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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  • Thu, Jul 7, 2022, 9:21 AM
    Can we expect to have a version that works on Moodle 4.0?

  • Tue, Aug 9, 2022, 3:01 PM
    Hi, who is your translation maintainer?
  • Tue, Aug 9, 2022, 3:05 PM
    I don't understand your question. Translations are managed by AMOS, we have no ín-house translation maintainer.
  • Tue, Aug 9, 2022, 6:40 PM
    I see on the AMOS page that my "contributions" for offlinequiz are in status: "assignee" "-"
    (Sorry, I can't attach a screenshots here.)
  • Wed, Aug 10, 2022, 3:18 AM
  • Wed, Aug 10, 2022, 3:04 PM
    @Rocco: Sorry, but we can not help with AMOS problems. As a plugin contributor we even don't know the maintainers of the various languages.
    @Peña: We don't speak spansish here.
  • Wed, Aug 10, 2022, 10:08 PM
    Thanks, I will try to contact the Italian language maintainer.
  • Mon, Sep 12, 2022, 7:20 PM
    Good plugin, but will we have a version for Moodle 4.0?
  • Tue, Sep 13, 2022, 2:58 PM
    Sorry for the delay with the Moodle 4.0 version, but its a lot of work to adapt the Offline Quiz for Moodle 4.0. Anyway, we expect to publish a working version within the next few weeks.
  • Fri, Oct 7, 2022, 11:17 PM
    Hi, is the 4.0 version ready soon? We can't wait to see how it works in Moodle 4.
  • Fri, Dec 2, 2022, 6:47 PM
    We just published version 4.0.0 of the Offline Quiz for Moodle 4.0 – have fun.
  • Fri, Dec 2, 2022, 10:11 PM
    We are so happy for the new release for Moodle 4.0, thanks a lot to AMC team. !
  • Thu, Dec 15, 2022, 9:02 AM
    Hello. I have tried to install the latest update on my Moodle 4.0.2 Build: 20220711, but the validation failed:

    Downloading mod_offlinequiz ... OK
    Validating mod_offlinequiz ... Error
    [Error] Moodle version required [2022041904]
    Installation aborted due to validation error.

    Does this update not work in version 4.02? Is it possible to fix this error?

    Thanks for your help.
  • Tue, Dec 27, 2022, 8:41 PM
    We just published version 4.0.1 of the Offline Quiz for Moodle 4.0.
  • Mon, Jan 9, 2023, 8:27 PM
    @Martín Ceballos: Note that version 4.0.1 fixes your problem.
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