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Adaptive Quizzes in UVLe

Welcome to the second article in the quiz series of UVLe! The previous article discussed about Certainty-Based Marking that lets students factor in how sure they are before answering. This incentivizes through reviewing and self-confidence in calling answers in the academe and beyond.

In part 2 of the series, we introduce the Adaptive test feature. The adaptive feature is a right-minus-wrong feature, reminiscent of the UPCAT’s grading. This feature is widely used in some colleges in the west to encourage considerations of all items in a multiple-choice test before inputting the final answer. Couple it with a time limit and you’re now operating on a quiz that rewards complete attention from students!

To enable the Adaptive feature of the Quiz activity, click on page click Turn On editing on the upper-right of your course.

After clicking the Turn On editing an Add an activity or resource label should appear in the content of your course page when editing is turned on.

Next, click the Add an activity or resource a pop-up window should appear after clicking this label. In the pop-up window click the Quiz activity

and at the bottom of the pop-up window click the Add button.

Once clicked the Add button it will redirect you to the Adding a new Quiz page.

Finally, in the Adding a new Quiz page of Quiz activity look for the Question behaviour section and then in the option pane, select “Adaptive Mode”.

After that at the bottom of Adding a new Quiz page click Save and display button to save and display the changes.

Here’s a sample true and false quiz where the Adaptive feature is enabled.

It looks peculiar at first glance, and we’re sure that it’s not a common way of taking an exam. Here’s another way of looking at it: CBM rewards students who are sure that they studied, adding more points as modifiers if they answer questions correctly with a high level of certainty. Humility is a virtue after all; it’s even used in some medical exams to decrease the risk of wrong calls (Gardner-Medwin, 1995) and potentially save lives.

With this new feature, UVLe invites teachers to implement this in their modules for faster checking and more efficient questions. For more information, give us a call at 920-9556 or send a ticket to https://helpdetsk.ilc.upd.edu.ph/.

IS THAT YOUR FINAL ANSWER?

CBM Feature (Certainty-Based Marking) in UVLe

Quizzes are day-to-day student activities prepared by teachers to help assess learnings. Sometimes, these are used to prepare students for new lessons. Most quizzes are done traditionally through pen and paper, and teachers are often facing the risk of losing documents or dedicating many hours in checking and recording these. The Interactive Learning Center Diliman has a special feature in UVLe that aims to solve these challenges.

The Quiz activity in UVLe is a common feature wherein teachers can make quizzes in UVLe to access quizzes online. It has changeable settings that makes it flexible in different use cases that it can support.

In this series, we will show you three unique features that you can use for your classes. For the first feature, we introduce you to CBM or Certainty-Based Marking. This is one of the many features that UVLe supports. It is a moodle-based strategy plugin that helps students reliably answer quizzes and help them become confident when answering questions.

Certainty-based Marking is an interesting feature; it allows you to test students’ quiz certainty (how sure they are of their answer) and give bonus or penalizing marks based on it. It may sound like a gimmick, but studies have shown that this small test of courage can make students think deeper and avoid rushing answers, encouraging concentration (Issroff & Gardner-Medwin, 1998).

To enable the CBM feature of Quiz activity in the upper-right corner of your course page click Turn On editing.

After clicking the Turn On editing an Add an activity or resource label should appear in the content of your course page when editing is turned on.

Next, click the Add an activity or resource a pop-up window should appear after clicking this label. In the pop-up window click the Quiz activity
and at the bottom of the pop-up window click the Add button.
Once clicked the Add button it will redirect you to the Adding a new Quiz page.
Finally, in the Adding a new Quiz page of Quiz activity look for the Question behaviour section and then in the option pane, select “Deferred feedback with CBM”.
After that at the bottom of Adding a new Quiz page click Save and display button to save and display the changes.
Here’s a sample true and false quiz when CBM feature is enabled.

It looks peculiar at first glance, and we’re sure that it’s not a common way of taking an exam. Here’s another way of looking at it: CBM rewards students who are sure that they studied, adding more points as modifiers if they answer questions correctly with a high level of certainty. Humility is a virtue after all; it’s even used in some medical exams to decrease the risk of wrong calls (Gardner-Medwin, 1995) and potentially save lives.

With this new feature, UVLe invites teachers to implement this in their modules for faster checking and more efficient questions. For more information, give us a call at 920-9556 or send a ticket to https://helpdetsk.ilc.upd.edu.ph/.

ILC Diliman Conducts UVLe Orientation for Department of History, CSSP

ILC Diliman Dir. Joseph Ryan Lansangan (center front-row), UP Dept. of History instructor Mr. Aaron F. Viernes (left front-row), programmer Mr. Tristan Jake Alcantara (leftmost front-row) and participants of the workshop.

Interactive Learning Center Diliman had an University Virtual Learning Environment (UVLe) orientation for College of Social Science and Philosophy (CSSP) Department of History last June 20, 2018 at Silid Balangay in College of Social Science and Philosophy Department of History.


Photo-Op with the UP Dept. of History instructor Mr. Aaron F. Viernes.

Mr. Aaron F. Viernes, instructor from the UP Department of History, invited ILC Diliman team as the resource speaker for their teaching workshop. It was a 40-minute talk with a demonstration of UVLe’s features. ILC Diliman Director Joseph Ryan Lansangan facilitated the UVLe demonstration and with the assistance of programmer Tristan Jake Alcantara.

The demonstration of UVLe covered the Basics of Teaching with UVLe 3 and its elements, namely dashboard, my courses, profile, file uploading, assignment, forum, and quiz activities.

For more information about Basics of Teaching with UVLe 3, click here and quick introduction with UVLe, click here.

To learn more about UVLe and set up your own account, call us at (63-2) 920-9556 / 981-8500 loc 2058 or send us an email at ilcdiliman@up.edu.ph. You may also click on our website Helpdesk to send concerns and tickets to our support offices.