Moodle Calculated Objects question type

Over the past 12 months I’ve created a number of contributed plugins for Moodle. Moodle is an open-source e-learning or virtual learning environment (VLE), that teachers, lectures and trainers can use to enhance face-to-face and blended teaching. It is also used by a number of large institutions like The Open University for distance education.

Calculated Objects plugin

The first one I’ll talk about is Calculated Objects, a Moodle question type plugin. It extends the quiz activity module and allows teachers to create questions like

    How much is {apples} + {oranges}?

The {wildcards}, which are taken from a fixed list are replaced with M and N images of apples and oranges respectively. It is aimed at pre/primary-school (elementary school) children (approximately aged 3-9).

Screen shot

The code is available via the new plugins database and Github – under the GNU General Public License. It now supports Moodle 1.9 and 2.0, and there is a French language pack (corrections welcome!) Moodle 2.1 is on my todo list.

There has been some great discussion and feedback on the Moodle forums – thanks all!

Find out more on the Wiki page and in the Readme.

This plugin features in my book, Moodle 2 for Teaching 4-9 Year Olds Beginner’s Guide

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