Active quiz

Activities ::: mod_activequiz
Maintained by John Hoopes
Active quiz started originally as an update to the realtime quiz module, which has now grown into a separate module due to the very large functionality additions/changes. You will be able to offer in class quizzes on any device using a responsive theme, any question type from the question bank, use timed/not timed questions, grades reported back to the grade book, group quizzing (with a group attendance feature), view student responses in real time to offer in-class discussion about the results, and more!

Active quiz 3.7 (Build: 2016030601)

Moodle 2.9, 3.0
Released: Monday, March 7, 2016, 1:57 PM

This release targets Moodle 2.9 and Moodle 3.0


  • 2015-3-6
    • "Regrade all grades" no forces the refresh of all question attempts.
      • This is so that if you change the answer on a question, or other aspects of the question, clicking this button will re-run student's attempts
    • Points on a question can now be 0
    • Updating points on a question will now also auto regrade all attempts with the new maximum point value
    • Moving of many of the renderers to "sub-renderers" so that it's easier to maintain going forward
    • Initial structure so that reports are more "pluggable" so that new ones can be added in the future
    • Anonymization of Quiz responses (including fully anonymization of responses). Many Thanks to Davo Smith @davosmith for help with this feature
    • Fix for enforcement of number of tries left on a quiz "resume" / refresh of the page.
    • Fix for bug with tinyMCE not saving correctly when a question ends. (Thanks to @aolley for this fix)
    • Fix for bug with last question flag if there is only 1 question within the active quiz (Thanks to @aolley for this fix)

This should be the last 3 release. Version 4 will first include

  • Tests
  • Code refactoring to make the plugin easier to maintain
  • Some interface tweaks
  • More features are also planned
    • More types of reports
    • Ability to add questions during a quiz
    • And more changes as well

Version information

Version build number
Version release name
3.7 (Build: 2016030601)
Can be updated to
3.7.1 (Build: 2017010400) (2017010400)
Stable version
MD5 Sum
Supported software
Moodle 2.9, Moodle 3.0
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.9
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.0

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
VCS repository URL

Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Activities

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the module.
  3. Place the folder (eg "assignment") in the "mod" subdirectory.
  4. Visit to finish the installation