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{{Questions}}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.'''
  
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.'''
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==Changing the order of the question types==
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The administrator can specify the order the question types appear in the question chooser so that teachers are presented with the most common ones at the top. This is done from ''Site administration > Plugins > Question types > Manage question types.'' The administrator uses the arrows to reorder the question types.
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By default, in new installations of Moodle, the most common question types will appear first:
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[[File:newquestionchooser.png|thumb|500px|center|Default order in new installs]]
  
 
==Standard question types==
 
==Standard question types==
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=== Calculated ===
 
=== 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. [[Calculated_question_type|More on the Calculated question type]]
 
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. [[Calculated_question_type|More on the Calculated question type]]
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===Calculated multi-choice===
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Calculated multichoice questions are like multichoice questions with the additonal property that the elements to select can include formula results from numeric values that are selected randomly from a set when the quiz is taken. They use the same wildcards than Calculated questions and their wildcards can be shared with other Calculated multichoice or regular Calculated questions.
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The main difference is that the formula is included in the answer choice as {=...} i.e if you calculate the surface of a rectangle {={l}*{w}}.
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[https://docs.moodle.org/36/en/Calculated_multichoice_question_type More on the Calculated Multi-Choice question type.]
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===Calculated simple===
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Simple calculated questions offer a way to create individual numerical questions whose response is the result of a numerical formula which contain variable numerical values by the use of wildcards (i.e {x} , {y}) that are substituted with random values when the quiz is taken.
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The simple calculated questions offers the most used features of the calculated question with a much simpler creation interface. [https://docs.moodle.org/36/en/Simple_calculated_question_type More on the Simple Calculated question type.]
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===Drag and drop into text===
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Students select missing words or phrases and add them to text by dragging boxes to the correct location. Items may be grouped and used more than once. [[Drag and drop into text question type| More on the Drag and drop into text question type.]]
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===Drag and drop markers===
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Students drop markers onto a selected area on a background image.Unlike the Drag and drop onto image question type, there are no predefined areas on the underlying image that are visible to the student. [[Drag and drop markers question type| More on the Drag and drop marker question type]].
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===Drag and drop onto image===
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Students make selections by dragging text, images or both to predefined boxes on a background image. Items may be grouped. [[Drag and drop onto image question type|More on the Drag and drop onto image question type]].
  
 
=== Description ===
 
=== 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. [[Description_question_type|More on the Description question type]]
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This question type is not actually a question. It just 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. [[Description_question_type|More on the Description question type]]
  
 
=== Essay ===
 
=== Essay ===
 
This allows students to write at length on a particular subject and must be manually graded.
 
This allows students to write at length on a particular subject and must be manually graded.
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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 [http://youtu.be/BAZa66WvyWQ Essay scaffold with the Moodle quiz]
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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 [http://youtu.be/BAZa66WvyWQ Essay scaffold with the Moodle quiz] It is also possible to include grading information for teachers marking the essay to refer to as they assess the essays,
  
 
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| [[File:templatebox.png|thumb|Response template in question set up screen]]
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| [[File:responsetemplategraderinfo.png|thumb|400px|Response template and grader info set up]]
| [[File:quiztemplate.png|thumb|What the student sees]]
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| [[File:quizessaytemplate.png|thumb|400px|What the student sees]]
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|[[File:teacherviewessayq.png|thumb|400px|What the teacher sees]]
 
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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. [[Embedded_Answers_(Cloze)_question_type|More on the Embedded Answers question type]]
 
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. [[Embedded_Answers_(Cloze)_question_type|More on the Embedded Answers question type]]
  
Writing project multiple choice.
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=== Multiple choice ===
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With the [[Multiple Choice question type]] you can create single-answer and multiple-answer questions, include pictures, sound or other media in the question and/or answer options (by inserting HTML) and weight individual answers.  
  
 
=== Short Answer ===
 
=== Short Answer ===
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=== Numerical ===
 
=== 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. [[Numerical_question_type|More on the Numerical 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. [[Numerical_question_type|More on the Numerical question type]]
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===Random short-answer matching===
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From the student perspective, this looks just like a Matching question. The difference is that the sub-questions are drawn randomly from Short Answer questions in the current category. [[Random_Short-Answer_Matching_question_type|More on the Random Short-Answer Matching question type]]
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===Select missing words===
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Students select a missing word or phrase from a dropdown menu. Items may be grouped and used more than once.  [[Select missing words question type |More on the Select missing words question type]]
  
 
=== True/False ===
 
=== True/False ===
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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 in [[Third-party_question_types|Third-party question types]].
 
 
* [[Algebra question type]]
 
* [[Calculated Objects question type]]
 
* [[Combined question type]]
 
* [[Drag and drop image or text question type]]
 
* [[Drag and drop into text]]
 
* [[Drag and drop marker question type]]
 
* [[Drag and drop onto image question type]]
 
* [[Java Molecular Editor question type]]
 
* [[Opaque question type]]
 
* [[Pattern-match question type]]
 
* [[Preg question type]]
 
* [[Regular Expression Short-Answer question type]]
 
* [[Spreadsheet question type]]
 
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
[[Lesson questions]]
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* [[Random question type]]
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* [[Lesson questions]]  
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* [https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=mod_qpractice Question practice] additional activity
  
  
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Latest revision as of 09:08, 5 November 2018


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.

Changing the order of the question types

The administrator can specify the order the question types appear in the question chooser so that teachers are presented with the most common ones at the top. This is done from Site administration > Plugins > Question types > Manage question types. The administrator uses the arrows to reorder the question types.

By default, in new installations of Moodle, the most common question types will appear first:

Default order in new installs

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

Calculated multi-choice

Calculated multichoice questions are like multichoice questions with the additonal property that the elements to select can include formula results from numeric values that are selected randomly from a set when the quiz is taken. They use the same wildcards than Calculated questions and their wildcards can be shared with other Calculated multichoice or regular Calculated questions.

The main difference is that the formula is included in the answer choice as {=...} i.e if you calculate the surface of a rectangle {={l}*{w}}.

More on the Calculated Multi-Choice question type.

Calculated simple

Simple calculated questions offer a way to create individual numerical questions whose response is the result of a numerical formula which contain variable numerical values by the use of wildcards (i.e {x} , {y}) that are substituted with random values when the quiz is taken.

The simple calculated questions offers the most used features of the calculated question with a much simpler creation interface. More on the Simple Calculated question type.

Drag and drop into text

Students select missing words or phrases and add them to text by dragging boxes to the correct location. Items may be grouped and used more than once. More on the Drag and drop into text question type.

Drag and drop markers

Students drop markers onto a selected area on a background image.Unlike the Drag and drop onto image question type, there are no predefined areas on the underlying image that are visible to the student. More on the Drag and drop marker question type.

Drag and drop onto image

Students make selections by dragging text, images or both to predefined boxes on a background image. Items may be grouped. More on the Drag and drop onto image question type.

Description

This question type is not actually a question. It just 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.

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 It is also possible to include grading information for teachers marking the essay to refer to as they assess the essays,

Response template and grader info set up
What the student sees
What the teacher 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

Multiple choice

With the Multiple Choice question type you can create single-answer and multiple-answer questions, include pictures, sound or other media in the question and/or answer options (by inserting HTML) and weight individual answers.

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

Random short-answer matching

From the student perspective, this looks just like a Matching question. The difference is that the sub-questions are drawn randomly from Short Answer questions in the current category. More on the Random Short-Answer Matching question type

Select missing words

Students select a missing word or phrase from a dropdown menu. Items may be grouped and used more than once. More on the Select missing words 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 in Third-party question types.

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