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Show content and questions on same page.

 
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Show content and questions on same page.
 

As an ESL teacher I want to use a magazine article or audio to practise comprehension. I created a topic, added an  article as a page and followed it with a quiz with half a dozen questions. One topic, two activities.

The trial user, on a computer, read the article once before moving on to the quiz but didn't refer back to the article. That shows many users would find if difficult to use the two activities together. Using a mobile phone ( as do many of my students) would compound this problem.

So the article or audio plus the questions need to be on a single scrollable page. Looking around the forum, either a cloze question or a lesson activity seems to be the solution. This must be a very common scenario - how do others follow information with a series of questions?

 
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Mary Cooch
Re: Show content and questions on same page.
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Use a description question type for the article followed by the other quiz questions. Make sure shuffling questions is turned off and the questions are all on one page.

 
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Picture of James Steerpike
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Tried that and it works. Not particularly pretty at this stage as students have to start a quiz to read the article and the background of the article is blue as it is a question.


 
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Mary Cooch
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Well you could always have the article as a separate page as well as in the quiz description area, and even perhaps set it up so they can only acces the quiz once they have read the page with the article.

 
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Picture of James Steerpike
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Good suggestion.

I think presentation is important. My students had not seen Moodle before and were very impressed by the overall look as well as the capabilities. The more professional the site appears, the more a user values it.

 
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Picture of Daniel Thies
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Maybe it would work to use activity autolink to link the article to a question or even glossary filter to make it appear as a popup.
 
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Picture of Melissa .
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Read this thread from 2010:

https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=143711&parent=627788


I think that is what you are looking for.    The solution is very ingenious, and it will look very nice (professional).


Melissa


 
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Picture of James Steerpike
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Looks interesting so I will follow it up.
Most of my students use mobile phones so have to see how it would look.
 
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Picture of Rick Johns
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James, I had the same need to have a reading passage followed by some questions all on the same page. I did as Mary suggested using a description question at the top. You can put some simple html around the passage to make it black text on a white background, and it looks pretty good.

In my case I used div tag at the very start :

<div style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #555555; padding: 20px; font-size: 14px;">

and then at the very end:

</div>

 
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