Atto: Cloze editor

Maintained by Picture of Daniel ThiesDaniel Thies, Germán and TemudginGermán Valero
An Atto editor plugin to help create embedded answer questions
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Moodle 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10

This Atto editor plugin provides a user friendly interface for creating and modifying embedded answer (cloze) questions. The plugin reads subquestion specifications into a form to be edited, and writes the values of the form in the correct syntax for the embedded answer (cloze) question type.


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Daniel Thies (Lead maintainer)
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Andreas Glombitza: Original developer of similar plugin for TinyMCE
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  • cb userpic w harvey
    Mon, Mar 20, 2017, 12:26 AM
    Love this plugin! Would love it more if it's possible to make all word gaps a uniform width so students don't have clues that "long words go in wide boxes and short words go in short boxes." Any guidance greatly appreciated!
  • Picture of Hugo Ribeiro
    Thu, Oct 26, 2017, 11:19 PM
    Thank you! One quick question are you able to add decimals as points?
    Thanks in advance
  • Picture of Daniel Thies
    Sat, Oct 28, 2017, 2:46 AM
    As far as I know the question type does not support decimals in the point values so I have not supported that in the plugin. One can still have fractional values for a question in the quiz by having the total points greater than one and setting the questions point value to a non-multiple value on the quiz edit page.
  • Germán and Temudgin
    Sat, Oct 28, 2017, 7:21 AM
    As far as I know, all questions (regardless of type) in a Moodle quiz must have integer point values.

    If you intended on using decimal points for some answers, just multiply every value for right and wrong answers by a factor of ten in order to get integer numbers. Moodle will automatically scale the final score of the quiz to whatever value you set for it.
  • Picture of Lee Hensley
    Fri, Dec 15, 2017, 3:22 PM
    Unable to get the cloze button to appear on the editor toolbar. Have added it using cloze = cloze. I am using moddle3.3 php:5.6 . editor is Atto latest dist. Installs fine show up in list of installed plugins but will not show up in toolbar.
  • Picture of Daniel Thies
    Sat, Dec 16, 2017, 12:53 AM
    Did you try adding a Cloze question to the question bank? The button does not appear on other forms.
  • Picture of Kashmira Nagwekar
    Sat, Nov 3, 2018, 2:39 AM
    I recently installed this plugin in moodle 3.5. Having issues with assigning -ve marks to wrong choices.
    Assigning -33.333% to a wrong choice is not working properly. The grade gets displayed as a part of the option text and also, if a wrong choice is selected, the marks given are 0.
    Please guide me on this.

  • Picture of Daniel Thies
    Wed, Nov 7, 2018, 7:39 AM
    Hello Kashmira,

    I think that this is a bug with the cloze question type rather than this editor plugin. It does not seem to support decimal negative numbers at the moment although the syntax looks correct. I thought that this was working before so it may be a regression.
  • Picture of Carl Miller
    Sun, May 17, 2020, 2:33 PM
    I have installed this plugin and it works on the standard "Embedded answers (Cloze)" question type.
    However, on the WIRIS "Cloze" type question it does not show, yet it looks like it is the same ATTO toolbar.
    Have I missed a setting?
  • Picture of Daniel Thies
    Mon, May 18, 2020, 5:11 AM
    @Carl, I did not realize that WIRIS cloze uses the same syntax. I modified it so it should show now with the WIRIS question type. Please let me know if it is not working. I do not have WIRIS installed to test it.
  • Picture of Arjun Lal
    Mon, May 18, 2020, 5:47 PM
    Thankyou for sharing this useful plugin! It is very very special for advanced technology.
  • Picture of Carl Miller
    Tue, May 19, 2020, 1:59 PM
    @Daniel, thanks so much for that, all appears to be working very nicely.
  • Picture of Joseph Liaw
    Sat, Oct 3, 2020, 12:10 AM
    This is a FANTASTIC plugin to make CLOZE more "doable" for teachers!

    Question: is there a way to set the penalty factor mentioned in the Moodle documentation, or does anyone know the syntax to put in the penalty factor?

    We are trying to get the CLOZE question type to work with either "Adaptive" or "Interactive with multiple tries", so that students can try a question again and earn back partial credits for correcting mistakes and encouraging learning from errors. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like the CLOZE question type plays nice with those modes, and I was hoping someone would know how to do this or if the CLOZE editor had a way to put in the syntax properly for the CLOZE penalty factor that is supposed to fix this bug.

  • Picture of Daniel Thies
    Thu, Oct 8, 2020, 10:27 PM
    @Joseph The penalty factor is not part of the syntax of the question text. It is found on the question editing form under that heading _Multiple tries_. You will need to set that there for each question although it should default to 33.3333%.
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