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
    Tue, Jun 4, 2013, 5:29 PM
    Seth - this works fine on my Moodle 2.5 dev box. I've not done a clean install on Moodle 2.5, so I will try that when I get a chance. For now, could you try uninstalling from the Moodle admin interface, then visiting 'home' again to reinstall. That may sort out the issue.
  • Tue, Jun 4, 2013, 5:57 PM
    Oh Davo, after doing such i dont know why but i cannot add Activity or Resources under courses, nor see the Administrative Navigation :/ I think ill take it out from the system files
  • Sat, Jul 27, 2013, 3:45 AM
    Is there any way to change the question time while the question is "live"? I think that it would be very useful to be able to extend a question if students need more time as well as close a question early if everyone is finished.
  • Davo
    Sat, Jul 27, 2013, 4:14 AM
    Mike - that's not going to be very easy to do with the current system. The student's computers aren't polling the main server during the countdown - they only start polling the server again once the time limit has run out. This could be changed but it might be fiddly to do and would certainly result in a lot more network traffic (even aside from the extra work needed to give the teacher control over this). Please add it as a request on tracker, but its not something I'm likely to be looking at any time soon.
  • Tue, Nov 19, 2013, 2:29 PM
    I translated this plugin in french on Amos this weekend, integration was ok but 4 strings are probably wrong in code. Please look at this picture :
    This is the first screen... Thanks to correct this !
  • Davo
    Tue, Nov 19, 2013, 5:03 PM
    Eric - I'm afraid I cannot reproduce the error you have shown. The text is displaying fine in my local install of realtime quiz.

    Please can you make sure you clear your Moodle site cache and your local browser cache and try again? Also, please check to see if there are any javascript errors.

    If you are still having a problem, please open an issue on (against my realtime quiz plugin), with details of your Moodle version, browser version, etc.
  • Tue, Nov 19, 2013, 9:39 PM
    OK, I find it. It seems that the 2 strings : teacherjoinquizinstruct and teacherstartinstruct are guilty.
    If I remove the It's ok...
    I will send this in AMOS.
    thanks for your work !
  • Davo
    Tue, Nov 19, 2013, 9:40 PM
    Glad you've found it and thanks for the translation.
  • Fri, Nov 22, 2013, 10:20 PM
    I was just playing around a bit more with the realtime quiz, and found a bug. When editing a quiz, it is apparently impossible to input an answer as "0". Just the symbol "0". If you put in "0.", or " 0" (with a space), or "00", then there's no problem. But if you put in just the single character zero, 0, then the answer disappears upon saving
  • Davo
    Fri, Nov 22, 2013, 10:25 PM
    Stephen - I can see what would cause that.

    I've just pushed some code out to github (but not got time this sec to test it to double-check it works). Are you able to try it and see if it fixes the issue for you?
  • Wed, Nov 27, 2013, 9:32 PM
    Will the Realtime Quiz work with the latest version of Moodle i.e. 2.6?
  • Thu, Nov 28, 2013, 12:31 AM
    Thanks Davo, that's fixed it!
  • François Lizotte
    Thu, Jan 23, 2014, 5:29 AM
    Regarding the bug reported by Éric Bugnet, I have the same problem under 2.4.8. Language pack is updated. In AMOS, I still see the BR / code.

    How can I fix this? It work fine in English, but nothing works in French.
  • François Lizotte
    Thu, Jan 23, 2014, 11:18 PM

    I fixed my problem by changing the strings locally according to Éric Bugnet's post. However, the problem seems to be related to the way lang packs are managed. I reported the issue int the tracker:
  • Fri, Jun 20, 2014, 8:51 PM
    I can't install release 2.x (Build: 2013112800) in mdl 2.7. Installer reports that "Add-on does not declare its version".

    Is a release for mdl 2.7 forthcoming?
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