Realtime Quiz

Activities ::: mod_realtimequiz
Maintained by DavoDavo Smith
Face-to-face quiz with all students answering the questions at the same time.
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A multiple-choice quiz designed for use in a face-to-face lesson.

Each student receives each question at the same time with a time limit to answer it (default 30 seconds). In between each question the correct answer is displayed, along with the number of students giving each answer (and some statistics about the percentage class / individual correct answers). This allows each question to be discussed before moving on.

Teachers can review the answers, once the quiz is finished, to identify any areas that need to be covered again.

Recent improvements (2010) include:

  • Ability to add a picture to each question
  • More attractive question display
  • Easier question editing
  • Reduced network traffic & improved stability (particularly on wireless networks)

Overview video (for the Moodle 1.9 version - the 2.x version looks slightly different):


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  • Davo
    Fri, Jun 20, 2014, 8:57 PM

    I've never seen that error message before.
    As far as I am aware, there is no good reason why the plugin wouldn't work in Moodle 2.7, however, I have not yet had a spare evening to do any testing.

    When I next have some spare time, I'll look to see if any changes are needed and release a 2.7 version.
  • Wed, Jun 25, 2014, 3:43 PM
    I successfully managed to install it in mdl 2.7 by NOT using the installer and just uploading directly to the /mod directory.

    Works well. Is it possible to pull in questions from the question bank?

    Thanks for contributing this plugin -- it adds a very useful extra dynamic to classroom activities.
  • Davo
    Wed, Jun 25, 2014, 3:45 PM
    OK - I suspect it may be related to the renaming of the $module variable in version.php to $plugin - I'll look at it and see what I can do.

    No, pulling questions from the question bank is not possible and, realistically, I'm unlikely to ever get around to implementing that.

    Glad you found it useful - students always enjoyed it when I used it in my classes.
  • Mon, Sep 15, 2014, 9:40 PM
    This plugin is fantastic. My classes love it and it facilitates a much deeper level of learning than any of the other quiz modules as you can explore each answer in full before moving onto new content.

    I just wish there was a faster way of entering questions or use the question bank.
    It sounds like that's 100% not on the cards?
  • Davo
    Mon, Sep 15, 2014, 10:07 PM
    Hi Jesse,

    I'd love to implement the question bank import (or similar), but it requires time that I don't have going spare in the evening/weekend. If someone was able to fund it, I'd be able to add this (and any other requested features) as part of my day job. I'd also consider accepting a well-written patch that someone else writes.
  • Thu, Oct 2, 2014, 1:55 PM
    Hello I upgeraded to 2.7 and realized this great plugin is not compatible with .7/ Will you be doing an upgrade and if so when do you think it will be available?
  • Davo
    Thu, Oct 2, 2014, 2:35 PM
    I'm not aware of any specific incompatibility with 2.7, what is the problem you've encountered after upgrading?
  • Wed, Oct 8, 2014, 4:01 PM
    @Rene Diaz I use this plugin on 2.7 perfectly.

    @Davo Smith Thanks for the feedback, I'd gladly fund it if i had the dough! Sadly I'm just using this as an after hours debating coach with my students. If you ever come around to releasing an update, any way of rapidly importing questions (GIFT or Aiken) would be useful.
  • Thu, Oct 9, 2014, 3:46 PM
    Hi Davo,

    My colleagues and I at HZ Uni. of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands have enjoyed using this plugin and would love to see more development. Is there any way of getting support from Moodle HQ?
    In particular, we would be keen to see
    - students able to review their answers;
    - more flexible review options, e.g. student ranking
    - integration with Moodle question bank (Imagine that!)
    - more accurate student results (some students get more than 100%)

    I hope we can find a means to develop this plugin further because I feel it is an essential tool that is lacking in the Moodle core, and leaves users searching for non-Moodle alternatives such as getkahoot, shakespeak, socrative, etc.
  • Wed, Oct 15, 2014, 9:13 AM
    I second the requests for improvements, specifically those listed by David Dunn.

    I am willing to get a crowd-funding effort going and contribute myself financially to the development of this plugin.

    I will contact Davo and see this can be done. Stay tuned!
  • Davo
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014, 3:43 PM
    Hi David/Lib,
    I'm currently waiting on some development work being done by another developer for their employer which may cover some of those features.

    Once that is complete (and assuming it is possible to release it), I will be able to review and see what further work could be done.
  • Wed, Oct 15, 2014, 6:14 PM
    Thanks Davo.
    Great news, indeed.
  • Thu, Nov 6, 2014, 12:03 AM
    This plugin just received the Featured plugin award! Read more at Congrats Davo, well done!
  • Davo
    Thu, Nov 6, 2014, 12:26 AM
    Thanks David
  • Sat, Nov 22, 2014, 1:24 PM
    Thank Davo Smith for contributing this plugin.
    I think that it's more good if there are a html editor in the answers ,I want to insert pictures or videos to the answer.
    Is there other types of question ?multiple choice,or essay?
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