QuizPort module

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QuizPort module
Type Activity module, TaskChain
Downloads https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=mod_taskchain
Issues https://tracker.moodle.org/issues/?jql=text%20~%20%22TaskChain%22
Discussion https://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=1599
Maintainer(s) Gordon Bateson

QuizPort (TaskChain) is a contributed module which allows teachers to distribute interactive learning materials to their students and view reports on the students' responses and results. It is designed to replace the Hotpot module in Moodle 2.x.

Note: The QuizPort module is to be renamed the TaskChain module and added to contrib with the view to replacing the Hotpot module at some future date.

Introduction

A single QuizPort activity consists of an optional entry page, a unit of quizzes and an optional exit page. Each quiz may be a static web page or an interactive web page which offers students text, audio and visual prompts and records their responses. The quizzes are created on the teacher's computer using authoring software and then uploaded to Moodle.

To view the quizzes, students login to Moodle and click a link on a course page to access a QuizPort unit. When teachers login to Moodle, they can see reports showing students' responses to the quizzes in the QuizPort units.

The teacher can define learning paths through a unit by adding pre-conditions and post-conditions to the quizzes. A quiz cannot be attempted until all the pre-conditions have been satisfied. After the quiz is finished, the post-conditions define what is displayed next to the student. Pre-conditions and post-conditions allow teachers to create adaptive learning materials which adapt to the students' responses.

QuizPort can be used with earlier versions of Moodle 1.0 - 1.9 .

Features description

Structure of a QuizPort activity
  • It treats a unit of quizzes as a single entity.
  • Pre-conditions and post-conditions can be set to create adaptive learning materials.
  • It can be used to administer potentially *any* externally authored quiz format.
  • Content is cached to speed up delivery to browser.
  • [square bracket] notation may be used to easily insert multimedia.
  • There are multiple output formats for quiz source files.


The entry page is an optional page that is shown to students before they attempt any quizzes. This page is typically used to give an overview of the unit, to explain details of the scoring and to highlight start and end dates. The entry page may also show a list of previous attempts, as well as a button to start a new unit attempt.

Each quiz may be a static web page or an interactive web page which offers students text, audio and visual prompts and records their responses. The quizzes are created on the teacher's computer using authoring software and then uploaded to Moodle. The collection of the quizzes is referred to as a unit.

The exit page is an optional page that is shown at the end of a unit. It typically gives some kind of encouragement and feedback, and offers links to return to the course page or go on to another Moodle activty.

Both the entry page and exit page can contain some static text supplied by the teacher and some items which are automatically generated by the QuizPort module. The display of these pages and the text and items that appear on them can be controlled using the settings on the pages to add and update a QuizPort activity.

See also

  • QuizPort is a Modules and plugins database page for downloads and more information.
  • Discussions: please create or find a discussion topic in the HotPot forum