Quiz reports: MCQ breakdown

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Provides a tabular breakdown of results for quizzes containing MCQs.
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Moodle 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

Provides tables showing, for a quiz containing MCQs:

  • Summary statistics for quiz results
  • Answers given by each student to each MCQ
  • Total number of students choosing each option in each MCQ
  • Students yet to complete the quiz

This allows a teacher to quickly see which students are struggling, which questions are causing problems, and which distractors are never being selected.


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  • Picture of Steve Bond
    Thu, Apr 10, 2014, 1:22 AM
    Arul: Thanks for trying it out. I will be working on this in the next few couple of months, to make it work on 2.6, so watch this space. As for your grader report, I'm afraid I can't help you with that - I'm not an expert Moodle developer and I don't know much about the gradebook. Sorry!

    Seb - I've replied separately to you; if there's a bug I'll post the update here when fixed.
  • Jorge
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014, 10:03 PM
    Hey Steve, thank you very much for the MCQ Breakdown plugin, it helped the teachers A LOT giving them a better feedback about the quiz, but I was looking for something more. Like TAGS interacting with the questions and the quiz overall. For example if it was a quiz about OOP:

    Q3 - TAGS: GET, SET

    Lets say that in 50 studants, 70% of them had a failure in the Q5. In this case, I can say that I have to improve in this content, that's why puting TAGS in your table plugin will give them a bigger feedback in what they have to get better in their lessons.

    Is there a way that your plugin have this funcionality? It would be awesome!


    Jorge Luís - Trying to be a awesome developer.
  • Picture of Steve Bond
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014, 10:38 PM
    Hi Jorge Luis,

    I could list the tags in an optional extra row, underneath the question numbers, but that would make the table very wide. Or perhaps the tags could appear as a Tooltip when hovering over the question number.

    I do wonder if it would be worth the effort though - I do not think many people make use of tags in their questions. Either way, I have a different job for the next 12 months, so I won't be adding any new functionality in the near future. But I'll put your idea on the "wish list"!

    Best wishes

  • Jorge
    Fri, Dec 12, 2014, 3:59 AM
    Hi Steve,

    Thanks for the answer. I'll try to contribute in this part so, because I need it, it will to take me some time to understand the code, but I will make it. When I get something I will show to you. Good word for you.


    Jorge Luís - Trying to be a awesome developer.
  • Picture of Manish Chandra
    Thu, Oct 13, 2016, 1:45 PM
    Hi Steve,

    Thanks for this extremely useful plugin.

    I understand you being preoccupied. Just curious about any plan to update this interesting plugin for latest moodle version? I am getting some fatal errors.

  • Picture of Rajam Naidu
    Mon, Oct 2, 2017, 4:01 PM
    Hi Steve,
    I installed the plugin in Moodle 3.2, I am not able to know how to use. I appreciate if you can help me.
  • Picture of yohanis tamene
    Wed, Oct 4, 2017, 2:51 PM
    I have installed the plugin successfully, but when I go to my quiz and click on MCQ BreakDown in side results, it only displays the quiz name and nothing more.
    what do you think is the problem?
  • Picture of Steve Bond
    Wed, Oct 11, 2017, 5:55 PM
    Dear all,
    Those of you who have been having problems, it might be because the 'master' branch on github was behind the MOODLE_27_STABLE branch. I have now merged this into master, so if you pull the new version it should be OK. It's working OK at this end on Moodle 3.1
  • Picture of Steve Bond
    Wed, Oct 11, 2017, 5:57 PM
    Instructions are in the README file, visible on the github page, but I copy them here for convenience:

    Install into /mod/quiz/report/mcq

    This is a quiz report, so once you've installed it, to try it out you'll need a quiz that contains
    some multiple choice questions, and which has been attempted by some students.

    (Note that it does not work with random questions, nor do I see how it could.)

    Go to your quiz, and click 'Results' in the Navigation block. The 'MCQ breakdown' will appear below.
    Click this to see the report.

    The report should be self explanatory, but note that there is a 'print view' link at top right;
    this opens the report in a format suitable for printing.
  • Picture of Shane Leonard
    Fri, Mar 16, 2018, 5:19 PM
    Hullo, installed and testing. Not sure if I'm doing it wrong. Select the quiz activity, Admin > Results > MCQ Breakdown = a blank white page.

    Pls advise.


  • Picture of John Renfroe
    Sat, Dec 1, 2018, 1:22 PM
    Once you got through several topics at once, did you thought about reviewing the previous topics as well? The issue that i faced is that I started to lose some project management assignment help information after having not looked at it for a while, no matter how strongly I felt I had previously understood it.
  • Picture of Priyanka Sinha
    Wed, Jan 2, 2019, 1:27 AM

    What is the github URL to get the latest plugin? I am on Moodle 2.9 and I do not get the option to install the plugin directly from this page.

  • Picture of Brandon Mitchell
    Wed, Feb 20, 2019, 3:50 AM
    Is this plugin still supported for Moodle 3.5? The plugin worked on a 2.5 version, but now when selecting the MCQ breakdown, this message is displayed: Warning! There are no (non-random) multiple choice questions in this quiz so there are no data to display. Nothing has changed on the quiz, so not sure why it would no longer work. Thanks for any help. Our programmers are looking into it as well but have not figured out what could be the issue.
  • Picture of Mr P Halford
    Fri, Dec 13, 2019, 10:57 PM
    Hi has this been updated at all to work with the later versions of Moodle, as i cant install on 3.5. Thanks
  • Picture of Steve Bond
    Sat, Dec 14, 2019, 12:42 AM
    Hello P, yes, it was on github but I forgot to publish it here - now done.
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