USER MANUAL Creating an OMR Quiz: 1) Log in to Moodle as an administrator or any user who has privileges to manage quizzes

. 2) Under “available courses” section click on the course in which you want to create a quiz. 3) click on “turn editing on” button if it is not done already. 4) click on “add an activity” in desired week/topic and select “quiz”. 5) Now a quiz editing form will open. It will have following fields that are relevant for OMR quiz. Enter the information based on this table. Field Name(mandatory) Description Name of the quiz. Note: Quiz name should not contain the following characters 1 single or double or back quotes. 2 back or front slash. If these characters are used for quiz naming then the uploaded answers file to Moodle's files area will not be retrievable. This is the introduction of the quiz. Text entered here will be used as instructions for the offline exam and will be printed on the quiz paper. Select “omr” to create the omr quiz. Selecting “default” makes it a normal online quiz.

Introduction Type of quiz

Open the This is the time from when quiz will be available to attempt. The date part quiz(mandatory for omr) of it is used as the date of the offline quiz and will be printed on the quiz paper. Close the For online quiz this is the time after which user cannot attempt the quiz. For quiz(mandatory for omr) offline quiz the scanned omr data files should be uploaded before this time. After this time answer file upload will not be allowed. Time limit (mandatory for omr) This is the duration of the quiz. It will be printed as duration on the quiz paper.

Note: → After creating the OMR quiz you will be able to shuffle the questions even if you selected “No” for “shuffle questions” in the quiz editing form. →Negative marking is not supported by Moodle. The “apply penalties” option does not correspond to negative marking and is related to “adaptive mode” only. →For offline attempts, adaptive mode does not make any sense so it can be set to “no”. Rest all the fields can be ignored or filled as per requirement. 6 ) To save the changes click on “save and return to course” or “save and display”.

Process 1) Click on the OMR tab. 3) Now select questions that you want to include in the quiz and click “Add to quiz”. Uploading OMR configuration file: 1. variantcount : number of variants required for the OMR quiz. 2) In the right side frame of the web page select the desired questions “category” to select questions from OR click on “create new question” list and choose “multiple choice” to create a new multiple choice question. rollnolength : Length of the roll number. variantlength : length of the variant number. This way questions are added to the quiz. 3. variantposition : position of the variant number in scanned omr file.Contents of the configuration file: following are the contents of the configuration file(order does not matter): rollnoposition : Position of roll number in scanned omr file. 2) Click on “browse” under “import from file upload” section and click “upload this file” to upload the configuration file present on your file system. OR Click on “choose or upload a file” under “import from file already in course files.Example of configuration file: variantcount:4 rollnoposition:1 variantposition:40 ansposition:44 rollnolength:4 variantlength:4 4. 3) If you are re uploading the OMR configuration file involving a change in the parameter “variantcount” then a warning will be shown that: “if you change the OMR configuration then all the existing answer data and user attempts made on that data for this OMR quiz will be erased”.Adding questions to the quiz: 1) Click on the quiz in the course page and then click on the edit tab.. System will ask for OMR configuration upload if the configuration file is not already uploaded. If you submitted the quiz by clicking “save and display” button the edit tab is automatically selected. ansposition : position of the answer string in scanned omr file. .Structure of configuration filename_of_the_parameter : value_of_the_parameter 2.” section and click “import from this file” to import the configuration file that is already present in files area of Moodle.

Note: variant numbers are unique for a quiz 2) Deciding Question Sequence for each variant: There are three options for deciding question sequence for a variant.Click “yes” if you intend to do so. a) Page break in “question sequence” text area: add a '0' in the “question sequence” text area at the desired place and click on “save changes” button. Use up and down arrows to move a question up and down. b) Automatic Shuffle: For shuffling the question sequence click on the “shuffle” button. a) change sequence directly from the text area by placing the question ids at desired place. This is the sequence of the questions as present in the master quiz. Note: in the question sequence field each question is represented by its unique id. After the file upload. 1) Click on “preview” link present against the variant that you wish to preview. A printable version of the variant will be presented on the screen. based on the OMR configuration parameter “variantcount” that many number of variants will be created automatically with empty “variant number” field and a default question sequence in “question sequence” field. Printing variants: If variants are already created then the variants can be viewed and printed. c) Manual Shuffle: For shuffling questions manually click on the “manual shuffle” button. Click on the “save changes” button to save the changes made by shuffling the questions. Creating variants: 1) Generating Variant Numbers: a) Click on the OMR tab and then variants tab. Click “no” otherwise. Page breaks can be added in the question sequence by two ways. c) enter the desired variant number for each of the variants if not done already and click on “save changes” button. . contents of the file are displayed on the screen. b) Page break using “Manual Shuffle”: click on “manual shuffle” button then click on “show page breaks” and use up arrow present against last page break to introduce a new page break. The sequence should be comma separated with a 0 at the end of the sequence. Click on the “continue” button to decide the variants of quiz. b) If not created already. 3) Adding page breaks: A page break after a question means the next question will appear on a new page. Then place it at the desired place using up and down arrows.

1) Structure of the attendance file: Attendance file have roll numbers one at each line like rollno1 rollno2 rollno3 . Structure of the scanned OMR answers file: roll number. But if you upload attendance for an OMR quiz then you have an option to test the validity of the students against this attendance also apart from regular validation against enrollments for the course. OR Click on “choose or upload a file” under “import from file already in course files.” section and click “import from this file” to import the attendance file that is already present in files area of Moodle... 3) Click on your web browser's print button to get a hard copy of the quiz paper. .2) Now click on your browser's print preview option to see the layout of the questions along with page breaks. . name. 2) Uploading attendance: 1) Click on the “omr” tab and then click on attendance tab. variant number... OR Click on “choose or upload a file” under “import from file already in course files. You can go back and adjust the question sequence or page break position if layout is not proper..” section and click “import from this file” to import the scanned OMR answers file that is already present in files area of Moodle. . Attendance: Attendance in OMR quiz is not compulsory. 2) Click on “browse” under “import from file upload” section and click “upload this file” to upload the scanned OMR answers file present on your file system. answer string. Now an upload form will appear on the screen.. 2) Click on “browse” under “import from file upload” section and click “upload this file” to upload the attendance file present on your file system... Sample contents of the scanned OMR answers file: 0017 ABHIRAMI KANNAN IYER 0018 ABHISHEK CHOUDHARY 002 ABHISHEK JAYANT KESKAR 002 ABHISHEK SANJAY GULDHE 0022 ADITEE UTTAM MANE 0901BDCABABBDDABCBB 0901BACBBDBAAADBCBA 0900AB CADBBCB DCD 0901BCABBDABACDCCDA 0900BDCABAABACDBCDA Upload Scanned OMR Answer sheet file: 1) click on the “omr” tab then click on answers tab.

Item analysis: When results are processed you can analyze the results using Item Analysis. System will show you the analysis using various parameters. Based on these parameters user can detect ambiguous/erroneous questions.Answer files uploaded earlier can also be uploaded again. Processing of offline attempt data: For processing the answers data 1) Click on the OMR tab then click on “process attempts” tab. a) Record wise analysis: When you upload the answer data then the system automatically performs the analysis and shows it record by record. b) error category wise analysis: under the “upload answers” tab click on the “diagnostics:” list and choose “category wise” and click on “show” button. 2) Click on “process” button to process the correct records. In the results tab click on the “item analysis” sub tab. There are two types of analysis available for uploaded answer data. Answer data analysis: Answer data analysis is done for detecting problems with the uploaded records. For re uploading an answer file go to “upload answers” tab and click on the “change” button present at the bottom of the page and follow the procedure as described in “Upload answers” section above. Detecting ambiguous/erroneous questions using Item analysis and correcting them: Detection: Using item analysis we can find out for each question that how many students answered that correctly. A list of correct and incorrect records will be displayed. Refer to section “Retrieving earlier uploaded answer data” Note: The uploaded answers are automatically saved in Moodle's files area in a directory named “answers” under another directory having name as the name of the quiz for which the answers are uploaded. how many opted a particular incorrect option etc. . Always make a copy of it and do the changes on that file. If answers were already uploaded then just click the “upload answers” tab to see the record wise analysis of answer data. System will process the correct records and will navigate to results page. Corrective actions on answer data: After seeing the diagnostics the user should manually change the problematic records in the scanned answers file and re upload that file to system. So do not use the characters as mentioned in the section “creating an OMR quiz” for naming the quiz. Diagnostics will be shown based on error category. NOTE: Do not change original scanned OMR data file.

Storing the corrective actions: For storing the corrective actions follow these steps: 1) go to the “edit” tab and under the actions tab click on the edit icon for the question for which you want to store the corrective action. 2) Click on the edit tab. For canceling a question 1) Click on the quiz. 5) Store the description of corrective actions as described in the section “storing the corrective action”. 4) Now regrade the attempts by clicking on “results” tab and then “regrade” tab.11 marks each. 3) In the text area under the field “grade”. For example if there are 10 questions of 10 marks each and a question is canceled then there will be 9 questions of 11. 2) In the text area for general feedback add the corrective action in the following format correction number: correction date: corrective action: e. And weightage of rest of the questions increases. . correction number: 1 correction date: 2-2-09 corrective action: changed the option third from “earth” to mars. nobody is graded for that question. 3) Store the description of corrective actions taken on the question along with that question as described in the next section. correction number:2 correction date: 14-6-09 corrective action: question canceled. Canceling a question: If a question is canceled. 2) Correct the ambiguous/erroneous question by editing the question. Correction: After detecting the ambiguous/erroneous questions 1) go to Moodle's question bank.Refer to Moodle's documentation for item analysis. set the grade as 0 against the question you want to cancel and click on “save changes” button.g.

6) Now regrade the attempts by clicking on the results tab and then on regrade tab. 2) click on “files” present in the administration block. 7) Store the description of corrective actions as described in the section “storing the corrective action”. click on the edit icon in front of the question for which you want to provide alternate answer. File name answers 1st upload:. That way the students selecting that alternate answer will be awarded full credit. 4) click the “answers” folder and select the file that you want to retrieve. . Retrieving earlier uploaded answer data: For retrieving the answer data file already uploaded to Moodle's files area: 1) go to the course under which this quiz is present. For making an option as alternate answer of a question: 1) go to the quiz by clicking on the name of the quiz.Providing alternate answer: If the number of students selecting a wrong option is greater then the number of students selecting the right option then that wrong option can be made as alternate answer for that question. 3) click on folder with the name as the name of the quiz of which you want to access the uploaded answer data file. 5) click on the “save changes” button. 2) click on the edit tab 3) Under the “actions” field. 4) Set the grade as 100 % for the choice that you want to make as an alternate answer.answers_2 and so on so detecting the latest uploaded file becomes easy.answers_1 3rd upload:.answer 2nd upload:. Note: If a file is uploaded more than once using OMR system's answers upload then these uploaded files are renamed as given below.

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