Question types: MTF (ETH)

qtype_mtf
Maintained by ETHzETH Zürich
Multi True false in one stem (question). Brief: The MC question type as it exists in Moodle is not very ideal, since you can only configure questions which are not very well designed regarding best practices of MC questions. Teachers can have more than one true/false question in same stem. this saves creating new questions for each stem. especially when it comes to an essay followed by many questions.
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Teachers can have more than one (multi) true/false question in same stem. this saves creating new questions for each stem. especially when it comes to an essay followed by many questions.

The core MC question type as it exists in Moodle is not very ideal, since you can only configure questions which are not very well designed regarding best practices of MC questions. 


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  • Picture of Plugins bot
    Fri, Oct 20, 2017, 5:20 PM
    Approval issue created: CONTRIB-7090
  • Picture of Michael Zwahlen
    Fri, Mar 2, 2018, 4:45 PM
    Hi, is this plugin working with Moodle 3.4?
  • ETHz
    Fri, Mar 2, 2018, 4:46 PM
    Yes it is
  • Picture of Jason Daniel
    Thu, Apr 11, 2019, 3:33 PM
    I have downloaded, can you send me the code of this plugin? I have used it to my school portal and I have also essay writing website.
  • ETHz
    Thu, Apr 11, 2019, 3:37 PM
    Dear Jason

    The code is what you actually have downloaded. You can download the code again from the links above or from here: https://github.com/ethz-let/qtype_mtf
  • Picture of Adrián G
    Tue, Jun 2, 2020, 5:53 AM
    Hi, Is it possible to put penalties inside each wrong option?
  • ETHz
    Tue, Jun 2, 2020, 5:57 AM
    Hi Adrian, I’ll forward your question to the QC team. You can use the quiz behaviour for trial penalties, however this will be applicable on the whole quiz. We have question type SC (will be published this month) where you can have penalties based on distractors (if the user eliminates options from the question), this might be of interest for you
  • Picture of Adrián G
    Tue, Jun 2, 2020, 4:36 PM
    Thank you for answering so quickly. It would be nice to be able to do this:

    Option 1: correct = 100% ; incorrect = -50%, -25%...
    Option 2: correct = 100% ; incorrect = -50%, -25%...
    (...)

    Best regards.
  • ETHz
    Fri, Jun 5, 2020, 3:48 PM
    Hello Adrian, answer came back:

    An important reason to develop MTF was to circumvent the issue of “negative grading” in the standard MC-question type: We do *not* like penalties in the MTF question type therefore, since penalties give an advantage to the risk taking students / risk averse students have a disadvantage  we do not want to measure the risk taking qualities of students in exams.

    If Adrian wants to award penalties, he can use the standard MC question type. And you can also point him to https://blogs.ethz.ch/letblog/2019/12/18/how-to-multiple-choice-with-moodle/
  • Picture of EA Carl
    Tue, Jul 7, 2020, 4:24 AM
    Hello, Are there any plans to add an ID Number to this question type (e.g. to be usable as an embedded question)?
  • ETHz
    Tue, Jul 7, 2020, 2:55 PM
    Hi EA Carl, yes good idea - we will implement it on qtype_mtf and other ones we maintain. Please stay tuned for the next update
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