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Question types: Gapfill Question

Maintained by Picture of Marcus Green Marcus Green
Cloze question type with VERY simple question creation syntax. Can do drag drop, dropdowns or gapfill questions
Moodle 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9


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  • Picture of Marcus Green
    Fri, Nov 14, 2014, 8:35 PM
    If you have tried alternative CSS you should run /admin/purgecaches.php to make sure you are not seeing old code
  • Picture of Victor Santos
    Sat, Nov 15, 2014, 12:24 AM
    I did that and now the text is very big, but anyway it's better than before, except for the letters 'g' 'q'....

    > gap fill:
    > drag n drop:

  • Picture of Freddie Gay
    Sun, Dec 14, 2014, 4:17 AM

    I'm creating a gap fill table with some questions accepting more than one answer and hence using the 'or' | operator. However, this creates huge gaps which ruin the proportions of the table. Is there anyway of getting round this? The gaps are fine if I only allow one answer, but way to big if I specify more than one.

    Grateful for any help.
  • Picture of Marcus Green
    Sun, Dec 14, 2014, 7:07 AM
    Version 1.5 of the Gapfill question type has a checkbox for "Fixedgapsize", this would make all gaps the size of the largets. That is the only control it gives over gapsize. I have not added a description to the documentation yet. I will work on getting that done.
  • Picture of Freddie Gay
    Sun, Dec 14, 2014, 11:35 PM
    Hi Marcus
    Thanks for letting me know. I was already using fixed gap size.

    I don't suppose in future versions there would be a way to limit the gap when using the 'or' operator. If you have two or more possible phrases to go into an exercise the gaps are just way too big.
  • Picture of Marcus Green
    Mon, Dec 15, 2014, 1:01 AM
    Could you go to this link

    And create an issue describing what you want and how you would like it to work. Then when I go to consider it I will have some more ideas. I have though about it in the past but I have tried to keep the syntax and interface as simple as possible for the new user
  • Picture of Victor Santos
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015, 12:08 AM
    I wonder if it's possible to see the correct answers after submitting.
  • Picture of Marcus Green
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015, 12:25 AM
    If you mean you want to see the correct answer if a student has entered an incorrect answer, I am working on this. A beta version is available at If you are not able to test the beta version let me know and I will show you some screen shots of how it is currently working. Thank you for your feedback.
  • Picture of Victor Santos
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015, 5:49 PM
    I am using the beta version you mentioned, but someone noticed that grading is not working, even if we get some responses correct the grade is always 0.00 out of 10.00 (0%).
    Any idea what's causing this issue?
    Thank you
  • Picture of Marcus Green
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015, 6:02 PM
    Thank you for the feedback Victor, I will investigate, could you post this same question in the quiz forum and then other people might also give feedback
  • Picture of Victor Santos
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015, 6:23 PM
    Thank you Marcus,
    I posted here:
  • Picture of AL Rachels
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015, 2:56 AM
    Hi Marcus - I was just trying out the gap fill question in my Moodle 2.9 beta site and it seems like the drag and drop part might be broken. With a question set for gap fill or drop down, no problem. With it set for drag and drop, as soon as you click on a word to drag it to an answer area, it jumps down below the question text and can no longer be moved. Has anyone else reported something similar?
  • Picture of S. Ali
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015, 3:06 AM
    I've also been experiencing this issue since the latest release (2006082514 1.6).
  • Picture of Marcus Green
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015, 6:14 AM
    Hi Al, nobody else has reported it but I have just replicated your experience in an install of 2.9 on my own machine. It has worked in earlier versions of 2.9 as I have been updating with every new version so something has changed. I shall see what I can do about it. I have just tested Gapfill 1.6 with 2.8 and it seems to work fine.
  • Picture of AL Rachels
    Fri, May 8, 2015, 1:33 AM
    Hi Marcus, I played with the questions with accent marks that Terry gave you and have some more info on the drag and drop in Moodle 2.9. If you use the Clean or More themes in Moodle 2.9, drag and drop is broken. I also tried Formal White and Evolve-D with the exact same questions and they work just fine in Moodle 2.9. I am using version 1.6 of the question type.
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