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This is only for keeping notes on some of my findings regarding Moodle XML.

Minimum Question XML

Other than stated at Quedoc's Moodle XML documentation (Minimum requirements) the minimum working Moodle XML file seems to be the following (short answer question). It gets imported using the default import settings.

Missing fields are populated with the default values during import which can be seen by re-exporting the question(s).

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<quiz>
  <question type="shortanswer">
    <name>
      <text>Minimum question</text>
    </name>
    <questiontext>
      <text>What's the minimum XML required for import?</text>
    </questiontext>
    <answer fraction="100">
      <text>This here!</text>
    </answer>
</question>
</quiz>

Moodle XML Minimum question.png


Re-export

This is how the question looks after exporting it again:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<quiz>
<!-- question: 35  -->
  <question type="shortanswer">
    <name>
      <text>Minimum question</text>
    </name>
    <questiontext format="moodle_auto_format">
      <text>What's the minimum XML required for import?</text>
    </questiontext>
    <image></image>
    <generalfeedback>
      <text></text>
    </generalfeedback>
    <defaultgrade>1</defaultgrade>
    <penalty>0.1</penalty>
    <hidden>0</hidden>
    <shuffleanswers>0</shuffleanswers>
    <usecase>0</usecase>
     <answer fraction="100">
      <text>This here!</text>
      <feedback>
        <text></text>
      </feedback>
    </answer>
</question>
</quiz>

OpenOffice & XML

Some useful resources for using XML filters in OpenOffice for converting XML files:

Converting Moodle Glossary XML to Question XML

Moved to its own page: User:Frank Ralf/Converting Moodle glossary XML to question XML. --Frank Ralf 20:12, 24 November 2010 (UTC)