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Question Types

Missing Words

The select Missing Words question type can be imagined as a fill in the blank with a word bank.

To create a Missing Words question: Edit a Quiz -> Click “Add” on the bottom right of the question list -> Click “Add a Question” -> Click “Select missing words” on the left panel -> Click Add on the bottom left of the screen.

select missing words

To set up the questions for a Missing Words question, you need to provide a name and question text. You must put [[n]] at the location of each blank. n is the choice number. For example, blank number 1 is [[1]] and blank number 2 is [[2]].

make the question text and name

In the Choices section, you can put choices together for the fill in the blank. You must add the correct answer in the correctly numbered choice box. For example, Choice 1 [[1]], is Helena. Each other answer in the same group will also be displayed along with the correct answer. It is also possible to add extraneous answers by simply filling in choice boxes that do not exist above.

To create a Drag and Drop Onto Image Question: Edit a Quiz -> Click “Add” on the bottom right of the question list -> Click “Add a Question” -> Click “Drag and Drop Onto Image” on the left panel -> Click Add on the bottom left of the screen.

Make the choices for the missing word

Here is a student view.

student view for missing words

Drag and Drop into Text

Drag and Drop into Text questions are almost identical to the above Missing Word questions. The only difference is that they must drag and drop the answers in this question type.

To create a Drag and Drop onto Text question: Edit a Quiz -> Click “Add” on the bottom right of the question list -> Click “Add a Question” -> Click “Drag and Drop into Text” on the left panel -> Click Add on the bottom left of the screen.

select Drag and drop into text

To set up the questions for a Drag and Drop onto Text question, you need to provide a name and question text. You must put [[n]] at the location of each blank. n is the choice number. For example, blank number 1 is [[1]] and blank number 2 is [[2]].

Make the question name and text

In the Choices section, you can put choices together for the fill in the blank. You must add the correct answer in the correctly numbered choice box. For example, Choice 1 [[1]], is Helena. Each other answer in the same group will also be displayed along with the correct answer. It is also possible to add extraneous answers by simply filling in choice boxes that do not exist above.

add correct answer to the choices

Here is the student view.

Student view for drag and drop into text

Drag and Drop Onto Image

Drag and Drop onto Image question types allow students to drag images and text onto another image. It can be used with anatomy or a states within a country, for example.

To create a Drag and Drop Onto Image Question: Edit a Quiz -> Click “Add” on the bottom right of the question list -> Click “Add a Question” -> Click “Drag and Drop Onto Image” on the left panel -> Click Add on the bottom left of the screen.

Select Drag and drop onto image

In the general section, you will need to give the question a name and some text. The text will be visible to the student, use this to explain to them what you want them to do.

Make the question name and text

In the preview section, you will need to upload the background image that you want to use for the question. We used a map of Australia.

choose your images for the background images

In this section, you can set up draggable items. These items can be either text or images, you set this in the “type” option. The text field is what is displayed on the draggable tiles.

change all the settings you want for draggable items

Here in the drop zones section, you will see several blank areas. You need to scroll back up to the preview section to set these up.

set up your drop zones

From the preview section, you are able to drag and drop the names onto the correct answers.

Drag and drop your image you want to use

Now the drop zone information has been automatically populated.

create your drop zones

This is the student view.

Student view for drag and drop onto image

Drag and Drop Markers

Drag and drop markers can be used to allow students to drag and drop text onto an image without knowing where the drop zones are.

To create a Drag and Drop Markers Question: Edit a Quiz -> Click “Add” on the bottom right of the question list -> Click “Add a Question” -> Click “Drag and Drop markers” on the left panel -> Click Add on the bottom left of the screen.

Select Drag and Drop markers

In the general section, you will need a question name and some question text. Use the question text to explain the goal of the question to your students.

select the options you would like in general

In the preview section, you will need to upload the image that you wish to be the background or subject of the problem.

Drag and drop your image you want to use

In the markers section, you need to set up the names of each draggable object.

make the markers with the answers

In the drop zones section, you need to set up the coordinates of each drop zone on the image. You can use the coordinate system that is overlaid on the preview image. Each tick is equal to 10. For rectangles, you need to use the format X, Y; W, H (x coordinate, y coordinate; width, height). For circles, you need to use X, Y; R (R = Radius).

change the drop zone options

Once you add coordinates to the drop zone section, the preview will automatically update to show your selected zone.

shows map with the selection in the right spot

Show Students File Modify Dates

You can show your students the last date files on your moodle page were modified.

To show the last modified date, turn editing on then click Edit -> Edit settings on the file that you want to show the date.

shows upload with no date

Select the edit setting from the drop down

Under the appereance tab, check the box that says “Show upload/modified date”.

select the option Display Resource Description

Here is what it looks like when the option is turned on.

Student view for the file showing

Turnitin Version 2

We are moving to a new version of the Turnitin plugin on Moodle. This new version includes new features such as PeerMark, Turnitin’s peer review module, and better support for grading rubrics.

ALL Turnitin V1 assignments will be deactivated on August 10th 2016!  This means all fall courses need to use the V2 plugin that has been added to Moodle. If you are preparing a course for fall please keep this in mind.

To add the new version of the plugin you will want to select the “Turnitin Assignment 2” option from the “Add an activity or resource dialog”:

Turnitin assignment 2 option



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