Importing Questions

From Examview

  1. Export from Examview
    1. Create a test in Examview or open an existing file.
    2. Make sure the questions are set to the correct type (right-click > change question type), otherwise, they will import as essay questions. See Moodle Question Support for specific question types.
    3. Go to File > Export > Blackboard 6.0-7.0...
    4. Save the file to your computer
  2. Import into Moodle
    1. Login to your Moodle Course
    2. Go to Settings > Course Administration > Question Bank > Import
    3. Select Blackboard V6+ format
    4. Click Choose a File...
    5. Click Upload a file and browse for your file.
    6. Click Upload this file
    7. Click Import

From Word / Google Docs

Moodle cannot import directly from Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or another word processor. However, you can use one of these word processors to format you text and then use the Moodle XML converter to create an XML document to import into Moodle.
  1. Format Questions in Aiken Format
  2. Multiple choice questions in a Word document may be imported if in the following format:

    What is the question?
    A. Is this the answer
    B. Maybe this answer
    C. Possibly this one 
    D. Must be this one
    ANSWER: D

    • Each answer must start with a single uppercase letter, followed by a period '.' or a bracket ')', then a space. 
    • The answer line must immediately follow the question, starting with "ANSWER: " (NOTE the space after the colon) and then giving the appropriate letter.
    • The answer letters (A,B,C etc.) and the word "ANSWER" must be capitalised as shown, otherwise the import will fail.
    • Images and formatting (e.g. bold) will not import, but can be added afterwards.

  3. Import into Moodle
    1. Login to your Moodle Course
    2. Go to Settings > Course Administration > Question Bank > Import
    3. Select Moodle XML format
    4. Uncheck Get category from file
    5. Click Choose a File...
    6. Click Upload a file and browse for your file.
    7. Click Upload this file
    8. Click Import

Subpages (1): Moodle XML Format Guide
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