Frequently asked questions by course editors and quick videos about common administrative functions of Moodle
Create Activities (give tasks to students)
How to create a timed, simple essay type exam in advance?
This can be easily achieved with the "assignment" activity. If you would like to use multiple choice questions - use the quiz activity.
So if you would like to set up an exam with an essay, turn "edit mode" on -> add an activity or resource -> assignment
When you fill in the form, make sure that you set:
- The correct start (allow submissions from) and due date
- Type the questions into the activity instructions field, or upload them as an "additional file".
- Important: you need to mark the box next to "only show files during submission" (see below on the image). This setting makes the instructions and or file hidden until the start date (or if you use time limit, until the student begins).
By default students can upload files back, but you can change this to online text if you wish.
Optional: You can set a time limit for the assignment as well - unfortunately this feature is not working properly yet, if you need time limit for your exam, use the quiz activity.