Instructions and information on creating and using forums, quizzes, assignments, and course materials in Moodle ISU.

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Add an Activity in Moodle ISU [Faculty]

A number of different types of activities can be added to your Moodle ISU course. Activities generally require an action from the student.

Assignment Activity [Faculty]

The assignment activity enables a teacher to communicate tasks, collect work, provide grades and feedback.

Attendance Activity [Faculty]

The Attendance module allows the instructor to track attendance within Moodle ISU and assign a grade in the gradebook. Instructors can determine the points for present, late, tardy, excused or other attendance criteria.

Chat Activity [Faculty]

The Moodle ISU chat tool allows you and your students to communicate synchronously using an instant messaging type format. This tool is commonly used for creating virtual office hours or online chat class meetings.

Choice Activity [Faculty]

The Choice activity allows an instructor to ask students a single question and offer a selection of possible responses.  With this tool you can assess basic understanding of a topic, take a quick poll, and/or ask for group member preferences in learning activities, among other things.

Create a Turnitin Assignment in Moodle ISU [Faculty]

Turnitin allows instructors to evaluate the originality of students’ submission. Instructors can use Turnitin to review and grade submissions. Students’ grade will be automatically passed back to the Moodle gradebook.

Create a Turnitin Draft Assignment in Moodle [Faculty]

Setup a Draft assignment using Turnitin activity in Moodle to help students improve their academic writing skills and provide instant feedback with Turnitin’s Similarity Report and Grammar Check.

Create a Turnitin Draft Assignment in Moodle [Faculty]

Setup a Draft assignment using Turnitin activity in Moodle to help students improve their academic writing skills and provide instant feedback with Turnitin’s Similarity Report and Grammar Check.

Database Activity [Faculty]

The Database activity allows instructors and students to build, display and search a bank of record entries with specific fields.

External Tool Activity [Faculty]

The External tool enables Moodle ISU users to interact with LTI-compliant learning resources and activities on other websites.

Feedback Activity: Overview [Faculty]

The Feedback activity can be used to create a custom survey. The results of the survey can be viewed in detail or as a graph, giving an overall summary. This guide will show an overview of the feature within the feedback activity.

Feedback Activity: Settings [Faculty]

The Feedback activity can be used to create a custom survey. Learn how to create a Feedback activity.

Forum Activity [Faculty]

Forums in Moodle ISU allow students to answer questions, reply to one another, and discuss specific topics.

Glossary Activity: Exporting/Importing Entries [Faculty]

This guide will help teachers to export entries for use outside of Moodle and exporting entries so that they can be imported into a different Moodle course.

Glossary Activity: Settings [Faculty]

The Glossary activity in Moodle allows participants to create and maintain a list of definitions, like a dictionary.

H5P Activity [Faculty]

H5P is a free and open-source content collaboration framework based on JavaScript. H5P is an abbreviation for HTML5 Package and aims to make it easy for everyone to create, share and reuse interactive HTML5 content.

Lesson Activity: Adding Pages [Faculty]

The lesson module enables you to create an adaptive learning experience consisting of a series of pages containing multimedia content or questions.

Lesson Activity: Settings [Faculty]

The Lesson is an adaptive self-directed learning activity. Creating a lesson module can sometimes require significant planning.

Quiz Activity 0.1: Overview [Faculty]

This is an overview of the process of quiz creation in Moodle ISU. The 3 main steps of quiz creation are outlined within this handout. There are 3 steps involved in the creation of a quiz. This overview briefly covers each of the 3 steps, along with post-creation.

Quiz Activity 1.1: Add and Organize Questions in the Question Bank [Faculty]

The Question bank provides a convenient place to store and organize all of your questions for the course. This document provides instructions on how to add questions to the bank, as well as organize them into categories.

Quiz Activity 1.2: Question Type [Faculty]

There are several types of questions that you can add to a Quiz. This guide will provide brief descriptions of each question type. Click on the Additional Information link to learn how to create each type of question.

Quiz Activity 1.3: Importing Questions in Aiken Format [Faculty]

Importing questions allows instructors to create questions outside of Moodle ISU and quickly upload them to their question bank. This feature saves the instructor time by cutting out the need to recreate questions within Moodle.

Quiz Activity 1.4: Importing Questions in GIFT Format [Faculty]

GIFT format allows you to use a text editor to write multiple-choice, true-false, short answer, matching, missing word, and numerical questions in a simple format that can be imported into Moodle ISU. The GIFT format is also an export file format available in the question bank.

Quiz Activity 1.5: Importing Questions from ExamView [Faculty]

If your textbook came with access to ExamView, this guide will help you import the questions into your Moodle ISU question bank. If you have received access to TestGen or EZTest, contact the ITRC - (208) 282-5880 or email so that they can look at the question bank and help you find the best process for importing those questions.

Quiz Activity 1.6: Enabling the Safe Exam Browser for Moodle ISU Quizzes [Faculty]

The Safe Exam Browser (SEB) is a proctoring tool used by faculty in the ISU Computer Classrooms. It regulates the access to any utilities like system functions, other websites and applications, and prevents unauthorized resources being used during an exam.

Quiz Activity 1.7: Gradual Quiz Entry Feature [Faculty]

This feature will control the initial access to a Moodle Quiz with a set start date, which will cause students to enter randomly with a short delay. This feature improves the reliability and efficiency of the quiz tool during an examination window.

Quiz Activity 1.8: Export Questions from Question Bank [Faculty]

Questions may be exported from the Moodle Question Bank in the following formats: Aiken, GIFT, Moodle, XHTML. This will allow the instructor to store or import questions into another Moodle Course or learning management system.

Quiz Activity 2.1: Creating Quizzes in Moodle ISU [Faculty]

The quiz activity allows you to create tests and adaptive learning assessments. Moodle ISU can automatically grade many of the question types and place the overall score in the Gradebook.

Quiz Activity 2.2: User and Group Overrides [Faculty]

User and Group overrides allow you to create a unique criteria for a specific user or group of users for a specific quiz activity.

Quiz Activity 3.1: Adding Questions to a Quiz in Moodle ISU [Faculty]

Before adding questions to your quiz, you should have already created questions in your Question bank, and have created a Quiz activity in your course.

Quiz Activity 4.1: Viewing Quiz Results [Faculty]

As soon as a student begins a quiz the attempt can be seen on the Results page. After grading, either automatic or manual, the results and an overview of performance can be viewed.

Quiz Activity 4.2: Downloading Quiz Results [Faculty]

Learn how instructors can download student data from a quiz for research or archive purposes.

Quiz Question Creation Activity [Faculty]

Allow participants in Moodle ISU to create quiz questions. These questions can then be repurposed for self-checks, pop quizzes, chapter quizzes, and/or exams.

SCORM Activity [Faculty]

The SCORM module enables you to upload any SCORM or AICC package to include in your course.

Survey Activity [Faculty]

The Survey module is a course activity that provides a number of preset survey instruments.

Wiki Activity [Faculty]

Wiki is a collaborative Moodle tool whereby students and professors may add content of many forms in order to create a “webpage” without needing experience with HTML.

Workshop Activity (1): The Five Phases [Faculty]

Workshops are generally long-term activities with the capability for peer assessment within the assignment.

Workshop Activity (2): The Setup Phase - Creating a Workshop [Faculty]

Workshops are an assignment with a peer assessment component. A typical workshop is a long-term activity and can take up to several days or even weeks to complete. The workshop workflow is divided into five phases. You will manually move the workshop from phase to phase when you are ready to move on.

Workshop Activity (3): The Setup Phase - Editing the Assessment Forms [Faculty]

Once you have created a workshop, you will need to edit the Assessment Form. There are four different assessment forms that can be used within the workshop. Once you have selected a specific assessment type, you will be taken to this form to edit the specific grading criteria.

Workshop Activity (4): The Setup Phase - Using Examples [Faculty]

If you selected Use Examples during the creation of your workshop you will need to prepare the example submissions to complete the Setup Phase. The Example submission is initially a practice paper that students will asses in addition to a classmates submission. There are many options in creating a workshop.

Workshop Activity (5): The Submission Phase [Faculty]

During the Submission Phase, students will submit their work according to the instructions and criteria established in the Setup Phase and instructors will allocate the submissions for peer review.  Before moving to the Submission Phase, make sure all the settings are correct. There are many options for creating a workshop.

Workshop Activity (6): The Assessment Phase [Faculty]

During the Assessment Phase, submissions will be assessed using the Assessment form created during the Setup Phase.

Workshop Activity (7): The Grading Evaluation Phase [Faculty]

During the Grading Evaluation Phase, students can no longer modify their submissions or their assessments. The instructor can use the grading evaluation tools to calculate final grades, manually override grades, provide feedback for authors and reviewers and select example submissions to be published for all students to view after the workshop is closed.

Workshop Activity (8): The Closed Phase

During the Closed Phase, the calculated grades will be pushed to the gradebook. Students will also be able to see their submissions, their assessments and the published submissions.

Zoom Activity (1): Overview

The Zoom Activity supports the ability to schedule/join/manage meetings within Moodle ISU.

Zoom Activity (2): Set up

The Zoom activity acts like a hub for your course that can be used to schedule sessions, start/join meetings, and review reports and recordings.

Zoom Activity (3): Schedule a Meeting

The Zoom activity within Moodle ISU acts like a meeting hub for your course; Instructors can schedule meetings for single events,  specific occurrences, or meetings with no fixed time.

Zoom Activity (4): Moodle ISU Errors

A common error message that ONLY applies to  Teachers, TAs, Designers, and Admins. It does NOT apply to students.

Adding a Resource in Moodle ISU [Faculty]

A number of different types of resources can be added to your Moodle ISU course. Resources generally provide information or organizational structure to students

Book Resource [Faculty]

The book allows you to give information to your students in a multi-page, book-like format. The book allows you to have main chapters and subchapters. However, subchapters cannot have their own subchapters as the book is intended to be a simple resource for teachers and students.

File Resource [Faculty]

A variety of file types can be upload to a Moodle ISU course. Common file types include: .doc, .pptx, .mp4, and .pdf.

Folder Resource [Faculty]

The Folder resource allows you to create a folder containing various files with one link on the front page of your Moodle ISU course.

Label Resource [Faculty]

A label is used as a heading or section title on a Moodle page.

Page Resource [Faculty]

The page resource allows you to create an internal web page using the HTML editor included with Moodle ISU.

URL Resource [Faculty]

You can add links to external websites as a way to include online articles, videos, podcasts and other resources in your course.

URL Resource: Zoom Meeting Link [Faculty]

For scenarios when the Zoom Activity provides unnecessary features, hosts can choose instead to simply link a single meeting to their Moodle ISU course.