The Human Resource Development (HRD) Committee of Business Studies Department (BSD) of ‘University of Technology and Applied Sciences’ has organized faculty development programs, an exclusive webinar for the staff members on Tuesday 20th October, 2020. The program initiated was “In-Person Training workshop on ‘Moodle’. The in-person training workshop was specifically arranged in addition to the on-line session on the same subject, to ensure the enquiries and issues of staff members are managed effectively. The facilitator for the program was Mr. Ricardo Biason- BSD Lecturer.
During the session, the facilitator presented comprehensive information on conducting ‘on-line examinations’ using Moodle - an open-source learning management system extensively used for blended, distance, and for online learning.
The session progressed by having practical explanation on dividing question into higher order questions and lower order questions, converting the word file into text file and subsequently applying the following in e-learning: uploading the file, importing text file, creating a category for questions, adding a new quiz, setting the opening and closing time, setting time-limit, shuffling with questions, editing quiz by choosing ‘random question’ as an option, assigning the required random, and previewing the quiz. The staff members were also informed about sharing the link with the students during examinations.
The session was lively and the audience were glad to learn the essentials of using ‘Moodle’ for conducting online examinations. The session was participative as staff members had the chance to clear their doubts following the in-person training session.