Export questions

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Questions may be exported from the Quiz module and the Question bank in any one of 3 formats:

In addition, questions may be exported into Word format using a contributed plugin, Word table format. These can then be easily used to create paper tests.


  • Click Settings>Quiz Administration>Question bank>Export.


  • Select the output type required for the exported file.
  • Use the pulldown menu to select the question category you want to export
  • Check if you want the category name to exported and/or the context to be included. This only applies to some formats and is used to restore this information on import.
  • Click on the export questions to file button
  • You are invited to download the file to your computer.

Example uses of exported files

  • GIFT and Moodle XML formats can be imported into the Lesson module And Question bank via an import question process.
  • Exported question files on one server, can be imported into another Moodle site/server
  • GIFT and Moodle XML formats can be tweaked to create word processing or spreadsheet documents suitable for paper tests or vetting.
  • In case you want to convert your Moodle XML file into text format upload XML to http://moodle.heroku.com. It automatically generates *.txt with your questions

See also