Create questions 2.9

Embedded answers (Cloze)

Embedded answers (Cloze) questions consist of a passage of text (in Moodle format) that has various answers embedded within it, including multiple choice, short answers and numerical answers.

Turn editing on

button to turn editing on

To begin creating your questions, go to Course administration block > Question bank > Questions

Finding questions in the course admin block

Question bank

Select a category the quiz question will go into from the drop down menu.

Select Create a new question.

Categories can be created and changed later. (See notes on "Creating categories" for further information).

Adding a question to the question bank

Select Embedded Answers (Cloze)

Click on Add

Description of a cloze (embedded) question

General Category: Categories can be set up at a later stage. (See notes on "Creating Categories" for further information)

Question name*: Enter the title of the question. Question names are only seen by course developers (not students). You could enter your element and PC mapping in the name to make it easy to locate questions related to specific performance criteria.

Question text*: Enter the question.

An example of this would be: 

The country of Germany shares a border with Poland and {1:SHORTANSWER:=Austria}

An example of an cloze question.

General Feedback: You can provide general feedback in this area to give students a fully worked answer and perhaps a link to more information they can use if they did not understand the question.

General feedback box

Once you have inserted the answer into the question, press the Decode and verify the question text button

(button to display question elements and syntax errors) to have the question elements and syntax errors be displayed (see image below.)

details of the embedded answer in a Cloze question

To read more on the creation of cloze questions, please see Formatting Cloze Questions. For more general information, keep reading below.

Settings for multiple tries

Penalty for each incorrect try: a penalty may be applied for each incorrect try. Set to 0% if there are no penalties. 

Hints: Hints may be given to students if they get the answer incorrect.

You may give hints and penalties for each question attempt.

NOTE: Adding a penalty to a VET quiz would prevent a student that made an error from ever being able to reach "100%". For this reason penalties are not usually used with VET assessment quizzes.

Once you have completed your question, click on Save changes.

button to save changses 

Repeat the process to add more cloze (embedded) questions to the question bank.

If you would like to view a full example of the above quiz, please visit the How 2 Moodle Showcase course: The password for the course is: Showcase 

An eCampus account is required if you wish to view or attempt the course.

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