Gapfill Question module updated for Moodle 2.7 & 2.8

The popular question type plugin – Gapfill Question maintained by Marcus Green, which enables you to create Dropdown, Dragdrop and gapfill type questions in  your Moodle question bank simply by “Putting square braces around the missing words” , has been updated recently for Moodle 2.7 & 2.8 versions.

Adding a gapfill question
Adding a gapfill question

Gapfill question module enables you to place the words to be completed within square brackets e.g. The [cat] sat on the [mat]. If mat or rug are acceptable use [mat|rug]. Dropdown and Dragdrop modes allows for a shuffled list of answers to be displayed which can include optional wrong/distractor answers.

Preview of a gapfill question
Preview of a gapfill question

Dragdrop shows a list of words that can be dragged into the gaps, gapfill shows gaps with no word options, dropdown shows the same list of correct (and possibly incorrect) answers for each field.

This type of question can be particularly useful for teaching languages.

You can download the latest version of the plugin from this link:

To install the plugin you need to extract the contents of the zip file in yourmoodledirectory/question/type or if you are using the web installer then install it under Question Type (qtype) category.

For more documentation about using this plugin:

Jaswinder Singh

Jaswinder Singh, passionate about using Moodle in improving the Indian Education System and reaching the students in far flung areas where still education seems to be a impossible prospect of life. He is the author of the popular Moodle Book "How to use Moodle 2.7". In October 2016, Jaswinder was elected as the Moodle User's Association Committee member - the first to make it from India.

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