EXAM Moodle

1. How do I use EXAM Moodle for Assignments?
2. Can Students chat with me during an exam?
3. Can I alert Students to a problem that arises during the exam?




How do I use EXAM Moodle for Assignments?
  1. Go to your course in EXAM Moodle
  2. Click on Turn editing on
  3. Click on Add Assignment
  4. Enter a value in field Name, set Active exam to Yes, and set an Opening time and Time limit. Save.
  5. Click on button Edit exam
  6. Enter at least the Question text. Save
After students have taken the exam:
  1. Go back to the exam and click on button Prepare attempts for grading
  2. Wait for the notification (on a yellow background) that the attempts were exported successfully
  3. Click on button Grade attempts and proceed to grade, as for a usual Assignment
After you have finished grading:
  1. Go back to the exam and click on button Save grades
  2. Click on Edit settings and set Release grades to students to Yes. Save
Students can now click on link מבחנים משוחררים לצפייה on the frontpage of EXAM Moodle to view feedback and grades.

For more information, see the EXAM Moodle Miniguide



Can Students chat with me during an exam?
Yes! Set Enable Chat to Yes in the exam Settings.

Then, for the Student:
  • There is a Chat block in which he can conduct a conversation with you.
    (Only the Student, yourself, and other Teachers and TAs, can see and join the conversation.)
  • There is a Refresh button.
    If you respond, he will see your response when he clicks on the Refresh button, or navigates to another page, or saves the page.
    Otherwise, the Refresh button will turn to red within a minute of you responding.
You (and other Teachers and TAs) can respond to Students on the Announcements/Chats page:
  • Normally, you will see only conversations that await a response.
    If a message does not require a response, click on 👍 and send to ensure that the conversation is no longer shown when the page is reloaded.
  • If other course staff are also responding, make sure to click on the Grab button before responding.
    That way you will know if somebody else has started responding or has already responded.
    (If you change your mind, click on the Release button.)
  • After responding, you will probably want to click on the Reload button to get an up-to-date view of all conversations that await a response.
  • If you are not expecting many messages, check Alert me if there is a new message and reload.
    Conversations are ordered from most recent message to oldest. To reverse, toggle descending/ascending and reload.
    To see also conversations that do not await a response, toggle most recent message/first message and reload.
  • To send a message to a Student who has not yet sent you a message, or to send the same message to several Students:
    • Go to the Grades page.
    • Select the Student/s.
    • Enter your message in the Chat message window and click on Send message to selected students.
For further information, see also What facilities are there for communicating with students during an exam? and The Announcements/Chats page in the EXAM Moodle miniguide



Can I alert Students to a problem that arises during the exam?
Yes! Set an Alert on a question as follows:
  • Go to the Edit question page.
  • Click on Show more... in the top section.
  • Enter the message in the Alert text field.
  • Save.
If there is an Alert on a question:
  1. The message appears in red-on-pink above the question text.
  2. The question is highlighted in pink in the quiz navigation block.
Note: If the student is unlikely to reload or save the page, send an Announcement instead.
The Announcement block has a Refresh button that turns to red within a minute of you sending a new Announcement.
See What facilities are there for communicating with students during an exam? in the EXAM Moodle miniguide