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Time Narration
00:01 Welcome to the Spoken Tutorial on Question bank in Moodle.
00:06 In this tutorial, we will learn about: Question bank in Moodle
00:12 Categories of questions and How to add questions to the question bank.
00:19 This tutorial is recorded using: Ubuntu Linux OS 16.04
00:26 Apache, MariaDB and PHP obtained through XAMPP 5.6.30
00:34 Moodle 3.3 And Firefox web browser

You may use any web browser of your choice.

00:44 However, Internet Explorer should be avoided, as it causes some display inconsistencies.
00:52 This tutorial assumes that your site administrator has registered you as a teacher

And assigned at least one course to you.

01:03 It also assumes that You have uploaded some course material for your course.
01:09 If not, please refer to the relevant Moodle tutorials on this website.
01:16 Switch to the browser and login to your Moodle site as a teacher.
01:24 I have provided a text file with all the text that is used in this tutorial, in the Code files link.

Please download the file named “Mytextfile.txt” and open it on your machine.

01:40 Click on the Calculus course in the left navigation menu.
01:45 We will begin by learning about Question banks.
01:49 A Question bank is a collection of questions, mostly organized by topics
01:55 Questions in the Question bank can be reused in multiple quizzes.
02:01 This helps to create different quizzes for each academic year or for different batches.
02:09 Switch back to the browser.
02:11 Click on the gear icon at the top right and then click on the More… link at the end.
02:18 We are brought to the Course Administration page.
02:22 Scroll down and locate the section named Question bank.
02:27 Click on the Categories link in this section.
02:30 Look at the Add category section.
02:34 Click on the Parent category dropdown.
02:37 Here Top is the top level category for this course.
02:42 Select Default for Calculus, if it is not already selected by default.
02:49 In the Name field, type Basic Calculus.
02:54 Then click on Add Category button at the bottom of the page.

Likewise, we can add more categories.

03:04 Create a hierarchy of categories for the Calculus course, like I have done here.
03:11 Go to the questions creation page by clicking on the Questions tab.
03:17 Click on Create a new question button at the bottom.
03:22 A pop-up window opens.
03:25 Select the type of question that you wish to add.
03:29 Detailed description about the question type is seen on the right side.
03:35 I will select Multiple choice.
03:39 Click on Add button at the bottom of the pop-up.
03:43 Now, select the category for which you want to add the question.

I will choose Evolutes.

03:51 In the Question name field, type MCQ with single correct answer.
03:57 Type the following question in the Question text area.

You can copy-paste the text from the Mytextfile.txt file.

04:07 The Default Mark is set to 1 and I will let it be as 1.
04:12 Next option is General feedback. The text here is shown to the student after he/she has submitted the quiz.
04:23 This can be used to show the detailed solution of the question, also.

Type or copy-paste the text as I have done here.

04:34 Now, click on the One or multiple answers dropdown.
04:39 Here we see 2 options- Multiple answers allowed

One answer only

04:46 I’ll show you how both options work.
04:49 Let me first choose One answer only.
04:53 The Shuffle the choices checkbox is checked, by default.

This ensures that the answer choices within the question, are shuffled for each quiz attempt.

05:06 Scroll down to see the Answers section.
05:10 Notice that every option here is associated with a grade and feedback.
05:17 Type Choice 1 as shown here.
05:20 Now for this question, Choice 1 is the correct answer.
05:25 Therefore I will select 100% in the Grade.
05:30 In the Grade dropdown, we can also allot partial marks or negative marks to every choice.
05:38 You can explore these later when you are more proficient with Moodle.
05:43 Feedback for students who choose this answer, can be written in the Feedback text area.

I will type “Correct”.

05:53 Fill the rest of the choices and grades, as I have done here.
06:01 Now scroll down and click on Multiple Tries section to expand it.
06:08 Notice here - the Penalty for each incorrect try field is set by default, to 33.33%
06:18 This means a student will be penalised for every wrong answer.
06:24 You can leave it as it is or change it to any of the other percentage options shown here.
06:31 I will select 0%, as I don’t wish to penalise my students for wrong answers.
06:39 Then scroll down and click on Save changes button at the bottom of the page.
06:46 We can see that our question has been added to the Question Bank.
06:51 Notice that there are 4 icons next to the question title of the question.
06:57 These are to edit, duplicate, preview and delete the question.
07:06 Click on Preview icon to see how the question will appear in the quiz.
07:13 The selected question and its options opens in a pop-up window.
07:19 Click on Fill in correct responses button.

This helps you to verify the questions, the choices and the correct answer.

07:29 Click on Submit and finish button.
07:32 This will show the feedback that the student will see, after answering the question.
07:38 Whenever you add a new question, always preview it to cross check.
07:44 Click on Close preview button to close this pop-up window.
07:49 Let us now create an MCQ which has more than one correct answer.
07:54 Following the previous steps, I have created another MCQ.

Please do so likewise.

08:01 In One or multiple answers dropdown, this time I will select Multiple answers allowed.
08:10 Enter the choices 1 and 2 and their respective grades as shown.

Here I have selected 50% grade for both.

08:20 A student who marks only 1 correct answer gets 0.5 marks.
08:26 And the student who marks both correct answers gets 1 mark.
08:32 Enter the choices 3 and 4 and their respective grades as shown.
08:38 And I will keep Penalty for each incorrect try field as 0%.
08:44 Then scroll down and click on Save changes button.
08:49 Next, let’s add a Short answer question.
08:53 The student will be expected to type in a word or phrase, in response to the question.
09:00 Click on Create a new question button and double-click on Short answer option.
09:08 Create the question as shown.
09:11 In Case sensitivity dropdown, select No, case is unimportant.
09:18 The correct answer to this question is “same logarithmic spiral”
09:24 I am willing to give full marks to a student if whose answer is either:

“same spiral” or “same logarithmic spiral”

09:35 However, if the student writes “logarithmic spiral” as the answer, I will give half mark.
09:43 Scroll down to the answers section.
09:46 Fill in Answer 1 and 2 and their respective grades as shown.
09:52 Notice the asterix in Answer 1 text.

Asterix can be used as a wildcard to match any character.

10:02 So for eg: A student writes The evolute of a logarithmic spiral is the same logarithmic spiral.

This answer will be awarded full marks.

10:15 Fill in Answer 3 and its respective grade as shown.
10:20 Notice there is no asterix before the answer text.
10:24 So for example: A student writes The evolute of a logarithmic spiral is not the same logarithmic spiral.

This answer will be not be awarded any marks.

10:37 Fill in Answer 4 and its respective grade as shown.
10:43 Notice that I have awarded only 50% marks to this answer.
10:48 In the feedback textarea, type “You need to specify that it’s the same spiral and not any spiral.”
10:57 This explanation will be shown to the student as feedback.
11:02 Once again, I will keep Penalty for each incorrect try field as 0%.
11:09 Then scroll down and click on Save changes button.
11:14 Let us now add a Numerical question.
11:18 Click on Create a new question button and double click on Numerical option.
11:26 Create the question as shown.
11:29 The answer to this question is 5mm.

However, I am okay with the student answering anywhere between 4.5mm and 5.5mm.

11:41 The error margin here is 0.5.
11:45 Scroll down to the Answers section.
11:48 Enter the Answers, Error and grades as shown.
11:53 Expand the Unit handling section.

There are 3 options in the Unit handling dropdown.

12:00 I will select the option - The unit must be given, and will be graded.
12:07 The Unit penalty field, by default, shows 0.1

I will make it 0.5.

12:16 So the student will get half of the marks if they write the answer without mentioning the unit.
12:23 In the Units are input using dropdown, I will select the text input element option.
12:31 This means the student has to type the unit along with the answer.
12:37 Expand the Units section.
12:40 Write Unit as mm and multiplier is 1. This means the answer choices are in mm.
12:50 Once again, I will keep Penalty for each incorrect try field as 0%.
12:57 And then scroll down and click on Save changes button.
13:02 With this, we come to the end of this tutorial.

Let us summarize.

13:08 In this tutorial, we learnt about: Question bank in Moodle
13:14 Categories of questions and How to add questions to the question bank.
13:22 Here is a small assignment for you: Add more questions in the question bank.
13:28 Refer to the Assignment link of this tutorial for details.
13:34 Pause this tutorial and resume when done.
13:38 We should now have 10 questions in this question bank.

6 of them are in Evolutes and 4 in Involutes subcategory.

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14:27 This script has been contributed by Nancy and Priyanka.

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