Freehand Drawing

Question types ::: qtype_freehanddrawing
Maintained by Jacob Shapiro
Freehand Drawing is a question type for Moodle which allows examinees to draw their solution in a quiz.
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  • Sat, May 6, 2017, 3:07 AM
    Hi, what is the status of this plugin ? Is it working with Moodle 3.x ?
  • Germán and Temudgin
    Tue, Aug 15, 2017, 11:37 PM
    This plugin listed as Moodle 2.5 version actually 'works' with Moodle 3.3.1, but it produces errors when the cron job runs. It most likely needs a good check and updates to the code before it works reasonably well in newer Moodle branches ;(

    Documentation for this plugin is available at
  • Mon, Jan 29, 2018, 3:24 PM
    Hi, what is the status of this plugin ? Assignment Help Is it working with Moodle 3.x ?
  • Wed, Apr 18, 2018, 6:25 PM
    Free hand drawing rises above the negligible how-to and achieves appropriate profoundly of why we draw 24-H-Write-My-Essay and how we make. Both the content and the outlines offer intense bits of knowledge into the imaginative procedure. I cherish how each page of content offers a center thought that is featured and fortified by the lay-out and how is page is essentially excellent to take a gander at.
  • Al
    Sun, Nov 25, 2018, 11:10 PM
    Please, can someone add moodle auto-updater to this plugin, so that when you upgrade moodle, it installs? Thank you so much.
  • Sat, Dec 1, 2018, 1:14 PM
    Please, can someone add moodle auto-updater to this plugin, so that when you upgrade moodle, it installs? Thank you so much.
  • Sat, Mar 30, 2019, 3:52 AM
    This is a great plugin and works with moodle 3.5 as I have had no problem with it so far.Is there a way we can add an option where students can draw straight lines. I have made a questions where students need to draw a rectangle, however they found it very hard to do so with mouse. The lines are not that straight when using mouse to draw. Is there a way to add an option where users can draw straight lines .
  • Mon, Apr 22, 2019, 4:25 PM
    Please, can someone add moodle auto-updater to this plugin, so that when you upgrade moodle, it installs? Thank you so much.
  • Thu, Oct 17, 2019, 5:04 PM
    Thank you so much for this conversation..
  • Fri, May 8, 2020, 5:10 AM
    Am I right that besides Poodll a more modern drawing plugin does not exist?
    That is such a pity. With pen/stylus input, quizzes could really enable online examination in STEM classes...
  • Mon, Jun 29, 2020, 2:05 PM
    The way of drawing freehand is the most natural, especially if you use a graphics tablet instead of a mouse. Just select the tool, so the cursor will take its shape (for example, Pencil cursor with the pencil). We click where we want the stroke to start, and drag the cursor following the shape of the desired stroke. If we want the stroke to close, we must have the key pressed Altwhen we release the mouse button, but it is not necessary to position ourselves just above the starting point. pc reparatur wien
  • Thu, Aug 6, 2020, 12:45 AM
    It's a great plugin. Too bad it is not up to date. It looks like Jacob Shapiro is no longer actively maintaining it. (His last access to the site dates back to March 2014).

    The major problem reported concerns the CRON job. Here is what they say about it in another plugin (Offline Quiz):

    The automatic analysis of questionnaires requires the activation of an appropriate cronjob.

    The plugin uses a cron job for evaluating the answer forms. If you didn't configure the offline-quiz
    cron job, the automated analysis of answer forms is not going work! Information about how to
    configure cron jobs can be found at

    Before Version 3.2 there was an additional cron job required. This cron job is no longer necessary,
    unless you intend to run the cron job on a separate server.

    Since the evaluation of answer forms usually takes a lot of system resources, it is recommended to
    run this cron job on a separate application server to take load from the frontend servers.

    If you want to run the cron job on a dedicated server you have to disable it in the moodle settings
    and create an additional job on the dedicated server looking like this:

    */10 * * * * DATE=`date +\%Y\%m\%d`; php /mod/offlinequiz/cron.php --cli=1 >> /var/log/moodle/cron-olq.log.$DATE 2>&1


    Is there a possible solution here for the Freehand Drawing plugin?
  • Fri, Sep 25, 2020, 10:11 AM
    i'm having problem with free hand drawing quiz. my students are not able to draw when they are using android phone. how can I solve this problem. help me
  • Al
    Sun, Jan 24, 2021, 6:02 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.
  • King Crab Fishing in Norway
    Thu, Jun 17, 2021, 3:47 AM
    For those of you having issues, have you tried this one instead?
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