Concept Map Question Type

Question types ::: qtype_conceptmap
Maintained by Jorge Villalon
Question type that allows students to draw and submit a Concept Map as answer
Latest release:
486 sites
29 fans
Current versions available: 2

Concept Map Question Type is a web based editor for Concept Maps, that allows teachers to create questions in which the students will submit a Concept Map as their answer.

The features are:

  • Allows unlimited concepts and relationships.
  • Undo/Redo to facilitate usability.
  • Easy to use drag and drop interface.
  • Fully compliant with internationalization standards (English and Spanish are provided).
  • Very simple XML standard for storing the maps.


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  • Fri, Oct 17, 2014, 1:27 AM
    Hi kimber,
    I'll check with a 2.5 installation and reply to you asap.
  • Fri, Feb 20, 2015, 4:11 PM
    I can not download the newest zip file. It is empty. No files in it.
  • Fri, Feb 20, 2015, 4:13 PM
    I have the same error with moodle 2.7 postgres DB:
    Invalid database query parameter value). Click continue to return to the page you were on and try again.
  • Fri, Feb 20, 2015, 11:55 PM
    Debug info: Objects are are not allowed: question_file_loader
    Error code: codingerror
    Stack trace:
    line 782 of /lib/dml/moodle_database.php: coding_exception thrown
    line 592 of /lib/dml/pgsql_native_moodle_database.php: call to moodle_database->detect_objects()
    line 1162 of /lib/dml/pgsql_native_moodle_database.php: call to pgsql_native_moodle_database->normalise_value()
    line 793 of /question/engine/datalib.php: call to pgsql_native_moodle_database->update_record()
    line 1283 of /question/engine/datalib.php: call to question_engine_data_mapper->update_question_attempt()
    line 98 of /question/engine/lib.php: call to question_engine_unit_of_work->save()
    line 1446 of /mod/quiz/attemptlib.php: call to question_engine::save_questions_usage_by_activity()
    line 1347 of /mod/quiz/attemptlib.php: call to quiz_attempt->process_finish()
    line 101 of /mod/quiz/view.php: call to quiz_attempt->handle_if_time_expired()
  • Mon, Feb 23, 2015, 2:57 AM
    Hi Jürg and Kim,
    I just released a new updated version of the plugin, following all the patterns for Moodle 2.7+. I also tested it on Moodle 2.5 with no errors we could find. Please try the new version and let me know if everything is going well.

  • Wed, Jan 11, 2017, 7:50 PM
    Will this plugin be upgraded to Moodle 3.2.1 etc ? It looks very interesting especially as the trend in teaching mathematics is to make students think of "consepts" and relations between elements of learning. Making consepts trees of geometry, algebra, trigonometry etc would be usefull exercises. I hope to see a new version of this plugin soon. smile
  • Thu, Jan 12, 2017, 3:54 AM
    Yes, it is currently under development for 3.2+
  • Germán and Temudgin
    Fri, Aug 11, 2017, 11:00 AM
    Any progress about updating this plugin for Moodle 3.x ?
  • Wed, Sep 13, 2017, 11:31 AM
    we r waiting for 3.3
  • Wed, Sep 13, 2017, 7:58 PM
    Hi all, we are currently in QA for the 3.0+ version. Problem was that we got greedy and started adding new features. Stay tuned.
  • math
    Sat, May 12, 2018, 3:42 AM
    We have been using this question type in 3.1 for the last two years and really like it. We are about to about upgrade to 3.5 and hope that a new version will be available. Would be a shame to lose this!
  • Mon, Feb 18, 2019, 7:30 PM
    I have the same error with moodle 2.7 postgres DB:
    Invalid database query parameter value). Click continue to return to the page you were on and try again
  • Fri, Sep 11, 2020, 8:53 PM
    I tested your latest plug in with moodle 3.8 and 3.9. It works fine with Firefox. Contrary to this, using Chrome turns out to be messy. When 2clicking on the cambas, the floating windows shows up far outside it. When trying to drag the resulting text to a selected position, this moves away from the mouse pointer, making the dragging messy.It'd be wonderful if you could fix it.
  • Al
    Sun, Jan 24, 2021, 6:00 AM
    Is there any chance you make the plugin so that when you update moodle it automatically downloads the plugin as part of the upgrade? This would save so much time as currently when you upgrade it just says, "Additional Missing from disk!". Thank you so much.
  • Al
    Sun, Oct 24, 2021, 12:10 AM
    Hi, sorry to bother you again. Is there any chance you can change the version number that is supported to include 3.11 I have just updated moodle again and it has not installed your plugin during the upgrade as moodle thinks it will only work on versions up to 2.8. If you can change the version it supports to 3.11, the next time we update it, which we do most weeks, it will install automatically. Thank you.
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