Multitrack test

Activities ::: mod_magtest
Maintained by Valery Fremaux
This activity proposes a multitrack test such as visible in magazines. Questions are defined with a predefined number of answer categories, one answer per category. If the participant chooses the answer, it gives points to the relevant category. Each category drives a scoring track and the feedback of the most rated category is given. The result of the test can be used to generate groups in the course.
Latest release:
88 sites
15 fans
Current versions available: 14

Features available :

  • Setup categories and optionally associate customisable graphical icon for them
  • Define questions
  • Define choice options for the questions associated with each category
  • Define conclusions per category that will displayes as debriefing when the test gets finished.
  • Optionnaly weight answers (an aswer may not add always the same amount of "points" to a category score).
  • Preview the test with weighting (according to capability "mod/magtest:manage")
  • Play the test (according to capability "mod/magtest:doit")
  • View the test result when finished
  • Replay the test if allowed (according to capability "mod/magtest:multipleattempts" plus a global "per instance" feature switch).
  • View the complete results (according to capability "mod/magtest:viewotherresults")
    • Per user
    • Per category with additional hint :
  • Convert test results into Moodle groups if
    • Course is in goup mode
    • Course has no group set
    • The "per instance" feature switch "usemakegroups" is enabled.
  • View global stats about answers.
  • Display a global conclusion
  • Backup module
  • Restore
  • Do not allow playing the test if current time is former than an enabled starttime.
  • Do not allow play nor replay if current time is over an enabled endtime
  • Delete all user's answers on course reset

New SingleChoice mode

When enabled, only the question is displayed with a single yes/no choice . Category answers weights are credited to respective category if the answer is "yes".

This plugin is now maintained at (French Moodle Partner).


Valery Fremaux (Lead maintainer)
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  • MD shot of me from his iphone4
    Mon, Dec 17, 2012, 12:07 PM
    Thanks for this Valery, this installed fine for me.
    - please consider adding a code repository and any documentation available.
    - The activity needs some help hints - this shows up in the popup activity chooser.
    - It could be improved to use Question Bank's questions.
  • Mon, Dec 31, 2012, 5:30 AM
    Hello, great plugin! Thanks.
    Can this version also be used in Moodle 2.4 ?
    That would be great!
  • Mon, Dec 31, 2012, 6:34 AM
    > Kees
    I'm starting setting up a new moodle 2.4 for tests...
    those constant structure changes is the hell for heavy constributors !! i hope this will stabilize a bit in next years....

    > Agarup :
    - about using Question Bank : not really possible as precisely the scoring structure which is architecturaly different from the Quiz
    - about helps and hnts : absolutely agree. I will work on it. to improve this early step of dicumentation.

    Cheers and happy new year !!
  • Germán and Temudgin
    Mon, Jan 7, 2013, 6:17 AM
    Hi Valery,
    I was translating the multitrack test plugin into spanish and I think I met a typo in one English language string:

    2.3 [erroremptyanswers,magtest]
    Some answers have no content.
    The tst may misfunction.

    "The tst may misfunction." should be "The test may malfunction." ( I think).

    Thanks in advance for your help.
  • Thu, Jan 17, 2013, 6:57 AM
    Hello Valery,

    Thanks for your answer.
    I was wondering if your test for Moodle 2.4 are positive.
    I hope so.

    Cheers, Kees.
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