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Word table format
Type Question format, Microsoft Word table format
Set N/A
Downloads https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=qformat_wordtable
Issues http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/CONTRIB/component/10690
Discussion https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=121707
Maintainer(s) Eoin Campbell

Moodle2Word is a Moodle plugin 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 (either online or in print), or to prepare paper tests (where the answers and feedback is hidden). Questions in the Word table format can also be imported back into Moodle.


  • The tables contain all components of a question, including the stem, answer options, option-specific and general feedback, hints, tags, and any images.
  • All the main question types except Numerical and Calculated questions are supported. This includes:
  • With the aid of commands in an external Word template, questions can be re-formatted to hide the answers etc, allowing the questions to be printed as a paper quiz.
  • Questions can be edited in Word, and then imported back into Moodle. That means you can import the following:
    • Matching: Match 4 or more words or phrases.
    • Multiple-Choice: Choose the 1 correct answer from 4 or more possible answers
    • Multiple-Answer: Choose 1 or more correct answers from 4 or more possible answers.
    • Short Answer: Free text answer.
    • Description: Not a question, just a facility to add some text, usually instructions for a set of following questions.
    • Essay: An essay question allows the entry of free text, which is not graded.
    • True/False: Choose whether a statement is true or false.
    • Cloze: Fill-in-the-blanks or Embedded answers question. Use bold to enter Multichoice items, italic to enter Short Answer items, and underline to enter Numerical items.
  • The Cloze question syntax for importing questions is very simple, as it does not require any knowledge of the arcane Moodle syntax; instead, use bold for drop-down menu items, and italic for fill-in text fields.
  • The plug-in supports import from and export to all languages, not just English.
  • Questions can be quickly previewed in Moodle, as you are creating them in Word.
  • Equations edited in Microsoft Equation Editor in Word are converted into MathML in Moodle, and can be displayed using MathJax.

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