Quiz Activity 1.8: Export Questions from Question Bank [Faculty]


Questions may be exported from the Moodle Question Bank in the following formats: Aiken, GIFT, Moodle, and XHTML. This will allow the instructor to store questions on their computer or import questions into another Moodle Course or learning management system. 

This Guide Will Help You to:

  • Export questions from question bank

  • Seek further assistance

Export Questons from Question Bank

  1. From the course page, select More,

  2. Choose Question bank.

  3. In the Questions dropdown menu, select Export.

  4. Choose the desired File Format:

    • Aiken - Simple format for multiple choice questions to a text file. (editable)

    • GIFT - Complex format for multiple choice, true/false, short answer, matching, missing word, numerical, essay, to a text file. (editable)

    • Moodle XML - Complex Moodle-specific format for importing into other Moodle courses. (non-editable)

    • XHTML - Format enables all questions in the category to be exported to a single page of strict XHTML for possible use in another application. (non-editable)

  5. In the Export category field, choose the desired question bank category.

    • Write category to file - If you want the category name to be included.

    • Write context to file -  If you want the context (course, general, or system level)  to be included in the file.

Note: This only applies to some formats and is used to restore this information on import.

  1. Click Export questions to file.

  2. Follow the prompts of your Operating system to download and save the file. 

  3. Click Continue.

Seek Further Assistance

For additional assistance, please contact the ITRC at (208) 282-5880 or itrc@isu.edu.

For more information, please visit Moodle.org: Export questions

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