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Cloze (fill in the blank questions)
 

Is there a way to inputting/importing Cloze fill-in-the-blank questions in the Question Bank of the moodle quiz? I have tried to use Hot Potatoes  software on my PC to create a question and import that jcl file into the question bank. But when I do, the quiz module does not understand the format.

 
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Picture of john matylonek
Re: Cloze (fill in the blank questions)
 

When I go to the "edit quiz" function, I see there is an import function which leads me to a file format choice page, one of which is "cloze embedded type" files. when I upload the mushing.jcl using this choice the quiz module does not understand the format.

 
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Picture of john matylonek
Re: Cloze (fill in the blank questions)
 

Here is the format a newbie would use to format embedded fill in the blank questions in the quiz module:

Blah, blah, blah {1:SHORTANSWER:%100%"Correct Answer text"#Congratulations!~*#Wrong answer.}. Blah, blah blah {2:SHORTANSWER:%100%"Correct Answer text"#Congratulations!~*#Wrong answer.}.

 
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Picture of Duilio Peroni
Re: Cloze (fill in the blank questions)
 

A student of my school developed as final examination essay a WYSIWYG editor for Moodle clozes.
It is awailable both in standalone version (a Java application that produces a Moodle XML file) and an embedded version  for moodle 1.9 (a Java applet plugin for moodle rich editor).
Software is available at the following address:
http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=3959&filter=1
or at address:
http://studenti.scuole.bo.it/clozeformoodle/

 

 

 
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Me
Re: Cloze (fill in the blank questions)
 

That looks quite interesting.

In the documentation I see:

N. B. "Cloze for Moodle" has an automatic randomization system  of answers. You may therefore place the right answer(s) in the first box (top boxes) in order to have a clear vision of right answers during the editing. At the time of  compilation, answers are randomized, showing  a random position each time  you try the quiz.

I didn't think that Moodle supports ramdomizing of alternative answers in CLOZE questions. Have you checked that this really works in Moodle?

If one wants a particular order in the alternatives (for example "non of the above" last), is it possible to turn off/override the editors ramdomization?

 
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Re: Cloze (fill in the blank questions)
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Jeff, I haven't looked into that but but the point of the randomization is when the code of the Moodle questions is generated, not run time. Doesn't make much sense for shortanswer questions of course, but only for multiple choice. smile

 
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Picture of Duilio Peroni
Re: Cloze (fill in the blank questions)
 

Yes, correct.
Randomization is not on the Moodle platform, but iside "Cloze for Moodle" application.
Once loaded on the platform Multichoice answer are no longer randomized.
If you want a new randomization you have to reload the quiz in MoodleXML format in the "Cloze for Moodle" application and save again the quiz.
Randomization is obviously meaningless for shortanser questions.

 
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Me
Re: Cloze (fill in the blank questions)
 

Maybe the documentation should be clarified from

N. B. "Cloze for Moodle" has an automatic randomization system of answers. You may therefore place the right answer(s) in the first box (top boxes) in order to have a clear vision of right answers during the editing. At the time of compilation, answers are randomized, showing a random position each time you try the quiz.

to something like:

N. B. "Cloze for Moodle" has an automatic randomization system  of answers. You may therefore place the right answer(s) in the first box (top boxes) in order to have a clear vision of right answers during the editing. At the time of  XML file compilation, alternative answers are randomized. Moodle does not randomize CLOZE alternative after import.

Is it possible to override randomization in your editor?

 
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Picture of Duilio Peroni
Re: Cloze (fill in the blank questions)
 

Sorry, at present it is not possible to override randomization.
May be in future when a my student will take in charge the project as final examination work.

 
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