Moodle2Word is a plugin for Quiz that allows question banks to be exported from Moodle into a Word file. The Word file can then be used to quickly review large numbers of questions or to prepare paper tests (where the answers and feedback is hidden). Updated questions in the Word table format can also be imported back into Moodle (in .docx format). We recommend that this plugin is used for exporting large question banks. The question, correct option, distractors and feedback can be updated on a word document and then imported into Moodle.

All the main question types except Numerical and Calculated questions are supported. Numerical and Calculated questions are exported, but cannot be imported. When exported questions contain images, they are initially stored in the Word file as tabular data. After opening the Word file, you must run a custom Word macro to convert them back into images in the correct locations. You need to install a Word template on your PC to access this macro.

Export a Question Bank from Moodle

  • Open the relevant Moodle module
  • From the Administration block, click on Question bank and select Export.
  • Select Microsoft Word 2010 table format (wordtable)
  • Select Export questions to file
  • Save the file to your computer. Save the file as a docx which is required for Import.
  • Amend the questions, options, distractors and feedback.
  • Save your amendments. Ensure that the file is saved as a docx. 

Import a Question Bank into module for the new academic year

  • Open the module to which you want to import the questions.
  • Each time you import questions these will be added to those that already exist in your Moodle module Question bank. If you want to edit and replace the existing questions you will need to delete these from the question bank before importing the updated questions, otherwise you will end up with duplicates.
  • From the Administration block, click on Question bank and select Import.
  • Choose the category you would like to import questions in to.
  • Choose Microsoft Word 2010 table format (wordtable) as the file format.
  • If you keep 'Get category from file' selected, Moodle will create categories based on those in the Word file you Import
  • Click Choose a file >> Upload a file>>Browse. Select the relevant file from your computer and click Open and Upload this file.
  • Click Import.