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==Third-party question types==
==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.
Besides the standard question types that are part of the core Moodle distribution, there are a number of [https://moodle.org/plugins/browse.php?list=category&id=29 question type plugins] in [https://moodle.org/plugins the add-ons database].
===Drag and Drop===
Some of those add-ons have additional documentation here:
Please see the [[Drag and Drop question tutorial]] for more information.
* [[Opaque question type]]
* [[Regular Expression Short-Answer question type]]
===Molecule design===
* [[Spreadsheet question type]]
The [http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=296 Java Molecular Editor question type] allows you to ask students to design and submit a molecular structure.
[[Development:Opaque|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. See the [[Opaque question type]] for more information.
RQP was an attempt to do the same thing that Opaque does. It was a third-party question type and is not available for Moodle 2
===Regular Expression Short Answer===
Like 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 from the [http://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=qtype_regexp| Modules and plugins database.]See the [[Regular Expression Short-Answer question type]] page for more information.
The [[Spreadsheet question type]] is a short answer modified question, in order to allow to interact through an spreadsheet interface with all the basic functionalities, like formulas add/delete cols/rows etc.
Also it has a field to help to fill the enviroment question so the answer only evaluates the points we are interested in.
==See also==
==See also==

Revision as of 16:30, 1 July 2013

You may add a variety of different types of questions in the Quiz and Lesson modules. This page is about Quiz module question types; some will be similar to Lesson questions types, which are fewer in number and function differently. The standard quiz question types are listed below with brief descriptions. Please use the links on the right side of this page to find more detailed information about standard questions types.

Standard question types


Calculated questions offer a way to create individual numerical questions by the use of wildcards that are substituted with individual values when the quiz is taken. More on the Calculated question type


This is not a real question. It simply prints some text (and possibly graphics) without requiring an answer. This can be used to provide some information to be used by a subsequent group of questions, for example. More on the Description question type


This allows students to write at length on a particular subject and must be manually graded. New feature
in Moodle 3.4!

It is possible for a teacher to create a template to scaffold the student's answer in order to give them extra support. The template is then reproduced in the text editor when the student starts to answer the question. See Youtube video Essay scaffold with the Moodle quiz

Response template in question set up screen
What the student sees


A list of sub-questions is provided, along with a list of answers. The respondent must "match" the correct answers with each question. More on the Matching question type

Embedded Answers (Cloze Test / Gap Fill)

These very flexible questions consist of a passage of text (in Moodle format) that has various answers embedded within it, including multiple choice, short answers and numerical answers. More on the Embedded Answers question type

Writing project multiple choice.

Short Answer

In response to a question (that may include an image), the respondent types a word or phrase. There may several possible correct answers, with different grades. Answers may or may not be sensitive to case. More on the Short Answer question type


From the student perspective, a numerical question looks just like a short-answer question. The difference is that numerical answers are allowed to have an accepted error. This allows a continuous range of answers to be set. More on the Numerical question type


In response to a question (that may include an image), the respondent selects from two options: True or False. More on the True/False question type

Third-party question types

Besides the standard question types that are part of the core Moodle distribution, there are a number of question type plugins in the add-ons database.

Some of those add-ons have additional documentation here:

See also

Lesson questions