Workshop: Using Examples Moodle ISU


If you selected Use examples during the creation of your workshop, you will need to prepare the example submissions to complete the Setup phase. There are many options in creating a workshop.  

If you have any questions about the workshop, contact ITRC for additional assistance.

This guide will help you to:

You will want to see the additional Workshop guides for more information about each phase.

How Examples are Assessed

The behavior of the examples submissions is controlled by the Mode of examples assessment in the Example submission section of the Workshop settings.

You have the following options:

  1. Assessment of example submission is voluntary - Example submission is given, and the student may practice assessing at their own discretion.
  2. Examples must be assessed before own submission - The student assesses the examples before submitting their work, allowing them to see the criteria of assessment before submission, and possibly update their submission(s) to reflect the criteria.
  3. Examples are available after own submission and must be assessed before peer assessment - This option waits until after the student has submitted their work to provide practice assessments, so the student cannot alter their submissions according to assessment criteria. This option requires the student to practice assessing others’ work before assessing a fellow student’s submission.

In order to change the assessment mode you will need to do the following:

  1. Select the workshop.
  2. In the Administration block, Click Edit settings.

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  1. Scroll down to Example submissions.
  2. Check Use examples.
  3. Select from Mode of examples assessment dropdown what you would like the students to do as far as submitting examples goes.


Upload an Example Submission

You will need to submit example submissions for students to assess. You can add as many examples as you would like. The screen you use to upload the example submissions is almost identical to how the students will submit their work.

  1. Select the workshop.
  2. In the Workshop planner, you will see that the last task to complete in the Setup phase is Prepare example submissions. 
  3. Click Prepare example submissions.

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  1. Scroll to Example submissions at the bottom of the page.
  2. Click Add example submission.

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Note: You will be taken to a new screen and you will see the instructions you entered for submissions.

  1. Title your submission.


  1. Describe the content of your submission in Submission content.

Note: This section is optional. If you do not wish to describe your submission, skip to uploading it.

  1. Maximum number of submission attachments was determined in the settings of the workshop.
  1. To Attach a file - Click the button with the icon of a page with a plus sign to select a file to upload for submission.


Note: If you wish to change this, return to the Workshop settings and select a different number

  1. Select the repository where the file is located in the File picker pop-up.
  2. Click Browse.
  3. Search for the file.
  4. Click Upload this file.


Note: For information on files and repositories, see Files and New Repositories.

  1. Click Save changes.


Upload an Example Assessment

After you have uploaded an example submission, you will need to provide an example assessment.  This Sample assessment is used to help Moodle determine how well the student assesses the example.

There are several ways to open the assessment form for the example submission:

  1. Immediately after saving changes, Click Continue.


  1. Immediately after saving changes, Click Assess example submission.

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  1. From the bottom of the Workshop planner, directly under the Example submissions,  Click Assess.


  1. You will be presented with the Assessment form you created in the Edit assessment step.
  2. Follow the instructions for the Assessment form to complete the example assessment.
  3. Click Save and close when you have completed the assessment.
  1. You can Click Save and continue editing at any time to save your work.

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Note: You will be taken back to the Workshop planner.

At this point, you can add another example submission or proceed to the Submission phase. 

For more information about the Submission Phase, see Workshop: The Submission Phase.

For more information for Workshops, visit Workshop settings.

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