How to import short answer questions into Moodle

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It’s happened at least a dozen times. I’ll punch in a bunch of short answer questions into Examview so that I could inmport into Moodle. Then I go through the hoops of exporting it from Examview into Blackboard so I can import into Moodle. Then, I remember. Moodle imports short answer questions exported like this… Read more »

Pulling grades from Moodle quizzes

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For a review leading into AP testing I like to give my students a review test where they’ll take a set of 5 questions out of a banks of a few hundred. To get a grade, they’ll need to get 80% or higher a set number of times. This six weeks we’re doing 2 points… Read more »

A couple of updates to Moodle unittest question

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I’ve been using my unittest Moodle question type pretty much since the beginning of this school year. But a couple of things have been bothering me as I watch students work on code problems. The first is that their only feedback for a failed JUnit test was the stacktrace that JUnit kicks out. For students new… Read more »

Overloaded server, but it stayed up

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Over the summer I took a Moodle unit testing plugin and updated it so that it’ll use JUnit 4 and improved on the interface a bit. Since the school year started I’ve been using it with my students, and up until a couple of days ago it worked without a hitch. What caught us is… Read more »

Easy Filter for Moodle

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I’ve been playing around with Moodle plugins for the past few days and have kicked out a couple that are working, at least well enough for me to use. One of them solved a pretty trivial task for me, but one that should save some time down the road. And that’s formatting. Teaching Computer Science… Read more »

How to override quiz settings for a user in Moodle

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Bob was absent yesterday and has to make up the test. Jane didn’t do so well and you want to let her have a second attempt. You’re only giving students 10 minutes for the quiz today, but Chris just needs a few extra minutes. What you need is a user override. Not sure when this… Read more »

Importing into Moodle from Examview – With Images

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Edit on 8/7/2014 Well, this script is pretty much worthless now. Not sure when it happened, but Moodle now lets you upload the entire Blackboard zip file, images included, and everything gets imported. No more messing around with the res00000 files. Going to leave the original post though. Might be handy for someone stuck using… Read more »

Moodle Wiki and uplreject error

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This weekend I’ve been working on setting up a wiki in Moodle for one of my animation classes. Came across a cryptic error, which turned out to have a very easy fix. I had created a page and attached a few files, and then decided that the layout didn’t work and deleted the page and… Read more »