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Active quiz overview


UW-Madison has adopted Canvas as its single, centrally supported learning management system. As of 6/1/2018, support for Desire2Learn (D2L) and most Moodle courses has been discontinued. Access to those courses has permanently ended. However, certain Moodle courses that are part of the Adanced Quizzing Content Functional Gaps project are still available on Moodle. Those courses are located on the Moodle Extension site.

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

Active Quiz and the UW-Moodle Service are both being discontinued.  Please do not add any new instances of these activities to your Moodle course.

The active quiz module was written in cooperation with the UW 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:

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  • 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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Keywords:active quiz, realtime quiz, overview,   Doc ID:51319
Owner:Matt P.Group:Moodle
Created:2015-05-12 21:11 CDTUpdated:2018-06-01 11:38 CDT
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