Pattern match

Question types ::: qtype_pmatch
Maintained by Tim at Lone Pine Koala SanctuaryTim Hunt, Phil Butcher
Allows a short response of one or a few sentences that is graded by comparing against various model answers, which are described using the OU's pattern match syntax.

Pattern match 1.3 for Moodle 2.5+

Moodle 2.5
Released: Monday, July 1, 2013, 11:56 PM

Pattern match question type

This question type was created by Jamie Pratt, working for the Open University (http://www.open.ac.uk/).

Students can enter a response of up to 20 words, which is then graded by matching it against vaious model answers expressed using a sophisticated patten matching algorithm. See http://docs.moodle.org/dev/The_OU_PMatch_algorithm

This question type is has been available since Moodle 2.1+. This version is compatible with Moodle 2.5+.

You will want to install superscript/subscript editor plugin (see https://github.com/moodleou/moodle-editor_supsub). This makes the superscript and subscript options in the question editing form. If the editor is not installed the question type can still be used but these options will not be available.

This question type should be installed like any other Moodle add-on. See http://docs.moodle.org/25/en/Installing_add-ons.

To install the question type using git, type this command in the root of your Moodle install

git clone git://github.com/moodleou/moodle-qtype_pmatch.git question/type/pmatch
echo /question/type/pmatch/ >> .git/info/exclude

Version information

Version build number
2013070100
Version release name
1.3 for Moodle 2.5+
Can be updated from
1.0 (2010090501), 1.0 (2010090501), 1.1 for Moodle 2.1 (2012081600), 1.1 for Moodle 2.2 (2012081600), 1.1 for Moodle 2.3+ (2012081600), 1.2 for Moodle 2.3+ (2013021200)
Can be updated to
1.4 for Moodle 2.5+ (2014010800), 1.5 for Moodle 2.5+ (2014061900), 1.6 for Moodle 2.6+ (2014111200)
Maturity
Stable version
MD5 Sum
ec01edfd814f578af8e7518277cb0bba
Supported software
Moodle 2.5

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
GIT
VCS repository URL
VCS branch
master
VCS tag
v1.3

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 http://yoursite.com/admin to finish the installation