Offline Quiz

Activities ::: 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. 

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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.


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.


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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  • Tue, Feb 2, 2021, 4:26 PM
    Hello to everybody,
    I'm Olga from University of Verona, Italy. We tested the plugin at our institution but we have a problem in the answers sheet. The matriculation number of our student is not composed only from numeric digits, but also from 2 letters (VR): VRXXXXXX
    Is there the possibility to modify the sheet to give the students the possibility to insert the correct matriculation number?
    Thank you for your attention!
  • Sat, Feb 6, 2021, 7:21 PM
    if the 2 letters are always the same this is possible:
    just enter into the offlinequiz | useridentification setting the following text:
    This means: in the column "idnumber" in the user table there is "VR" followed by 6 digits, which the user has to cross on the form
  • Sat, Mar 27, 2021, 11:58 PM
    Desenvolvi suporte pra upload de questões abertas + tradução pra português. Quem se interessar, acesse e fale direto comigo.
  • Mon, Mar 29, 2021, 4:54 PM
    @Matteus Barbosa
    Gostava de experimentar. Sou tradutor PT-PT do Moodle.
  • Mon, Apr 19, 2021, 8:50 AM
    Olá, fico muito contente que está havendo atualizações para esse plugin. Está sendo muito útil para nossa instituição. Gostaria de saber como fazer para atualizar a língua para PT-BR ou PT-PT. Se alguém puder me informar:
  • Mon, May 10, 2021, 8:37 PM
    Hello, we are loving your plugin. I would like to give you an idea. It is possible to take a test with several subjects and the result of the grade is separated by subject.
  • Fri, May 21, 2021, 4:04 PM
    could you please help me? In the preview of the quiz I can see pictures that are placed into my questions, but when I download the pdf version I don't see them.
  • Fri, May 21, 2021, 7:06 PM
    Please use the issue tracker on GitHub ( for any kind of bug or support request (see comment in the description above and the README file).
  • Tue, May 25, 2021, 1:45 AM
    I tried to upload scanned answers (bubble sheets), the scans uploaded successfully. This message appears ( answer form(s) is/are pending evaluation.) but no marks appeared on grades. How I can fix this issue?
    Thanks for anybody answering my question.
  • Sat, May 29, 2021, 11:49 PM
    We just published version 3.11.0 of the Offline Quiz for Moodle 3.11 – have fun.
  • Sun, May 30, 2021, 12:33 AM
    We just published bug fix verions 3.9.1 and 3.10.1 of the Offline Quiz for Moodle 3.9 and 3.10, respectively (missing quotation marks around database field name).
  • Fri, Jun 18, 2021, 11:33 PM
    Does anyone know if this plugin allows for essay type question or only supports multiple choice?
  • Fri, Jun 18, 2021, 11:34 PM
    Actually, the better question would be... could this code be modified to support essay type questions or custom question types?
  • Fri, Jun 18, 2021, 11:52 PM
    When paper assessments are generated, is each assessment already has the student name printed on it and a QR code to scan it later?
  • Mon, Aug 2, 2021, 5:09 PM
    We just published version 3.11.1 of Offline Quiz for Moodle 3.11. Have fun.
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