Adding Activities

Activities, such as forums, quizzes and wikis enable interactive content to be added to the course. Some are only suitable for a tutor/teacher supported course (tutor only) rather than a free standing open educational resource.

  • Blog allows for creation of blogs within a course (tutor only)
  • Choice enables a tutor to ask a question and offer possible responses (tutor only)
  • Custom Certificate is your preferred design, rather than standard Statement of Participation
  • Forum provides a discussion Moodle forum facility (tutor only)
  • Glossary can be a list of definitions, like a dictionary, or resources for information.  
  • H5P HTML5 Package of interactive content (presentations, videos, multimedia, questions etc).
  • Lesson enables sharing content and/or practice activities in flexible ways (tutor only). 
  • Questionnaire allows survey construction using a variety of survey question types.
  • Quiz enables a course author to create quizzes comprising questions of various types.
  • SCORM package Shareable Content Object Reference Model collection of files.   
  • StudentQuiz allows students to add questions for the crowd (tutor only).
  • Wiki lets users edit a set of linked pages, often a collaborative activity (tutor only). 
  • Workshop enables collection, review and peer assessment of students' work (tutor only)

11. StudentQuiz

StudentQuiz is not to be confused with the main Moodle Quiz, as it serves a different purpose. It is only suitable for use in courses with a tutor or teacher.

StudentQuiz allows students to add questions for the crowd (in their course). In the overview the students can filter questions. They can also use the filtered questions in the crowd to practice when preparing for examinations or other assessments. The teacher has an option to anonymise the created by column. The StudentQuiz activity awards the students with points to motivate them to add and practice. The points are listed in a ranking table.

The description of Student Quiz:

Students like quizzes to prepare for exams. However, it’s hard to create all the questions needed for assessments and exams. That’s where the Moodle plugin StudentQuiz comes in. StudentQuiz enables students to collaboratively create their own question pools within Moodle. This allows a better learning experience because knowledge is actively constructed by the learner, not just passively received from the environment. And even if an individual student contributes a few questions only, a larger cohort can easily build up an extensive question pool.

In StudentQuiz, learners can create individualised quizzes. They also add their feedback to each question by rating and commenting while working through the quizzes. Students can see their personal learning progress, and they can compare their contribution and competence with their peer group. Furthermore, the created questions become part of the Moodle question bank and can be reused in standard Moodle quizzes.

The teacher can approve/disapprove questions or hide or delete questions. The teacher can also configure:

whether students’ names are displayed or kept anonymous.

whether questions are published right away or have to be approved first.

the number of points assigned to questions contributed and answers given. 

what user roles to exclude from participation.

what question types are allowed to be added to the pool.

whether students are enforced to rate questions.

whether students are enforced to comment questions.

The site provides a quick introduction video to StudentQuiz and also has a longer (16 minute) video for teachers who are setting up a StudentQuiz for their students in a course.