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January 31, 2020 ILC Diliman

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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