Question types: Word Select

Maintained by Picture of Marcus Green Marcus Green
A very easy to use "select the words" Moodle question type.
357 sites
24 fans
Moodle 2.9, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

A very easy to use Moodle question type that allows a teacher to create text where one or more words are indicated to be the correct answers. The student is presented with the text and can select one or more words and is marked according to if they are correct.

You can see a short video of it in action in this Youtube video

If you want to ask questions, do it in the forums rather than the comments under this question.


Screenshot #0


Picture of Marcus Green
Marcus Green (Lead maintainer)
Please login to view contributors details and/or to contact them

Comments RSS

Show comments
  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Mon, 5 Sep 2016, 4:10 PM

    Thanks Marcus for sharing yet another useful question type. I found it working smoothly and did not spot any obvious issue with the implementation. I can imagine there might be a bit more work needed to make it fully accessible but it seems to be on the right track (thanks to all the aria labels etc). I am happy to approve this now. You are cleared to land, welcome to the Plugins directory!

  • Germán and temudgin
    Tue, 6 Sep 2016, 12:17 AM
    This is a very nice plugin, I like it a lot, and I am very happy that it is now available in the Moodle plugins database.

    Now, I really want to try it with a screen-reader and hear for myself how it perform.

    I will be looking forward to the next version that fixes the string concatenation issue reported in , and then AMOS translators will be able to translate it into other languages.

    Congratulations to Marcus smile
  • Picture of Marcus Green
    Tue, 6 Sep 2016, 12:24 AM
    Thanks German, your Wiki docs for it are really good. Tim Hunt advised me on the aria labels and the NVDA screen reader but I have little experience in the area so it would be excellent to have other people look at it. I will work on fixing the strings so it will work with AMOS translation.
  • Léo Renis Santos
    Mon, 12 Sep 2016, 10:46 PM
    Congratulations on the plugin!
    It is excellent.
    Regards smile
  • Picture of Marcus Green
    Mon, 12 Sep 2016, 11:02 PM
    Thank you Leo, your feedback is greatly appreciated.
  • Picture of Fritz Richter
    Tue, 13 Sep 2016, 7:12 AM
    Has anybody this great plugin working with a Moodle 2.9.3? It seems that the range of brackets doesn't work correctly. Can anybody confirm this behavior?
  • Picture of Marcus Green
    Tue, 13 Sep 2016, 1:30 PM
    What do you mean by 'range of brackets doesn't work correctly?'
  • Picture of Fritz Richter
    Wed, 14 Sep 2016, 11:36 PM
    when I use the following question text:

    word1 word2 word3 [word4] word5 word6

    and click on 'word4' in the preview, 'word4' and 'word5' are highlighted as being one item.

    As I mentioned, it's a Moodle 2.9.3 with the gap_select_version 2016062501
  • Picture of Marcus Green
    Wed, 14 Sep 2016, 11:59 PM
    Hi Fritz, can you post this question in the quiz forum with a screen shot. I have just tried your text on a Moodle 3.1 installation without reproducing it and when I get home I will install a Moodle 2.9.x and test it on that. Can you double check there is not any unexpected HTML in the question text (I cannot think of how that would affect anything, but you never know).
  • Picture of Kiara Greeny
    Sat, 24 Sep 2016, 1:16 PM
    Hi Marcus, I was looking for this type of plugin from long time. Thank you so much for creating this plugin smile
  • Picture of Elgun Karim
    Tue, 13 Feb 2018, 5:07 PM
    Hello Markus,

    It is what I need. I have installed it and all is fine except it says No words to select have been defined. I add many sentences like this:

    Which @country@ @consumes@ the @least sugar@ per person? 3 selections

    What is the @maximum@ recommended number of @teaspoons@ of @sugar@ that a person should @consume@ a day?4 selections

    What could the problem be? I use lastest version of Moodle. thanks

  • Picture of Marcus Green
    Tue, 13 Feb 2018, 5:13 PM
    Have you tried with square braces [country]. You can try importing the example questions that come as an xml file with it and you can also try experimenting with it on the Gapfill course here, or take a look here
  • Picture of Serge Fleussu
    Tue, 27 Feb 2018, 7:18 PM
    Hello Marcus,
    Thank you for this plugin. It works great with texts, sentences, ... but we are in trouble when trying to use it with TeX notation : we got something like 'x' on the screen while trying to write '+x' in TeX.
    Do you encoutered the problem ?
    We use Moodle 3.3.3+ (Build: 20171201).
    Thanks again.
  • Picture of Marcus Green
    Tue, 27 Feb 2018, 7:36 PM
    Hi Serge, glad you like it. I will investigate the issue of rendering Tex notation. Please email me directly at marcusavgreen @ gmail. dot com.
  • Picture of Marcus Green
    Wed, 28 Feb 2018, 4:41 AM
    There are two issues with Tex notation, one is that wordselect splits on gaps so you would need to remove any gaps (view in html mode is a good way), and another thing is that it may contain delimit characters, so for example square braces are common so you might want to use @ instead, e.g. @\(+x\)@
1 2
Please login to post comments