Question types: Pattern match

Maintained by Tim at Lone Pine Koala SanctuaryTim Hunt, Picture of Phil ButcherPhil Butcher
Allows a short response of one or a few sentences that is graded by comparing against various model answers, which are described using the OU's pattern match syntax.

Pattern match 2.9 for Moodle 3.5+

Release notes

Changes in 2.9

  • Improved styling in Bootstrap-based themes.

Changes in 2.8

  • In Moodle 3.8, there is now a link stright to the Test question tool from the question bank.
  • Change hard-coded strings on the editing for to language strings, so they can be translated.
  • Fix compatibility with PHP 7.0, which Moodle 3.5 still supports.
  • Fix Behat tests to pass with Moodle 3.8.
Moodle 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8

Version information

Version build number
Version release name
2.9 for Moodle 3.5+
Stable version
MD5 Sum
Supported software
Moodle 3.5, Moodle 3.6, Moodle 3.7, Moodle 3.8
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 3.5
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 3.6
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 3.7
  • The more recent release 3.0 for Moodle 3.8+ (2020061000) exists for Moodle 3.8

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
VCS repository URL
VCS tag

Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Question types

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the module.
  3. Place the folder (eg "myquestiontype") in the "question/type" subdirectory.
  4. Visit to finish the installation