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Moodle 2.8, 3.0: Configure an Interactive Quiz for Formative Learning
Applies to: Moodle 2.6, 2.8, 3.0.
You can set up interactive quizzes in Moodle that support formative learning because it allows the student to confirm and build on their subject matter knowledge. The instructor decides which information is available when a student checks their answers after each question.
When a quiz is set up so a student can take it multiple times, there are a variety of options:
- The score sent to the gradebook can be the highest score achieved, the most recent score, or the average of all attempts.
- Feedback and/or hints can show up after each question attempt.
- The quiz can be configured to give negative points or no credit for partially correct answers.
Configuring an interactive Quiz
- Go to the course homepage and click Turn editing on.
- Find the Quiz you want to modify.
- Click the Edit menu to the right of the activity.
- Choose Edit Settings.
- Scroll down and click Question Behavior to see the options.
- Under How Questions Behave, choose one of the five interactive options.
- Adaptive mode: Allows students to have multiple attempts at a question before moving on to the next question. Each incorrect try reduces the final score for that question.
- Adaptive mode (no penalties): Like Adaptive mode, but there is no penalty for incorrect tries.
- Immediate feedback: When a student submits an answer, they see feedback for that specific answer. The answer is immediately graded as well, and cannot be changed.
- Immediate feedback with CBM: Behaves the same as Immediate feedback but with certainty-based marking (CBM) for each question. When a student answers a question, they also indicate how sure they are on their answer. The grading is adjusted by the choice of certainty.
- Interactive with multiple tries: When a student submits an answer, they see feedback for that specific answer. If the answer is incorrect, the student can try the question again. The instructor can set up hints to help steer the student to the correct answer. After running out of hints or answering correctly, the student has no more attempts.
- Good practice is to check all the options, except possibly Right answer. When a student clicks Submit or Check Answer, they will see the answer feedback you’ve written as well as any hints for incorrect answers. If you are only allowing one try for each question, you may also want to check Right answer.
- If the quiz is for drilling or reinforcement purposes, you do not need to select any of these options.
- If the quiz is to be scored and sent to the grade book you must have at least Grades selected for the three other Review Options columns.
- See Quiz Review Options for more detail on each option.