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Tim at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Re: Multiple Instances
Group DevelopersGroup Documentation writersGroup Particularly helpful Moodlers

Well, we could make it so you can only add mulitple instances of qtype like calculated, where the one question has multiple variants. Then, we also need to insure that each instance of the question in each attempt uses a different variant.

However, even when a question has one variant, you might want to add multiple copies. For example and essay question that asks "Write a reflective note on how you approached the questions in this section."

However, I take your point, so if we do implement this, we should find ways to build a UI that lets people do all the things they might reasonably want to do, while making it difficult for them to make accidental mistakes.

 
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Picture of Rick Jerz
Re: Multiple Instances
Group Particularly helpful Moodlers

Tim, thanks for your reply.  I am just trying to provide some ideas as you, and others, think about ways to improve the quiz engine.

As another possibility, if Moodle were to allow multiple instances, maybe there could be a warning message, such as "This question already exists in this quiz, are you sure that you want to add another copy?"

 
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Tim at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Re: Multiple Instances
Group DevelopersGroup Documentation writersGroup Particularly helpful Moodlers

Yes. It is really good to have these disucssions before any code is written. It is one of the things that makes working on Moodle so great, that there is a whole forum full of people with whom to discuss design questions like this.

 
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