Question types

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.2. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Question types.

You may add a variety of different types of questions in the Quiz and Lesson modules. There are more question types in the Quiz module. Please use the links on the right to find very specific information about standard questions types that are found in both modules.

Third-party question types

Besides the standard question types that are part of the core Moodle distribution, there are question type plugins contributed by the community.

Drag and Drop

Please see the Drag and Drop question tutorial for more information.

Molecule design

The Java Molecular Editor question type allows you to ask students to design and submit a molecular structure.


Opaque is a system for using questions from other systems that support the Opaque protocol within Moodle quizzes. This question type is the Moodle end of that bridge. It can be downloaded from See the Opaque question type tutorial for more information.


RQP was an earlier attempt to do the same thing that Opaque does, but as of Moodle 1.6 it did not work. It used to be in Moodle core, but in Moodle 1.9 it was moved to be a third-part question type. It is probably now only of historical interest.

Regular Expression Short Answer

Template:Moodle 1.6Like the Short Answer question, the RegExp Short Answer question expects the student to answer an "open" question with a word or a short phrase. However, using so-called regular expressions gives you access to a more powerful system for analysing the student's answers and thus providing more adapted feedback messages. The Regular Expression Short Answer question type is available for Moodle 1.6 from the Modules and plugins database.

Versions and questions

  • Some question types can be exported in version 1.6 to a lesson through use of a GIFT or XML Moodle file.

Question bank

Moodle 1.6 created "Question bank", a database of questions for the quiz module. This database will be available for both quiz and lesson modules in 2.0.