Actually, I'm the dummy. And today is my first attempt at using a Moodle quiz. There are plenty of good videos on YouTube on how to make quizzes, and lots of documentation over at moodle.org. Just drop in there and do a search. I was inspired by a webinar I attended yesterday on Moodle and Efficiency put on by the PA Dept of Ed. It so happened that my 7th grade history class is having a quiz today, so last night I made up the quiz in Moodle. It didn't take me any longer than making up any other quiz, but I now have those questions in a question bank, and MOODLE WILL GRADE ALL THE QUIZZES FOR ME. I put that in caps for a reason. I'll post later on how it works.
Later that same day.... it actually worked pretty well. The only flaw in the system was the confusing wording of a few of the questions, but that's the fault of whoever the idiot was who wrote them. Oh wait.
I was a little confused that they could see some of their answers and whether they were correct right after they submitted the quiz, but I believe that was because I had specified that in setting the quiz up. I wasn't sure exactly what some of those choices meant. Now I know.
So it's definitely worth doing again. I asked the students how they liked it, and they had no strong feelings either way -- just like any other quiz. So perhaps they're so used to computers that it's no big deal to take a quiz on one. The plus is mainly on my side -- it marks the quiz, records the grades, and keeps a bank of quiz questions.