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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-70329

Quiz and Question bank in Moodle 4.0



    • Type: Epic
    • Status: Development in progress
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 4.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Questions, Quiz
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      The Quiz and Question in Moodle 4.0 project aims to improve behaviour and structure around questions and the question bank and probably some more.

      This project has been initiated by Thomas Korner, Luca Bösch and Tim Hunt and is now in a project/funding phase under the operational lead by Antonia Bonaccorso.

      Extra Detail

      If you want extra detail about the development status the github issue for the project is here: https://github.com/catalyst/moodle-MDL-70329/projects/1



      Some (but not all) of the goals of this project are:

      • Convert Moodle question activities into first class activities (modules), to enable easier sharing and provide greater flexibility to question banks
      • Making question bank functionality extensible via plugins
      • Making it easier for other activities to leverage question bank functionality
      • Adding extra functionality to the core question bank, such as better filtering functionality and add comments
      • Adding ”versioning” support to questions in Moodle
      • Bug fixes and improvements


      Epic Issue Integration order:

      There is a specific order to the integration of the issues in this epic. As there are dependencies and refactoring we need to take into account. We want to be able to make changes without breaking anything while we are in an "in progress" state.
      Therefore, to help keep things more clear, the following is the order in each issue in this tracker that needs to be integrated.

      The following tracker must be integrated first:

      • MDL-71516     Create new plugin type - Qbank

      Once the above issue is integrated. The following can be integrated in any order: 

      • MDL-71573     Add qbank_exportquestions to core
      • MDL-71574     Add qbank_editquestion to core
      • MDL-71575     Add qbank_viewquestiontext to core
      • MDL-71576     Add qbank_viewquestionname to core
      • MDL-71577     Add qbank_viewquestiontype to core
      • MDL-71585     Add qbank_managecategories to core
      • MDL-71608     Add qbank_importquestions to core
      • MDL-71613     Add qbank_viewcreator to core
      • MDL-71614     Add qbank_previewquestion to core
      • MDL-71615     Add qbank_deletequestion to core
      • MDL-71639     Add qbank_exporttoxml to core
      • MDL-71641     Add qbank_tagquestion to core
      • MDL-71642     Add qbank_comment to core
      • MDL-72075     Add qbank_statistics
      • MDL-71636     Add column sort order to core
      • MDL-72076     Question bank bulk actions UI

      This can be integrated after MDL-71585 is integrated:

      • MDL-72397    qbank_managecategories UI enhancement

      These can be integrated anytime after MDL-72076 is integrated:

      We can then integrate the following three in order:

      1. MDL-71679     Edit mod_quiz for new Question bank in Moodle 4.0
      2. MDL-72004     Class renaming and deprecation (possibly redundant because of the cleanup up done in MDL-71679)
      3. MDL-71696     Implement question versioning

      After these are integrated, one of these can be integrated in any order:

       After these are integrated, the following can be integrated in any order:

      To help with alignment for Moodle 4.0 UX changes, please find the link below that shows the planned Quiz activity navigation prototype:

      Moodle 4.0 Quiz activity navigation with question bank

        Balsamiq Wireframes


            Issue Links



                mattp@catalyst-au.net Matt Porritt
                lucaboesch Luca Bösch
                Component watchers:
                Tim Hunt, Andrew Lyons, Dongsheng Cai, Huong Nguyen, Jun Pataleta, Michael Hawkins, Shamim Rezaie, Simey Lameze, Tim Hunt, Andrew Lyons, Dongsheng Cai, Huong Nguyen, Jun Pataleta, Michael Hawkins, Shamim Rezaie, Simey Lameze
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