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Active quiz module

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An overview of the active quiz module (formerly known as the realtime quiz module)

The active quiz module was written in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Medicine and Public Health and Teaching & Research Application Development. This module is based on the original module from Davo Smith, and was re-written with many updates and changes in functionality:

  • Integration with the Moodle question engine
  • Grades are now recorded and sent to the grade book if the relevant settings are used
  • Group quizzing with group attendance
  • Viewing quiz question responses for each student/group during the quiz
  • Poodll question types and multiple choice question types have additional functionality added to help with display of responses
  • Additional capabilities to facilitate in-class discussion

This is a type of quiz designed to be used in face-to-face lessons, with a classroom full of computers/tablets/phones. The teacher creates the quiz in advance - adding question bank questions from the Moodle question bank. (This includes any question type available for Moodle)

The quiz can be set up to take the quiz in class groups (set up through the Moodle built in groups functionality). Group attendance may also be used in order only give present group members the final grade.

During the lesson, the teacher starts the quiz. Students can now connect to this quiz. Once the teacher is satisfied that all students have connected to the quiz, they can click on "Start Quiz." Depending on the question settings the question will end automatically, or will need to be ended via the instructor's "end question" button.

The teacher can, at a later date, go back through the results and, for each question, see exactly what answer each student gave. Students will also be able to view their attempts based on the display options in the quiz settings

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Setting-up an active quiz

How to set up an Active Quiz in Moodle.

1. Turn editing on by clicking the Turn editing on button at the top right hand side of the page.

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2. In the desired week/topic, click the Add an activity and select Active Quiz.

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3. General Active Quiz: Give the quiz a name. Introduction: Add a description. Display Description on Course Page: Display description on course page (optional).

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4. General Active Quiz Settings

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Default Question Time: Select how long you want the questions to display. NOTE: This can be overridden by individual question settings.

5. Grade Settings Assessed: Select if you want the quiz to be assessed. Maximum Grade: Select the maximum grade. Session Grading Method: Select from the dropdown menu which session grading method will be used. This is the method that is used when grading. The last "attempt" in a session for a user is always used. This method is for figuring out the grading with multiple sessions in the same realtime quiz.

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6. Group Settings Will Work in Groups: Select if students will work in groups. Grouping: If groups will be used, select from the grouping dropdown. Allow Group Attendance: If this box is enabled, the student taking the quiz can select which students in their group are in attendance. NOTE: how to create groups click here.

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7. Review Options By default, all of the options will be selected. Review each option and uncheck any category that is not preferred.

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8. Common Module Setting Visible: Select if the quiz should be visible or hidden to users upon login. ID Number: If a grade is associated with the quiz in the gradebook, set the ID number.

9. Select the Save and return to course or Save and display button.

Administering an active quiz

  1. Select the quiz that you would like to administer.
  2. Give a unique name to the session, and then select Start Session.
  3. Prior to starting the quiz, a display box with descriptions of the Control buttons will be displayed giving a description of each button.
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  1. Start quiz. Note: If students have clicked on the quiz prior to the instructor, the student will need to refresh their browser.
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  1. Control buttons will appear at the top of the next page. First question will appear.
  2. In the first blue box, the instructor will see the number of groups that are logged in and the groups that have not responded:
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  1. In the second blue box, the aggregate response chart will appear for multiple choice questions and update in realtime as groups respond.
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  1. The instructor will also see how each group responds below the chart. If option to view Response history has been selected upon set-up, response history will appear under each group's response.
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  • Multiple Choice Question View (with Response History):
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  • Missing Word Question View:
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  • PoodLL Question View:
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  1. When all groups have responded, select End question to end the poll.
  2. Select Next question or Go to question button to proceed with quiz.
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  1. When quiz is complete, select the Close session button.
  2. Select View responses to see the student’s responses, select the session to view from the dropdown.
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  1. Grade any questions where manual grading is required.
   If students worked in groups, select the regrade all grades button to push grades to all students.