Simple lesson

Activities ::: mod_simplelesson
Maintained by Richard JonesRichard Jones
Simple Lesson has features in common with Book, Lesson and Quiz. It has been designed as a formative assessment tool. For summative assessment Quiz and Lesson have more features such as timing and access restrictions.
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Current versions available: 3

Simple lesson Version 2 for Moodle 4 (only) features:

  • Supports adding questions from the question bank
  • Behaviours adaptive, immediate and deferred feedback supported
  • Essay questions supported (manual grading required)
  • Easy to add and then automatically sequence pages
  • Consists of multimedia pages with simple hyperlinked navigation
  • Summary lesson attempt reports for students and teacher's
  • Manual marking of essay questions, updates to the gradebook.
  • Implements GDPR privacy requests for reporting and deletion of user data
  • Designed for Moodle 4.
Includes friendly page management interface for updating the lesson, updating questions on pages and moving pages.

Potential privacy issues

User answers and attempts are stored by this module. They can be cleaned by admins, either using Moodle's privacy features or by administrators and teachers via the Attempts Management console.


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  • Richard Jones
    સોમ, 17 સપ્ટે 2018, 4:45 AM
    I know what a coding error is આંખ મારો did you find one I can fix? If you need random questions I suggest the quiz is what you are looking for. For me, random questions make no sense in the context of this activity but please feel free to discuss further, I'm not saying it can't be done if there is a good reason for it.
  • સોમ, 19 ઑગસ્ટ 2019, 8:43 AM
    Why would you say “For summative activities use the quiz or lesson“? Just timing and access restrictions?
  • Richard Jones
    સોમ, 19 ઑગસ્ટ 2019, 2:40 PM
    Hi Elizabeth. Initially I hadn't added the capability to record attempt grades to the gradebook but the later versions have that. Also the summative options for both lesson and gradebook (IP restrictions, randomizing the questions, timers, feedback options and so on) are more comprehensive than my simple plugin. Also note that my version only supports some question types and you cannot branch on a question response currently. Not to say these things couldn't be re-visited if there was a strong demand. I guess the other issue would be that the quiz is fine as is but if upgrading the lesson is wanted why not upgrade the existing lesson by simply allowing pluggable questions? In this regard there is a plugin by Tim Hunt and OU which allows questions to be inserted anywhere in Moodle text so adding that to the existing lesson might be a better route.
  • રવિ, 22 માર્ચ 2020, 3:08 AM
    Hi Richard,
    When I add a question to the page, the navigation buttons (Home, Next, ...) of the page (in attempt mode) disappear. Why? Bad setting? Where?
    I have version 2019102600 (Moodle 3.7). Thanks!
  • Richard Jones
    રવિ, 22 માર્ચ 2020, 8:55 AM
    Hi John

    Could you download version 2020030200 and see if that fixes the problem. Thanks.
  • રવિ, 22 માર્ચ 2020, 8:45 PM
    Hi, in version 2020030200 the same problem ઉદાસ
  • Richard Jones
    સોમ, 23 માર્ચ 2020, 4:33 AM
    Hi John

    Could you please check and let me know what settings you have for Simple Lesson. If you have Do not allow incomplete with an adaptive strategy for example, the navigation won't appear until the question is correctly answered. If you uncheck that box then the navigation *should* always appear.
  • સોમ, 23 માર્ચ 2020, 7:32 AM
    Yes, this is it! It works perfectly! Thank you very much, Richard.
  • શનિ, 10 જુલાઈ 2021, 8:29 AM
    Using this in Moodle 3.9, and I absolutely freakin' LOVE this mod. I especially love the auto-sequence pages function, that is simply amazing! Thank you so much for this mod!
  • Richard Jones
    શનિ, 10 જુલાઈ 2021, 11:28 AM
    You are most welcome. Thank you for your feedback and encouragement.
  • ગુરુ, 12 ઑગસ્ટ 2021, 4:58 PM
    Hi, I am using the Moodle 3.11. When I click to add a question, I cannot see the box to select a question. I do not know whether other users also have this problem. Could you fix this problem, please?
  • Richard Jones
    શનિ, 14 ઑગસ્ટ 2021, 1:38 PM
    Hi Yezi, did you select a category in the plugin settings and does that category have questions in it? Then did you add questions to the plugin and finally did you allocate the question to a specific page using the manage questions screen. Finally are you in preview mode (which doesn' t show any questions). Also consider downloading the documentation from the link above under Useful links. Thank you for trying the plugin.
  • Richard Jones
    મંગળ, 17 ઑગસ્ટ 2021, 6:14 PM
    I checked the plugin with Moodle 3.11 and it is working as expected.
  • સોમ, 20 સપ્ટે 2021, 3:44 AM
    Hi, it doesn't let me add questions from the question bank. The page comes blank with only the option to save changes.
  • Richard Jones
    સોમ, 20 સપ્ટે 2021, 9:23 AM
    Hi Andy

    Did you select a question bank with questions in it under settings? Then did you go to the manage questions screen? If so which page is blank? Also note that questions will not appear in preview mode.
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