Students like quizzes to help them prepare for exams. However, it’s hard to create all the questions for the many assessments. That’s why the University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil in Switzerland developed the Moodle plugin StudentQuiz. The plugin enables students to collaboratively create their own question pools within Moodle. This allows a better learning experience because knowledge is actively constructed by the learner, not just passively received from the environment. And even if an individual student contributes a few questions only, a large cohort can easily build up an extensive question pool.
In StudentQuiz, learners create individualised quizzes. They can also influence the quality of questions by rating and commenting while working through the quizzes. Students can see their personal learning progress, and they can compare their contribution and competence with their peer group. Furthermore, the created questions become part of the Moodle question bank and can be reused in standard Moodle quizzes.
The teacher can approve/disapprove questions, or hide or delete questions. The teacher can also configure:
- whether students’ names are displayed or kept anonymous.
- whether questions are published right away or have to be approved first.
- the number of points assigned to questions contributed and answers given.
- what user roles to exclude from participation.
- what questions types are allowed to be added to the pool.
- whether students are enforced to rate questions.
- whether students are enforced to comment questions.
There are more benefits of using StudentQuiz. Find out in our 16 minutes introduction video.
StudentQuiz has been tested on Moodle 3.1 to 3.7 and is available in Chinese, English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, and other languages. Please feel free to add your language to the AMOS translator.
The simplest way to install the StudentQuiz is by going to the Site administration -> Plugins -> Install plugins page.
You can try StudentQuiz without installing on the StudentQuiz Demo Page.
For changes and instructions please read the Release Notes.
You can find manuals for each role in the manuals website.
Supported and tested with:
- Moodle 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7
- PHP 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2
- Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL
- Browsers: Firefox, Chrome
Refer to the Moodle release notes for the minimum requirements for PHP and the databases. Other modern browsers should be compatible too, it's just not tested or developed against them explicitly.
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