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Let’s Get Quizzical: Print your Quizzes via UVLê!

Quizzes are an indispensable tool in a teacher’s instruction. A quiz is a form of assessment that focuses on mastery and presence of mind. It has proven to show better retention (Kayser, 2015) and sharpens students’ “effort retrieval” of information, especially if done with optimized techniques that work with the class (Kwan, 2011).

The major challenges with quizzes are designing and administering them. Designs are mostly challenging for first-time instances, but get better with feedback and student reception. Many online tools and set-ups allow for more inventive content. Administering quizzes can be difficult because of the many last-minute issues like formatting and content management (especially if you have many quizzes per class). 

UVLê handles the online administration and creation well, but sometimes, quizzes work better in pen and paper if done during class time. In the University of the Philippines, student access must also be in mind; if they cannot access your quizzes online, teachers have a responsibility to bridge the gap.

Luckily, UVLê has a quick solution for teachers thinking of administering physical exams or quizzes for classes, and they are already available in the current build!

UVLe allows teachers to design and build quiz activities consisting variety of question types. The quiz activities are corrected and recorded automatically after submitting student’s attempt. Because UVLe is an online platform, students must submit quiz attempts online which limits the use of quiz activities in the classroom that are not equipped with computers. 

To enhance the flexibility of quiz activities, teachers can now export quizzes in PDF for printing thus, allowing students to answer quizzes offline using pen-and-paper. Afterwards, teachers can input grades directly in gradebook for the quiz activity to be recorded in UVLe.

Teachers may use UVLe to build quizzes online and use them offline in class. Because of the complexity of question types in UVLe, the following question types are only supported:

  • Common Question Types
    • Multiple Choice 
      • Allows the selection of a single or multiple responses from a pre-defined list.
    • True/False
      • A simple form of multiple choice question with just the two choices 'True' and 'False'.
    • Short Answer
      • Allows a response of one or a few words that is graded by comparing against various model answers, which may contain wildcards.
    • Numerical
      • Allows a numerical response, possibly with units, that is graded by comparing against various model answers, possibly with tolerances.
    • Essay
      • Allows a response of a file upload and/or online text. This must then be graded manually.

If you’re ready to try and make a quiz for your class, just log in to your account at: https://uvle.upd.edu.ph/login/index.php. Afterwards, check out the steps below to export and print quiz activities:

STEP 1: Select a course,

STEP 2: Select a quiz,

STEP 3: Edit Quiz and make sure that the following questions are supported, otherwise skip to step 4,

STEP 4: Click Administration,

STEP 5: Click Print preview quiz,

STEP 6: Click Export to PDF,

STEP 7: Open PDF

STEP 8: Print the PDF

And that’s it! If you have other questions regarding learning materials or want a quick demo on how you can take the innovative leap to your classes, you may contact (63-2) 920-9556 / 981-8500 loc 2058 and or send a ticket to ILC Diliman’s Helpdesk (https://helpdesk.ilc.upd.edu.ph/).

References: 

Kayser, J. (2015). THE EFFECT OF DAILY QUIZZES ON STUDENT LEARNING IN THEADVANCED PLACEMENT CHEMISTRY CLASSROOM. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1/9269/KayserJ0815.pdf;sequence=1 on 28 January 2020

Kayser, J. (2015). Formative assessment: the one-minute paper vs. the daily quiz. Journal of Instructional Pedagogies. Retrieved from https://www.aabri.com/manuscripts/10717.pdf on 28 January 2020

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For more information, give us a call at 920-9556 or send a ticket to https://helpdesk.ilc.upd.edu.ph/.

ILC x RoCP – A Collaboration with the ILC Diliman and the Rhetoric of Creative Partnership

by Marti Rodriguez

Interactive Learning Center (ILC) Diliman, in collaboration with the Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts (DSCTA) and the Japan Foundation (JF), covered the livestreatming of the Rhetoric of Creative Partnership: Conversations on Cross-Cultural Artistic Exchanges held at the GT-Toyota Auditorium this November 14 and 15, 2019. 

DSCTA x JF: The practitioners, speakers, and faculty poses after the two-day talk.

ILC was also in charge of recording the event for future teaching and learning materials for theatre, performance and communication students. Faculty members may also access this to enrich instruction, as the event focuses on one of the lesser-featured aspects of performance: the creative practitioner’s projects and challenges. 

Speakers of the event were:

  1. Kentaro Matsui of Japan for the Opening Keynote, 
  2. Issa Manalo-Lopez and Tomohiko Kyogoku for the first plenary (Asian Performing Arts Farm 2019),  
  3. Armando “Tuxqs” Rutaquio, Jr. and Layeta Bucoy for the second plenary (Practices of Embodiments and Pedagogy),
  4. Felipe Cervera and Jesca Prudencio for the third plenary (Practices of Devise and Dramaturgy)
  5. Yi-Kai Kao and Andrei Pamintuan for the fourth plenary (Collaborative Platforms),
  6. Mio Infante and Leo Abaya for the fifth plenary (Contemporary Scenography),
  7. JK Anicoche and Rody Vera for the sixth plenary (Arts and Cultural Leadership), and
  8. National Artist Ramon Santos for the Closing Keynote.

The event featured the challenges, learnings, and triumphs of collaboration in the different lenses and experiences. Most speakers have expressed that differences in culture, styles, and vision are all tied together--collaboration is losing the self in order to rediscover the identity as shared with your partners. 

One of ILC Diliman’s foci are on maximizing pedagogy and instructional efficiency in the University. ILC creates learning objects, records lectures, and enables blended and tech-centric materials for professors and students in various areas. For more information, give us a call at (632) 8920-9556; 8981-8500 loc 2058 or send a ticket to https://helpdesk.ilc.upd.edu.ph/.

ILC Diliman holds Basics of Teaching with UVLê 3 for Institute of Biology, UP Diliman

The Interactive Learning Center (ILC) Diliman conducted the Basics of Teaching for the  University Virtual Learning Environment (UVLê) training last September 22, 2019 at the Institute of Biology (IB). The training for the IB faculty was initiated by Dr. Carmela P. Espanola for the participants to fully utilize UVLe and implement online activities for their classes.

Project Development Associate (PDA) for EdTech Advancement Asst. Prof. Michael Van Supranes from the School of Statistics explains the new features and interface.

OVCAA-ILC Diliman Project Development Associate (PDA) for EdTech Advancement Asst. Prof. Michael Van Supranes led the UVLe training together with ILC Diliman Director Joseph Ryan Lansangan. ICT Associates Mr. Tristan Jake A. Alcantara and Ms. Jennifer I. Estrada also helped in facilitating the UVLe training. 

The UVLe training focused on the Basic Teacher role in UVLe and some of the more advanced features and tools available to enhance teaching and learning. The Basic Teacher role has basic capabilities in setting up activities (Assignment, Choice, and Forum) and resources (File, Label, and URL). Setting up the Gradebook, using the Question bank and Quiz activity were among the discussed advanced features.

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ILC Diliman Director Associate Prof. Joseph Ryan Lansangan (left most), Faculty of the Institute of Biology and Project Development Associate (PDA) for EdTech Advancement Asst. Prof. Michael Van (Presentor).

For more information or details on handling your online modules, email us at ilcdiliman@up.edu.ph; call (632) 8920-9556; 8981-8500 loc 2058; or through our  helpdesk at https://helpdesk.ilc.upd.edu.ph.