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2013/12/20 Leave a comment
- The Hot Potatoes quiz activity per se does not seem to have a submit button, since it is auto-grading, per question.
- . When the quiz is completed, the string in ExerciseCompleted (usually: “You have complete the exercise” )appears in a modal dialogue and on top.
- Before Exercise is complete, the instructions now remain, since I have turned off ShowCompleteSoFar:
- One could make ExerciseCompleted much more visible (like with ShowCompleteSoFar permanently in a Hot Potatoe inhstallation), if looking out for this message would help the students not abandoning the quiz early:
2013/12/19 Leave a comment
2013/12/04 Leave a comment
- Last time we started from “Add folder” to get to the handy drag-and-drop file upload control in Moodle 2.
- This time we do not want to create a new folder, but work within an existing folder (better for categorizing lots of files).
- Browse into the folder and click edit
- click create folder
- add name and click create
- click to open folder
- drag/drop files as zip in folder
- oops, check the upper right warning :
- Split your files into smaller segments
- And be patient, there is no visual indicator of progress, or any action, after the drop), or else you get duplicates:
- Just delete duplicates you might have created:
- click on each zip file and choose “unzip”:
- Delete the zip files (not needed anymore)
- Finally, click “save changes”
- Note, by working within a folder, you cannot link directly to the new folder you created. It should however be easy enough to navigate to it if you send the link to the root folder, here “Interaction”.
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2013/11/22 Leave a comment
2013/11/18 Leave a comment
Straight from the documentation, straight under your fingertips in the tutor interface, and most useful during assessments, but also for individual students that won’t stay on task.
2013/11/14 Leave a comment
- You could start with the document properties
- some students leave even the author and editing time in. However, author does not prove any wrong doing, a student may have borrowed a laptop, including its MS-word installation, to author a document and submit it
- It may actually be more of an indicator of something illicit if document properties are empty.
- Students have likely used the “Document inspector”:
- (1): File / (2) Info, (3) view the properties (this document looks like it had its privacy information removed), you can use (4) to view even more.
- to remove all privacy relevant information, like so: (5) unfold “check for issues”, (6) “inspect document””,
- in the window: “document inspector”, click , you will be given the option to “remove all”personal information:
- However, removing personal information can be perfectly legitimate, unless something else was assigned. And it does not help plagiarizers cover their tracks anyway, for…
- …there is the more substantial “compare” documents feature which (even though it was developed for the legal profession, as blackline) tracks what really counts: content changes.
- Access it form the ribbon’s “review” tab:
- point the tool to your 2 documents:
- make your life easier by selecting on the “review” tab to view only content changes (formatting comparisons is noise for plagiarism detection):
- You get a handy (here blurred, but still demonstrating the amount of similarity (=black), compared with changes (= blue), between the 2 documents ) overview of (from the left)
- list of changes
- view of changes in a merged document (which you can save)
- original document
- secondary (likely plagiarized) document:
- The feature is nice, but only moderately intelligent (see the first match, I would obviously not count that as substantially different) and best used with discretion, to make it easier for a teacher to decide how likely it is that these similarities are accidental.
- In this instance, even if the teacher questions are not counted, it seems obvious that only minor alterations were made to the original document and many responses, including quite lengthy sentences, are entirely the same.
- While this an instructional use, you can find happier instructional uses of MS-Word’s reviewing/tracking changes feature here.