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As educators, we can’t tell what’s going on inside the heads of students, so we need ways for them to demonstrate what they understand and what they don’t. Quiz helps with that process.
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Quizzes help figure out what students have learned.
  
Feedback about performance and self assessment are important parts of a learning environment.  Feedback can be a useful tool for students to gauge their own performance and help them become more successful. There are several ways and levels to give feedback to students on each question or overall. These feedbacks or scores can be displayed at different times by quiz's review options.
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Feedback about performance and self-assessment are important parts of a learning environment. There are several ways and levels to give feedback to students: on each question or overall. Feedback and scores can be displayed at different times using the quiz module's review options.
  
 
A wide variety of [[Quiz reports]] help the teacher go beyond the [[Grades]].  A well-designed test, even a multiple-choice test, can give you critical information about student performance. Quiz's reports can focus upon a single student's attempt of each question, or perform a robust question analysis based upon groups of students answers.  
 
A wide variety of [[Quiz reports]] help the teacher go beyond the [[Grades]].  A well-designed test, even a multiple-choice test, can give you critical information about student performance. Quiz's reports can focus upon a single student's attempt of each question, or perform a robust question analysis based upon groups of students answers.  

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The Quiz activity module allows the teacher to design and set quizzes consisting of a large variety of Question types, among them multiple choice, true-false, and short answer questions. These questions are kept in the Question bank and can be re-used in the course or other courses. Quizzes can allow multiple attempts. Each attempt is automatically marked, and the teacher can choose whether to give feedback and/or show the correct answers.


Features

Quizzes help figure out what students have learned.

Feedback about performance and self-assessment are important parts of a learning environment. There are several ways and levels to give feedback to students: on each question or overall. Feedback and scores can be displayed at different times using the quiz module's review options.

A wide variety of Quiz reports help the teacher go beyond the Grades. A well-designed test, even a multiple-choice test, can give you critical information about student performance. Quiz's reports can focus upon a single student's attempt of each question, or perform a robust question analysis based upon groups of students answers.

Moodle’s quiz module has a large number of options and tools, making it extremely flexible. You can create quizzes with different question types, randomly generated quizzes from categories of questions, allow students to have repeated attempts at a question or retake quizzes multiple times, and have the computer score it all.

There are different scoring options for each quiz and of each question type in the Question bank.

Different presentation methods can make even the same quiz look different. Questions and or their answers can be shuffled. The number of questions displayed per page can be set automatically, or page breaks forced where you determine.

These features open up a number of strategies which usually aren’t practical with paper based testing. It’s hard enough to score one batch of quizzes, nearly impossible to score it 10 times for each student retest, or to regrade a quiz because of any number of reasons. When the computer does the work for you, it’s easy to give students a chance to practice taking a test, or to give frequent small quizzes. You can explore how to apply these advantages on theEffective quiz practices page.

Quiz module index page

The quiz module index page lists all the quiz activities in the course, organized under four headings:

  1. Topic - the number of the block, in which the given quiz appears
  2. Name - the name of the quiz
  3. Quiz closes - the date after which the quiz will be closed
  4. Attempts - if there have been any attempts at the quiz, you will see the text 'View reports for x attempts (y Students)', 'x' being the number of attempts and 'y' the number of students attempting at the quiz. Otherwise, the field will be empty.

See also