Activities: Offline Quiz

mod_offlinequiz
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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).

Admin settings

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)
  • mix answers (checkbox)
  • logo URL (text field)
  • copyright indication (checkbox)
  • 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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  • Picture of aftab ali
    Tue, 12 Dec 2017, 5:24 PM
    Hi I am trying to upload offline quiz plugin , it showing progress-bar unable to proceed at next step . I check Server file upload size its 40MB also in Moodle its 40MB .
    When I am trying to install it using Moodle online plugin directory it giving me below errors . any comments please ?

    tool_installaddon/installing_non_installable_component

    Install plugins from the Moodle plugins directory
    There is a request to install plugin Offline Quiz (mod_offlinequiz) version 2017081102 from the Moodle Plugins directory on this site. However, the plugin installation pre-check failed (reason code: remoteunavailable).

  • Picture of Thomas Wedekind
    Tue, 12 Dec 2017, 5:29 PM
    seems like you don't have a connection to the internet from your local moodle instance. You can also download the plugin and extract it to the mod folder.
  • Richard Samson
    Fri, 15 Dec 2017, 5:42 PM
    So, @Thomas Wedekind, in answser to you message of 21 November, first of all many thanks for the reply. I did not see it till today! Your solution looks good to me. i will propose it to our programmers and system admins.
  • Picture of aftab ali
    Mon, 18 Dec 2017, 9:53 PM
    Hi , I am new in Moodle offline Quiz , facing issue in results evaluation .
    I create a sample quiz , i fill the answer sheet and scanned it with 250-dp . my printer scanned image in jpeg i change the file extension into png image . then I upload the file .
    I try 4 times to upload its uploaded showing message From as Pending Evaluation . Anyone can guide where can be a mistake
    I upload the image here also . how I can evaluate the uploaded answer sheet ?


  • Picture of aftab ali
    Mon, 18 Dec 2017, 9:56 PM
    Hi Thomas Wedekind - Thanks for your reply on Tue, 12 Dec 2017, 5:29 PM .
    I create a new directory and using that I upload the plugin it working . .
  • Picture of Thomas Wedekind
    Mon, 18 Dec 2017, 10:53 PM
    Hi, the evaluation is done by a cronjob, which you have to setup for your moodle instance. The details are described in the Readme.md, which are shipped with the plugin, or you can read them here: https://github.com/academic-moodle-cooperation/moodle-mod_offlinequiz/blob/master/README.md
  • Picture of aftab ali
    Mon, 18 Dec 2017, 11:12 PM
    Hi Thomas Wedekind : Thanks for your quick reply , I will go through with cronjob , in very future I will upload my tutorial and helping guides related to Moodle and Offline quiz also .. Thanks Again .

  • Picture of Trường Hải Võ
    Sun, 24 Dec 2017, 4:51 PM
    I'm from to VietNam, I'm teacher, I want to change format form result from "X" to "O", I search code file scanner.php but i can not do it. Please help me!
  • Picture of aftab ali
    Thu, 28 Dec 2017, 1:45 PM
    Hi @Thomas Wedekind ,
    I create a user with ID 1234567 .
    I register this user and add it into participant of an offline sample test , but under the Participant it not showing the ID + at the mark sheet it not showing red color message " User 1234567 does not exist in system Page: 1/1 (User does not exist) " . below screens I am uploading .

    Below Image describing more clear view . Anyone can guide ?

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  • Picture of sulagna behera
    Thu, 28 Dec 2017, 3:28 PM
    Hi. Is this plugin only for multiple choice questions and description type?
  • Picture of Dinis Medeiros
    Tue, 16 Jan 2018, 6:59 AM
    Is it compatible with 3.4?
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Tue, 16 Jan 2018, 8:42 PM
    Dear Dinis,
    we are currently working on the update to 3.4, which should be available mid/end of February. We will publish it here on moodle.org, as soon as it is ready to go.
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Wed, 17 Jan 2018, 4:54 PM
    We just published the newest 3.4 version of the Offline Quiz - have fun.
  • Picture of Dinis Medeiros
    Wed, 17 Jan 2018, 6:36 PM
    Why this? Can you help?
    TIA
    https://imgur.com/a/wgvtC
  • Picture of Elia Schoen
    Wed, 17 Jan 2018, 6:55 PM
    I obtain this error:
    DDL sql execution error
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