Question Banks and how to create each Question type.

Using Question Bank

Accessing your Question BankCourse Administration block

To access the Question Bank in any course follow these steps: 

  1. Open the course you wish to build questions in.
  2. Select Course Administration> Question Bank

The default area where you can build questions in the Question bank appears.

NB: If you have created sub-categories to file your questions by unit, element or performance criteria you need to select: 
Course Administration> Question Bank > Categories

From the Question bank you can:

  1. Create new questions
  2. View questions by sub-category by using the 'Select a category' droplist at the top of screen.
  3. Move questions within categories by ticking questions to move and choosing the required destination sub-category from the [Move to>>] droplist at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Delete questions by selecting them and then pressing [Delete] at bottom of screen.
  5. Import and Export questions into the Question bank (Course Administration block > Question bank > Import or Export)

Question bank

Creating quiz categories

You can organise your questions into categories for easier management just like you can organise files into sub-folders for easier file management on your computer. You can also move your questions inside the appropriate category.

Categories in the grade book allow you to group questions together based on unit, element, performance criteria or assessment.

Turn editing on

button to turn editing on

To begin creating your questions, go to ADMINISTRATION block > Course administration > Question bank > Categories

The Adminstration Block

Every course has a 'parent' category named "Default for <coursename>". The parent category displayed below is for a course called Matt's playpen.

Adding a quiz category

Below are examples of sub-categories set up for different units being delivered in a course, plus a unit with sub-categories for each element and performance criteria. This structure would allow you to pull random questions from sub-categories and be confident that you have asked every student a question for every element and performance criteria.

Sub-categories for qualification and unitSub-categories for unit, element and PC

Add Category 

Parent Category: You will see the default category for your course.

Name*: Provide a name for your sub-category. (*compulsory field)

Category info: description for your category if required.

Click [Add category] when finished.

Note: You can also delete or update your categories using the editing icons on this page. 

where to edit the quiz categories

Moving questions into categories

Turn editing on

button to turn editing on

Select the questions you want to move by placing a tick next to them.

With selected:

From the drop down menu choose the Category you wish to movie the questions into. Selecting quiz questions and moving them to a different category

Click on Move to >>

Questions will be moved into the new category.

"Move to >>" highlighted

Editing a category

Turn editing on

button to turn editing on

Go to SETTINGS block > Course administration > Question bank > Categories

Where to find the quiz categories

Edit categories

Select the edit icon (Symbol for editing) to rename the category.

Where to edit the details of a category

Edit this category

Name*: enter the new name

screen for editing the details of a category

Save changes when finished.

button to save changes

Deleting a category

Turn editing on

button to turn editing on

Go to ADMINISTRATION block > Course administration > Question bank > Categories

Where to find the quiz categories

Edit categories

Select the delete icon (symbol for deleting)

where to find the category delete

You will be alerted if there are any existing questions in the category.

alert for existing questions in a category

Save in category or Cancel

confirmation to save questions in the category

Question Types

The following pages explain how to build each of the question types available in eCampus. Some questions types are additional to the standard eCampus configuration and are enabled by plugins.

Click on the heading of the question type you are wishing to create for step-by-step instructions.

Description

Description question is not really a question but a label that contains text or media. But the way it is created is much the same as any other question.

You may use a description to provide instructions for how to answer following questions. You may use a description to provide a piece of audio, an image or maybe a video that following questions are going to be based on.

Turn editing on

button to turn editing on

To begin creating your questions, go to the ADMINISTRATION block > Question bank > Questions

The Adminstration Block

Question bank

Select a category the quiz question will go into the following category from the drop down menu.

Select Create a new question.

Categories can be created and changed later.

(See notes on "Creating Categories" for further information).

Adding a new question to the question bank

Choose a question type to add

Select Description

Click on Add

Adding a Description question

General 

Category: Categories can be set up at a later stage.

(See notes on "Creating Categories" for further information).

Question name*: Enter title of the question. Question names are not visible to students.

Question text: Enter the description text.

A description question

 

Once you have completed your question, click on Save changes.

Button to save changes

NOTE: Description questions are signified by an "i" for information symbol in the Quiz Navigation block.

Calculated questions

 Turn editing on

button to turn editing on

Go to Course Administration block > Question bank > Questions

Accessing questions from the course admin block

Questions in the default category will be shown (if there are any).

Select [Create a new question...]

Where to add a new question to the question bank

Choose a question type to add from the dialog that appears.

Select Calculated 

Calculated questions are numerical questions but based on a formula, with the numbers used selected randomly from a set when the quiz is taken. They ensure different students doing the same question will be asked different calculated variations, helping reduce cheating.

Click on [Add]

Adding a Calculated question

General

Category drop-list: A category other than the default one can be selected from the Save in category drop list if you untick the "Use this category" check-box. For example, if you have sub-categories for each element you could choose the element that the question was mapped to. (See notes on "Creating Categories" for more information).

Question name*: Enter the title of the question. Question names are only seen by course developers (not students). You could enter your element and PC mapping in the name to make it easy to locate questions related to specific performance criteria.

Question text*: Enter the question text here, including the formula fields.
See Example calculated question for a step-by-step example.

Default mark*: By default, each question is assigned 1 point. 

Calculated general field

General Feedback: You can provide general feedback in this area to give students information. You may also provide a link to more information they can use if they do not understand the questions.

General feedback box

Answers: The answers are given in the form of a formula. In the pictured example, the student must answer the question by multiplying the base value of the rectangle by the height value. See Example calculated question for more details.

Grade: A grade is assigned for each answer to the question. If there is only a single correct value, then the answer is graded 100%. If you provide multiple correct formula you can specify a weighting for the preferred method, e.g. 60% and 40% where the 60% answer is the preferred formula to use.

Tolerance: A tolerance may be set where complex calculations are involved. This will give students a range of accepted values above or below the intended answer that the question will accept as correct. The types of tolerances can be set to: Relative, Nominal and Geometric.

Feedback: Feedback may be provided that will appear for correct answers.

quiz answer settings

Unit Handling:  You can set whether or not the student needs to add a unit to the numerical value in order to receive a grade.

Unit handling in a calculated question

Settings for multiple tries

Penalty*: A penalty may be applied for each incorrect try if you are using either Adaptive mode or Interactive with multiple tries in the quiz. If you are using either of these and want the student to be able to achieve 100% you will need to set to 0%.

Settings for multiple tries

NOTE: Adding a penalty to a VET quiz would prevent a student that made an error from ever being able to reach "100%". For this reason penalties are not usually used with VET assessment quizzes.

Once you have completed your question, click on Save changes. 

button to save changes

A new screen will appear for you to set up and choose wildcards for your calculated question. Please view Example calculated question for more details on how to set these up.

If you would like to view a full example of the above quiz, please visit the How 2 Moodle Showcase course: The password for the course is: Showcase 

Example calculated question

Follow the steps in Calculated questions for the general fields. Below are the steps to create the Question text, including the formula, supply the answer and setup wildcards.

Question text (asking a calculated question)

In the Question text field enter your question that is based on a formula such as <base>*<height> as the formula allows wildcards to be used. e.g.

Calculate the area of a rectangle that is {base} base and {height} high.

NB: You must use { } brackets to enclose the area you wish the wildcard number to be displayed in. The text value could be anything, as long as you use the same text value in the answer and the wildcards.

If there are wildcards already set up in the current course they will be displayed above the question name. See an example below:

Shared wildcards

In this case wildcards for each value have a range set as 1.0 - 10.0 so only numbers in this range will appear when the question is used.

For example, based on the question text above one student may get displayed:
Calculate the area of a rectangle that is 2 base and 7 high. 
and another may be asked:
Calculate the area of a rectangle that is 8 base and 5 high.

Answers

Type in the formula that eCampus will use to calculate the correct answer. See below for the answer to the above question text.
Answer for calculated question

NB: In some cases it may be possible that two formula may be able to provide the correct answer to the question text. If this is the case choose [Blanks for 1 more answers] An Answer 2 formula box will appear in which the alternate formula could be entered. In this case you may make the grades different, providing for example a weighting for the preferred formula.

The remaining fields on the Editing a calculated question page can be left unchanged for this example.

Scroll to the bottom and pick [Save changes] to progress to setting up wildcards.
Press this button to save changes and exit the question.

Setting up Wildcards

Once you have saved your changes to a calculated question, you will be prompted to set up wildcards dataset properties. These wildcards will be set up using the formula displayed in the Answers panel, in this case the wildcards are set to "{base}" and "{height}." 

Setting the properties of the formula wildcards

When setting the wildcard dataset properties, there are two options to choose from:

Will use the same existing private dataset as before: This will allow the wildcards to only be used by this particular question.

Will use a new shared dataset: This will allow the wildcards to be shared among all calculated questions within this category. 

Once you have finished choosing your dataset properties, click on the Next page button (button to open the next page) to begin setting the values for the wildcards.

There are two ways in which wildcard values can be generated. 

Generate the values yourself

Adding your own values involves the following steps

Adding a set of values to the wildcard

  • In the Paramater field for each wildcard enter the value you want
  • Scroll down the page and in the Add panel, press Add to add a set of wildcard values.

Adding another set of wildcard value

  • When the values have been added, they will appear below with the set with an answered formula.

A set of wildcard values with the intended formula and result

Have Moodle generate values for you

To have Moodle generate the wildcard values, follow these steps: 

Moodle will generate a set of wildcard values between 1 & 10

  • In the Range of Values fields enter the minimum and maximum values you would accept.
  • Choose a number of decimal places for the value.
  • Choose the configuration of the values.
    • Uniform: any value between the limits are equally likely to be generated.
    • Loguniform: Values towards the minimum are more likely to be generated.

automatically generate wildcards once 'Add' is pressed.

  • In the Add section click on "force regeneration"
  • In the menu next to the 'Add' button, select the number of wildcard value sets you wish to generate. The maximum number of values that can be generated is 100
  • Once you completed the above steps, you may finally click the Add button.

Once you have finished editing the wildcard settings, press Save Changes.

Press this button to save changes and exit the question.

Calculated multichoice and simple

Calculated multichoice

A Calculated multichoice question varies from a Calculated question by including the formula in the answer choice. They use the same wildcards as Calculated questions and their wildcards can be shared with other Calculated multichoice or regular Calculated questions. 

The main difference is that text and the formula can be included in the answer choice as {=...}. 

An example calculated multichoice question

The question above reads "Calculate the area of a triangle where b = {A} cm and h = {B} cm"

The choices are then written as a formula as shown below with feedback.

A set of choices for calculated values

Another choice of calculated values

The choices above read:

Choice 1: The area of a triangle is {={A}*{B}/2}

Choice 2: The area of a triangle is {={A}*{B}/3}

Choice 3: The area of a triangle is {={A}*{B}}

Once you have finished writing your choices and feedback press Save Changes to move on to setting wildcards. If you would like to read more on setting the wildcards, please visit the sub-chapter Example Calculated Question

press this button to save changes to the question and move to next section

This is an example calculated multi-choice question.

and example calculated multichoice question

If you would like to read more on how to set up a calculated multichoice question, please visit the Calculated Multichoice Moodle page.

Calculated simple

A Calculated simple question varies from a Calculated question by offering a way to create individual numerical questions whose response is the result of a numerical formula. These contain variable numerical values by the use of wildcards (i.e {x} , {y}) that are substituted with random values when the quiz is taken.

The simple calculated questions offers the most used features of the calculated question with a much simpler creation interface.

an example simple calculated question

Unlike standard calculated and calculated multichoice, simple calculated wildcards are handled locally from the formula in the Answer panel. After entering the answer formula, the set the tolerance level and how the answer is displayed.  

adjusting the answer settings for the formula

When you have finished adjusting the answer panel, press the Find wildcards {x....} present in the correct answer formulas button.

press this button to find wildcards in the formula

Wildcard values will then be available to generate in the boxes below. You may set how many values to Generate for the question and then choose how many to Display as possible questions.

generating and displaying wildcards

Below are some example wildcard values

some example wildcards

Once you have finished. press Save changes.

Press this button to save changes and exit the question.

Embedded answers (Cloze)

Embedded answers (Cloze) questions consist of a passage of text (in Moodle format) that has various answers embedded within it, including multiple choice, short answers and numerical answers.

Turn editing on

button to turn editing on

To begin creating your questions, go to Course administration block > Question bank > Questions

Finding questions in the course admin block

Question bank

Select a category the quiz question will go into from the drop down menu.

Select Create a new question.

Categories can be created and changed later. (See notes on "Creating categories" for further information).

Adding a question to the question bank

Select Embedded Answers (Cloze)

Click on Add

Description of a cloze (embedded) question

General Category: Categories can be set up at a later stage. (See notes on "Creating Categories" for further information)

Question name*: Enter the title of the question. Question names are only seen by course developers (not students). You could enter your element and PC mapping in the name to make it easy to locate questions related to specific performance criteria.

Question text*: Enter the question.

An example of this would be: 

The country of Germany shares a border with Poland and {1:SHORTANSWER:=Austria}

An example of an cloze question.

General Feedback: You can provide general feedback in this area to give students a fully worked answer and perhaps a link to more information they can use if they did not understand the question.

General feedback box

Once you have inserted the answer into the question, press the Decode and verify the question text button

(button to display question elements and syntax errors) to have the question elements and syntax errors be displayed (see image below.)

details of the embedded answer in a Cloze question

To read more on the creation of cloze questions, please see Formatting Cloze Questions. For more general information, keep reading below.

Settings for multiple tries

Penalty for each incorrect try: a penalty may be applied for each incorrect try. Set to 0% if there are no penalties. 

Hints: Hints may be given to students if they get the answer incorrect.

You may give hints and penalties for each question attempt.

NOTE: Adding a penalty to a VET quiz would prevent a student that made an error from ever being able to reach "100%". For this reason penalties are not usually used with VET assessment quizzes.

Once you have completed your question, click on Save changes.

button to save changses 

Repeat the process to add more cloze (embedded) questions to the question bank.

If you would like to view a full example of the above quiz, please visit the How 2 Moodle Showcase course: The password for the course is: Showcase 

An eCampus account is required if you wish to view or attempt the course.

Formatting Cloze Questions

The format of a Cloze question can appear in the following forms. These are known as sub-questions.

  • Short Answer, case is unimportant (entered as: SHORTANSWER or SA or MW)
  • Short Answer, case matching (entered as: SHORTANSWER_C or SAC or MWC)
  • Numerical (entered as: NUMERICAL or NM) 
  • Multiple choice, drop-down menu format (entered as: MULTICHOICE or MC)
  • Multiple choice, vertical column format (entered as: MULTICHOICE_V or MCV)
  • Multiple choice, horizontal row format (entered as MULTICHOICE_H or MCH)

The structure of all sub-questions contains the following common syntax elements.

  • is the opening bracket of a sub-question
  • defines the grade assigned to the question and is used for grading calculations i.e the question is worth 1 mark
  • :SHORTANSWER: is the type of sub-question defined by the cloze
  • %100% is the (optional) percentage of the grade being given to the sub-question
  • is a separator between answer options.
  • marks a correct answer
  • marks an (optional) feedback message
  • is the closing bracket of a sub-question

This an example of a simple short answer question:

The country of Germany shares a border with Poland {1:SHORTANSWER_C:=Czech Republic} and {1:SHORTANSWER_C:=Austria}

This is the resulting question as it would appear on the quiz page:

An example of a short answer cloze question

This is an example of a multiple choice question.

Which of these countries did Hitler first invade after signing the Warsaw Pact of 1939: {1:MCV:%50%Warsaw#No, this was not an invaded country but it was a city in the invaded country~%100%Poland#yes, that is correct~Austria#Nope, this was not the country}

This is how the question would appear on the quiz page.

An example multiple choice question

Essay questions

Turn editing on

button to turn editing on

To begin creating your questions, go to the ADMINISTRATION block Course Administration > Question bank > Questions

Administration Block

Question bank

Select a category the quiz question will go into the following category from the drop down menu.

Select Create a new question.

Categories can be created and changed later.

(See notes on "Creating Categories" for further information).

Adding a new question to the question bank

Choose a question type to add

Select Essay

Click on Next

Adding an essay question

General 

Category: Categories can be set up at a later stage.

(See notes on "Creating Categories" for further information).

Question name*: Enter title of the question. Question names are only seen by course developers (not students). You could enter your element and PC mapping in the name to make it easy to locate questions related to specific performance criteria.

Question text*: Enter the question text.

Default mark*: By default, each question is assigned 1 point. You can change this in the Grade field beside the question. 

screen showing an essay question

General Feedback: You can provide general feedback in this area to give students a fully worked answer. You may also provide a link to more information they can use if they do not understand the questions.

a box for providing general feedback

Student reply settings - If you want students to use the online editor for typing and submitting their essay.

(Recommend students submit essay as a word document rather than use this feature).

Response format: Select from HTML editor/plain

Require text: sets whether or not the student needs to insert text in order to complete the assignment. 

Input box size: Max 40 lines

Allow attachments: from 1 to unlimited

Require attachments: Students must submit an attachment in order to receive a grade.

Information for graders: Add any special instructions for people marking the essay.

Options for essay responses

Once you have completed your question, click on Save changes.

Button to save changes

Repeat the process to add more essay questions to the question bank.

For more information regarding the viewing and marking of essay questions, please visit Previewing and Grading Essay Questions

If you would like to view a full example of the above quiz, please visit the How 2 Moodle Showcase course: The password for the course is: Showcase 

An eCampus account is required if you wish to view or attempt the course.

Previewing and Grading Essay Questions

Preview an essay question

To preview the question, click on the magnifying glass icon(Icon for previewing a resource or activity)

Where to find the preview icon

A pop up screen will appear and the student can type in their responses, depending on the settings. (Recommend students submit essay as a word document rather than use this feature).

Previewing an essay question

Depending on the essay settings, students can drag and drop files into this area, instead of responding online. (Recommend students submit their essay as a word document).

Area to drag and drop files

Start again: restart the question

Save: will save your response as a draft

Fill in correct response: Will fill in the correct response for the question (does not work for Essay Questions)

Submit and finish: Submits the answer and finishes the attempt at the question.

Close preview: Returns you to the quiz.

Options when previewing a question

Technical information: reports on the settings and provides a summary report of the question.

Technical Information about an essay

Change options

Offers you the opportunity to change the feedback settings for the question.

How questions behave: (see notes on "Quiz Settings" for further information).

The default setting is Deferred feedback.

Options for how quiz questions behave

If you have made any changes, click Start again with these options. 

button for starting again with new options

Marking essay questions

Essay questions require you to enter a manual feedback after the student has provided a response.

You can do this: One by one via the Quiz Attempts page.

Click on the quiz in your course page Essay Quiz activity

Click on the Attempts link.

Essay attempt preview

Options when reporting on an essay attempt

One the quiz Attempts page, click on the Requires grading link. This will take you to the student's quiz response page.

One the student's quiz response page, click on the Make comment or override mark to grade the essay.

A student's essay quiz respnse

In the Comment and Mark fields, enter your feedback and the required mark.

Where to comment and mark an essay question

Click Save when finished

a teacher's response history

The grade will be displayed in the Response history. 

Matching questions

Turn editing on

Button to turn editing on

To begin creating your questions, go to ADMINISTRATION block > Question bank > Questions

Administration Block

Question bank

Select a category the quiz question will go in from the drop down menu.

Select Create a question.

Categories can be created and changed later. (See notes on "Creating Categories" for further information)

adding a question to the Question bank

Select Matching.

Click Next.

Adding a Matching quiz question

General

Category: Categories can be set up at a later stage. (See notes on "Creating Categories" for further information).

Questions name*: Enter the title of the question. Question names are only seen by course developers (not students). You could enter your element and PC mapping in the name to make it easy to locate questions related to specific performance criteria.

Question text*Enter the question. e.g. when was computer invented?

setting up a Matching question'

General feedback: this is based on the grade that a student gets at the end of a quiz attempt.

Shuffle: enable if you want questions shuffled around.

more options for setting up a Matching question

Note: You must provide at least two questions and three answers. You can provide extra wrong answers by giving an answer with a blank question. Entries where both the question and the answer are blank will be ignored.

Example questions and answers

Provide questions and the correct answers e.g.:

Electronic file submission, online text or offline activity - the answer is: Assignment

Public or private self-expression with comments and tags. - the answer is: Blog

Synchronous text-based communication in a virtual room. - the answer is: Chat

an example of Matching quiz questions and answers

Combined feedback

This area is for the provision of feedback.

You can fill in feedback if required.

text boxes for feedback

Settings for multiple tries

Penalty for each incorrect try: A penalty may be applied for each incorrect try.

Set to 0% if there are no penalties for an incorrect answer.

setting a penalty for each incorrect try

NOTE: Adding a penalty to a VET quiz would prevent a student that made an error from ever being able to reach "100%". For this reason penalties are not usually used with VET assessment quizzes.

Hints

Hint text: This may be used to reveal a "hint" to the answer.

Options, clear incorrect responses: selecting this will remove all incorrect responses made by the student.

Show number of correct responses: Tick this to reveal the number of correct responses made by the student.

Provide hints for incorrect answers

Once you have completed your question, click on Save changes.

button to save changes

Repeat the process to add more matching questions to the question bank.

If you would like to learn more about creating Matching questions. Please visit the sub-chapter Example Matching Questions

If you would like to view a full example of the above quiz, please visit the How 2 Moodle Showcase course: The password for the course is: Showcase 

An eCampus account is required if you wish to view or attempt the course.

Example matching questions

To create Matching questions, you have to provide a minimum of two questions and 3 answers. You can provide wrong answers by providing a blank question field when giving an answer.

Here are some examples of correct answers: 

Answers to matching questions

These are some examples of wrong answers:

example of a wrong answer

Another example of a wrong answer

In the case of the images above, both the answers Britain and Vietnam have blank question slots. These answers are wrong because of the do not match any of the question text.

Once you have finished making your questions and answers, press Save changes.

Button to save changes  

Once you have finished writing the questions and answers then preview it, the result should look like this:

an example of a matching question

Multiple choice questions

Turn editing on

button to turn editing on

To begin creating your questions, go to ADMINISTRATION block > Question bank > Questions

Administration Block

Question bank

Select a category the quiz question will go in from the drop down menu.

Select Create a question.

Categories can be created and changed later (See notes on "Creating Categories" for further information).

adding a question to the question bank

Select Multiple choice.

Click Add.

 Adding a multiple choice question

General Category: Categories can be set a later stage.

Questions name*: Enter the title of the Question. Question names are only seen by course developers (not students). You could enter your element and PC mapping in the name to make it easy to locate questions related to specific performance criteria.

Question text*: Enter the question. Example: Moodle was born in which country?

Default mark*: By default, each question is assigned one point. You can change this in the Grade field beside the question.

Enter the required score then click Save when finished.

general settings for multiple choice question

General feedback: this is based on the grade that a student gets at the end of the quiz attempt.

One or more multiple answers? Choose from: One answer only or multiple answers allowed.

Shuffle the choices: order of the answers is randomly shuffled for each attempt, provided that "Shuffle within questions" in the activity settings is also enabled.

extra settings for multiple choice quizzes

Choice 1

Answer: Enter the answer to the question.

Grade: e.g if Choice 1 is the only correct answer; enter 100% in the grade.

Feedback: If you prefer, you can set up automatic feedback at question level. e.g. 100% Well done!

an example choice

Choice 2, 3 etc

Being a multiple choice question, you need to provide some more choices so students can test their knowledge and select the the correct answer.

As Choice 1 is the correct answer, the grade for Choice 2 and 3 must be None.

looking at other choices

Combine feedback

This area is for the provision of feedback if required.

feedback for multiple choice questions

Settings for multiple tries

Penalty for each incorrect try: A penalty may be applied for each incorrect response.

settings for multiple tries

NOTE: Adding a penalty to a VET quiz would prevent a student that made an error from ever being able to reach "100%". For this reason penalties are not usually used with VET assessment quizzes.

Hint 1, 2, 3 etc.

Hint text: This may be used to reveal a "hint" to the answer.

Options: Clear incorrect response - selecting this option will remove all incorrect responses made by the student.

Show the number of correct responses: Tick this to reveal the number of correct responses made by the student.

providing hints

Once you have completed your question, click on Save changes. 

Save changes

Repeat the process to add more multiple choice questions to the question bank.

For a more specific example of how to create a multiple choice question, please visit the sub-chapter Example Multiple Choice Question

If you would like to view a full example of the above quiz, please visit the How 2 Moodle Showcase course: The password for the course is: Showcase 

An eCampus account is required if you wish to view or attempt the course.

Example multiple choice question

Multiple Choice questions allow the selection of a single or multiple responses from a pre-defined list. Below is an example of a multiple choice question.

An example multiple choice question

The text above reads: "What is said to be the first casualty of war?"

To create answers to the question. Go to the Answers panel in each Choice text box, write the options you wish to use. If you are choosing to use One answer only you must give one of your choices a value of 100%. You may also wish to provide feedback for each choice. Below are some choice answers to the above question.

Answers to the multi-choice question 

When you have finished creating your questions, scroll to the bottom of the page and press Save Changes

Button to save changes

Numerical questions

 Turn editing on

button to turn editing on

Go to Course Administration block > Question bank > Questions

Accessing questions from the course admin block

Question bank

Select a category the quiz question will go into the following category from the drop down menu.

Select Create a new question. 

Categories can be created and changed later later.

(See notes on "Creating Categories" for further information).

Where to add a new question to the question bank

Choose a question type to add

Select Numerical

Click Add

adding a numerical question to the question bank

General

Current Category: Categories will be set up at a later stage. (See notes on "Creating Categories" for more information).

Question name*Enter the title of the question. Question names are only seen by course developers (not students). You could enter your element and PC mapping in the name to make it easy to locate questions related to specific performance criteria.

Question text*: Enter the question text

Default mark*: By default, each question is assigned 1 point. You can change this in the Grade field beside the question.

General settings for a calculated question

General Feedback: You can provide general feedback in this area to give students a fully worked answer. You may also provide a link to more information they can use if they do not understand the questions.

General feedback box

Answer: Provide at least one correct answer to the question. All answers left blank will be ignored.

Feedback: Feedback may be provided for correct or incorrect answers.

Answer box for numerical questions

Unit Handling:  You can set whether or not the student needs to add a unit to the numerical value in order to receive a grade.

Unit handling in a calculated question

Settings for multiple tries

Penalty: A penalty may be applied for each incorrect try. Set to 0% if there are no penalties.

Settings for multiple tries

NOTE: Adding a penalty to a VET quiz would prevent a student that made an error from ever being able to reach "100%". For this reason penalties are not usually used with VET assessment quizzes.

Once you have completed your question, click on Save changes. 

button to save changes

Repeat the process to add more calculated questions to your question bank.

If you would to read a more specific example of a numerical question, please visit Example Numerical Question

If you would like to view a full example of the above quiz, please visit the How 2 Moodle Showcase course: The password for the course is: Showcase 

An eCampus account is required if you wish to view or attempt the course.

Example Numerical question

Numerical questions allow numerical responses, possibly with units, that is graded by comparing against various model answers, possibly with tolerances.

This an example of a numerical question:

an example numerical question

In the Answers block put the possible answer(s) to the question and assign a grade. In the case of the question above: 20 in binary is 10100. Since there is not other possible answer, the margin for error is 0 and this answer also has a grade of 100%.

Answer to the numerical question

Once you have finished creating answers to the question and added any necessary feed back. Click Save Changes.

Button to save changes

Short answer questions

Turn editing on

button to turn editing on

To begin creating your questions, go to ADMINISTRATION block > Question bank > Questions

 The Administration block

Question bank

Select a category the quiz question will go into from the drop down menu

Select Create a new question.

Categories can be created and changed later. (See notes on "Creating categories" for further information).

creating a new question for the question bank

Select Short answer

Click on Add

adding a short answer question

General Category: Categories can be set up at a later stage. (See notes on "Creating Categories" for further information)

Questions name*: Enter the title of the question. Question names are only seen by course developers (not students). You could enter your element and PC mapping in the name to make it easy to locate questions related to specific performance criteria.

Question text*: Enter the question.

Default mark*: By default, each question is assigned 1 point. You change this in the Grade field beside the question.

Short Answer details

General Feedback: You can provide general feedback in this area to give students a fully worked answer and perhaps a link to more information they can use if they did not understand the question.

Case sensitivity: select if case is important or not.

providing feedback on answers

Correct answers

You must provide at least one possible answer. Answer left blank will not be used. Asterisks (*) can be used as a wildcard to match any characters. The first matching answer will be used to determine the score and feedback.

Example answers

possible answers to short answer questions

Settings for multiple tries

Penalty for each incorrect try: a penalty may be applied for each incorrect try. Set to 0% if there are no penalties

 penalties for each incorrect response

NOTE: Adding a penalty to a VET quiz would prevent a student that made an error from ever being able to reach "100%". For this reason penalties are not usually used with VET assessment quizzes.

Once you have completed your question, click on Save changes.

button to save changes

Repeat the process to add more short answer questions to the question bank.

If you would like a more specific example of a short answer question, please visit Example Short Answer Question

If you would like to view a full example of the above quiz, please visit the How 2 Moodle Showcase course: The password for the course is: Showcase 

An eCampus account is required if you wish to view or attempt the course.

Example Short Answer Question

Short Answer

Allows a response of one or a few words that is graded by comparing against various model answers, which may contain wildcards.

an example short answer question

The text above reads "Name one peripheral item that requires a computer or similar device to operate, these include but are not answerable with: mouse, keyboard"

In the Answer boxes, you may put one or more possible answers to this question. In the case of the question above, there are 5 possible answers: Webcam, Headphones, Microphone, Router and Camera.

some of the possible short answers to the question

Once you have finished, press Save changes.

Press this button to save changes and exit the question.

True False questions

Turn editing on

button to turn editing on

To begin creating your questions, go to ADMINISTRATION block > Question bank > Questions.

The Adminstration Block

Question bank

Select a category the quiz question will go into from the drop down menu.

Select Create a new question.

Categories can be created and changed later. (See notes on "Creating Categories" for further information)

adding a new question to the question bank

Select True/False

Click on Add

Adding a true/false question

General Category: Categories can be set up at a later stage. (See notes on "Creating Categories" for further information).

Question name*: Enter the title of the question. Question names are only seen by course developers (not students). You could enter your element and PC mapping in the name to make it easy to locate questions related to specific performance criteria.

Question text*: Enter the question.

Default mark*: By default, each question is assigned 1 point. You can change this in the Grade field beside the question.

Adding question details

General Feedback: You can provide general feedback in this area to give students a fully worked answer and perhaps a link to more information they can use if they did not understand the questions. 

Correct answer: Select if the answer is true or false.

Feedback for the response 'True': enter in the feedback for True.

Feedback for the response 'False': enter in the feedback for False.

Feedback for the answers

Settings for multiple tries

Penalty for each incorrect try: A penalty of 1 is applied for each incorrect try.

Multiple tries

 NOTE: Adding a penalty to a VET quiz would prevent a student that made an error from ever being able to reach "100%". For this reason penalties are not usually used with VET assessment quizzes.

Once you have completed your question, click on Save changes.

button to save changes

Repeat the process to add more true/false questions to the question bank.

If you would like to see a specific example of setting up a True/False question please visit Example True/False Question

If you would like to view a full example of the above quiz, please visit the How 2 Moodle Showcase course: The password for the course is: Showcase 

A eCampus account is required if you wish to view or attempt the course.

Example True/False Question

Example True/False question

A simple form of multiple choice question with just the two choices 'True' and 'False.'

a simple example a of true or false question.

The text above reads "Java is a type of Object-Oriented Programming?"

The answers to this question will automatically make the true/false options. All you need to set is which of the answers is correct, in this case, the correct answer is True.

The correct answer to the question above is 'True'

Once you have set the correct answer, insert any feedback for the correct and/or incorrect answer. When you have finished press Save changes.

Button to save changes 

Drag & Drop Questions

Turn editing on

button to turn editing on

To begin creating your questions, go to ADMINISTRATION block > Question bank > Questions.

location of the question bank in the Admin block

Question bank

Select a category the quiz question will go into from the drop down menu.

Select Create a new question.

Categories can be created and changed later. (See notes on "Creating Categories" for further informaton)

Adding a new question to the question bank

Select Drag and drop onto image

Click on Add

choosing the Drag and drop quiz question

General Category: Categories can be set up at a later stage. (See notes on "Creating Categories" for further information).

Question name*Enter the title of the question.

Question text*: Enter the question. Question names are only seen by course developers (not students). You could enter your element and PC mapping in the name to make it easy to locate questions related to specific performance criteria.

Default mark*By default, each question is assigned 1 point. You can change this in the Grade field beside the question.

General settings for the Drag and Drop quiz question

General Feedback: You can provide general feedback in this area to give students a fully worked answer and perhaps a link to more information they can use if they did not understand the questions. 

Preview

Background Image: Choose a background image file and select draggable images or just enter text that will be made draggable. Then choose a drag item for each 'drop zone', and drag the item to where the student should drag it to. For a more specific example of this, please visit Example Drag & Drop Question

Settings for multiple tries

Penalty for each incorrect try: A penalty of 1 is applied for each incorrect try.

Multiple tries

NOTE: if a penalty is applied it will be impossible for the student to attain 100% so this is not normally used in VET assessment.

Once you have completed your question, click on Save changes.

button to save changes

Repeat the process to add more drag & drop questions to the question bank.

If you would like to view a full example of the above quiz, please visit the How 2 Moodle Showcase course: The password for the course is: Showcase 

An eCampus account is required if you wish to view or attempt the course.

Example Drag and Drop Question

Drag & Drop Onto Image

Images or text labels are dragged and dropped into drop zones on a background image.settings for the drag and drop question

The text above reads "Match the place to the following seven continents"

To facilitate the drag and drop question I choose to upload a background image of a world map.

Background image of a world map

After I chose the background image, I had to set the items to drag. This can be done in the Draggable items box. The Draggable items box allows you set items to drag onto the background as either an image, which must be provided through external sources, or draggable text. Draggable text enables a space for the user to insert text and a box for the text will automatically be created.  

Setting the items that can be dragged on the background

Once you have set the items to drag, you must then set where the items must be dragged. You can do this in the Drop Zone box. To set the drop zone you must first set the image or text you wish to create the drop zone for. 

Setting the draggable items to create drop zones for

Once I have set the items I am creating drop zones for, I can then drag and drop the items where I want the answers to be located.

setting the drop zones for the answers

When you have finished setting the drop zones, press the Save changes button. 

Press this button to save changes and exit the question.

This is what the quiz question will look like without and with the drop zones filled in respectively.

The background with the drop zones not filled.

The drop zones have been filled in                                    

Preview questions

If you would like to preview full examples of the above quiz types, please visit the How 2 Moodle Showcase course. The password to enter this course is: Showcase

To view or attempt the quiz, the user must be logged into their PWA account.