Formative assessments and low stakes quizzes in Moodle

You can use an ungraded Moodle Quiz as a way to check in with your students before or during a unit to see areas that need clarification or discussion. The Quiz tool also can also be set to allow students to take a particular assessment multiple times, and lets you give feedback about each reply—often automatically, depending on the type of question. 

Pros:  Students can take the quiz as many times as you allow. Through automated feedback, you can show students why a response is right or wrong–or give any other sort of feedback that you wish. Once you create questions, you can reuse them for interlaced exercises and future classes.

Cons: There is a bit of a learning curve on understanding how to set up a quiz. However, once you learn the concepts, you can use the quiz for both formative and summative assessments. Note that while Questionnaires in Moodle can be anonymous, Quizzes cannot.

Expert:  Sharon Strauss