This has popped up a few times in the forum but i can't find a decent solution.
I would like pupils to be able to write and submit questions for each other to try on the quiz module. I tried to use an excel template and mail merge to a text file but it is not ideal. Some people have tried using a form to collect the questions from students.
Any ideas people? has anyone had success trying to do this? (or am I missing something- I'm prety sure this function is not built into the module!!)
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Could you have them write their questions in a text file in the aiken format or the Gift format and import them?
Just a thought.
Importing "Aiken" format files
The Aiken format is a very simple way of creating multiple choice questions using a clear human-readable format. Here is an example of the format:
What is the correct answer to this question?
A. Is it this one?
B. Maybe this answer?
C. Possibly this one?
D. Must be this one!
Which LMS has the most quiz import formats?
The question must be all on one line.
Each answer must start with a single-letter character, followed by a period '.' or a bracket ')', then a space.
The answer line must immediately follow, starting with "ANSWER:" and then giving the appropriate letter.
Good idea. If I use a wiki page then lots of pupils could contribute at different times.
It would be good to be able to completely automate the process though.
Ditto - plus I feel that would support Moodle's philosophy of collaborative learning; pupils actively contributing to their own assesment questions is an exciting concept.
Now, with the new Moodle 1.6 question engine code, it should be really easy to implement it. I will have a go at it tonight. I will implement it as an assignment plugin. That will have the advantage that a) I don't have to code so much because the assignment module provides most of the infrastructure and b) Teachers can make comments and give marks for the student's submissions.
More about this tonight.
Please, Gustav! Tell me (us) it's in the works!
a few more random thoughts...................
pupils submit their own questions that may be automatically added or held for approval checking by the teacher
random test generator that pulls from the course question database a number of questions based on key words found in the questions
how about an option for pupils to choose the difficulty of the questions they submit/try -easy -medium -hard
assesment for learning - using wrong answers to inform teaching/learning using the feedback option to create a report of areas the pupil needs to focus on
This would be fantastic. At my school we use more advanced students as peer tutors. They usually write quiz questions in the GIFT format which I then import into a quiz.
Have students preview and edit their own questions would be a great learning effect.
I'm looking forward to the new module ,