Select the exam type and then consider the best iLearn (Moodle) tool for the job.
|Exam Type||Quiz||Assignment||TurnitIn||Scan & upload|
|Strict writing time enforced||Best (use the quiz timer)||Can’t enforce||Can’t enforce||–|
|On-screen selected response (MCQ) and/or typed short text responses||Best||–||–||–|
|On-screen/typed long response or essay questions.||OK for responses less than about 300 words – use essay question type.||OK e.g. upload word document.||Best e.g. upload word document or PDF. Provide a back-up submission method too.||–|
|Handwritten pen-on-paper responses, math, diagrams with scan/upload submission.||OK (essay question type with file upload enabled only).||Best||NO! avoid using this tool for this exam type – it can cause problems!||Yes. Please see user guide*.|
Further advice on creating online exams:
- Examples of online and zoom exams in the ‘iLearn for Convenors‘ unit – updated for s1 2021.
- Detailed exam prep guidance following the exam preparation timeline steps. This document provides online exam prep and design advice, and touches on contingency for on-campus exams for students who cannot attend.
General iLearn Quick guides for staff for: