Posted: March 27, 2011 Filed under: Applications, Moodle, Research, Teaching, Technical Notes | Tags: blackboard, Computers, digital humanities, digital pedagogy, formats, learning management systems, lms, Moodle, Teaching, testing, Tips, WebCT
There is an important difference between Moodle and Blackboard (WebCT) short answer questions that instructors should be aware of, namely that Moodle short answer questions allow only one answer field.
Posted: March 20, 2011 Filed under: Applications, Moodle, Research, Teaching, Technical Notes, Tutorials | Tags: Computers, digital humanities, digital pedagogy, formats, Moodle, Teaching, testing, Tips, Tutorials
In my courses I often use a question of the following format:
- Common introduction
- Two or more sample passages or questions requiring an essay response
- A common form field for the answer to the student’s choice from #2.
The point of this format is to provide the student with a choice of topics. If students all write their essays or translations at the same time, you can build your choice of topics by hand and write them into a single question. The challenge comes if you want to be able to allow your students to write the test asynchronously, as is common with Learning Management Software. In such cases you want to be able to draw your essay topics or translation passages randomly from a test bank. Read the rest of this entry »