Activities: Offline Quiz

mod_offlinequiz
Maintained by AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
The MC Offline quiz module (mod/offlinequiz) adds paper-and-pencil multiple-choice quizzes to Moodle. In offline quizzes students mark answers to questions on a sheet of paper (the answer form).
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MC Offline quiz module

The Moodle MC Offline quiz module adds paper-and-pencil multiple-choice quizzes to Moodle. In offline quizzes students mark answers to questions on a sheet of paper (the answer form). The students' answer forms are evaluated and graded automatically by the offline quiz module.

More precisely, a complete offline quiz consists (at least) of the following steps:

• A teacher creates an offline quiz in Moodle and adds multiple-choice questions, all-or-nothing multiple-choice questions or description questions (text) to the quiz. This is very similar to creating online quizzes (standard Moodle quizzes).
• From the question lists the teacher creates question sheets and answer forms as PDF (DOCX) documents using the module.
• The question sheets and answer forms are handed out to students for the actual quiz. The students mark the answers they think are correct in the answer form.
• The teacher scans the filled-in answer forms and uploads the resulting images into the offline quiz. The scanned answer forms are evaluated and graded automatically by the module.
• If necessary, the teacher corrects errors that might have occurred due to mistakes made by the students or due to bad scan quality.

After results have been created in an offline quiz, students can review their result as usual. If the teacher allows it, students can also see the scanned answer forms and which markings have been recognised as crosses.

The module supports up to six groups which are not related to Moodle course groups. Each group can contain a different set of questions in a different order. Separate question sheets and answer forms are created for the different offline quiz groups.

The module also supports lists of participants which are useful for checking which students actually took part in the exam. Lists of participants are pre-filled with students in Moodle. PDF versions of those lists can be created in the module for easy marking during the exam. The marked lists can be uploaded and evaluated automatically.

Example

The offline quiz module is used intensively at different Austrian universities for mass exams. Hundreds of students can be easily examined at the same time (given enough seating space in lecture halls) without the need for expensive e-testing equipment.

Installation

Copy the module code directly to the "mod/offlinequiz" directory. Open the messages page in the administration area to automatically start the installation.

The automatic analysis of questionnaires requires the activation of an appropriate cronjob (see README.txt).

As an administrator you can set the default values instance-wide on the settings page for administrators in the MC Offline quiz module.

• formula for participant identification (text field)
• mix questions (checkbox)
• logo URL (text field)
• settings for exam inspection (checkbox)
• decimal places (drop down)
• paper's white level (drop down)
• 1-click inscription (checkbox)
• role for inscription (drop down)
• saving days (text field)

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• Tue, 27 Mar 2018, 2:31 PM
It is possible, it's just a question of effort. The evaluation of the answer sheets is the most error-prone part of this plugin. changing the amount of answers that fit on a sheet will need a lot of changes in the code, because the plugin was not written with changing the sheets in mind, sadly. We are in the process of rewriting the evaluation, but it takes a lot of time.
• Mon, 7 May 2018, 8:21 PM
We just published version 3.4.2 of the Offline Quiz plugin (see CHANGELOG.txt).
• Mon, 7 May 2018, 9:43 PM
Invalid get_string() identifier: 'offlinequizclosed' or component 'offlinequiz'. Perhaps you are missing $string['offlinequizclosed'] = ''; in mod/offlinequiz/lang/en/offlinequiz.php? line 349 of /lib/classes/string_manager_standard.php: call to debugging() line 7083 of /lib/moodlelib.php: call to core_string_manager_standard->get_string() line 373 of /mod/offlinequiz/classes/structure.php: call to get_string() line 305 of /mod/offlinequiz/classes/output/edit_renderer.php: call to mod_offlinequiz\structure->get_dates_summary() line 160 of /mod/offlinequiz/classes/output/edit_renderer.php: call to mod_offlinequiz\output\edit_renderer->offlinequiz_information() line 360 of /mod/offlinequiz/edit.php: call to mod_offlinequiz\output\edit_renderer->edit_grades_page() Is this OK?$string['offlinequizclosed'] --> Missing
$string['offlinequizisclosed'] --> Exists • Mon, 7 May 2018, 9:56 PM Changed mod/offlinequiz/classes/structure.php line 373, error GONE From$dates[] = get_string('offlinequizclosed', 'offlinequiz', userdate($offlinequiz->timeclose)); To$dates[] = get_string('offlinequizisclosed', 'offlinequiz', userdate(\$offlinequiz->timeclose));
• Wed, 9 May 2018, 6:03 PM
Hi,
Thanks for this plugin!
We just tested this on the current Moodle 3.5 beta, and it looks like it is working. Will you support 3.5 officially in the short term?
• Wed, 9 May 2018, 7:07 PM
Hi Nicolas,
yes, we will support 3.5, but probably not on day 1. How fast we will release a version for 3.5 will depend on how many bugs we find and how fast the development for the privacy API is done.
I'm also not aware of any problems using the 3.4 plugin in 3.5, I haven't found any errors.
But do that at your own risk.
• Thu, 10 May 2018, 4:49 PM
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• Fri, 18 May 2018, 1:44 AM
Hello everyone, first i would like of say this mod is awesome, congratulations!
I just have a question, the answer form have no way out with the student's code and name?
That would make life easier for teachers, if no, there date for release? thanks very much
• Tue, 22 May 2018, 12:30 PM
Hello
Thanks for the plugin. It say quiz can be exported to LaTeX and Docs as well. Can anybody tell me how to do it?
• Tue, 22 May 2018, 2:52 PM
@Bruno No, thats not possible at the moment and there is no change planned at the moment.
@Girish Belkar: You can change the type of the output-file in the configuration of your offlinequiz instance.
• Wed, 23 May 2018, 11:18 AM
Thanks Thomas
But that option is locked and I am unable to change
• Wed, 23 May 2018, 11:28 AM
Ok Got it. I need to delete the generated doc before changing
Thanks Thomas
• Wed, 23 May 2018, 12:11 PM
Two issues
1. Is there way to numbering the questions.?
2. Can the marks for the questions be displayed?
• Wed, 23 May 2018, 3:13 PM
Is it possible to include short answer question?
• Wed, 23 May 2018, 9:36 PM
1.) Aren't they numbered already? the numbers are generated automatically during document creation time
2.) You can do that by changing the settings for "Print question grades" in your offlinequiz-instance
3.) At the moment only single-choice, Multiple-choice and description-questions are allowed. Any other question types are not supported.