The automatic marker has been incorporated into the online quiz system developed at the Open University known as OpenMark. OpenMark has been interfaced to Moodle’s quiz engine. (Moodle is an open source VLE.) OpenMark supports a wider range of question types than the normal Moodle quiz engine. This means that it is possible to create a Moodle quiz that seamlessly includes questions of the types supported by OpenMark.
One of the new (for 2010) OpenMark question types is a diagram question type in which the user can:
- draw a diagram using a drawing tool launched from the question;
- submit the diagram for marking;
- receive feedback including a grade;
- interrogate the model answer to the question.
The following screen shots illustrate the process.