Question types: Pattern match

qtype_pmatch
Maintained by Tim at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Tim Hunt, Picture of Phil Butcher Phil 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 1.5 for Moodle 2.5+

Release notes

Pattern match question type

This question type was created by Jamie Pratt, working for the Open University
(http://www.open.ac.uk/).

Students can enter a response of up to 20 words, which is then graded by matching
it against vaious model answers expressed using a sophisticated patten
matching algorithm. See http://docs.moodle.org/dev/The_OU_PMatch_algorithm

This question type is has been available since Moodle 2.1+. This version is
compatible with Moodle 2.5+.

You will want to install superscript/subscript editor plugin
(see https://github.com/moodleou/moodle-editor_supsub). This makes the superscript
and subscript options in the question editing form. If the editor is not
installed the question type can still be used but these options will not be
available.


This question type should be installed like any other Moodle add-on. See
http://docs.moodle.org/25/en/Installing_add-ons.

To install the question type using git, type this command in the root of your
Moodle install

git clone git://github.com/moodleou/moodle-qtype_pmatch.git question/type/pmatch
echo /question/type/pmatch/ >> .git/info/exclude
git clone git://github.com/moodleou/moodle-editor_supsub.git lib/editor/supsub
echo /lib/editor/supsub/ >> .git/info/exclude
Moodle 2.5, 2.6, 2.7

Version information

Version build number
2014061900
Version release name
1.5 for Moodle 2.5+
Can be updated from
1.0 (2010090501), 1.0 (2010090501), 1.1 for Moodle 2.1 (2012081600), 1.1 for Moodle 2.2 (2012081600), 1.1 for Moodle 2.3+ (2012081600), 1.2 for Moodle 2.3+ (2013021200), 1.3 for Moodle 2.5+ (2013070100), 1.4 for Moodle 2.5+ (2014010800)
Can be updated to
1.6 for Moodle 2.6+ (2014111200)
Maturity
Stable version
MD5 Sum
abd2da0658447dac0d91fcb959aa4a4c
Supported software
Moodle 2.5, Moodle 2.6, Moodle 2.7

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
GIT
VCS repository URL
VCS branch
master
VCS tag
v1.5

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 http://yoursite.com/admin to finish the installation