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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-50217

By default the list of question types should be sorted with common ones at the top

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    • Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • 2.7.8, 2.8.6, 2.9
    • 3.0
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      At the moment, when you go to create a new question, the list of question types is sorted alphabetically, which puts some rarely used question types first. This is only a default, the site admin can change the order if they like, but I bet that many don't. I think we should set a sensible default sort order for new installs.

      From a survey we did a few years ago, we have a pretty good idea which question types are used most often: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dXUBz_YOLP6a2BSfE34AGKCOKB-KQji3ALWduj7SqmY/pub?hl=en_GB&hl=en_GB&single=true&gid=0&output=html

      I don't think we should strictly follow that order, instead I propose

      • Multiple choice (75%)
      • Truefase (12%)
      • Matching (1%)
      • Shortanswer (6%)
      • Numerical (0.25%)
      • Essay (4%)

      That is, the three most common selected response question types first, then three constructed response types. Although Cloze came up in the survey results, I think the goal here is to be friendly to new users, so we should leave Multi-answer in its alphabetical place. Everything else should then be listed alphabetically at the end.

      If we are going to bikeshed this, I guess Matching and Numerical are the ones to argue about.

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            timhunt Tim Hunt
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            Dan Poltawski Dan Poltawski
            Jun Pataleta Jun Pataleta
            Safat Shahin, Tim Hunt, Andrew Lyons, Huong Nguyen, Jun Pataleta, Michael Hawkins, Shamim Rezaie, Simey Lameze, Stevani Andolo
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              16/Nov/15