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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 add-ons] in [https://moodle.org/plugins the add-ons database].
 
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 add-ons] in [https://moodle.org/plugins the add-ons database].
  
Some of those add-ons have additional documentation here:
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Some of those add-ons have additional documentation [[Third-party_question_types|here]]:
  
* [[Algebra question type]]
 
* [[Calculated Objects question type]]
 
* [[Combined question type]]
 
* [[Concept map question type]]
 
* [[Correct writing question type]]
 
* [[Drag and drop image or text question type]]
 
* [[Drag and drop into text]]
 
* [[Drag and drop marker question type]]
 
* [[Drag and drop matching question type]]
 
* [[Drag and drop onto image question type]]
 
* [[Gapfill question type]]
 
* [[Interval question type]]
 
* [[Java Molecular Editor question type]]
 
* [[Matrix question type]]
 
* [[Multinumerical question type]]
 
* [[Music key signature question type]]
 
* [[Music scale question type]]
 
* [[Opaque question type]]
 
* [[OU multiple response question type]]
 
* [[Pattern-match question type]]
 
* [[Pattern-match with JME question type]]
 
* [[Perl-compatible regular expression question type]]
 
* [[POAS abstract question type]]
 
* [[PoodLL recording question type]]
 
* [[Preg question type]]
 
* [[Programmed responses question type]]
 
* [[Regular Expression Short-Answer question type]]
 
* [[Reverse pattern match question type]]
 
* [[Select missing words question type]]
 
* [[Set splitting question type]]
 
* [[Spreadsheet question type]]
 
* [[STACK question type]]
 
* [[UB hot spots question type]]
 
* [[Variable numeric question type]]
 
* [[Variable numeric set question type]]
 
* [[Variable numeric set with units question type]]
 
* [[Vertical matching question type]]
 
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 19:31, 18 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

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

Description

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

Essay

This allows students to write at length on a particular subject and must be manually graded. New feature
in Moodle 3.6!

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

Matching

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

Numerical

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

True/False

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 add-ons in the add-ons database.

Some of those add-ons have additional documentation here:


See also

Lesson questions