- Creating a Quiz
Quiz activities are a useful tool for testing student knowledge and application, and can offer facilities such as automated marking.
This article contains information on:
- Creating a Quiz (edit settings)
- Adding Questions
- The Question Screen
- Creating Quiz Questions
When creating a quiz it is important to remember there are two main parts; creating the quiz ‘front cover’ and the questions themselves – which are stored in the question bank. This article will show you how to create categories in the question bank (to keep it more organised) and some broad instructions for creating questions.
- Building and Managing Your Quiz
When creating a quiz it is important to remember there are two main parts; creating the quiz ‘front cover’ and the questions themselves – which are stored in the question bank. This article will show you how to add questions to the quiz, some basic editing and obtaining statistics about your quiz.
We recommend Creating a Quiz first then proceeding with these instructions.
- Quiz - Allowing Students extra time or more attempts
This support page describes how to override the quiz settings for specific members of the class. It is possible to do things like set a password, change the open and close times of the quiz, extend the time limit, or change the number of attempts for particular class members.
- Quiz - Allowing Students extra time or more attempts
- Quiz Question Types
Quick description of the various question types on Moodle. Links to Moodle documentation have been provided for further assistance.
- Creating a Randomised Quiz
This support page provides instructions on how to create a quiz that ensures students receive a random selection of questions from the question bank.
- Creating a Multiple Choice Question
This article will show you how to create a multiple choice question.
- Creating a Numerical Question
This article will show you how to create a numerical question. Numerical questions allow for a numerical answer within a specified range.
- Creating a Simple Calculated Question
This article will show you how to create a simple calculated question. This question allows you to enter a question which MyPlace will substitute in different values so that students get different questions. You then enter a formula for the answer.
- The STACK question type
Myplace includes the STACK question type, a sophisticated computer aided assessment system for mathematics, science and related disciplines.
- Disability Adjustments, Including Extra Time
Please see Additional Requirement Adjustments
- Question Behaviours
Questions behaviours determine how questions operate within a given quiz. They can behave in a traditional manner (no results until the quiz is finished), provide multiple tries or even require the student to have a specific level of confidence in their answer.
Core Moodle documentation on Question Behaviours is available on the Moodle WIki, this page just covers the most common scenarios at Strathclyde University
- Common Quiz Questions
This is a set of commonly asked quiz questions.
- Blind Marking Quizzes
By default quiz activities are not set up with blind marking. Most quizzes will be automatically marked by Myplace, and preventing users from seeing the student's names will be applied on all of the reporting (even if you are not marking).
The display of student names in the quiz is controlled by the
quiz/grading:viewstudentnamescapability, which is normally held by all teaching staff.
Coursework activities support submission of assignments, presentations, recorded performances (audio/video) and essay question examinations.
- Add an Assignment
This article will walk you though the process of setting up an individual assignment on Myplace, explaining the purpose of each setting.
If you are planning to set up a group assignment, please group students beforehand (check out the following articles). If you are looking to use the assignment feature for activities that will be submitted or performed offline, please refer to the offline submissions article.
- Offline Assignment
This article explains how to set up the assignment activity in Myplace for coursework which is submitted (or presented) outside Myplace, so that you can provide marks and feedback but not accept submissions.
- Set Up a Resubmission or Resit Assignment
This support page describes how to create and configure an assignment for resubmission or resit in such a way that students who do not need it will not see it on their Myplace pages.
- Assignment Turnitin Settings
This support page describes how to configure an assignment so that it uses the turnitin plagiarism detection software correctly.
- Set Up Video and Audio Submissions
This support pages describes how to accept a video submission from your students through Myplace.
- Add an Assignment: Workshop Settings
This support page describes how to set up a workshop - an interactive assignment where students can both submit their own work, and critique the work of their peers.
These pages discuss the management of groups in Myplace.
- Auto-creating Groups and a Grouping
This page describes how to have Myplace divide the class into groups for you, and then record that particular 'set of groups' as a 'grouping'.
- Manually Creating a Group and Adding it to a Grouping
This support page describes how to create a group manually, add the students you want to it and include it in a 'set of groups', or 'grouping'.
- Restricting Access to an Assignment by Group
This support page describes how to make an assignment visible only to a group (or groups) of students you specify.
- Restricting Access to a Topic by Group
This support page describes how to make a topic visible only to a group (or groups) of students you specify.
- Using Groups and Groupings with Assignments
'Groups and groupings' allows you to target specific groups of students within a class page which can then be applied to various activities via the settings.
This article contains:
Location of Group Settings
Description of each section and setting
Step-by-step guide to adding Groups and Groupings
- Posting a Notice to a Group
This page describes how to post a notice through Myplace only to members of a specific group.
- Group self-selection (Allowing students to self-enrol in a group)
This article will show you how to set up a Group self-selection activity to allow students to join a group in the course. This article is suitable for course administrators of classes, where there is a group component. It offers a digital alternative to the paper-based process of signing up to a group or tutorial slot.
This page describes how to add a grade item to the gradebook; a grade item is the recommended method for recording exam marks.
These pages discuss the management of coursework extensions in Myplace.
- Extension Requests
This page discusses how the extension request function will work. This feature is new to Myplace for academic year 2019/20.
- Extension Management Administration
This page provides information on how to manage the administration of Extension Requests.
It covers the roles and capabilties and users can be allocated these features.
- Granting Bulk Extensions
In exceptional circumstances it may be necessary to grant a large number of extension at once. This article will guide you through this process.
- Changing Extensions
There may be circumstances when you need to amend an extension that has been granted to a student. This outlines the correct procedure to do this.
This page discusses the tool for applying late submission penalties automatically in Myplace assignments and how staff can disable it if needed. This feature is new to Myplace for academic year 2019/20 and only applies to the assignment activity.
- Recalculating Late Submission Penalties
Occasionally you may need to ask Myplace to recalculate the Late Penalty that is being applied to a submission. This article shows you how to do this.
This page illustrates an approach to allowing student blogs as a teaching activity.
This support page describes how to configure turnitin so that it can be used as a checking tool as well as a plagiarism detection tool.
This article outlines how adjustments for additional requirements can be applied in Myplace