Quiz Activity 1.5: Importing Questions from ExamView [Faculty]


If your textbook came with access to ExamView, this guide will help you import the questions into your Moodle ISU question bank. If you have received access to TestGen or EZTest, contact the ITRC - (208) 282-5880 or email itrc@isu.edu so that they can look at the question bank and help you find the best process for importing those questions.

For more information regarding Moodle quizzes see:

This Guide Will Help You to:

Export the questions from ExamView

  1. On your computer, open the ExamView Test Generator program

  2. Select Open an existing question bank

Two columns of action icons with arrow pointing to bottom right icon labeled: Open an existing question bank

  1. Select the question bank you would like to export

Computer local file application with list of file folders and arrow pointing to Open button

  1. Select the chapter you would like to use

  2. Select Open

  3. Select File

  4. Select Export

Arrow pointing to Blackboard 7.1-9.0

  1. Select Blackboard 7.1-9.0....

[Note: You will need to remember which option you selected.]

  1. Save the file on your computer. You will need to remember where you saved it

[Note: The file you save will be a zip file. You DO NOT want to unzip the file.]

  1. Input names into the Name and Directory Name text fields that correspond with the chapter or topic of questions you are exporting to Moodle

Under Pool Information heading an arrow is pointing to Chapter 1 in the Name field; In the Image Directory an arrow is pointing to Chapter one in the Directory Name field. There are Help, OK, and Cancel buttons from left to right across the bottom.

  1. Select OK

Import questions into your question bank

  1. Login to your Moodle ISU course 

  2. In the course navigation menu, select More and then select Question bank.

Course header menu across top with a dropdown beneath the More menu item and an arrow pointing to Question bank

  1. In the top left drop down menu, select Import

[Note: This will take you to the Import questions from file page.]

File format heading has Aiken format, Blackboard, Embedded answers (Cloze), GIFT format, Missing word format, Moodle XML format choices to select from

  1. In the file format section, select Blackboard format

In Import questions from file area there is a File format menu and an arrow pointing to Blackboard

  1. Locate the Import questions from file section.

  2. Select Choose a file.

[Note: You can also drag and drop the file into the box.]

Arrow pointing to Choose a file button; area to drag a file in is below Choose a file button; Import button below area to drag in a file

  1. In the pop-up, select Browse

  2. Select the file you wish to import

  3. Select Upload this file

  4. Select Import

[Note: The next screen will show that the questions and answers have been imported into Moodle ISU. If the process encounters any errors, you will see an error notice or you will see only a portion of your questions imported. If you receive an error, contact the ITRC - (208) 282-5880 or email itrc@isu.edu]

  1. Select Continue

    • This will take you to your Question bank where you can view the new questions

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: Import questions

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