Activities ::: mod_studentquiz
Maintained by Picture of Frank KochFrank Koch, Picture of Dragon DionysiusDragon Dionysius, Tim at Lone Pine Koala SanctuaryTim Hunt
StudentQuiz enables students to collaboratively create their own question pools in Moodle. Students can filter these questions into quizzes, and they can rate and comment questions while working through the quizzes. StudentQuiz computes each students contribution and learning progress and compares this with the community. The created questions become part of the Moodle question bank and can be reused in other Moodle quizzes. The video "StudentQuiz in a minute" provides a quick introduction.
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Students like quizzes to help them prepare for exams. However, it’s hard to create all the questions for the many assessments. That’s why the University of Applied Sciences Eastern Switzerland developed the Moodle plugin StudentQuiz. The plugin enables students to collaboratively create their own question pools within Moodle. This allows a better learning experience because knowledge is actively constructed by the learner, not just passively received from the environment. And even if an individual student contributes a few questions only, a large cohort can easily build up an extensive question pool. 

In StudentQuiz, learners create individualised quizzes. They can also influence the quality of questions by rating and commenting while working through the quizzes. Students can see their personal learning progress, and they can compare their contribution and competence with their peer group. Furthermore, the created questions become part of the Moodle question bank and can be reused in standard Moodle quizzes.

The teacher can approve/disapprove questions, or hide or delete questions. The teacher can also configure:

  • whether students’ names are displayed or kept anonymous.
  • whether questions are published right away or have to be approved first.
  • the number of points assigned to questions contributed and answers given. 
  • what user roles to exclude from participation.
  • what questions types are allowed to be added to the pool.
  • whether students are enforced to rate questions.
  • whether students are enforced to comment questions.

The video StudentQuiz in a minute provides a quick introduction. There's also the 16 mins  video Tutorial for Teachers.

StudentQuiz is available in more than 15 languages. Please feel free to add your language to the AMOS translator.

StudentQuiz also received the Learning Technologist of the Year Award 2020.
Learning Technologist of the Year 2020


The simplest way to install the StudentQuiz is by going to the Site administration -> Plugins -> Install plugins page.

You can try StudentQuiz without installing on the StudentQuiz Demo Page.


For changes and instructions please read the Release Notes.


You can find manuals for each role in the manuals website. For technical issues and help raise an issue in our Issue Tracker.


See Versions tab.

Refer to the Moodle release notes for the minimum requirements for PHP and the databases. Other modern browsers should be compatible too, it's just not tested or developed against them explicitly.


Please help translate StudentQuiz into your language on AMOS.

Feel free to submit code changes as Pull Request or help people and universities around the world in our Issue Tracker.


GNU General Public License v3.0

 © Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil


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Frank Koch (Lead maintainer)
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Dragon Dionysius: Maintainer
Tim at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Tim Hunt: Maintainer
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Lukas Dürrenberger: Previous maintainer
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Simon Schaefer: Previous maintainer
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Philipp Albrecht: Previous maintainer
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Luca Bösch: Contributer
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  • Picture of Jamie Zelenak-Hyre
    Wed, Dec 30, 2020, 7:32 AM
    We are interested in turning this plugin into a way for organizations to help develop new questions. Would we be able to get any assistance with some recommendations to do this - it is something in great demand in the online exam administering industry.
  • Picture of Frank Koch
    Wed, Dec 30, 2020, 1:42 PM
    Hi Jamie, I'm interested to learn about your ideas. Please get in touch with frank.koch (at)
  • Picture of cyber sec
    Fri, Jan 15, 2021, 5:33 AM
    How do allow guests to use this activity?
  • Tim at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
    Fri, Jan 15, 2021, 8:56 PM
    When you say 'guest', what exactly do you mean? That concent has several different meanings in Moodle-world.

    StudentQuiz (like most things in Moodle) has fine grained capabilities, so you can configure which roles can do what. The quickest way to get an answer to your question might be to experiment.
  • Picture of Ricardo Vieira de Souza
    Thu, Feb 25, 2021, 8:05 AM
    Frank, good night.
    First congratulations on the plugin. He's just wonderful ...
    I have a suggestion, I believe there could be a button to come and go for students to "skip" those questions that they don't know or want to leave to answer last. This button is sorely needed. Another thing that would be missing would be an accountant for him to know how long it is taking to complete each questionnaire.
  • Picture of Joseph Liaw
    Sat, Mar 13, 2021, 1:17 AM
    Fantastic plugin and great idea for having students being able to build their own questions in a social format!

    Just wanted to report a bug in Moodle 3.8--it appears that students can access the question bank in any Quiz--not just StudentQuiz. Is there a way to fix this?

    Thank you!
  • Picture of Dragon Dionysius
    Sat, Mar 13, 2021, 2:20 AM
    Hi Joseph,

    That is not how it's supposed to be. We need some data to get started. I've raised a bug report for you in our issue tracker: If possible please provide the asked additional informations there.
  • Picture of Joseph Liaw
    Sat, Mar 13, 2021, 2:42 AM
    Hi Dragon (is that you're real name--if so, very cool!):

    I think I figured it out--I think in the older version of the plugin we might have tweaked some of the student permissions to get it working, but from what I understand that is no longer needed, correct? If so, that's where the bug was....thanks!
  • Picture of Dragon Dionysius
    Mon, Mar 15, 2021, 6:12 PM
    Hi Joseph (no it's unfortunately not smile. The question behaviour plugin qbehaviour_studentquiz ( is not needed since a good while already, remove it if you still have it installed. And for your comment, yes make sure that you have set up the question permissions for your roles accordingly on the different levels of moodle (system, course, etc.)
  • Picture of cyber sec
    Tue, Apr 13, 2021, 3:00 AM
    When I go to the quiz, about 1/3rd of the page is taken up by this "My Progress" block. Can anybody tell me how to get rid of this? I really hate it.
  • Picture of cyber sec
    Wed, Apr 14, 2021, 12:11 AM
    Is there any way to reset a quiz so that the questions show as unanswered?
  • Picture of Yannick Vrolant
    Wed, May 5, 2021, 9:12 PM
    Hi, thank you for providing such an awesome activity type !

    I was wondering wether it would be possible for students to filter questions according to categories from the question bank ? This would help in empowering students to better manage their revision work and generally speaking their learning !

    Also, another question is : what are the plans concerning the integration of StudentQuiz into Moodle's core ?


  • Picture of Anatoly Belchusov
    Mon, May 10, 2021, 12:20 AM
    How can you set the execution conditions? For example, if a student has asked 3 questions, then he has completed the task. Or the student has 2 questions accepted by the teacher, then he completed the task?

    Why isn't the item showing up in the gradebook? Is there any way to account for this activity in the gradebook?
  • Picture of Frank Koch
    Mon, May 10, 2021, 2:56 AM
    Completion tracking is not (yet) implemented in StudentQuiz and rather complicated. It could be based on the quantity and/or quality of student's contribution, or on their answering competence, or even on their overall ranking points. However, you get lots of insights about student's performance if you click on 'more' in the ranking table.
  • Picture of Anatoly Belchusov
    Mon, May 10, 2021, 3:18 AM
    Thanks, Frank Koch, but I was interested in tracking.
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