Kaltura Media is video streaming system that provides an easy to use facility for uploading, storing, searching and accessing video material in LEO (Learning Environment Online). You can use Kaltura media to provide a better viewing experience for student compared to directly uploading videos into your unit as videos are able to stream in a higher quality and automatically adapt to the students internet connection speed and device. Kaltura Media also allows students to upload video material through Kaltura Media Assignment.
For more information about how to upload and manage your Kaltura videos, please read our LEO Guide ‘How to use the Kaltura Media Gallery’
To learning more about the different upload options, please ready "How to add new videos to Kaltura Media Gallery'
To learn more about how to add and share your Kaltura videos in your unit, please read our LEO Guide ‘How to add Kaltura Media to your unit'
To learn more about how students can upload videos to an assignment, please read our LEO guide 'How to create a Kaltura Media Assignment'
The Quiz activity can be utilised in a number of ways, including as:
Diagnostic assessment is an assessment which occurs at the commencement of a semester, and can give both the student and the teacher an indication of the current capabilities of the student, as well as identifying their areas for support and development. Based on the results of a Diagnostic Quiz, a student may be directed to academic support services or required to access additional readings. A diagnostic assessment is ungraded, and the results do not count towards a student’s overall grade.
Formative assessment takes place throughout a semester, and can provide both the student and the teacher an indication of how well the student is progressing through the unit. A Quiz when used for the purposes of formative assessment, designed to include effective feedback, can empower your students to take control of their own learning. Practice quizzes which you may allow your students to take before undertaking the ‘real’ quiz, are a type of formative assessment. Formative assessment may or may not be graded.
Summative assessment takes place at the end of the semester. If using a Quiz for the purposes of summative assessment you will need to be particularly mindful of your student’s ability to share the questions and responses with each other via ‘screen shots’ (images captured off the screen). Summative assessments are graded.
To learn more safeguards against academic dishonesty in the use of the Quiz activity within Leo, please read our Guide ‘How to set up a Quiz’.
A Quiz within LEO is made up of three elements: The first is the Quiz activity itself, which makes up the framework or ‘shell’ of the Quiz. Depending on the Settings you select when adding a Quiz to your Moodle site, you can change the layout of your Quiz, provide different types of feedback dependent upon a learner’s performance, and control the ways that a learner can access the Quiz.
To learn how to add a Quiz to your LEO Unit, and select the appropriate Settings, please see our LEO Guide ‘How to set up a Quiz’.
The second element to a Quiz is the questions. There are a number of different question types which behave differently, and provide different outcomes for students. Some of the more commonly used Question types are explored in more depth in ‘???’ [note: ‘How to add a new question’ maybe?].
The third element which is a part of a Quiz is the Question bank. The Question Bank is not critical to the set-up of a Quiz, and you can create and use a Quiz without using a Question bank. However taking the time to create a Question Bank will be a useful investment of your time ongoing. The Question bank is an organized repository of all of the Quiz questions you have created. You can use the Question bank to store your questions, and reuse them as appropriate in Quizzes in other LEO units (as opposed to creating new questions every time you create a new Quiz).
If you are interested in submitting a poll to your students, or asking them to select between a number of options, you should use the ‘Choice’ tool. To learn more about the ‘Choice’ tool please read our LEO Guide ‘Choice Tool’.
If you would like to administer a survey to your students, or gather feedback, you should use the ‘Feedback’ tool. To learn more about the ‘Feedback’ tool please read our LEO Guide ‘Feedback Tool’.
Associate Professor Adam Bridgeman from the University of Sydney (Faculty of Science) provides his students with short quizzes for the purposes of both summative and formative assessment. To learn more about Adam’s use of quizzes, and the feedback he received from his students, click here.
Dr Victoria Serra-Sastre from the Department of Economics, City University (London) uses Quizzes with her Masters students and second year undergraduates. Read an interview with her here.