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Limit of characters in quiz answer
 

Hi,

Is there way to limit the length of the answers in a quiz (moodle 1.9)? May be a new type of answer or something similar?

Greets & Thanks

 
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Re: Limit of characters in quiz answer
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Hi Aitor,

Your question is not clear, because there are no "answers" to a quiz, but there are answers to questions inside a quiz. Which type of question do you want to limit the length of answers to: the short answer question or the essay question?

Please also note that all development has stopped on Moodle 1.9, which is now considered an obsolete version.

Joseph

 
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Hi, Joseph:

For example, I need to limit the length of short answer. I don't mind if it's a new type of question.

I need to use 1.9 version because it's a legacy system.

Aitor

 
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Do you want to limit the length of answers to all short answer questions on your 1.9 Moodle site?

Or do you need an extra setting on the Edit page of a short answer question for the teacher to limit that length per question? That second option would indeed need a new question type, but I'm afraid no-one is going to propose to develop a new question type for such an old version of Moodle as 1.9.

Joseph

 
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Hello Aitor,

I am afraid there are now very few question type authors working on Moodle 1.9.

I, for one, would be totally unable to do a 1.9 question type now, because 1.9 is so long ago and I have forgotten  a lot of things on how it was working.

Doing that for recent Moodle versions would be quite easy and i think it could be done very quickly.

I hope you will find somebody able to help you with that problem.

If not, and if you can't upgrade, you will have to find a workaround. maybe telling your students in the question text they must limit their response to xx characters would work ? Students tend (generaly) to stick to the rules to get good grades !

 
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