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Lesson Plan: QFB1000 Quizzes Workshop (Staff)

Venue Computer room: C117
Facilitator John Koushappas
Number of students Cohort of up to 20 participants
Type of students Academic Staff (Teaching staff F/T, P/T, Hourly, GTA)
Length of session 2 hours
Aims: This workshop aims to provide teaching staff participants with knowledge of what Moodle Quizzes are, how
they work, and how to use them as part of their teaching, learning and assessment strategy when teaching
courses. Participants will learn how to set up and use quizzes as a tool for student formative and summative
assessment and provide review and feedback on the attempt submitted.
Learning Outcomes On completing this workshop, participants will:
Appreciate the importance and value of designing high quality quizzes for formative and summative
assessment purposes
Appreciate the student perspective of quizzes they experience.
Understand how to design questions into the question bank
Understand how to build a quiz
Understand how to set the behaviour of the quiz to match the application
Understand how to review student attempts, override scores and release results.
Be aware of their responsibilities for managing their quiz with respect to their students, the
module/course they are managing and the support systems and teams in place to assist them and
their students.

Additional Information Computer room facilities (desktop PC, PC laptop or Apple Mac), network. Data projector
My Learning account, My Learning modules (various), staff and student roles (various).

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Time. Content. Teaching Method. Teaching Activity. Questions/Student Activity. Equipment.
00:00 - Outline and introduction Talk Participants can ask questions at any time. PC. Data
00:10 projector.
Participants log in to MyUnihub/My Learning

00:10 The Student Experience! Place the participants into Hands-on activity. 1. How many different question types did you PC. Data
00:25 the role of real students. Set notice? Make a note of the types, and the ones projector.
http://mdx.mrooms.net/mod/quiz/view.ph real (mock) quiz task. Participants attempt a you like the most.
p?id=152823 realistic quiz, which is
Understanding how to time critical. 2. When you finished the quiz, were you able to
navigate the environment review your attempt and see your scores?
and use the controls from a
student perspective. 3. Were you given feedback to help you
The teacher experience: The importance of the Hands-on activity. 1. Create TWO Categories. PC. Data
00:25 question bank for organising projector.
00:55 Building Questions questions of equal weighting Each participant to 2. Design Four questions: 2 questions to go
or by subject or topic. The work in a topic. Each into your first category which are worth 1 point
http://mdx.mrooms.net/course/view.php? importance of the question participant to create each. 2 questions to go into your second
id=3950 bank for selecting a number their own categories. category which are worth 4 points each.
of questions at random from
Working with the Question Bank and the category. Participants to create 3. Which question types did you use and why?
Categories Designing Questions questions and save
Principle of filling in a form into their own 4. Did you consider other question types?
for each question. Choosing categories. Why? / Why not?
the right question type to
match the question being 5. Test your questions perform as you expect
asked. by clicking on the magnifying glass next to
each question. Do they work as you expect?
Choosing question types
which produce better quality, 6. Create more questions if you have time. Try
more reaching questions. different question types.
Building your Quiz Creating the quiz. Adding Hands-on activity 1. Create your quiz in your named topic. Dont PC. Data
00:55 - questions to the quiz from worry about the rest of the settings. Youll come projector.
01:15 the categories. Structuring Create quiz, add back to them shortly.
your quiz so the questions questions from your
are in the right order, question bank, add 2. Enter the quiz, and switch on the Question
consistent in weighting and random questions. Bank.
by topic, Organise your quiz
using the tools 3. Add Questions.
4. Re-order / re-paginate to have all the
questions on one page.

5. Add a Description separator explaining what

you are testing.

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6. Add weightings to your questions. Keep it

7. Test your quiz using Preview.

This is key to ensuring your Hands-on activity. 1. Set Timings. PC. Data
01:15 01:40 Designing the behaviour of your Quiz quiz performs as you want it projector.
to. The settings of the Follow along on- 2. Set Grade: - Attempts allowed./ Grading
overall quiz must align with screen. Set and Method.
the settings of the questions review settings.
and with your overall 3. Check layout.
objective. You wouldnt want
to deliver a summative exam 4. Set Question Behaviour.
which is unconditionally
accessible with all the 5. Review Options Important! Well spend
answers showing! some time on this!

We will explore each setting 6. Extra Restrictions on Attempts security!

7. Overall feedback grade boundaries.
We will explore how you
make special provision for 8. Selective Release to Groups.
students needing extra time.
9. Restrict Access by Date.

10. Add an individual override.

Reviewing: Student Attempts, auditing Most question types can be Hands-on activity: 1. You will be given a link to a quiz and the PC. Data
01:40 grading, updating grades and releasing automatically graded. But name of a student attempt to review and projector.
01:50 Scores. this automated process is You will manually manually re-grade.
only as good as the review a students
questions you have attempt. Re-grade any 2. Review attempt, manually re-grade any
designed. Sometimes the problems you find. problems and leave feedback.
automatic grading process
needs a little human When you are 3. Go back to your topic and your quiz, and
oversight! satisfied you have release your results.
audited all the
Talk: Updating a question, paper(s) you will then
answer and applying a Dry release the grades.
run re-grade and applying
full re-grade.

Talk: Releasing the Results!

Conclusion Talk: Bringing it all together Questions?
02:00 http://mdx.mrooms.net/mod/page/view.p

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