Affects Version/s: 2.7.8, 2.8.6, 2.9
Fix Version/s: 3.0
- Create a new Moodle install
- Create a course and go to the question bank.
- Click the button to create a new question.
- Check that the most commonly used question types are listed first.
Affected Branches:MOODLE_27_STABLE, MOODLE_28_STABLE, MOODLE_29_STABLE
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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.