There is an excellent plugin for the Moodle VLE called ‘Drag and Drop Markers‘ which allows someone to create quiz questions, where the learners have to drag and drop markers onto an uploaded image. This can be used to name parts of an image (e.g. bones in the skeleton, or geological features of a glacier), or to create effective categorisation questions. One of my favourite question types, is where the learners take pieces of information, and categorise these by placing them in the correct position on a Venn diagram.
To create this from scratch, would be extremely time consuming, so to make my life easier, I have used PowerPoint to create templates for myself, meaning that I can now create these questions in a matter of minutes, rather than hours, and I will release these to the wider community over the coming days and weeks (as I get time to tidy them up etc.) The first such template for release, is for a 3 circle Venn diagram categorisation activity.
The basic principle is:
- Name the 3 circles with the correct titles.
- Save the slide as an image.
- Upload this to the Moodle quiz question.
- Identify what markers you want to use.
- Identify which of the 8 possible drop zones is correct for each marker.
- Copy and paste the coordinates for each dropzone into Moodle.
This takes a matter of minutes to do, and allows someone to create challenging and more effective questions, as part of the formative assessment process.
The template file for this, can be downloaded directly via:
And a video explaining how to use this is as follows:
I will be adding more similar templates to this collection in the coming days and weeks, and they will be available at:
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