Activities: Offline Quiz

mod_offlinequiz
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The MC Offline quiz module (mod/offlinequiz) adds paper-and-pencil multiple-choice quizzes to Moodle. In offline quizzes students mark answers to questions on a sheet of paper (the answer form).
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MC Offline quiz module

The Moodle MC Offline quiz module adds paper-and-pencil multiple-choice quizzes to Moodle. In offline quizzes students mark answers to questions on a sheet of paper (the answer form). The students' answer forms are evaluated and graded automatically by the offline quiz module. 

More precisely, a complete offline quiz consists (at least) of the following steps:

  • A teacher creates an offline quiz in Moodle and adds multiple-choice questions, all-or-nothing multiple-choice questions or description questions (text) to the quiz. This is very similar to creating online quizzes (standard Moodle quizzes).
  • From the question lists the teacher creates question sheets and answer forms as PDF (DOCX) documents using the module. 
  • The question sheets and answer forms are handed out to students for the actual quiz. The students mark the answers they think are correct in the answer form.
  • The teacher scans the filled-in answer forms and uploads the resulting images into the offline quiz. The scanned answer forms are evaluated and graded automatically by the module. 
  • If necessary, the teacher corrects errors that might have occurred due to mistakes made by the students or due to bad scan quality.

After results have been created in an offline quiz, students can review their result as usual. If the teacher allows it, students can also see the scanned answer forms and which markings have been recognised as crosses.

The module supports up to six groups which are not related to Moodle course groups. Each group can contain a different set of questions in a different order. Separate question sheets and answer forms are created for the different offline quiz groups.

The module also supports lists of participants which are useful for checking which students actually took part in the exam. Lists of participants are pre-filled with students in Moodle. PDF versions of those lists can be created in the module for easy marking during the exam. The marked lists can be uploaded and evaluated automatically.

Example

The offline quiz module is used intensively at different Austrian universities for mass exams. Hundreds of students can be easily examined at the same time (given enough seating space in lecture halls) without the need for expensive e-testing equipment.

Installation

Copy the module code directly to the "mod/offlinequiz" directory. Open the messages page in the administration area to automatically start the installation.

The automatic analysis of questionnaires requires the activation of an appropriate cronjob (see README.txt).

Admin settings

As an administrator you can set the default values instance-wide on the settings page for administrators in the MC Offline quiz module.

  • formula for participant identification (text field)
  • mix questions (checkbox)
  • mix answers (checkbox)
  • logo URL (text field)
  • copyright indication (checkbox)
  • settings for exam inspection (checkbox)
  • decimal places (drop down)
  • paper's white level (drop down)
  • 1-click inscription (checkbox)
  • role for inscription (drop down)
  • saving days (text field)

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  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Fri, 3 Mar 2017, 6:32 PM
    Hi Ziv, may I ask you which version you are using?
    Thanks. Cheers Kat
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Fri, 3 Mar 2017, 6:33 PM
    Ziv, I think this issues should be resolved in 3.1 already - https://github.com/academic-moodle-cooperation/moodle-mod_offlinequiz/tree/MOODLE_31_STABLE
  • Picture of ziv izackov
    Fri, 3 Mar 2017, 6:44 PM
    Hi Kat
    thank you for answering, using 3.1, but still i had to set the pages. all the rest worked as usual.
    again i would like to say that your product is amazing! thank you so much.
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Wed, 15 Mar 2017, 8:51 PM
    We just published a version of the Offline Quiz plugin for Moodle 3.2 – have fun.
  • Picture of Sergio Renato Aldana Alvarez
    Mon, 27 Mar 2017, 2:49 AM
    When installing the plugin in moodle 3.2.2 the graphical interface is lost
  • Picture of Michał P
    Mon, 27 Mar 2017, 5:37 AM
    Instead of the equation on the preview it displays me:
    «math xmlns=¨http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML¨»«mn»2«/mn»«mi»x«/mi»«mo»+«/mo»«mn»1«/mn»«mo»=«/mo»«mn»0«/mn»«/math»
  • Picture of Thomas Wedekind
    Mon, 27 Mar 2017, 2:53 PM
    @Sergio This is a bug of the offlinequiz with the new boost theme. We are working on a fix.
    @Michał P: would you mind creating an Issue at our official github repo: https://github.com/academic-moodle-cooperation/moodle-mod_offlinequiz? Please add the equation to reproduce this bug.
  • Picture of Gabriel JALAM
    Tue, 4 Apr 2017, 6:32 PM
    We have version 3.2.2+ of Moodle and version 7.1.2 of PHP. When I import results using Offlinequiz plugin I receive this warning:
    Notice: A non well formed numeric value encountered in /data/www/moodle/mod/offlinequiz/report/rimport/report.php on line 219
    I have modified line 219 by adding (double) . Line 219 becomes:
    srand((double)microtime() * 1000000);
    Now the warning has disappeared. Could you confirm that adding "(double)" is the right choice?
    Thank you.
  • Picture of Thomas Wedekind
    Wed, 5 Apr 2017, 6:24 PM
    Hi Gabriel,
    this line of Code is not necessary anymore since php 4.2. (See https://www.w3schools.com/php/func_math_srand.asp) The warning won't do you any harm though. But I will delete this line for the next release. You can either just leave it with double or do nothing at all, both works fine.
  • Picture of Gabriel JALAM
    Wed, 5 Apr 2017, 10:18 PM
    Hi Thomas,
    I deleted the line and no longer see this warning.
    Thank you for this very useful plugin.
    Sincerely, Gabriel

    P.S. There is another warning, see below
    Notice: A non well formed numeric value encountered in /data/www/moodle/mod/offlinequiz/correct.php on line 724
  • Picture of Meindert Jorna
    Thu, 13 Apr 2017, 4:40 PM
    Hi there, trying the offline quiz option with my students. After scanning and uploading I need to run the cron.php to have the system detect the uploaded answers form. No problem. The problem is afterwards. Get "User XXXXXXX does not exist in system" - The ID number is XXXXXXX and error User does not exist. Even when manually checking for example 0000068 (user ID 68) I get message "user does not exist" - Do I need to add users first? Could not find in documentation this step is necessary... - hope you can help me out here. Kind regards.
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Fri, 14 Apr 2017, 5:25 PM
    We just published version 3.2.2 of the Offline Quiz plugin. The plugin now works with the Boost theme.
  • Picture of Anand Kumar
    Fri, 28 Apr 2017, 5:15 PM
    hey, i have just installed, giving error while creating form (PDF forms ) at admin side i.e.
    Notice: Undefined index: startcolumn in /var/www/html/moodle32/lib/tcpdf/tcpdf.php on line 19450

    Notice: Undefined index: startx in /var/www/html/moodle32/lib/tcpdf/tcpdf.php on line 19451

    Notice: Undefined index: startpage in /var/www/html/moodle32/lib/tcpdf/tcpdf.php on line 19454

    Notice: Undefined index: startpage in /var/www/html/moodle32/lib/tcpdf/tcpdf.php on line 19457

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    Notice: Undefined index: startpage in /var/www/html/moodle32/lib/tcpdf/tcpdf.php on line 19458

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    Notice: Undefined index: startpage in /var/www/html/moodle32/lib/tcpdf/tcpdf.php on line 19490

    Notice: Undefined index: startx in /var/www/html/moodle32/lib/tcpdf/tcpdf.php on line 19710
  • Picture of Anand Kumar
    Fri, 28 Apr 2017, 7:40 PM
    hey,
    What to do after uploading the answer form, nothing is shown , how to grade them after import the attempts ???
    Thanks
  • Picture of hai quang van
    Sat, 29 Apr 2017, 2:57 PM
    Hello
    I have installed and used the Offline Quiz plugin. Work is fine, but latex formulas are not available. I'm currently using moodle 3.2's default Mathjax. Looking forward to help from the author. Thank you!
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