Thank you Emma for your supporting feedback. Let me
try to get some answers to your many points:
2. Just to clarify: the activity Studentquiz can only be created by a
teacher/manager. A typical scenario would be that a teacher creates one
Studentquiz within a course, or maybe several topic-specific Studentquizzes
within one course. Students then select the proper Studentquiz, create their
questions within this Studentquiz, and generate quizzes to work through the
questions of their peers.
The grading of generated quizzes is individual to a particular student, and each
such grading leaves an entry in the gradebook. I see that this could cause just
too many gradebook entries, and I like your idea to encapsulate all these gradings
in a separate gradebook category. This can be done manually by the teacher
(create a category in “Gradebook setup” and move all Studentquiz grades into
this category). I will address this issue to have Studentquiz create the
category automatically in one of the next versions.
There is also the point that student1 can access student2’s quiz via the
gradebook. While this is true, each of them still maintains his/her own grade
and they cannot see the grade of the other student.
3. The grading of a
generated quiz is similar to the grading of an ordinary Moodle quiz. While
running through a quiz (Studentquiz or Moodle quiz) students receive points for
correct, incorrect, or partly incorrect answers. The grading then depends on
how many of the maximal possible points the student achieved.
To foster the “game energy” within a class, Studentquiz provides ratings (1 to
5 stars) of questions and also a point system to rank students contribution. This
is independent of the gradebook! The point system assigns points for creating
questions (10 points as default), providing
correct answers (2 points as default), and providing incorrect answers (0
points as default). There is also a factor (2 points as default) which
multiplies the average number of stars received for each question. E.g. You
created 2 questions within Studentquiz. At present, one question received 3.5
stars, the other 4 stars. You have not yet answered any question. In this scenario
Studentquiz will compute 2 * 10 + 3.5 * 2 + 4 * 2 = 35 points for you, and this
number determines your position within the ranking table.
It depends on the teacher what his/her criteria is for a student to complete
the Studentquiz activity. I would recommend not to use the gradingbook (because
you cannot guarantee for the quality of the questions), but to use the point
system (e.g. you should receive at least X points). We’re actually thinking
about to include the point system into the Moodle “activity completion”.
4. A penalty is possible by setting the <points for each wrong
answer> to a negative number. I’m afraid you’re your idea to move the
settings from the plugin level to the activity level will complicate things. Also,
students might be exposed to several Studentquizzes, and a uniform way will
make the point computation more transparent. But I see your point that teachers
might want to create special conditions. So what should we do? I think I should
collect the communities opinion about this point. I wanted to setup a Moodle demo
course for the community to play around with Studentquiz. Maybe I use this
course also to collect requirements and to gather votes on them. For the time
being, I do not have a solution for your requirement.
5. In the Quiz Report (Studentquiz -> Report -> Quiz) you can see your own quizzes only. Hence if the teacher hasn’t done
a quiz by himself, then the “created quizzes” section will be empty. Here I think Studentquiz has to
improve. In the current version quizzes generated by students are collected in the
course section 999 (big number to make it an orphaned activity) but this is not
a convenient way to access the quizzes of students.
I hope my answers are somewhat helpful. I very much
like your ideas/requirements. This will help to make Studentquiz better. I will
setup a demo course soon.