1. Submitting written work
Students must be acquainted in advance with the procedures for submitting written work, with placement of the task in Moodle, and with the rules for carrying out the supervision of studies. Moodle is a suitable tool for submitting the individual work of students. Moodle is not intended for directly uploading videos and other large files – see above.
2. Testing in Moodle
Students must be acquainted in advance with the procedures for submitting written tests, with placement of the test in Moodle, and with the rules for carrying out the supervision of studies. It is advisable to give students in Moodle at least one practice test before the actual exam to get acquainted with the Moodle environment.
Recommendations for setting up exams (graded tests)
- Choice of an appropriate type of test tasks. Questions with partially correct answers complicate the evaluation of the test. Particularly suitable are multi-choice with one correct answer and short answer questions.
- Ask questions to test understanding, not just knowledge.
- Use a databank of tasks to randomly generate tasks of the same difficulty.
- Use the option of bulk import of test tasks to the databank of tasks.
Long-form tasks may be used for the exam that are not evaluated themselves, but that verify students’ knowledge in more depth.
Prior to the actual exam, the functioning of exam must be verified, preferably from the standpoint of students.
Access to the test should be time limited. You may set a time limit for taking the test. Students must be informed of the time limit prior to start of the test so that they can send the test back in time. If students are not active in Moodle, they are automatically signed out after 120 minutes. Students have a set number of attempts for passing the test. The test may be secured with a password.
In the event of technical problems while taking the test, substitute terms should be arranged. A substitute term may be arranged individually or as a group, and it is not necessary to provide access again to other students.
After taking the test, students should be informed of the result by the set deadline.
The advantage of testing in Moodle is that, when correcting, it is possible to correct answers to individual questions from all students, i.e. the instructor may verify, especially for open-answer questions, whether the question was asked correctly, or to what extent the students cooperated in completing the test.
The results of the evaluations must be archived by the end of the following academic year, e.g. in Moodle, or it is also possible to archive an exported Excel file.