Question types: Word Select

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A very easy to use "select the words" Moodle question type.
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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.

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  • Picture of Marcus Green
    Tue, Feb 27, 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, Feb 28, 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. @\(+x\)@
  • Troy Patterson
    Mon, Apr 9, 2018, 8:17 PM
    We look forward to implementing this. This will fit in nicely with some requests that we have. We will be changing the icon though (um, XXX doesn't have good connotation for schools).
  • Picture of Marcus Green
    Mon, Apr 9, 2018, 8:19 PM
    Ha, I had never thought of that. I had been considering updating it to add a splash of colour. Email me directly at marcusavgreen at gmail dot com....lets talk icons...
  • Picture of Chris Kenniburg
    Wed, Apr 25, 2018, 8:49 PM
    Thanks for this plugin. We installed it and have been exploring the uses for it with teachers. This question type has a lot of potential for elementary schools. Very nice plugin. Thank you for developing it.
  • Picture of Marcus Green
    Sun, Apr 29, 2018, 5:22 PM
    Very pleased you like it Chris. I will probably release a new version fairly soon to confirm compliance with Moodle 3.5 and to tidy up some very small things (e.g. using color in question text). I am mulling ideas about allowing different css in questions, e.g. css circles around selectable text. May never happen, but .....
  • Picture of Derek Chaplin
    Tue, Dec 4, 2018, 9:29 PM
    Great plugin! The video is a real teaser with the crossword type arrangement! How did you implement that using this plugin?
  • Picture of Marcus Green
    Tue, Dec 4, 2018, 9:33 PM
    Glad you like it. There is an importable example of how to do the crossword in the examples/en/wordselect_examples.xml file. Here it is in Github
    It would be nice to have a 'Wizard' for that, but so many software ideas and so little time smile
  • Picture of Marcus Green
    Tue, Dec 4, 2018, 9:34 PM
    Do confirm that you were able import and modify for your own purposes. In addition, I have been experimenting with modifying this question type for the mobile app.
  • Picture of Matias Espinoza
    Fri, Apr 17, 2020, 8:21 AM
    Hello, first of all, thank you very much for your contribution. Is there a way in which I can reduce the "selectable" words area to some in a sentence, and one correct among them?
    For example: "1. They have expensives / [expensive]​ computers. " I want my students to able to only select expensives and expensive, being the correct expensive. But I don't want them to select "They" "have" "computers" ?

  • Picture of Marcus Green
    Fri, Apr 17, 2020, 5:56 PM
    Hi Matias, do you think this is what you are looking for
    I need to include a screen shot of an example, and I will try to get around to it as soon as I can.
  • Picture of Matias Espinoza
    Fri, Apr 17, 2020, 9:46 PM
    It worked perfectly! Thanks!
  • Picture of Anh Ngữ Pixar
    Mon, May 11, 2020, 10:46 AM
    Thank for your awesome plugin, we love it.

    But after installing, we faced with an error, some drop-down menus are not working as normally.

    Pleaze take a look at this:
    Uncaught Error: Mismatched anonymous define() module: function(){function a(a){$("#"+a+" .selectable").on("keydown",function(a){return 32===a.keyCode?
    at makeError (require.min.js:5)
    at v (require.min.js:5)
    at Object.o [as require] (require.min.js:5)
    at requirejs (require.min.js:5)
    at view.php?id=200:2431
    at Object.execCb (require.min.js:5)
    at b.check (require.min.js:5)
    at b. (require.min.js:5)
    at require.min.js:5
    at require.min.js:5

    As after removing word select plugin from site, everything go back, the site run smoothy agian!

    If someone have the same experience as we, pleaze let us know the solution. We really appriciate!

    Thank Marcus, thank all!
  • Picture of Станислав Ямницкий
    Sat, Aug 1, 2020, 2:33 AM
    Hello Marcus. I am using WordSelect 2.32 (thank you for you great work!) with Moodle 3.3
    An update came along and now I am stuck with 2.42 and the answers are not clickable.
    I can't uninstall WordSelect (no uninstall button in the Admin panel - Plugins overview).
    I can't upgrade Moodle to 3.7 and use your fixed 2.44 version because all of my images and audios will get damaged.
    I can't downgrade WordSelect plugin. Moodle sends me an error about it.
    Can you please provide modified 2.32 version of WordSelect (it worked fine) with which I can override the broken 2.42 version in Moodle 3.3 ?

    Thank you in advance.
    With respect and hope, Stan.
  • Picture of Marcus Green
    Sat, Aug 1, 2020, 3:19 PM
    Can you email me directly at marcusgreen at and copy in your message from above.
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