Turning a #Moodle Quiz into Rapid eLearning

How to add content into a Moodle quiz to deliver content and test understanding.

Rapid eLearning tools like iSpring, Captivate, Snap etc are all very nice for more specialist users, but even uploading a SCORM package to Moodle is more complex than uploading a simple document and the tracking isn’t great even in moodle 2+. There is much simpler way to leverage the power of Moodle to mix content with assessment by using embedded Web 2.0 videos and presentations. As long as the administrator on your Moodle site has allowed the use of embedded code (some may not like this due to security concerns), you can easily add Prezis, Google Docs, Youtube videos, voicethreads et cetera to host the content of the lesson and the traditional Moodle quiz formats for assessment.

It’s possible to embed the presentations in the text of a question, or you can select “Description” as the type of question which is effectively an html label that you can add to quizzes. The most important buttons to do this are the ‘<>’ button if you are running Moodle 1.9 or under or the ‘html’ button if you are running 2+.

Here’s a demo of adding a Youtube video to Moodle 1.9. NB. If you are running this in a school or college, you probably want to switch off “Suggested videos” which can easily distract students.

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