Teacher Faq - course editing

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?

A common exam type provides a sheet of exercises in Ms word or PDF at a specific time and asks students to answer the questions in Word and submit it back until a due date.

This can be easily achieved with the "assignment" activity. If you would like to use multiple choice questions - use the quiz activity

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 description field, or upload them as an "additional file".
  • Important: clear the mark form the box next to "always show description" (see below on the image). This setting makes the description and additional file hidden until the start date.
  • By default students can upload files back, but you can change this to online text if you wish.