Question types ::: qtype_combined
Maintained by Tim at Lone Pine Koala SanctuaryTim Hunt, Phil Butcher, at the OU (Perry building)Mahmoud Kassaei
A Moodle question type which allows questions to be built up from parts that are other simpler question types (requires you to have these question types installed)

Combined 1.3 for Moodle 2.6+

Moodle 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9
Released: Sunday, May 10, 2015, 11:40 PM

Combined question type

A combined question type which allows the embedding of the response fields for various available sub questions in the question text.

So the student can enter a numeric or short text answer or choose an answer or answer(s) from using a select box, check boxes or radio boxes.

This question type was written by Jamie Pratt ( for the Open University (

This question type is compatible with Moodle 2.5+.


You will need to install at least one question type that can be used as a sub question, you can use any of the latest versions of these question types as sub questions:

Making other question types combinable

You can make other question types work with this combined question type by adding the directory combinable/ to your question type. See examples of the files which are required in the combinable directory in the question types above. Or for a built in question type or where you don't want to change the code in the other question type plug ins directory you can put the required files in question/type/combined/combinable/{questiontypename}/

See question/type/combined/combinable/ for more information.


Installation Using Git

To install using git type these commands in the root of your Moodle install: git clone git:// question/type/combined echo '/question/type/combined/' >> .git/info/exclude

Installation From Downloaded zip file

Alternatively, download the zip from unzip it into the question/type folder, and then rename the new folder to combined.

Version information

Version build number
Version release name
1.3 for Moodle 2.6+
Stable version
MD5 Sum
Supported software
Moodle 2.6, Moodle 2.7, Moodle 2.8, Moodle 2.9
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.6
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.7
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.8
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.9

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
VCS repository URL
VCS branch
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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