My name is Michele Fabbri, I'm 18 years old, I live in Bologna and I attend the last class of Computer Science at "Odone Belluzzi" secondary school.
I am realizing as exam essay, with the help of my Computer Science teacher Duilio Peroni and of my English teacher Patrizia Casanova, a WYSWIG editor for the creation of closes in Moodle environment. The name of the program is "Cloze for Moodle.
The program is written in Java.
It’s a "user-friendly" graphic interface that makes cloze creation easy to unskilled users that are usually discouraged by the complex rules of Moodle Cloze editor environment..
Cloze question type, also known as "embedded answers" in the MOODLE terminology, consist of a text that embeds some missing words or phrases to be completed by typing a text or by selecting a text from an in-line dropdown menu. Embedded answer may be "Short answer", "Multiple Choice" or "Numerical answer". The embedding of answers is defined by a set of syntactic rules which are explained in detail in the Moodle on-line documentation at the URL: http://docs.moodle.org/en/Cloze#Detailed_syntax_explanations
This project was suggested by my English teacher Patrizia Casanova; she often produces Clozes for her Moodle courses but she was irritare by complex and hostile rules required by Moodle.
"Cloze with Moodle", on the contrary, offers a very quick and easy visual edition.
This software was developed in two versions:
"Standalone" is a Java application to be downloaded and installed on the local computer of the cousre teacher and allow to create or modify closes in MoodleXML file format. A MoodleXML file may be imported on a standard Moodle platform. This solution is suitable for individual teachers that can create their own cloze off-line and load them on a standard platform MOODLE.
"Embedded" is a Java applet that can be integrated into MOODLE environment through a "Hack".
The hack is very similar to Dragmath integration hack and it is documented in the on-line Help.
The applet is executed as a pop-up of the rich-editor of Moolde during the on-line editing of a cloze question type and transforms the standard editor of Moodle in a WYSIWYG editor.
This solution is best suited for administrators of Moodle that can make available online the visual editor to their teachers.
The program is distribuited under GPL license open-souce.
All information about this program can be found at this address:
I invite all interested moodlers to try my program and to send comments, bug reports or suggestions for improvement.
Thank you all for your attention and collaboration.