Question types ::: qtype_gapfill
Maintained by Marcus Green
Cloze (fill in the blanks) question type with VERY simple question creation syntax. Can do drag drop, dropdowns or gapfill questions

Gapfill 1.94

Moodle 2.9, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
Released: Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 12:08 AM
Gapfill question type V1.94 for Moodle

A very easy to use Cloze question type that supports drag/drop answers that work on mobile devices. Teachers can define the
question with square braces to define the missing words. For example
The [cat] sat on the [mat]. Alternative delimiting characters can be defined during question edit
for example The #cat# sat on the #mat# can be valid.

If the dropdown or dragdrop options are set in the question edit form, it can display
a shuffled selection of correct and wrong answers. These can then can be selected via
dropddropdown lists or javascript powered drag and drop functionality.

This question type was written by Marcus Green

This question type was created and tested under Moodle 2.9,3.0,3.1,3.2

It will not work with versions of moodle prior to 2.6.

Place the files in a directory


Where moodle is webroot for your install.

Go to Site Administration/Notifications

Version 1.94 fix for select dropdowns on webkit/android.Tap to select prompt in mobile app
Version 1.93 support for mobile app. onfocus CSS on inputs, hover on draggable, bugfix in draggables (#25 on github)
Version 1.92 CSS to improve dropdowns on chrome mobile, discard gaps in wrong answers:improves display in feedback
Version 1.91 [.+] will make any text a valid answer and if left empty will not show the .+ as aftergap feedback
Version 1.9 added link in the admin interface to make it easy to import_example questions to a course
Version 1.8 added casesensitive option in settings, plugin version information in xml export, | now works with regex off
Version 1.7 updated jQuery, jQuery ui and touchpunch and the way they are called to work with Moodle 2.9
Version 1.6 added display of the correct answer next to gaps with wrong answers entered
Version 1.5 added support for gaps that are marked correct if left empty using !!, and fixedgapsize
Version 1.4 added support for touch devices such as Apple iOS phones and tablets (iPhone/iPad) and Android devices
Version 1.3 toggle regex for plain string compare. Useful for maths, html and programming language questions
Version 1.2 will colour duplicate answers yellow when discard duplicates mode is used (see help)
Version 1.1 includes a count of correct answers and clears incorrect responses in interactive mode

Version information

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Supported software
Moodle 2.9, Moodle 3.0, Moodle 3.1, Moodle 3.2, Moodle 3.3

Version control information

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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