Atto: Embed question atto button

Maintained by Tim at Lone Pine Koala SanctuaryTim Hunt, Picture of John BeedellJohn Beedell, at the OU (Perry building)Mahmoud Kassaei
An Atto editor plugin for use with the embed questions filter.
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This Atto editor plugin makes it much easier to use the embed questions filter.

Therefore, all the documentation is with the filter plugin.


This plugin is part of set Embed questions.


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Tim at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Tim Hunt (Lead maintainer)
Picture of John Beedell
John Beedell: Developer
at the OU (Perry building)
Mahmoud Kassaei: Developer
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Chris Nelson: Product owner
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  • Tim at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
    Mon, Jul 30, 2018, 2:48 PM
    The two plugins work together to provide the functionality. This plugin (atto_embedquestion) is used when you create some content in the editor, to set up the embedding. The other plugin (filter_embedquestion) displays the question when someone views the content. You need them both.
  • Picture of Robert Schrenk
    Wed, Sep 19, 2018, 9:43 PM
    when I open the popup in Atto I don't see any question categories. We are using a question bank in the corecontext. Are only question categories in the course context listed?
    Kind regards
  • Tim at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
    Wed, Sep 19, 2018, 10:23 PM
    Only questions in the course context can be linked.
  • Picture of Christopher Blake
    Wed, Sep 26, 2018, 8:38 AM
    Where does this plugin get installed?
  • Picture of Chris Nelson
    Wed, Sep 26, 2018, 3:31 PM
    @Christopher Blake. Assuming that I'm interpreting the question correctly, when installed, the button will be available to Atto, but you will then need to configure the Text Editor interface to make it visible to users (tutor role upwards). Atto toolbar settings should be available at [Your server]/admin/settings.php?section=editorsettingsatto.
  • Tim at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
    Wed, Sep 26, 2018, 4:16 PM
    Just to reiterate what Chris said. I wanted to add that there are instructions specific to this plugin at, and the general instructions for installing plugins into Moodle are at
  • Picture of Kieran Briggs
    Wed, Jun 26, 2019, 1:00 AM
    I've installed both the atto plugin and the filter. I've got questions in the course category but when I go open the embed question panel in atto it can't find a course category to pick questions from. Is there another step?
  • Picture of Chris Nelson
    Wed, Jun 26, 2019, 3:53 AM
    @Kieran Briggs: Assuming you have Moodle 3.6.0+, have you added an ID number for the category form and also in the questions that you have created within the category? There's a blog I wrote when we first released this, but it's a bit out of date as at the time (pre-Moodle 3.6) we had to add IDs into the title fields of categories/questions. Today, everything is handled by the ID numbers (called 'ID numbers' but fully alphanumeric). The blog post is:

    Hope that helps,

  • Picture of Kieran Briggs
    Thu, Jun 27, 2019, 2:52 PM
    @Chris Nelson. Thanks for the info. I forgot to mention i'm running on 3.5.2 at the moment. Do you have a link to that blog post for pre-3.6?
  • Picture of Chris Nelson
    Fri, Jun 28, 2019, 1:28 AM
    @Kieran: thanks, good to know your version. In that case, that blog post should be perfect for you, as it was written when we were on Moodle 3.5 as well! Basically the big difference is that pre-Moodle 3.6, you use "ID:zzz" in the website category title and the question title, where "zzz" is your preferred ID. I tend to use "embeddable" as the website category ID (I keep all the embeddable questions together), and then a question ID that makes sense, like "CourseWeek##Activity##". This results in a question ID something like "k101w15act22" (K101 being an example course, week 15, activity 22.
  • Picture of Kieran Briggs
    Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 6:52 PM
    @Chris: Thanks for that. Its working great now. Cheers smile
  • Picture of Chris Nelson
    Mon, Jul 22, 2019, 2:55 AM
    Hi all, in response to interest here and through other channels, I've written a new blog post (will try and get them added to this page):
  • Picture of David Aylmer
    Wed, Jul 24, 2019, 9:08 PM
    Thanks so much for that write-up Chris.
    >>"Once we are back from our July holidays, we’ll check the latest code against Moodle 3.7 and share the new version of the plugin with the community."
    A question not covered by the FAQ: When are you back from your July holidays? smile
    (I want to know when I can get my hands on it!)
  • Picture of Chris Nelson
    Thu, Jul 25, 2019, 2:37 PM
    End of July wink
    We don't know the amount of effort required for checking Moodle 3.7 and any additional work required yet, so it's difficult to know for sure how long it'll take. I am personally hoping we can share the latest version by mid-August.
    For v2.0 (the version that records student responses), we'll try to share that update with the community much quicker!
  • Picture of manish kumar
    Mon, Nov 11, 2019, 1:23 AM
    thanks its working
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