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Using Quiz for Student Self Evaluation

Having students self evaluate their work can help them to think more deeply about what they are doing in a project or presentation and also to better understand the rubric that the instructor is using to evaluate their projects.  One of the ways to do this in Moodle is to use the quiz module.

One rubric area can be set up for each question with the answers being the level of that rubric area being the answers to the questions or the “points” on the question.  Be sure when setting up the questions to uncheck the box for shuffling the answers to avoid confusion.  The levels can be spelled out in the answers or using tables the levels and ratings can be shown in the question as they would be on a rubric page as seen in the picture.  Essay questions can also be added if the instructor wants to have the student explain their reasoning for their ratings. The instructor can chose to have two quizzes so that the student can self evaluate before the student receives any feedback from other students or instructor and then the second after having gotten the feedback.  The instructor can then use the same rubric in an assignment to give the student a grade and feedback.

Paula Clough
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Paula Clough

A "retired teacher". Thirty two years experience in Education. 10 years with Moodle in K-12 and college levels.

3 thoughts on “Using Quiz for Student Self Evaluation

  • This is such a great idea! I’m going to create a quiz activity and include (1) an essay question and (2) this self-assessment quiz. I think it will really add to my students’ learning experience. Thank you.

    • Paula

      Glad you enjoyed the idea and have a great use for it.

  • Wow – what a super cool idea ! That’s something I have never thought of before Paula ! Although the Moodle Workshop activity allows for really sophisticated peer-assessment work, your idea of using a Quiz in this way has the benefits of being very easy to setup – any teacher can do this quite easily :-). I like it :-). Personally I would set the answers to have no numbering – so the a), b), c), and d) are removed, leaving just the 1, 2, 3, 4 numbers (mainly because it feels odd having 4-1 listed in a reversed a-d list).


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