Hotpot (add-on)

 
 
Picture of Nikki Macfarlane
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I would like to include a couple of crosswords and multiple choice, true/false quizzes on my site. I have looked at the quiz mdule but cannot figure out how I could use this so the results are not graded - theya re just for students to test their knowledge.

I know the Hot Potatoes software would meet this need but we are not a non-profit organization and are only very small at the moment. Is there an alternative that anyone knows of that I can use with this module or another module, to provide ungraded quizzes to test student knowledge?

Thanks.
 
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Picture of Gordon Bateson
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Hi Nikki,

if you don't want to record the results of a Hot Potatoes quiz, or any other kind of quiz, you could add it to the Moodle course as a "resource", instead of a HotPot activity. Moodle would then treat it as just another webpage and the "results" of the quiz, if there were any, would never leave the student's browser.

I'm afraid I can't suggest any alternatives to Hot Potatoes, because I haven't come across anything which is even half as good. I think it is far and away the best piece of software in its field. I think the same about Moodle too - of course smile

all the best
Gordon
 
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Picture of Mark Stevens
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Nikki,

The lesson module has practice lessons which do not appear in the gradebook.  It also has multiple choice and true/false capabilities.

You can also set the quiz grade to 1 point (maybe less?) and allow students to retake the quiz which would have very little impact on their overall grades.

There is also a Microsoft word template available to help you make quizzes easily.  It's available here, and a help manual for the template is available here.

Best regards,
Mark
 
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Picture of Herman van Keulen
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Hello Mark,

Thank you very much for the Microsoft links!

Regards,

Herman

 
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Picture of Herman van Keulen
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Hello Mark,

I'm trying to make a quiz with the Word template: I get a Visual Basic error an I see in my word document the next line

// Start of question: TrueStatement

Do you recognize this error/line?

Herman

 
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Me too.
I'm using word 2003, it seems didn't work!
 
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Picture of Bob Boufford
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Niki,

For crosswords, check out Eclipse Crossword, http://www.greeneclipsesoftware.com/eclipsecrossword/ . Unlike JCross, you can save the crosswords in multiple formats: Javascript, Java, static HTML, Word docs. And the price is right, free!

For ungraded quizzes and similar interactivities, check out StudyMate by Respondus (http://www.respondus.com/products/studymate.shtml). It generates about 10 different Flash-based assessment-type learning activities including a SCORM-compliant quiz. While the initial cost is $79 USD, it does come with a full 30-day trial to see if it will meet your needs. I haven't tested the SCORM-compliant quiz, but all the other activities work without problem in Moodle when you save the activities as "HTML+SWF".

Hope this helps...

Cheers,

Bob

 
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Picture of roger platt
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Dear Bob

Which activity do I put a Studymate Quiz into?

Cheer

Roger Platt

 
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Picture of Christophe Leville
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Hi!
I tried to include a webpage from Eclipse Crossword in moodle but it didn´t work. I choosed "compose a web page", copied the source-code in the editor (in html-modus) but at the end, I don´t get much of the page.
I also tried the option "link to a file, but then I get only the page but without the moodle-environment.
How am I supposed to proceed?

thanks
 
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Picture of Christophe Leville
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ok, just found the answer I guess: I made a link to the web-page and checked the option to have the moodle´s fram included. It was unchecked per default.
 
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Picture of Gary Child
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try www.quia.com

you can make stand alone random quizes and activities

Subscription is required but it is minimal
 
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Picture of Alan Hess
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Hi

Not really an alternative, but a freeware compliment utility for busy teachers. Try www.manxman.ch/moodle2

Regards

Alan Hess

 
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