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Clarification On TMA Submission Process For NOUN New Elearn Portal

Dear NOUN Students,

We hope this message finds you well and ready to excel in your studies at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). Recently, there have been some misconceptions circulating about the submission process for Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs) on the new eLearn portal. We'd like to set the record straight and reassure you about the TMA submission process for this semester.

Misconception: Some unscrupulous agents and consultants claim that TMA submissions this semester will be different and more challenging. They suggest that you can only view the TMA test once, and after viewing it, the TMA will be automatically submitted without the chance to attempt it. Furthermore, they say that if you log out and log back in, the TMA will have already submitted itself.

The false news read thus 'Do not open any TMA if you are not prepared to finish it once you open it; it's not business as usual.' It went further by giving the claim and we quote: ' There is now automatic submission for any unfinished and unattended TMAs. Do not leave any question untreated.'

Fact: We want to emphasize that these claims are entirely false and misleading. The NOUN eLearn portal utilizes the Moodle platform for TMA tests, and Moodle quizzes are not designed to function in the manner described above. In the just-concluded webinar hosted by NOUN a few days ago, there was no mention of such a drastic change in the TMA submission process.

We understand that these misconceptions may have caused unnecessary anxiety among our students. It's important to remember that education should be built on trust, integrity, and transparency. The NOUN administration is committed to providing a fair and straightforward learning environment for all students.

How Does the Moodle Quiz Work
Moodle quiz submission works in a straightforward and user-friendly manner. Moodle is a widely used learning management system that many educational institutions, including the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), utilize for various purposes, including conducting online quizzes and assessments. Here's a step-by-step explanation of how Moodle quiz submission typically works:
1. Accessing the Quiz:
- To begin, you log in to the Moodle platform using your username and password.
- Once logged in, you navigate to the course or module where the quiz is located.

2. Starting the Quiz:
- When you locate the quiz, you click on its title or access link.
- Moodle quizzes can have various question types, such as multiple-choice, short answer, essay, or true/false questions.
- You read the quiz instructions carefully before starting to ensure you understand the rules and requirements.

3. Answering Questions:
- As you progress through the quiz, you answer the questions one by one.
- Depending on the settings chosen by your instructor, you may be allowed to go back and review and change your answers BEFORE submitting (NOUN official setting).

4. Navigating the Quiz:
- Moodle quizzes typically provide navigation buttons that allow you to move forward and backward through the questions.
- You can also flag questions for review if you want to return to them later.

5. Saving Your Work:
- Moodle usually has an auto-save feature that periodically saves your progress as you answer questions. This helps prevent data loss in case of technical issues.

6. Submitting the Quiz:
- When you have answered all the questions and are ready to submit, you click the Submit button (if available).
- It's important to note that once you submit the quiz, you usually cannot make any further changes to your answers.

7. Confirmation and Feedback:
- After submitting the quiz, Moodle may display a confirmation message to let you know that your submission was successful.
- Depending on your instructor's settings, you may receive immediate feedback on your quiz results, including your score and correct/incorrect answers.

8. Reviewing Quiz Results:
- After the quiz, you can often review your quiz attempt to see which questions you answered correctly and where you may have made mistakes.
- This review process can be valuable for learning and improvement.

9. Grading and Feedback:
- Instructors can access your quiz responses and assign grades and feedback through Moodle.
- You can usually view your quiz results and any feedback provided by your instructor on the same platform.

It's important to note that the specific details of Moodle quiz submission may vary depending on how your instructor has set up the quiz, including time limits, question types, and grading policies. Therefore, it's crucial to carefully read and follow the instructions provided by your course instructor to ensure a smooth quiz-taking experience.

Our advice to you:
1. Disregard False Information: Please disregard any information suggesting that the TMA submission process has dramatically changed. These rumours are likely spread by individuals who aim to exploit your fears and uncertainties for their own gain.

2. Stay Informed: To stay informed about any official updates or changes, rely on information provided by the National Open University of Nigeria through official channels, such as the university's website, newsletters, or announcements made during webinars or official communications. We are also here to ditch out reliable information, ensure to personalise our website for trusted and reliable updates.

3. Trust the NOUN System: NOUN has established a reliable and transparent system for TMA submissions. Focus on your studies, submit your TMAs as instructed by the university, and trust in the integrity of the NOUN eLearn portal.

In conclusion, NOUN remains dedicated to providing quality education and support to its students. We are committed to ensuring a fair and transparent TMA submission process. Please do not be swayed by unverified information and rumours. Your success at NOUN depends on your dedication, hard work, and adherence to the university's guidelines.

If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to reach out to us NOUN UPDATE, your study centre officers or the NOUN support team. Together, we can ensure a successful and productive semester.
Best regards,

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