Past Exam Papers

exam paper small In the Learning and Research Technologies Department (LRT), one of the project I’m currently involved in with my colleagues is getting the past exam papers to students via their Moodle learning environment, creating a great online as well as providing a seamless and personalised experience for MMU students.

Over the past months my tasks was to search and locate the ‘keepers’ opast exam papersf the past exam papers – the local MMU Exam Officers. It’s been a task on its own finding Exam Officers. I finally managed to track them all (I hope so, get in touch if not) down with a little detective work and help of number of staff.

Working with the Exam Officer has been very rewarding, everyone has been so accommodating and working very hard on providing me with the necessary information I wanted. Thousands upon thousands of formatted past exam papers and tagged with the appropriate unit codes were sent to me to be upload into Equella our MMU digital repository so that they can become available in the appropriate units in Moodle for our MMU students.Over the months campus Exam officers have continued to update me with past exam papers to upload in bulk.

Here is a typical past exam papers view of what the students will see in their Moodle Right Hand Side (RHS) block when they are logged in. Students will be presented up to last three years of the past exam papers under the heading LIBRARY – Exam papers. Clicking on the appropriate exam papers link will open a new tab in the browser with a PDF file of the past exam paper.

Please note – previous methods of accessing the exam papers via local campuses and Library websites links have all been disabled.

Create An Instant Webcam Recording Of Yourself From A Desktop For Your Students

With a webcam attach to your computer you can now create an instant recording of yourself and make this recording available to your students from within your Moodle environment. Make sure your webcam is connected and recognised by your computer.

Please note: Creating an instant recording using webcam method has no post–editing facilities. Any errors whilst recording will not be able to edit out afterwards.

1. Login to Moodle
2. Select the unit you want your webcam to be available in for your students
3. Turn editing on
4. In the week you want your webcam to be available in click on Add a Resource
5. Select the video option
6. Type in a name for your resource
7. Add a summary (optional)
8. Click on Add Video
9. Click on webcam (If you get a pop-up message of any kind click on Allow and make sure your webcam model is selected)
10. Click on Record (and begin your narrative)
11. Click on stop when finished.
12. Click on Next
13. Type in a Title and Description for your recording
14. Click Next
15. Change any settings for Player dimensions and player size.
16. Click OK
17. Click on Save and return to course (you may need to scroll down the page in Moodle)

Your resource will be available for your students to view once it has been processed. The process time will depend on the size of your podcast.

Add A Video Resource In Moodle

Here is a quick guide to contributing a Video Resource (Podcast) in your Moodle area.

1. Login to Moodle
2. Select the unit you want your podcast to be available in for your students
3. Turn editing on
4. In the week you want your podcast to be available in click on Add a Resource
5. Select the Video option
6. Type in a name for your resource
7. Add a summary (optional)
8. Click on Add Video
9. Click on Browse
10. Navigate to the folder where your podcast is located and select it.
11. Click on upload
12. Click Next
13. Change the Title of your resource and add a description if you so wish
14. Click Next
15. Change any setting for Player dimensions and player size.
16. Click OK
17. Click on Save and Return to course

Your resource will be available to your students to view once it has been processed. The process time will depend on the size of your podcast.