We are using Moodle at an engineering university in Quebec. In the USA and in Canada, university engineering programs have to go through an accreditation (audit) every so many years (1-5) by ABET and CEAB/BCAPG respectively. It's important to be able to provide board members (auditors) with examples of course content: presentation materials, course plans, graded homeworks, graded quizzes, graded exams, etc.
Some of these things are easy to archive with Moodle (2.4) when the content is already in PDF or Word, etc. The exams for our courses are not done in Moodle (yet), and graded on paper. Auditors can inspect those documents easily.
However, I'm struggling with how to export adequately the graded homeworks and quizzes, such that auditors can view the information without looking at a running Moodle site. It's not feasible to expect auditors to navigate a Moodle site (the UI for instructors is less user-friendly than it is for students) nor is it feasible to provide an instructor who can walk them through during an audit, as the timing of the audit is very tight. We need output (proof) that is in a form such as PDF, Word, HTML, etc. that can be examined on a standalone PC at the auditor's leisure.
Many of the courses have a lot of data in a course that had 50+ students with 15+ quizzes, each with multiple attempts allowed, with the best grade being retained.
Here's what I managed so far, with the shortcomings of each approach:
- Exported the question bank to XHTML. No correct answers displayed, nor is the feedback displayed. All of my questions have feedback.
- Exported the question bank to XML. That format is not human-readable (at least not user-friendly).
- Exported the question bank to GIFT. That format is not human-readable, and I couldn't find any GIFT editors that could generate reports that are. Perhaps someone knows a good GIFT application that will grok Moodle export data and display it in a report?
- Generated a report in XHTML. Only the student's chosen answer and correct answer are displayed. The feedback and other possible answers are not shown.
- Could not find a way to generate a list of all results of a graded homework (using a rubric) with comments from the instructor. I can view the graded homeworks individually and print each page to a PDF file. This is hardly user-friendly with 50+ students and several homeworks.
I would be grateful for advice about better ways to achieve my goals for facilitating the accreditation inspections.