Archive of ‘quizzes’ category

quizzes and learning

Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks

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more on quizzes and learning and memory in this IMS blog
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2016/03/30/quizzes-for-practice-and-training/
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=quiz

change teaching

A Nobel Laureate’s Education Plea: Revolutionize Teaching

He’d give a lecture. Then, 20 minutes later, he’d follow up with a multiple-choice question from the material he had just covered. Handheld electronic “clicker” devices would record the students’ responses on his computer.

getting students to problem-solve. He gets them actively engaged with course material, working in smaller groups. The techniques have become known as an evidence-based, “active learning” style of teaching.

sees himself as a kind of cognitive coach rather than the classic “sage on the stage,” delivering knowledge. His lecturing, such as it is, is merely to prime the undergrads to grapple with the concepts and key questions on their own and try to figure out what’s important — or not.
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More about training quizzes in this IMS blog

http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=training+quizzes

testing effect

Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks

This phenomenon — testing yourself on an idea or concept to help you remember it — is called the “testing effect” or “retrieval practice.” People have known about the idea for centuries. Sir Francis Bacon mentioned it, as did the psychologist William James. In 350 BCE, Aristotle wrote that “exercise in repeatedly recalling a thing strengthens the memory.”

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More on the use of quizzes as a conversation starter and/or training tool (versus assessment tool) in this IMS blog

http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2012/11/28/quizzes-and-fun-games-gamification/
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=quiz+practice

quizzes for practice and training

Five Types of Quizzes That Deepen Engagement with Course Content

By:

Tropman, E., (2014). In defense of reading quizzes. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 26 (1), 140-146.

Brame, C. J. and Biel, R., (2015). Test-enhanced learning: The potential for testing to promote greater learning in undergraduate science courses. Cell Biology Education—Life Sciences Education, 14 (Summer), 1-12.

Collaborative quizzing
Quizzing with resources
Quizzing after questioning
Online quizzes completed before class

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Top Five Tips for Creating Training Quizzes

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More on the use of quizzes as a conversation starter and/or training tool (versus assessment tool) in this IMS blog

http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2012/11/28/quizzes-and-fun-games-gamification/

extend test time for student with disability

How to extend D2L quiz time for specific students

  1. Go to “Assessment” and select “Quizzes”
    scroll down the menu, right to the quiz you are about to alter

locate and open the quiz

 

Edit the quiz

 

assign student

change the parameters

check and save

 

 

 

 

2. sellect “Edit” quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Switch to the “Restriction” tab
Click on “Add Users to Special Access”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. make the necessary changes
select the student[s] names by checking the box left to their names

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. check the changes and save

Quizzes with several attempts prevent students for taking them because of “attempt in progress”

Q: students reported that he could not open the quiz for a new attempt because it said he has an “attempt in progress” and “time exceeded”.  How do I clear these hidden (to me) open attempts.
How do I submit (finish) the quiz for the user?

A:
Go to your quiz. Open the quiz

 

select Grade in the scroll down menue

 

make sure it is restricted to “all users,” hit magnifying glass.

check boxes in front of the attempts which need to be deleted and click on the trash can.

 

 

To submit (finish) the attempt for the user, watch for the following icon and click on it:

 

 

your q/s, our a/s: filter and search for Quiz Submissions and Dropbox Submissions

Question: How do I filter and search for Quiz Submissions and Dropbox Submissions?Answer: This has been confusing to users who expect the filter to run automatically after they select a filter option from the drop-down.  It is necessary to click the Search icon/button to display the filter results.

See FAQ with screen shots at this link:

How to perform Filter and Search in Quiz and Dropbox

(FAQ of the Week links are also published at http://mnscuims.mnscu.edu )

questions and answers

D2L issue /solution: set the correct responses to quiz questions

Issue:  How do I set the correct responses to quiz questions and how can they be weighted?

 

Solution:  T/F, Multiple Choice, Short Answer, Fill in the Blank, and Multiple Short Answer question types allow for weighting the correct or partially correct responses for automatically grading the questions.  See details at:  https://d2l.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1293/

 

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