Cloze editor

Atto ::: atto_cloze
Maintained by Daniel Thies, Germán and TemudginGermán Valero
An Atto editor plugin to help create embedded answer questions
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This Atto editor plugin provides a user friendly interface for creating and modifying embedded answer (cloze) questions. The plugin reads subquestion specifications into a form to be edited, and writes the values of the form in the correct syntax for the embedded answer (cloze) question type.

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Andreas Glombitza: Original developer of similar plugin for TinyMCE
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  • Germán and Temudgin
    Sat, Oct 28, 2017, 7:21 AM
    As far as I know, all questions (regardless of type) in a Moodle quiz must have integer point values.

    If you intended on using decimal points for some answers, just multiply every value for right and wrong answers by a factor of ten in order to get integer numbers. Moodle will automatically scale the final score of the quiz to whatever value you set for it.
  • Fri, Dec 15, 2017, 3:22 PM
    Unable to get the cloze button to appear on the editor toolbar. Have added it using cloze = cloze. I am using moddle3.3 php:5.6 . editor is Atto latest dist. Installs fine show up in list of installed plugins but will not show up in toolbar.
  • Sat, Dec 16, 2017, 12:53 AM
    Did you try adding a Cloze question to the question bank? The button does not appear on other forms.
  • Sat, Nov 3, 2018, 2:39 AM
    I recently installed this plugin in moodle 3.5. Having issues with assigning -ve marks to wrong choices.
    Assigning -33.333% to a wrong choice is not working properly. The grade gets displayed as a part of the option text and also, if a wrong choice is selected, the marks given are 0.
    Please guide me on this.

  • Wed, Nov 7, 2018, 7:39 AM
    Hello Kashmira,

    I think that this is a bug with the cloze question type rather than this editor plugin. It does not seem to support decimal negative numbers at the moment although the syntax looks correct. I thought that this was working before so it may be a regression.
  • Sun, May 17, 2020, 2:33 PM
    I have installed this plugin and it works on the standard "Embedded answers (Cloze)" question type.
    However, on the WIRIS "Cloze" type question it does not show, yet it looks like it is the same ATTO toolbar.
    Have I missed a setting?
  • Mon, May 18, 2020, 5:11 AM
    @Carl, I did not realize that WIRIS cloze uses the same syntax. I modified it so it should show now with the WIRIS question type. Please let me know if it is not working. I do not have WIRIS installed to test it.
  • Mon, May 18, 2020, 5:47 PM
    Thankyou for sharing this useful plugin! It is very very special for advanced technology.
  • Tue, May 19, 2020, 1:59 PM
    @Daniel, thanks so much for that, all appears to be working very nicely.
  • Sat, Oct 3, 2020, 12:10 AM
    This is a FANTASTIC plugin to make CLOZE more "doable" for teachers!

    Question: is there a way to set the penalty factor mentioned in the Moodle documentation, or does anyone know the syntax to put in the penalty factor?

    We are trying to get the CLOZE question type to work with either "Adaptive" or "Interactive with multiple tries", so that students can try a question again and earn back partial credits for correcting mistakes and encouraging learning from errors. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like the CLOZE question type plays nice with those modes, and I was hoping someone would know how to do this or if the CLOZE editor had a way to put in the syntax properly for the CLOZE penalty factor that is supposed to fix this bug.

  • Thu, Oct 8, 2020, 10:27 PM
    @Joseph The penalty factor is not part of the syntax of the question text. It is found on the question editing form under that heading _Multiple tries_. You will need to set that there for each question although it should default to 33.3333%.
  • Wed, Feb 24, 2021, 2:59 PM
    Close question button not showing in atto tool bar
  • Sun, Feb 28, 2021, 12:40 AM
    Tried and tested. It still works on Moodle 3.10.
    The Cloze Editor button only shows if you are editing a Cloze type of question.
  • Mon, Apr 5, 2021, 11:20 AM
    Hi. I have moodle 3.10 installed, I can't find the cloze editor button in the atto tool bar after I installed the plugin. Could anyone show me how to fix it? Thank you.
  • Germán and Temudgin
    Mon, Apr 5, 2021, 11:41 AM
    Please read the installation instructions at ,

    After visiting notifications and updating the Moodle database, you must add the cloze button cloze icon.gif to the Atto toolbar as described in adding the line cloze = cloze .
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