2.2 Text response

Four question types will accept typed textual responses.

Pattern match

Pattern match has a range of features:

  • the ability to cater for misspellings, with and without an English dictionary
  • specification of synonyms and alternative phrases
  • flexible word order
  • checks on the proximity of words.

Short answer

This is the original Moodle text matching question type but it is very limited.


One or more Pattern match response fields can be combined with any of numeric, OU multiple response and Select missing words.


The Essay question has to be marked by hand.

2.2.1 Pattern match