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ILC Diliman holds Basics of Teaching with UVLê 3 for UPEPP

The Interactive Learning Center (ILC) Diliman conducted a  Basics of Teaching with University Virtual Learning Environment (UVLê) workshop last August 5, 2019. Fifteen faculty members from the UP Extension Program for Pampanga and Olongapo (UPEPP) participated in the workshop.

UP Extension Program for Pampanga and Olongapo (UPEPP) with PDA for EdTech Advancement Asst. Prof. Michael Van Supranes (left most) and ILC Diliman Director Associate Prof. Joseph Ryan Lansangan (right most).

Project Development Associate (PDA) for EdTech Advancement Asst. Prof. Michael Van Supranes from the School of Statistics led the workshop, assisted by ICT Associates Mr. Tristan Jake Alcantara, Mr. John Mark Roco and Ms. Jennifer Estrada. Also present during the workshop was ILC Diliman Director Associate Prof. Joseph Ryan G. Lansangan, Ph.D.

Ms. Jennifer Estrada is the latest ICT Associate in the ILC office. She primarily maintains and improves the UVLê to ensure that UVLê’s functionality. She observed that initially, the participants had a hard time in navigation of the basic elements UVLê has to offer. (READ: What is UVLê?, Basics of Teaching with UVLê 3)

“Sir Van [and the team] attended to their questions after teaching a specific lesson, such as logging-in to [the] system, creating courses, lessons, etc.,” she said. 

The participants were able to experience how to navigate the homepage, manage a course, put content, share resources, post and collect assignments and many others.

“Nakita naman po namin na masaya sila sa natutunan nila,” she added.

For more information, email us at ilcdiliman@up.edu.ph; call (632) 920-9556; 981-8500 loc 2058; or through our  helpdesk at https://helpdesk.ilc.upd.edu.ph.

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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/.