Author Archives: Markus Killer

Overview multiple & single choice question editors

[Last update: 07/08/2023] (work in progress)

Moodle (

Simplest possible form1 to enter your first MC question:

MS Forms (

Simplest possible form to enter your first MC question:

Classtime (

Simplest possible form to enter your first MC question:

IsTest2 (

Simplest possible form to enter your first MC question:

Canvas (

Simplest possible form to enter your first MC question:


Respondus 4.0 (

to be continued (URL)


1 It would be possible to disable the HTML editor and only display text fields, but you lose the ability to include pictures/media in your questions.

Respondus 4.0

Respondus 4.0® is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Canvas, Blackboard, Brightspace, Moodle, and other learning systems. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment, or moved between different learning systems. Whether you are a veteran of online testing or relatively new to it, Respondus 4 will save you hours on each project. [accessed: 27/05/2023]

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Randomly generated physics exercises (moodle question bank)

This is a DLH (Digital Learning Hub, canton of Zurich) funded project, focussing on physics exercises which will result in slightly different values being displayed for each and every student (question type: Formulas with interactive JSXGraph3 graphs), making cheating / copying (home)work really hard and encouraging individualised practice. In addition, the STACK/STACK4 question types are explored.

Project description (in German):

Demo moodle implementation (in German):


Extremely promising new Python NLP tool: spaCy (commercial open-source software):

Unfortunately, it is only able to deal with English input at the moment and installation on Windows seems to be tricky. The project is currently under intense development and it will be interesting to check the following links on a regular basis:

Link to github project

Link to documentation

License: AGPLv3 (free for open-source projects), changed to MIT License (27 Sep 2015)

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Source: [accessed: 24/07/2015]